London Airport Transfers
Most of London's major airports are located on the outskirts of the city, so unless you have a car you are going to have to get a transfer in order to catch your flight. Many of London's top range hotels run a shuttle service out to the major airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick, however if are not staying at The Dorchester, there are other options.
In order to cater for the large number of tourists and businessmen, the city of London has numerous and frequent transfer services, all of which go to the likes of Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted Airport. Many of these services are by coach and are operated by the likes of National Express Airport who travel all over London.
At Gatwick Airport, passengers are dropped off at Terminal 5 which is close to the airport's main coach station. Heathrow likewise has a coach station, found between Terminals 1 and 3 and the airport runs frequent transfer services to Terminals 4 and 5.
Depending on your location and your airport, transfer can take up to anywhere between one and two hours. Of course, there is always the chance of congestion so make sure you leave plenty of time.
There are also indirect options including going into Central London and getting the Underground straight to the airport, as Heathrow has a direct Tube stop. Of course, if you don't have the time, have too much luggage or don't wish to take a chance being late, you could always get a taxi. Limousine services are also worth considering.
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