question about london airport.

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1. Posted by mzoo_127 (Budding Member 6 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi, guys,
I have a quick question here. How far is London Heathrow airport to London Gatwick airport. I'm trying to book my air ticket online flying from los angeles to london. the ticket price between flying to heathrow is 200 dollar more than flying to Gatwick. I'm just wondering is there a difference between these 2 airports and which airport does people ususally fly for international?

thanks in advance!

2. Posted by bob flinn (Full Member 173 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Michelle,
Save some of your precious dollars, take the flight to Gatwick, there is a train station right in the airport. The airport is 45 kilometres from the city.
The Gatwick Express is a non-stop high speed link between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria. The journey time is just 30 minutes, and trains run every 15 minutes throughout the day.

Victoria station is handy for the city and for the underground trains to whereever you want to get to.

From Heathrow into Paddington is about 15 - 20 minutes and then you have to get from Paddington to where you want be at.

Here are a couple of web sites to help you plan your travelling in London.

One more suggestion, if you want to see the sights of London take a trip on a "Big Bus" where you get a 24 hour ticket and can hop-off-hop-on as many times as you like.

If you want any more help or advice please get back to me.

3. Posted by mbarnfield (Budding Member 4 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I would definitely agree. Gatwick tends to be cheaper because it isn't on the underground network, which makes it slightly less convenient for Londoners. But for you, coming from the States it will make very little difference. I almost always fly from Gatwick and the money saved is well worth it.


4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Gatwick is also a smaller, cleaner and more user-friendly airport than Heathrow.

5. Posted by mzoo_127 (Budding Member 6 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Thank you so much, bob, mbarnfield, and magykal!
i think you guys absolutely answered all my questions. I just recently joined this website, and it's one of the coolest thing i ever found online. thanks again!