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Paddington Station to Victoria Station

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Paddington Station to Victoria Station

Hi everyone! My husband and I will be travelling to London in the fall and I have been reading to take the Heathrow express from the airport to Paddington. But we are staying at the Comfort Inn located in Victoria. How do we get from Paddington to Victoria? Also do you suggest the Oyster card? Also, we want to go to Stonehenge...Any suggestions on what to take to get there? Thanks so much in advance!

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1. Re: Paddington Station to Victoria Station

Heathrow Express is very expensive. You woudl be better to get the Piccadilly Underground Line from Heathrow to Hammersmith, and then change to District line which takes you to Victoria.

To change between trains you literally just cross the platform so no lifting luggage up stairs or escalators.

What attractions are you planning to visit as you may be able to save money buy buying your travelcard from Victoria Station.

You will need to take a tour to Stonehenge or hire a car.

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>>You will need to take a tour to Stonehenge or hire a car.<<

You can also go to Stonehenge by taking a train to Salisbury (from Victoria change at Clapham Junction) and then a bus to Stonehenge.

londontoolkit.com/whattodo/stonehenge_gettin…

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3. Re: Paddington Station to Victoria Station

Is this the Comfort Inn on 8 St Georges Drive and Buckingham Palace Road?

If it is, then taking a train from Paddington is not the fastest route.

You should either take a coach (bus) from Victoria Coach Station direct to Heathrow, or take the underground from Victoria to Heathrow, changing trains at Hammersmith.

The Coach Station is only a short walk from your hotel and is the option that I would choose.

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< I have been reading to take the Heathrow express from the airport to Paddington. >

Stop reading whatever you are reading as taking the HEX between LHR and Paddington is rarely the right answer. If the source of this information is Rick Steves then throw it in the bin and get a proper guidebook.

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Please, please don't go via train to Paddington. By the time you pay for train tickets plus tube or cab to Victoria you might as well book a car service direct. Either prebook a cab or get the tube - Piccadilly line, change at Hammermith for Victoria. Max fare is £5.30 per adult single.

Stonehenge is a long way out to visit on its own. There are tours which usually include too many other stops (Bath. Windsor) or you can do it yourself by buying train tickets to Salisbury or Bath, then either cab/bus or smaller tour from either. Bath or Salisbury are well worth spending some time in their own right. Lots of threads on this if you do a search. (Switch to date for most recent ones).

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6. Re: Paddington Station to Victoria Station

The 36 bus from the stop on Praed Street, a little to the left when you exit Paddington will take you down to Victoria.

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7. Re: Paddington Station to Victoria Station

Thank you all for your resonses, it has helped greatly

Glyn1 - the hotel is on Belgrave Road in Victoria.

I will take the tube as all has suggested. I appreciate the information on the Stonehenge visit as well.

Travel flare aside from visiting stonehenge, we want to tour the buckingham palance, see the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. Does anyone have any other suggestions for us? Also any info about the hotel? by chance. You all have been so helpful, thanks ever so much!

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8. Re: Paddington Station to Victoria Station

For a direct tour to Stonehenge -

www.premiumtours.co.uk

They are not guided but offer an afternoon shuttle to the monument. The M3/A303 route is quite scenic but possibly not "stunning". It is a great way to see the countryside of England.

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9. Re: Paddington Station to Victoria Station

'Do you suggest the Oyster card?' Perhaps, but maybe not.

If you and Mr A would like to use the offers shown at www.daysoutguide.co.uk then you will need to buy Travelcards at the Southern rail ticket office at Victoria station to use with the necessary vouchers for the offers.

If your stay in London will be four or fewer days then one day cards, sold in peak and off peak flavours (sic) will be useful; an off peak card for zones 1 and 2 costs £7. If you'll stay more than four days then seven day cards (with no time of day constraints) will be a better choice at £29.20.

If you don't want to use the offers and will stay in London less than a week, one day paper Travelcards bought from a Tube ticket office will be handy, or you could use PAYG on Oyster. If you don't want to use the offers and will stay four days or longer, buy seven day Travelcards loaded on Oyster cards at the Tube ticket office; add a bit of PAYG money if you want to travel beyond the paid for zones if needed.

Consider the choices, let us know how long you'll stay in London and have a look at some of the other threads about the two for ones.

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10. Re: Paddington Station to Victoria Station

We will be in London for only 3 days, so your info on the Travel cards helps a great deal, thank you!