London airports and the travel connection
Heathrow is in comparison with the rest of Europe the most exploited airport and number three in the world. For this reason, it has five departure halls. Heathrow is located in the Western part of London and you can get there either by car taking the motorway M4 (departure halls 1-3) or M25 (departure halls 4-5), public transport (the London Underground), or special connections of Heathrow Express.
You can find more details at the official webpage of the airport and in case of your interest you can also contact them.
Gatwick is number two in terms of flights in the United Kingdom. It is located in the south of London, around 40 kilometres from the city centre of London. The airport has two departure halls – North and South. At the southern one, there is a railway station that you can make use of getting to the city centre. Find the best connection at Trainline. One of the most important travel agencies is Gatwick Express or Southern. Moreover, you might arrive to the city of London by public transport of the line X26 Express Bus, alternatively taking the company National Express or EasyBus. If you are travelling by car, use the motorway M23 and then road A23, when you approach the southern end switch to A217.
More detailed information could be found at the webpage of the airport.
The third TOP airport can be found in the north of London, approximately 40 km from London. The Stansted Airport has only one departure hall. There are several ways how to get from the airport. For example, you can make use of the frequent trains – search engine Trainline and Stansted Express), bus connection National Express, Stansted Express, EasyBus. Of course, there is always the possibility to drive using the M11 or the road A120.
More information about the airport available here .
Luton is situated around 55 kilometres far from the city centre . Similarly to Stansted, there is only one departure hall. Many companies provide the bus service on the line to London (National Express, Stansted Express, EasyBus) or there is also train Furthermore, you might also drive to the city centre yourself.
The City Airport has a very small runway in the East of London in Newhamu and it was originally built by a private company called Mowl. The LVA became a convenient alternative to the rest of London airports, it is mostly exploited by the employees of companies located in the Canary Wharf.
You can also use slower, but cheaper bus going to the stations of Walthamstow, Plaistow, Canning Town and Stratford.
All these station are also accessible by the London Underground.
Travelling from/to the airport
All of the airports are relatively well accessible:
- Public transport (Heathrow and London City).
- By bus (all airports).
- Train (Heathrow, Stansted, Luton, Gatwick).
- Private travel agencies (every airport).
- Taxi (all of the airports).
The price is increasing exactly in this order for individual means of transport.
Generally speaking, the public transport is the cheapest way how to get around the city, but it is not possible to get to every airport.
I am personally also able to get you cheap and comfortable way back and forth from each of the airports. Just contact me. I will find you the best connection that will save you both time and money (the tickets are generally 20 % – 50 % cheaper).
it is not necessary to post a link for taxi companies here, as there is a variety of choices offered by Google. However, I would not recommend to use these services, because you pay extra money that could be invested in other necessities.
If you consider the above-mentioned prices too high, please do not hesitate to contact me. I believe that we would be able to find a better offer, either from or to the airport.