London Airport Transfers and Transport|
London has 5 main international airports. They are :
London Heathrow Airport is the world’s busiest airport and is located to the West of London. The quickest way to travel into London city is to London Paddington via the Heathrow express. The trip takes just 15 minutes and with departures every 15 minutes you will be in London before you know it. Fares go from £13 one-way. Alternatively, airport transfers can be done by Black Cab which you can pick up at the airport terminal, expect to pay £40 - £45 for a trip which will take approximately 1 hour.
London Stansted Airport is smaller than Heathrow and located to the north of London. The Stansted Express operates from Stansted airport into Liverpool St. station in London. Trains run approximately every 30 -45 minutes and the journey takes about 45minutes. Tickets are available from £13.80 one-way. Note there is no taxi rank at Stansted. Taxis have to be booked at a desk in the arrivals area, and will take about 1 hour 15 minutes to travel into central London.
London Luton Airport is located 35 miles and about a 25 minute train journey from Central London. The London Airport bus, known as the Green Line runs once or twice an hour and takes about 75 minutes.
London City Airport is the most central and smallest of the London airports, located just 6 miles from central London Airport shuttle buses run every 10-15 minutes. The shortest option is to Canning Town (£2.50) where you can connect with the London Underground.
London Gatwick Airport is located about 15 miles to the South of the city. The Gatwick Express is the quickest but probably the most expensive method of transport. It runs every 15 minutes and will have you in London city within 30 minutes.