London Airport London Airport Information London - Heathrow Airport London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is located 24 kilometres (15 miles) west of central London. Heathrow is the world's busiest international airport with over 60 million passengers annually passing through its four terminals. London Heathrow Airport has excellent passenger facilities, as you would expect from the busiest international airport in the world. There are ATMs and bureaux de change facilities throughout the airport as well as copious numbers of restaurants, bars, fast-food outlets, coffee shops, pubs and sandwich bars in all four terminals. There is a wide variety of shops in each terminal that include vast duty-free options. For those looking to rent a car on arrival in London, there are many car rental companies represented at London Heathrow Airport. These include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and National. Several car parks are available at London Heathrow Airport. Long-term car parking, short-term car parking, valet parking, disabled passenger parking and economy parking are available at all terminals, with a shuttle bus that connects each of the terminals to the various parking areas. London - Gatwick Airport London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is located 43 kilometres (27 miles) south of central London. London's second airport, Gatwick is one of the busiest airports in Europe and handles large numbers of international and British domestic flights. London Gatwick Airport has excellent passenger facilities within its two terminals. Both terminals have bureaux de change, ATMs, shops, duty-free outlets, restaurants and bars. The BAA Conference and Business Centre at the South Terminal provides conference and meeting facilities, videoconferencing, boardrooms and training rooms but should be booked in advance. For those looking to hire a car on arrival in London, there are a large number of car rental companies represented at London Gatwick Airport. These include Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz. Both London Gatwick Airport terminals have a short-term car park with direct access to the terminal complex. Long-term car parking is also available in car parks further from the terminals, with a shuttle bus that runs between the car parks and terminal buildings. London - Stansted Airport London Stansted (STN) is currently London's third airport, and the principal UK base for budget airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair, operating to and from Europe. Stansted Airport is located 56 kms (34 miles) north of London. Stansted Airport offers comprehensive passenger services and facilities, though occasional landing and baggage delays can be expected due to the airport’s high usage. Getting Into London From London Heathrow Airport: Transport options to central London include: High Speed Train: The Heathrow Express rail link to London Paddington Station takes 15 minutes from Terminals 1,2 and 3, and 23 minutes from Terminal 4. The service runs every 15 minutes from early in the morning till late at night. Tube: The Piccadilly Underground Line operates from the airport to stations throughout central London – a journey of around 50 minutes; a better choice for West London destinations. As noted elsewhere the London tube system starts up early in the morning and finishes late at night. Taxi: Expect to pay a hefty surcharge over other transport options for the convenience of using one of London’s famous cabs for an airport journey. At 2005 rates you would be expected to pay between £45 to £50 for the one hour journey by taxi to central London. Car: Traffic delays after leaving the M4 approaching London are commonplace – allow up to an hour for the 17-mile (27 km) journey from Heathrow into central London. Bus: The TFL Night bus Route N9 is a cheap option for late-night transport when the Tube and other options are closed. Every 30 minutes from midnight to 5am; journey time at least 60 minutes to Aldwych. Note: Flights landing at London Heathrow (LHR) are often delayed by up to 30 minutes as a result of air traffic congestion. From London Gatwick Airport: London Gatwick (LGW) offers a choice of transport options to central London: High Speed Train: The Gatwick Express high speed rail links Gatwick to London Victoria station. The service runs every 15 minutes and takes 30-35 minutes, beginning in the early morning and ending late at night. Standard Train Services: Trains run to London Victoria and various other stations in central London. Victoria trains leave every 15 minutes and take 35-40 minutes, though services are limited in the early hours of the morning. Coach: National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station, which are less expensive than the rail alternative, but take a little longer. Taxi: A journey of around 60-75 minutes will cost approximately £50-80 at 2005 prices. Car: Gatwick airport is 27 miles (43 kms) south of central London. From Gatwick, join the M23 motorway at junction 9, followed by the A23 into London. From London Stansted Airport: Transport options from Stansted Airport to central London include: High Speed Train: The Stansted Express Skytrain operates to London Liverpool Street Station until midnight. Disembark at Tottenham Hale for the Victoria Line tube service. Trains run every 15-30 minutes and takes 45 minutes, starting early in the day and ending late at night. Coaches: National Express buses depart at least every half hour, offering the least expensive way into central London. Terravision coaches run hourly to London's Green Line Coach Station near Victoria.Journey time around 75 minutes. Taxi: Taxis at Stansted Airport must be booked in advance at the desk in the International Arrivals area – there is no taxi rank. Advance bookings do not incur waiting charges in the event of flight delays. Journey time between 60-80 minutes. In 2005 rates were set at around £1.20 per mile (£1.40 between 12pm and 6am).turkeyarena.com Car: Stansted Airport is situated at Junction 8 of the M11, which links to London via the M25 (junction 27). Journey time to central London is around 60-80 minutes.