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Approximate Travel Distance
5,363 miles
Approximate Flight Duration
10 hour 40 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 San Francisco City Center from Airport

San Francisco Intl Airport

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located in San Francisco California, 21 km from the city center. The airport is a major transit center for passengers, particularly those traveling from Asia. San Francisco International is the second busiest airport in California and one of the first major airports to have an automated baggage system in place.  

San Francisco International Airport is an important hub for United Airlines and Virgin America. There are a variety of transportation alternatives available to get to the city center from the airport. You can get to various parts of the city from San Francisco International Airport by taxi, bus, train, rental car, and personal car.

Train

There are two rail systems that you can use to get to the city center from San Francisco International Airport. The first is the BART, a rapid-rail system. The BART station is located in the international terminal at the airport. The BART starts running in the early hours of the morning, providing easy and fast transportation between the airport and the northern and southern parts of the city.

The other rail system that you can use to get to the city center from SFO is the CalTrain. This train departs on the hour, every hour, every day of the week, until 10 pm. This train provides transportation between SFO and San Francisco and San Jose.

Taxi

One of the most convenient and fastest transportation alternatives to get to the city center from SFO is by taxi. Taxi fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled. A taxi from the airport to downtown San Francisco can cost between 42 and 62 dollars and takes about 20 minutes. Taxis are readily available at each terminal at the airport and depart from the taxi zones located on the arrivals/baggage claim level. For more information on taxi companies and their contact information please visit San Francisco International Airport’s website.

Bus

SamTrans buses provide transportation between San Francisco International Airport and the city center. These public buses are operated by San Mateo County and run between San Francisco International Airport and San Mateo and various parts of San Francisco. SamTrans lines KX, 292, 397, and 398 stop at the airport terminals. Buses stop at the arrivals and baggage claim level of Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 and at Level 1 of the International Terminal.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another transportation alternative to get to the city center. There are many rental car companies that have offices at the airport. Renting a car is also a great way to get around the city during your trip. The AirTrain Blue Line provides access to the Rental Car Center from the airport terminals and it operates 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Alamo, Dollar, Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, National, Budget, Fox and Thrifty. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location.

Bike

San Francisco International Airport contains bike assembly stations and parking areas for those who are traveling with their bike or who want to leave their bike at the airport. The BART and SamTrans rapid rail systems provide passengers with bike/transit options and the airport features marked bicycle routes.

Last Updated: December 02, 2016
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