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To Trafalgar Square from Gatwick.

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To Trafalgar Square from Gatwick.

Hello!

I'll be visiting London from June 15th to the 22nd.

Me and my parents are arriving to Gatwick and we would like to get to the hotel in Trafalgar Square (Citadines Prestige Trafalgar Square) by train, so we can use the 2 for 1 offers.

I have a couple of questions:

1. which one is better/faster: First Capital Connect or Southern Capital?

2. we are thinking of buying the one week travelcard. Can we use it to go to Oxford and Bath? and can it be used on all of the means of transportation?

Thanks!

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1. Re: To Trafalgar Square from Gatwick.

1 Neither is 'better' whatever that means. First Capital Connect is cheaper, Southern may be more convenient depending on your final destination. Gatwick Express is fastest (to Victoria) but only by a few minutes for which you pay a lot extra

For Trafalgar Square FCC to City Thameslink then taxi or bus. Or FCC to London Bridge and train to Charing Cross

You can use the travelcard for all means of transport IN LONDON. Oxford and Bath are not in London so you cannot use it - other than to get to Paddington.

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2. Re: To Trafalgar Square from Gatwick.

The easiest route is to take the FCC service to London Bridge, every 30 mins on Sundays. Alight here and stay on the same platform, within a few minutes there will be a train to Charing Cross from the same platform. (These trains are so frequent there is no need to worry about timetable). Charing Cross station is beside Trafalgar Square. The 'FCC one day travelcard' ticket costs £13.50 and covers this journey.

Bath and Oxford are cities many miles from London. The travelcard scheme only covers London, and cannot be used for a long distance journey such as Bath or Oxford. You need separate rail tickets for these trips.

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3. Re: To Trafalgar Square from Gatwick.

>>> Me and my parents are arriving to Gatwick and we would like to get to the hotel in Trafalgar Square (Citadines Prestige Trafalgar Square) by train, so we can use the 2 for 1 offers. <<<

Easiest way is to take a First Capital Connect train to London Bridge. Stay on the same platform and catch the first train to Charing Cross. Northumberland Avenue is moments away.

>>> we are thinking of buying the one week travelcard. Can we use it to go to Oxford and Bath? <<<

No, because it is a London Travelcard. Oxford and Bath are outside London, so you need yo buy separate train tickets for those. Look at www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk for times and fares. You can either book Advance tickets, which save money but tie you to a particular train, or 'Off-peak' tickets which allow you to depart London after 09.30 and return by any train the same day.

>>> can it be used on all of the means of transportation? <<<

It can be used on London Underground, London Overground, London Buses (red buses), National Rail and Docklands Light Railway within the zones you have paid for. It is not valid on the sightseeing buses. For most visitors to London who stay within the centre, zones 1-2 are usually sufficient.

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