London is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world so no wonder it is being serviced by five airports. London Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and the London City Airport – all provide an access to this multicultural city from different parts of the world.
London Heathrow is probably the most popular airport in London which serves 180 destinations and 90 countries. Its fifth terminal opened this year making it even larger. It is UK’s largest airport that serves 67 million passengers a year while Gatwick is UK’s second largest and 6th busiest international airport serving 30 million passengers a year.
Luton and Stansted airports in London have experienced high growth since the arrival of budget airlines like Ryanair or Easyjet that attract thousands of tourists every year.
The international aspect is evident with great value on long-haul for both North Americans and Australasians. London to New York is the busiest route and offers the best value in the world. Many international airlines fly from London daily including American, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand airlines.
Heathrow Airport is 15 miles (24 km) west of central London. It is London’s largest and busiest international airport and is accessible by rail, tube and a wide network of coach & local buss services. London Heathrow Express connection is the most convenient as it takes only 15 minutes to reach Paddington station in central London.
Gatwick Airport is 27 miles (43 km) south of central London. It is London’s second largest airport and 6th busiest international airport serving 30 million passengers a year. London Gatwick is accessible by rail or you can choose from a variety of coach services and local buses. Gatwick Express that goes to Victoria Station every 15 minutes takes just 30-35 minutes. The airport also provides easy access to Brighton, Chichester, East Croydon, Guildford, Reading & Southampton.
Stansted Airport is 34 miles (54 km) north east of central London. It is UK’s fourth largest airport and home to 41 airlines. The planes from Stansted fly to over 160 destinations covering 35 countries across the world. The growth in budget airlines has made it London’s fastest growing airport. Stansted Express is the fast and convenient way from Stansted Airport to central London (London Liverpool Street), with trains departing every 15 minutes.
Airport lies 32 miles (51km) from central London and provides an easy access to the city. A free Luton Airport Express shuttle bus can be caught outside the terminal at Bay 1. This will take you to the Luton Airport Parkway Station in approximately 10 minutes. You can then catch a Thameslink train southbound to London’s King’s Cross station. This fast and frequent service takes around 35 minutes to get you into central London.
London City Airport
London City Airport lies 10 miles (16km) from central London and is in fact the most central airport. The only airport in London, London City Airport serves over 30 European destinations with international connections to hundreds more. There is a free shuttle bus available which runs from the airport to Canning Town Station. You can then hop on the Jubilee Line which will quickly transport you to the centre of London.
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