Monday, 11 March 2013

Cheap flights in London-London Gatwick Airport (LGA)

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is the second largest airport in the UK after Heathrow Airport, and is located 45km (28 miles) south of London. Gatwick Airport has two terminals, North and South; both having a comprehensive selection of shops, bureaux de change, help desks and left luggage facilities. London Gatwick airport handles approximately 32 million passengers per year from domestic, short-haul and long-haul flights, and is linked to London by the Gatwick express, Thameslink, and Southern rail services, and by the M23. It is the busiest single runway airport in the world.

Gatwick Hotels

There is an excellent spectrum of hotels in the Gatwick area. Many provide a courtesy coach service from Gatwick rail station, which is directly linked to Gatwick's South Terminal.

Gatwick Airport by Rail

The Gatwick Express is the fastest way into Central London. There are trains every 15 minutes between Gatwick Airport's South Terminal and London Victoria Station, every day from 4.35a.m. to 1.35a.m. Standard fares are £19.90 single and £34.90 return. Journey time is 30 minutes and the service is non-stop to Victoria station.
You can also get the First Capital Connect train to London Bridge, City Thamelink, Blackfriars, Farringdon or St Pancras International. There are four daytime services an hour, and hourly services throughout the night. A standard adult single to St Pancras International is £10.

Southern offers regular train services during the day from Gatwick to London Victoria via East Croydon and Clapham Junction. A standard adult single from Gatwick to London Victoria costs £19.90.

Gatwick Airport by Coach

National Express runs frequent services between Gatwick and Victoria Station. Coaches run approximately every 30 minutes. Journey time varies according to route; most are about one hour 20 minutes. Some services stop at Hooley, Wallington, Mitcham Junction, Mitcham London Rd, Streatham, Stockwell and Pimlico. Standard single fares are £8.
easyBus also offers a high-frequency, low-cost express bus service between Gatwick Airport and Earls Court/West Brompton. The easyBus service runs throughout the day and night, direct with no stops. The journey takes just over one hour. Fares start at £2 one-way (online price).

Gatwick Airport by Taxi

There are usually taxis queuing for customers at London's airports. Only use a black cab or reputable mini-cab and never use unauthorised drivers. The official Gatwick taxi concession is Airport Cars Gatwick. You can ask the driver for an estimate of how much your journey will cost beforehand.

Accessible Transport

The Gatwick Express rail service has a range of features to make travelling easy for everyone, including dedicated areas for passengers with wheelchairs.

Southern provides assistance boarding and alighting from trains, and will alert station staff to the needs of disabled travellers. The company also provides a free taxi service for disabled travellers at stations with restricted access, which takes them to the next accessible station on their route.
First Capital Connect's staff are trained to help passengers with accessibility requirements. You should contact them at least 24 hours before travelling.
National Express can help with accessibility requirements if you contact them at least 36 hours before you are due to travel.

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