Trip Planner London

London: trip planner  February 12, 2015 – 08:36 pm
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Australia House, Strand, WC2B 4LA

Tel: 020 7379 4334


Macdonald House, ­1 Grosvenor Square, W1X 4AB

Tel: 020 7258 6600


17 Grosvenor Place, SW1X 7HR

Tel: 020 7235 2171

New Zealand

80 Haymarket, SW1Y 4TQ

Tel: 020 7930 8422

South Africa

South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DP

Tel: 020 7451 7299

United States

24 Grosvenor Square, W1A 1AE.

Tel: 020 7499 9000


London is served by two major international airports: Heathrow, 15 miles (24km) to the west (mainly scheduled flights); and Gatwick, 28 miles (45km) to the south (scheduled, charter and low-cost flights). The smaller airports of Stansted and Luton, both to the north of London, are used by many European low-cost airlines, but have some long-haul flights. The tiny London City Airport in Docklands is used by small aircraft connecting London with some European cities.

Heathrow Airport

Heathrow can be a daunting place in which to arrive, and it’s important to plan how you’ll get into central London. For further information on all airport services, see fastest route is the Heathrow Express to Paddington Station, which runs every 15 minutes and takes 20 minutes. Paddington connects with several Underground (Tube) lines (see map inside back cover). The fare is £16.50 single (£32 return) – perhaps the world’s costliest rail ticket per mile. A cheaper option is the 25-minute Heathrow Connect service, which stops at ­several stations en route to Paddington, and costs £8.50.

There is also a direct Underground (Tube) route on the Piccadilly Line, which reaches the West End in around one hour. It goes directly to Kensington, Park Lane (Hyde Park Corner), Piccadilly, Covent Garden and King’s Cross, and operates from 5am (6am on Sunday) until 11.49pm daily. A single ticket to central London will cost £5; keep your ticket, as you need it to exit the system. Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 (currently closed) and 3 all connect to the same Tube station, but there are separate ones for Terminals 4 and 5.

National Express runs coaches from Heathrow to Victoria Coach Station; the journey takes between 45 and 80 minutes, depending on traffic, and the single fare is £5. The bus station is at Terminals 1, 2 and 3; from Terminals 4 and 5, take the free Heathrow Connect train to the bus station. For information, tel: 08717 818178; is well-served by taxis. A ride into town in a London “black cab” will cost from £40–70 plus 10 percent tip, depending on destination.

Gatwick Airport

Gatwick airport, 28 miles (45km) from the city centre, isn’t on the Underground network, but trains and buses run to and from Victoria rail and coach stations. For further information, see Gatwick Express train leaves every 15 minutes from 5am to 12.35am; it takes 30 minutes and costs £17.90 one-way. Children under five travel free; children aged 5–15 travel for half the adult fare. For more details see or tel: 0845 850 1530.


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Here is a good source of info

Check out the Transit Trip Planner. I did a quick search and it looks like there are different buses that meet your needs, depending on the time of day:
I plugged in Jack London Square as the start and 12th St. Bart as destination. You can get more detailed individaul bus schedules here:
Yes, you do get a free AC transit tranfer with your ferry ticket.

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