National Express: Bus From Heathrow to Gatwick

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National Express: Bus from Heathrow to Gatwick is part of the Trip Report Athens Marathon: The Original Course which includes the following cities:

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Not a lot of entertainment in this part of the Trip Report but some useful information that I wish I would’ve known ahead of time. This may be of benefit to you if you are flying into Heathrow and out of another London airport.

Nothing is as stressful as arriving in one terminal and being forced to depart from another. This is true whether you arrive in LAX and have to exit the airport and walk to an adjoining terminal or if you are flying AirAsia and did not realize that the international terminal is a bus ride away from the separate domestic one.

While it is clear that Heathrow and Gatwick are separate airports, the distance between the two is still enough to get your heart racing after a peaceful spa session at the Revivals Lounge.

Here are the steps for getting from one to another that will save you from panic:

  1. Book a ticket on the National Express via their website. Don’t worry about printing your boarding pass, the email confirmation is sufficient. The cost is 26 pounds.
  2. At Heathrow, follow the signs for the Central Bus Station. The walk is around ten minutes.
  3. Check the sign for your departing platform.
  4. Take a nap and an hour later wake up at London’s version of LaGuardia, Gatwick Airport. Take note of whether you are going to the North or South Terminal.
Central Bus Station
Central Bus Station
The board with the times
The board with the times
Polos, an English classic
Polos, an English classic

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