I will be flying into Gatwick and I will need to get to Devon (Plymouth) what is the best way? Then 4 days later back to central London. Then 5 days later to Stanted where I will be flying to Spain. Best ways of Transportation? Also will need a hotel in Central London for no more then $130 USD. Any suggestions? Thanks
You don't give time or date so I can't be precise. However you can look uo trains on http://ojp2.nationalrail.co.uk/en/pj/jp?updateSearch=true
and coaches on http://www.nationalexpress.com/book_tickets/index.cfm
Train travel is very expensive unless you can book a couple of weeks in advance but is a bit quicker.
I should definitely advise train from London to Stansted.
I have stayed at various times [BUT NOT RECENTLY] at several of the hotels on http://www.uec.ac.uk/conferences/understandinglandscape/Hotels%20in%20the%20Bloomsbury%20area.doc at very reasonable rates.
Come back if you htink I can help further.
The train from London to Stansted is a bit of a rip-off, last time I used the Terravision bus to get there from Victoria and it was fine.
Likewise, if you really want to go cheap you can get Megabus from Plymouth to London, but it isn't very comfortable.