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Airport question

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South Bend, Indiana
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Airport question

We are staying in Bayswater area at the Central Park Hotel on Queensborough Terrace. Was wondering if it would easier and or cheaper to fly into Heathrow or Luton? The plane ride is the same price but not sure on transportation to thte hotel from either airport.

Watford
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1. Re: Airport question

Heathrow is certainly quicker if you are happy to fork out for the Heathrow Express that takes just 15 minutes to reach Paddington from where your hotel is a couple of tubes stops on the Circle Line or a short taxi ride away. It's £14.50 per person plus the tube or taxi fare. The slower but slightly cheaper Heathrow Connect service runs on the same line. The tube from Heathrow will cost just £4 and will take around 50 minutes but it involves (easy) changes at Hammersmith and Earls Court.

Luton is further out of central London and will take longer. Options would be the very cheap Easybus that runs to Baker Street from where you could get a taxi or the tube or a train to St Pancras or Kings Cross Thameslink and then a Circle Line tube. Door to door would be at least an hour if not more.

South Bend, Indiana
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reviews: 7
2. Re: Airport question

Thank you again Adam.

What do you think a taxi would run from Heathrow to the hotel?

Seattle
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3. Re: Airport question

loomis, This is from the BAA Heathrow website:

"The approximate cost from Heathrow to central London is £46-50 with an average journey time of one hour. Journeys inside London and within 20 miles of the airport are priced using the taxi meter. Journeys to locations in the boroughs of Spelthorne, Egham, Colnebrook and Poyle are charged at a maximum of £25. The fare for all other journeys outside of London should be agreed between the driver and the passenger prior to the journey commencing."

USA
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4. Re: Airport question

To take a taxi from Heathrow to the Bayswater area would be foolish. The Heathrow Express--though expensive--is quite fast and very comfrotable after the long trans-Atlantic flight, A taxi would be much more expensive (unless you have 4 people) and take much, much longer.

(If you hotel is in Bayswater, it should be a fairly easy walk or a short taxi ride from Paddington Station.)

Heathrow express tickets can sometimes be found at a discount on Expedia and they run specials on the weekend for parties of 4 or mor.

South Bend, Indiana
posts: 2,053
reviews: 7
5. Re: Airport question

Thank you everyone..

Mackay, Australia
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6. Re: Airport question

Just to note, Heathrow airport is considerably larger than Luton. While the travel time from the airport to your hotel isn't much different between the two you would expect to be through the airport and into the transport much quicker at Luton. Heathrow can take for ever because it is so large.

South Bend, Indiana
posts: 2,053
reviews: 7
7. Re: Airport question

We booked Luton since they have the sale going on. Will use Easybus to Baker street station and then most likely a taxi to the hotel. Thanks again everyone. What do you think the taxi will run from Baker to the hotel?

Watford
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for London
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8. Re: Airport question

As long as the traffic was running smoothly it shouldn't be more than £10.00.