Air & Ground Transportation

 

OK Mad Hatters some helpful links from the roll calls for finding the best airfare NYC/London

 

Booking Airfare

www.kayak.com
for airline fare comparison

http://www.1800flyeurope.com/
price drop on 21st EWR-LHR Major European carrier (Virgin Fight 2 8:50 pm)  $415. 

Make sure you click on the check other times button

 

http://www.icelandair.com/

I’m seeing some attractive pricing on Icelandair from JFK to Heathrow (e.g., $739 ttl for 2 pax, departing 6/16).

http://www.aerlingus.com/cgi-bin/obel01im1/bookonline/index.jsp

http://www.bt-store.com/
another site for good air prices, especially one-way.

 

Ground Transportation in the UK from members of the roll calls

 

http://www.heathrowairport.com/portal/site/heathrow/menuitem.e87da634aa88e3fba4b12871120103a0/

 

http://www.gatwick-airport-guide.co.uk/transport.html

There are 2 main (cheap choices) to get from London to Southampton: Train or Coach.

This can be as low as £1 from central london, around 2hours

Heathrow

National express direct coach is best.

http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx

get a 50% discount on nationalexpress coach, use the coupon code PRIMA

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Gatwick

Direct (except sundays) train £10 is best.

New link for daysave (changed the website)

http://www.southernrailwaytickets.com/buytickets/daysave/DaySave.php?sEvent=TicketDetails

Key info

  • Anytime on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
  • Not before 10:00 Monday to Friday
  • Not between 16:45 and 19:15 Monday to Friday when boarding trains from East Croydon and London stations (Victoria, London Bridge and Clapham Junction)

 

New coach service to compete with National express

http://www.greyhounduk.com/where-we-go/

No schedule or pricing for June yet. Not an airport service yet

We used Eddie Manning for a full day tour of London and he was excellent! He picked us up in his Mercedes van in Southhampton, took us to London to see all the famous sites (Buckingham Pal. Big Ben, Harrod’s, The Tower Bridge etc.., stopped at a nice pub for a pint or two of beer and some fish and chips and at the end of the day took us to the airport. Sure you can do the reverse.

Just go to his website at http://www.eddiemanning.com

Between Southampton and London by train: Go to Southampton Central station for Southwest Trains to London. You have the option of four departures an hour and journey times of 70 to 90 minutes. To check schedules, visit Southwest Trains or National Rail Enquiries online. You can also call 0871-200-4950 for train timetable information. Fares are cheapest for departures after 10:00 a.m., so ask for a “cheap day single or return.”

Here are some other companies that seem to be recommended on Trip Advisor:

http://www.londonheathrowcars.com/

£32 to Kensington (since Becky mentioned that area)

http://www.simplyairports.co.uk/

£35 to same area

Try Smiths for Airports. They are based in Portsmouth but would probably do Southampton. We are using them for our Dec transfer to Heathrow. They have a website so just google them.