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Approximate Travel Distance
169 miles
Approximate Flight Duration
50 min
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Transportation to London Airport from the City Center

Gatwick Airport

Trains are the best alternative in terms of cost and time. You can use the Gatwick Express or Southern trains to get to the airport. You can easily access these trains from the Victoria Train Station. The National Express and Easybus buses are a suitable option for those looking for a cheaper method of transportation. Keep in mind it takes over an hour to reach the airport.

Airport Information

Gatwick Airport consists of 2 terminals, the South Terminal and the North Terminal. Both terminals have restaurants, cafes, and stores located within. Enjoy tax-free prices at the World Duty Free shops. For a fee of around 20 pounds you can take advantage of the lounges located in the terminal. You do not have to be a member to enjoy the lounges. While you wait for your flight you can enjoy something to eat, free wireless interest, and spa facilities at the lounge.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

Heathrow Airport

If you want to get to the airport from the city center in 15 minutes then get on the Heathrow Express train at Paddington train station. The Heathrow Connect Trains depart from the same place and take about 30 minutes. National Express buses at the Victoria bus stop are another option. Those buses take between 40 and 80 minutes depending on the traffic.

Airport Information

Heathrow Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports, and is made up of 5 terminals, each of which contains stores, restaurants, cafes, and more. There are trains that provide transportation between terminals. You can walk between some of the terminals without having to get on the train. Heathrow Airport is a large airport equipped with souvenir shops, World Duty Free shops, and famous brand name stores like Gucci, Prada, Burberry, BVLGARI, and Hugo Boss.

The airport also features single or double cabins where passengers can relax, sleep for a couple of hours, and even take a shower. These cabins are priced according to the total duration, number of people, and amenities offered. Prices vary between 35-90 pounds. 

Last Updated: November 23, 2016

Luton Airport

The Thameslink and East Midlands trains are the fastest modes of transportation to get to the airport from the city center. Those who are more concerned about the fare than the time it takes can use the Easybus, Greenline 757 or National Express buses. The airport is also accessible by taxi or rental car.

Airport Information

Luton Airport has one terminal that contains shops where you can enjoy duty free shopping, restaurants where you can get a bite to eat, and cafes like Starbucks, Caffe Nero, and Costa.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

Transportation to Manchester City Center from Airport

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport was ranked the 3rd busiest airport in the UK, in terms of passenger traffic, in 2015. It is a major international airport operating both domestic and international flights out of 3 passenger terminals. The airport offers a range of services aimed at meeting passengers’ pre-flight and post-flight needs.

There are a variety of transportation alternatives to get to the city center from Manchester Airport, including taxi, bus, train, tram, bicycle, and rental car. The airport is located 15 km from the city center, so any method you choose will be a convenient and quick option.  

Taxi

Taking a taxi from the airport to the city center is quite convenient and fast. Taxis are readily available outside of the terminal exits once you land. A taxi to the city center from the airport should take less than 30 minutes, under normal traffic conditions, and cost around 20-30 pounds. The airport also features private hire taxis through the company Arrow Cars. This service can accommodate up to 8 passengers and provides comfortable and reliable transportation to the city.

Bus

Another transportation alternative to get to the city center from Manchester Airport is by bus. Buses depart from The Station, Manchester Airport’s ground transport interchange. Buses are an affordable and convenient way to get to the city. There are 9 different bus routes that operate between the airport and the city. The bus you need to take will depend on your destination in the city.

Train

Trains are another affordable and convenient method of transportation to get to the city from the airport. Trains depart from the Manchester Airport railway station, which is located at The Station. Trains operate every day of the week and run every 10 minutes. A train from the airport to the city center takes about 20 minutes.

Tram

There is a Metrolink station at the airport for those who want to take the tram to the city center. The tram is accessible from The Station and provides convenient transportation to the city. Trams operates every day of the week and run every 12-15 minutes and provide comfortable transportation to many parts of the city.

Bicycle

Manchester Airport places great emphasis on the use of bicycles as an environmentally friendly transportation alternative. There are designated bike paths between the airport and the city center and special parking areas for bicycles at the airport. Thanks to these paths and cycle bays passengers can ride their bikes to and from the airport.

Rental Car

Another transportation alternative to get to the city is by rental car. Renting a car is also a great way to get around in the city and explore the surrounding areas during your trip. There are various rental car offices located at the airport. Since the airport is located 15 km away, you can enjoy a comfortable drive to the city center. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz and Sixt.

Last Updated: October 27, 2016
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