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stanstead or gatwick

hi just trying 2 sort out flights,hoping 2 stay near the apollo theatre(going 2 c wicked)would we be better 2 fly in2 stansted or gatwick thanks

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1. Re: stanstead or gatwick

Given a choice, I'd nearly always choose Gatwick over Stansted. I really don't like the StEX train from Stansted. I haven't used it for a while but remember it being ridiculously overpriced. There are coach options from Stansted but the distance from London means it takes a while

The trains from Gatwick aren't exactly cheap but they are quicker and there are plenty of options to different stations in central London (the GEX goes to Victoria but there are other train options that may be better for you).

However, if you are looking at a much cheaper flight into Stansted than Gatwick then that may tip the balance. Stansted may also be quicker to get your bags etc if you are checking luggage in.

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2. Re: stanstead or gatwick

Look at the Stansted & Gatwick Airport websites, work out the door to door costs of travel, factor in the convenience of flight times then UNLESS STN is substantially better overall fly to Gatwick

NOTE there's no requirement that says you have to fly into & out of the same airport - and flights to Heathrow may work out better overall

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3. Re: stanstead or gatwick

Given a choice, I'd nearly always choose Stansted over Gatwick.

Other than that I would agree with Alan, except

UNLESS GTW is substantially better overall fly to Stansted as there are more transport options.

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4. Re: stanstead or gatwick

From Gatwick it's easier to get to most parts of central London by train - and it does mean not having to deal with the StEx

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But it is easier and cheaper to get to most parts of London from Stansted by coach. And you don't have to take the Stex to Liverpool Street, the interchange at Tottenham Hale gives easy access to the Victoria and Piccadilly Lines.

Stansted is also an easier airport to negotiate and find your way around. Having just the one terminal also makes life very easy.

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6. Re: stanstead or gatwick

thanks for the info,im alitle confused lol,we need to get 2 victoria station so gatwick might be better as it happens there is little price difference in flight prices

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7. Re: stanstead or gatwick

sorry folks its heathrow airport,so the ? is stanstead or heathrow,sorry for the confusion thanks again

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8. Re: stanstead or gatwick

Heathrow. Although it's massive, getting from there to central London is fairly easy on the Tube, and if you have a Travelcard or Pay As You Go on Oyster, the cost is minimal.

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9. Re: stanstead or gatwick

thanks again heathrow i think it is

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10. Re: stanstead or gatwick

Still go for Stansted. The tube takes hours - even longer than the coach from Stansted and can get very crowded.

Also even easier to find the train/coach at Stansted than it is at Heathrow.

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