Travel should be fun. It broadens the mind and makes for great memories. But too many travel stories contain frustration, anxiety and stress. Why is airport travel such a hassle?
It doesn’t have to be. You can take a taxi to Gatwick Airport that is affordable, comfortable and stress-free. Of course, a cheap airport taxi isn’t the only way to reach Gatwick, there are other ways to make the journey:
The best ways to travel to Gatwick
1. Taxi – The ubiCabs approach offers you a cheap taxi from a reputable company with the power to pay by cash, card or account – a great idea for business, as credit can be topped up online and cars booked by mobile. There’s a tracker to show exactly where your taxi is, en route to pick up, giving the driver’s ID photo and licence number for complete security. The online vehicle selector even lets you choose the type of car that collects you. A Gatwick Airport taxi can be affordable, reliable, and enjoyable when you use the ubiCabs booker to remove stress. And if the worst case scenario happens and your return flight is delayed, avoid anxiety when you land by allowing ubiCabs to supply the right taxi from Gatwick Airport back to your chosen destination. Downloading the app so you’ve got it to hand makes sense for this. You can do so here.
2. Gatwick Express – this high frequency passenger service from London Victoria to Gatwick runs every 15 minutes and has a 30 minute journey time. It’s a good solution for those who live near Victoria station, have light luggage and are willing to risk the occasional disruption to services that can lengthen journey times.
3. National Rail – Cheaper but slower than the Gatwick Express, these services stop regularly and don’t offer the air-conditioned comfort of their more expensive rival. First Capital Connect runs from London Bridge, St Pancras International and Luton Airport while Southern travels from London Victoria via Clapham Junction and East Croydon.
4. Drive and Park – there are a bewildering 26 different options for drive and park at Gatwick, including meet and greet valet parking, onsite self-parking, and offsite park and ride. If you can leave your vehicle, these may be good options but most families have to keep the car in circulation and an airport drop off can be stressful, with the driver feeling pressured and the traveller left to fend for themselves outside the terminal as the family rushes away to avoid parking fees.
5. Coach or Bus – National Express offer a number of pick-up points and will carry two medium-sized suitcases and a small piece of hand luggage per person without extra charge. easyBus runs non-stop from Earl’s Court/West Brompton to Gatwick with a baggage allowance of one standard-sized suitcase, one laptop and one hand bag – it’s a cheap option but not a particularly comfortable one and if you exceed the baggage allowance you have to pay for an extra seat!