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Can you give me a brief description of three major international airports in London?

Updated on March 15, 2011

London is known to have three major international airports which are listed below



London Heathrow airport is about 15 miles west of the city.

The quickest and easiest way of traveling to the Central London area is via the Piccadily Line Undergound.

If you are having a lot of baggage or luggage, it would be rather better to ride on an Airbus A1/A2 towards Central London.

Airbuses run every 20 minutes and this journey takes about 60 to 70 minutes. The tickets for airbus cost around 6 pounds for single ticket and 10 pounds for return tickets.

A taxi costs around 30 to 50 pounds for a ride to Central London.

You have to just follow the signs at the international airport to get to the bus stop or the taxi point or the Underground station. Heathrow boasts its own Heathrow Express service towards London Paddington station.

It is to inform you that terminal 4 is a little bit away from terminals 1, 2, and 3, so when you are going to leave London at Heathrow Airport, please make sure and reconfirm the terminal number for your flight.

Mixed photos from Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport

Two more major international Airports in London


The famous London Gatwick airport is around 28 miles south of the London city.

Gatwick Express runs a special train service between airport and the Victoria station in central London which is 24 hours a day and every 15 minutes from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and every 30 to 60 minutes at other times. This journey takes around 30 minutes and tickets cost around 8.90 pounds single ticket and 17.80 pounds for return tickets.

The Flightline 777 Bus is also available over here and it runs on a daily basis from 6:35 a.m. to 11:25 p.m. It also starts from the airport to Victoria Coach Station. Tickets are valued at 7.50 pounds for single ticket and 11 pounds for return tickets.


The famous Stansted Airport is a fastest growing major airport in Europe and it is also the main place of leading low-cost scheduled airlines which deal with around 20 airlines which fly to more than 124 destinations.

Terravision provides a dedicated direct coach service between the London Stansted airport and the London Victoria.

Terravision provides these services up to every 20 minutes, with their first service from the London Victoria at 3 a.m. sharp and the last service taking departure from Stansted at 00.40 a.m.

Tickets cost around 8.50 pounds one way and 14 pounds for return tickets. London Victoria holds connections to Rail and Megabus services and even Underground, and is located close to major tourist areas like Paddington and Nottinghill.

Gatwick Express going towards Gatwick Airport shown below and Stansted Airport

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    • london_guide profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

      thanks for the link prettypaula.

    • london_guide profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

      Thanks for the addition of this hub which serves as a guide for Heathrow Airport, hotels and flight details.

    • pintofmilk profile image


      9 years ago from London

      This guide is good for more detailed information on Heathrow Airport:

    • london_guide profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

      Thanks for the comment.

    • H P Roychoudhury profile image

      H P Roychoudhury 

      9 years ago from Guwahati, India

      The description of different Air-Ports of London with visual pictures is nice and informative. Thank you for sharing.

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      9 years ago

      thank you for your post fab pics


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