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Between Gatwick and Heathrow

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Between Gatwick and Heathrow

 

Travelling between London's two busiest airports - Heathrow due west of London, and Gatwick due south of the city - takes approximately 45 miles by road. There are no direct rail links or Tube lines, instead use one of the many coach services and taxis available.

 
 

Heathrow to Gatwick: By Coach

 

Having arrived at Heathrow, if your next connecting flight leaves via Gatwick, you must follow signs to Baggage Reclaim, collect your baggage if necessary, and then take a coach to Gatwick. National Express Airport coaches depart from the front of each terminal.

Frequency:
Coaches run seven days a week from 12.05am to 11.35pm, on average every 10 to 15 minutes.

Duration:
The journey times average 70 minutes, but could be longer depending on traffic.

Contact:
National Express Airport coaches on: 0871 781 8181.

 
 
 

Heathrow to Gatwick: By Taxi

 

There are taxi desks at each of the Heathrow terminals. A Black Cab taxi holding up to 5 people can also be picked up from outside the airport. There is no need to pre-book a taxi, simply go to the taxi rank on each of the terminal forecourts. However, to avoid the inevitable queues for taxis, you can book in advance through London Black Cabs. 48-hours notice is required for airport transfers. Flights arrival times are monitored by reservation staff so you do not need to worry about delays to your flight. You will be met outside the customs area by your driver who will assist you in carrying your luggage to the vehicle. London Black Cabs can also arrange your return journey at the time of booking.

Duration:
Approximately 60 minutes.

Contact:
To book a London Black Cab or for more information call: 44 (0)203 178 8923 (Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm)

 
 
 

Gatwick to Heathrow: By Coach

 

Having arrived at Gatwick, if your next connecting flight leaves via Heathrow, you must follow signs to Baggage Reclaim, collect your baggage if necessary, and then take a coach to Heathrow. All National Express Aiport coach services leave from London Gatwick's coach station on the ground floor of South Terminal. Principal services also call at the North Terminal. Passengers arriving at South Terminal but requiring North should take the transit.

Frequency:
Coaches run seven days a week from 12.05am to 11.35pm, on average every 10 to 15 minutes.

Duration:
The journey times average 70 minutes, but could be longer depending on traffic.

Contact:
National Express Airport coaches on: 0871 781 8181.

 
 
 

Gatwick to Heathrow: By Taxi

 

Airport Cars Gatwick is Gatwick Airport's official concessionaire. Taxis can be pre-booked with fares paid in advance by cash or credit card, or at the end of the journey. Cars with swivel seats are available for disabled travellers. A Black Cab taxi holding up to 5 people can also be picked up from outside the airport. There is no need to pre-book a taxi, simply go to the taxi rank on each of the terminal forecourts. However, to avoid the inevitable queues for taxis, you can book in advance through London Black Cabs. 48-hours notice is required for airport transfers. Flights arrival times are monitored by reservation staff so you do not need to worry about delays to your flight. You will be met outside the customs area by your driver who will assist you in carrying your luggage to the vehicle. London Black Cabs can also arrange your return journey at the time of booking.

Duration:
Approimately 60 minutes.

Contact:
To book through London Black Cabs or for more information call: 44 (0)20 3004 4953.

For Airport Cars Gatwick, Gatwick office call: 44 (0)1293 550000.

For Airport Cars Gatwick, London office call: 44 (0)20 8668 4545.

 
 
Sophie Wallace

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Sophie Wallace

2nd October 2014

 

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