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1. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 12y

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Attn: Londoner's with a sense of discount.

Getting from the T Dot to London is the best price into europe. Finding a way to get to Stanstead from Gatwick/Heathrow is where Im getting hooked. The coach costs more then the connecter to Berlin. Is there an inter airport ghetto taxi service, or a tram-tube senerio, or some sophisticated alter bus network system that gets us around the airports. All alternatives to National Bus services is welcome.

Thanks
MM

2. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

Unfortunately, not that i know of. Only London City Airport and Heathrow are within the London boundaries (thus covered by travelcard which are cheap-ish on normal pub transport, although not the "express" airport servs).

Neither Stanstead or Gatwick are particularly close to London, and between the 2 is about 100km involving ploughing right across London, so won't be particularly cheap. Best i can come up with is a long and convulted train/local bus/tube scenario, which MAY work out cheaper but will probably take at least 4 times as long.

Heathrow - Stansted coach seems to be about 20gbp, takes about 80mins. Heathrow - Stansted using tube to Cent Lond and Train out costs about 18gbp and takes about 180mins.

Probably cheaper, you can pay for a single tube journey (a long one, change in Kings Cross) to Tottenham Hale, and then get assorted local buses from Tottenham via Waltham Cross, Harlow and Bishops Stortford. Guessing maybe 14gbp, but will take a significant legnth of time.

Train Gatwick - stansted is 20gbp involving a tube crossing of cent london

Only thing i can suggest which may be cheape is trying to Hitch-hike, but hitching from Gatwick and Heathrow is rarely easy. Sorry can't do better.

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 12y

Yes, this is a bummer. Maybe try some "mini-cab" companies. These are like a taxi service but are not taxis as such, but normal people with a normal (non-taxi) car. You can haggle quite vigorously with them.