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Private car service from euston to gatwick with children

rhyl
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Private car service from euston to gatwick with children

Hi travelling in February with husband and 4 kids. need to get from euston to gatwick in time to twilight check in if possible.

We are due to arrive euston 6pm and need to be at gatwick before 8.30/9pm.

Can anyone suggest a reliable private hire car company to do a return there and back pick up. We have thought about Gatwick express but with 6 of us , cases ,hand luggage etc it seems easier to get a car service.

Want to make journey as easy as possible especially on the way home

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Private car service from euston to gatwick with children

You are best posting this on the London forum where you'll get plenty of advice.

But my advice is don't take a car to Gatwick. It takes ages by road. Make your way to nearby St. Pancras railway station (either 10-15 minute walk or a taxi), and from there take the First Capital Connect train direct to Gatwick. The FCC train takes between 48 minutes to an hour with no changes, and the fare is £10 adults and £5 children.

rhyl
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2. Re: Private car service from euston to gatwick with children

Thank you I will post again on London page.I know traffic will be a nightmare to get to airport but so will dragging 4 kids cases and all the stuff around changing trains and stations

Just trying to do the easier not quickest option for a peaceful life LOL

Thanks for your help

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3. Re: Private car service from euston to gatwick with children

The days of the week would be highly relevant. Travelling on a Sunday at 6pm would be completely different to travelling on a Monday at the same time.

In fact, a car would be the best option on a Sunday, because not only are there less trains scheduled, but the schedules are subject to delay/cancellation because of work on the tracks.

To get from Euston to St Pancras, you're probably better off just walking. If it's a weekday, it's almost certainly quicker anyway!

rhyl
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4. Re: Private car service from euston to gatwick with children

We arrive euston 6pm on a Tuesday and plan to leave gatwick at 11 am on a sat . On our return journey we have no rush as the only direct train home leaves at 2pm

I doubt we will walk anywhere between stations with 4 kids and cases !!!

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5. Re: Private car service from euston to gatwick with children

The journey TO Gatwick is tight on time. Very tight if you want to go by car. Car will mean a minibus, as most people carriers may seat six but won't take six lots of luggage. I'd google Adison and some other car companies, see if they could "guarantee" getting you to Gatwick in time and search on here and elsewhere for some reviews.

Better yet, see if you can get an earlier train to Euston to make the timing less tight

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