The plane is a fast and comfortable way to get to London. And since the arrival of the price fighters, it has also become affordable. It is important to compare the prices well and real. Take into account additional costs such as costs for the train, for parking etc.
You can choose from six airports, which are operated by different airlines.
Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Southend and London City.
It applies to all airports that they are easily accessible by public transport.
Heathrow is the largest and best-known airport in London. It is one of the busiest airports in the world. It is located west of the city.
The Heathrow Express takes you to London Paddington in 15 minutes.
Prices are one-way and apply during off-peak hours. For the London Underground, this price also applies exclusively to Oyster and contactless payment.
Luton is best known for the television series “Airline”, as the home of Easyjet. This airport north of London is mainly used by prize fighters.
With the Thameslink train connection you can be in the heart of London in about 30 minutes.
Stansted is located north-east of London and, like Luton, is an airport where mainly prize fighters fly.
The connection to the center is provided by the Stansted Express train connection, which takes you to London Liverpool Street Station in around 50 minutes.
London City Airport is the business airport in the heart of London, in the Docklands.
As soon as you step off the plane you are directly in the city center. You can board the Dockland Light Railway (DLR) directly from the airport. If you have a Visitor Travel Card, this therefore costs nothing extra.
In contrast, the airline tickets are a bit more expensive.
London City Airport is in Zone 1, so no extra train charges apply.
A must for flying fanatics. The airport is approached under an extremely steep angle, a so-called Steep Angle Approach. When the weather is nice you also have a nice view over the city.
London Southend Airport is the sixth airport in London and is located around 68 km from the city center.
As soon as you exit the terminal and cross the street, you are at the train station for the train to the center of London.
You can travel to London Stratford International or Liverpool Street Station in less than an hour.
If you want to see some of the surroundings, the train is the way to travel. Relaxed leaning back with a cup of coffee in hand enjoying the journey through the Channel Tunnel.
The tunnel, opened in 1994 by Queen Elizabeth and the French President Mitterand, has cost around € 30 billion and is the first connection between Great Britain and the continent.
The train leaves from Brussels , Paris and Amsterdam towards London St. Pancras. So you will always have to travel to Brussels first.
The prices vary enormously. The earlier you book, the lower the price. The starting prices that you regularly see on TV are only very limited available.
So always check the Eurostar website for the current range.
The ferry is at least as much fun as the plane. There is plenty to see and experience throughout the trip. The big advantage is that you can walk around freely, have a bite to eat or do some shopping. There is plenty of entertainment on board.
It is an extra mini cruise that you add to your city trip to London.
There are two routes to England: from Hoek van Holland to Harwich and from Calais to Dover.