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best way to calculate taxi fare from BlackFriars to Heathrow

Depending on how we feel the morning of departure, we may treat ourselves to taking a taxi from the Premier Inn to the airport.

Plus I'm sure the locals will appreciate us NOT dragging our luggage onto the tube at 7:00 AM on a Monday morning.

I'm think regardless of how we get to LHR, that leaving the hotel at 7:00 AM will be adequate for an 11:00 AM flight? or should we leave hotel at 6:00 AM

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1. Re: best way to calculate taxi fare from BlackFriars to Heathrow

Do not use a London black taxi for a long journey like that

If you want to travel by car use a pre-booked car service -can be booked in advance on the internet so you know exactly what the cost will be before you book

I use www.simplyairports.co.uk but their are many others

For a flight at 11am pickup at 7am should be fine

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2. Re: best way to calculate taxi fare from BlackFriars to Heathrow

Traffic will be very light in town at 7am and your journey will be against the flow of traffic on the a4/m4 so it shouldn't take more than 50 minutes. A licenced taxi would be around £65.

Edited: 29 August 2013, 15:40
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3. Re: best way to calculate taxi fare from BlackFriars to Heathrow

Hummingbird Cars seemed to come up quite inexpensive and you will get a quote online depending on passenger numbers and the size of car you need. We found them reliable.

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4. Re: best way to calculate taxi fare from BlackFriars to Heathrow

It's step free from Blackfriars ticket hall to Heathrow airport stations, including the change at Hammersmith, but if you'd rather take a car service then you should book in advance. Travel time will probably be the same whether by Underground or road, although there is always the potential for delays on either mode.

www.justairports.com www.blackberrycars.com www.expressways.co.uk and www.ticktocktaxi.co.uk are other services worth considering.

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8. Re: best way to calculate taxi fare from BlackFriars to Heathrow

best advice is in post number 4

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9. Re: best way to calculate taxi fare from BlackFriars to Heathrow

barbexpat, the best advice is post number 2, the only one answering the OPs question. The OP says they may treat themselves depending on how they feel, so pre-booking as travellerplus suggested isn't really an option.

You can grab a black cab, world taxi meter says it'll cost £58.60 and take 40 mins. Alternatively it may be cheaper to call an on demand private hire operator such as Addison Lee, Drivr, or Green Tomato Cars.

However the tube should be a viable option, and shouldn't be too busy at 7am. There shouldn't really be a need for a car service, unless you really just want to get out of the hotel door without any waiting for trains.

Edited: 30 August 2013, 19:53
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10. Re: best way to calculate taxi fare from BlackFriars to Heathrow

thank you kindly, for all of the advice and replies :)