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Quick mini guide «from airports to central London»

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Than London is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Europe It doesn't surprise any of us, right? Its essential attractions, its wide range of shows and theater, its green spaces, its importance as a commercial destination or its many possibilities for museums and free galleries, make you choose it for your getaway. Despite all this, the way to move to the center from each of its airports can be a bit confusing and here we enter again to tell you How to get from the 6 airports to the city center in a simple way (or not) but with all the options so that the values ​​thanks to the infographic made by Omio where we can see from a simple glance how to get there, how long it takes and what is the price of each route from each airport.


And you know, depending on the interests of each traveler compensates traveling to one or another airport.

From Heathrow airport to central London (and vice versa)

Heathrow, 32km from the center, is the London's most important airport so it is very likely that on some occasion you end up going through it with both Iberia and British Airways. What are the main options you have to go down to the city?

Heathrow Express, the fastest: With intervals of 15 minutes from 5:15 to 23:30 hours, it is the most direct option that will leave you at Paddigton station in just 19 minutes. Its approximate price is 26 EUR (there is round trip option)

Heathrow Connect:It is the most balanced option since in some 27 minutes and for some 12 EUR puts you in Padddigton directly

Metro, the cheapest: With a schedule similar to Heathrow Express but for just a few 7 EUR, allows you to move to Victoria Station in about57 minutes.

National Express: bus option also cheap but slower because 7 EUR takes us to St. Pacras in about 45 minutes


From Gatwick Airport to central London (and vice versa)

Gatwick, 45 km from the center, is the second airport Busiest and has flights from Spain with EasyJet, Norwegian or Vueling among its main companies. The main options to get to central London from Gatwick are:

Gatwick Express, the fastest: With intervals of 15 minutes from 5:00 to 23:00 hours, it is the most direct alternative to Victoria Station in just30 minutes. Its approximate price is 21 EUR

 Other cheaper rail options:Southern Railway, 55 minutes and EUR 14 or First Capital Connect, 53 minutes and EUR 9

EasyBus, the cheapest: Depending on when you buy your tickets you can find an offer of 2 EUR up to 12 EUR on average although it will take you 1 hour and a half in getting to central london

National Express: another bus option somewhat faster in 1 hour and 20 minutes and by 9 EUR



From Luton airport to central London (and vice versa)

London Luton, 57 km from the center, It will possibly be your airport if you fly with Monarch, Ryanair, Thompson, Wizzair and occasionally Vueling, Iberia or Easyjet from certain destinations

Thameslink, the fastest: In this case they will be 45 minutes and around15 EUR those who will transfer you from the airport to St. Pancras station being the most direct option

EasyBus, the cheapest: The company's minibuses are once again the most affordable option making the route that separates the Victoria Station terminal in around1 hourby 10 EUR

Other buses: In this case the alternatives do not go through trains but will be the GreenLine 757 buses for 12 EUR at 1:40, National Express for 14 EUR at 1:20 and Terravision for 12 EUR at 1:45, the viable options


From Stansted airport to central London (and vice versa)

Stansted, 64 km from the center, It is the airport most used by low cost companies. The alternatives to reach the city center go through:

Stansted Express, the fastest: The fast train is the most agile alternative to reach Liverpool Street station in just 47 minutes. Its approximate price is 22 EUR

EasyBus: with an average price ofEUR 14we have the option of minibuses of the airline with which you will take 1h15 in getting to central london

Terravisión, the cheapest option: the most affordable option also taking 1h15 by 9 EUR and arriving at Liverpool Street or Victoria Station

National Express: another slightly slower bus option that puts you1 hour and 25 minutes and by 15 EUR in Liverpool Street or Victoria Station although it also has a line that goes to Paddington, Marylebone and Marble Arch for the same price to consider


From Southend airport to central London (and vice versa)

Southend, 64 km from the center, It had better times in the 70s when it was the third busiest airport. However, if you fly with Easyjet or Volotea you could end up here. What options do you have?

Abellio Greater Anglia, the fastest: This alternative leaves you in 1 hour at Liverpool Street station. Its approximate price is 20 EUR

National Express, the cheapest: It is the slower bus option that puts you1 hour and 40 minutes and by 12 EUR in Liverpool Street or Victoria Station



From London City airport to central London (and vice versa)

London City, 10km from the center, It is the airport reserved for Bristish Airways for certain links with Granada, Ibiza, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca on flights operated by BA CityFlyer. However, if you are one of the winners, your options are as follows:

Docklands light Railway: In just33 minutes this rail option will place you on Liverpool Street for just6 EUR

Buses 473 and 474, the fastest and cheapest: regular buses in this case represent the best option in speed and price,19 minutes and 2 EUR to get to Stratford Bus

Did you find this compilation of all the alternatives to get to central London from the different airports to prepare your trip? We will keep this article constantly updated and with future extra information.


Paula and Isaac, "from transfers" through London

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