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Stansted to Gatwick - quick & cheap

Old Oct 3rd 2002, 10:43 am
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How much might a taxi cost from Liverpool Station to Victoria? My wife is partially disabled and cannot use the tube. We tried the bus once (Gatwick to Stansted) and it took almost 4 hours, not counting our waiting time.
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Old Oct 3rd 2002, 3:30 pm
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If you mean LIVERPOOL STREET STATION (& not Liverpool, which I am sure you
do) then it's under 5 miles by road to VICTORIA STATION in Westminster.
TAXI FARES are listed on this page
http://www.lo-
ndontransport.co.uk/pco/fares_newtarrifs.shtml

and so for 5 miles it would work out at about £12 including extra passenger
and luggage. But could be slightly ,ore or less. And depends on whether
there is a Tube Strike or Countryside Alliance march etc etc.......

Nige

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    > How much might a taxi cost from Liverpool Station to Victoria? My wife
    > is partially disabled and cannot use the tube. We tried the bus once
    > (Gatwick to Stansted) and it took almost 4 hours, not counting our
    > waiting time.
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Old Oct 3rd 2002, 9:43 pm
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acs713 wrote in message news:...
    > How much might a taxi cost from Liverpool Station to Victoria? My wife
    > is partially disabled and cannot use the tube. We tried the bus once
    > (Gatwick to Stansted) and it took almost 4 hours, not counting our
    > waiting time.

It depends on the time of day and whether it is a weekday/end. In any
event, I would say GBP 20-30. Taxi fares have gone up over the last
year or so. A lot of cabbies will cross the Square Mile, go past St.
Pauls, down Ludgate Hill, the full length of Fleet Street, the full
length of the Strand, Trafalgar Square, down the Mall and then across
to Victoria. Until you get to the Mall, this can all be at a snail's
pace during business hours.

You could try the bus to Victoria Coach station, then get a taxi (£5)
to Victoria train station. As you know, however, buses are slow.

At Victoria, if you are flying BA and arrive over two hours before
your flight, get the taxi to the back of the station where you can
check in. You will then find a lift down to the trains. Otherwise,
you may be better off going to the front of the station as this is on
the same level as the trains.

Another option is this: Stansted and Luton are not so far away. You
could consider booking a cab to take you to Luton Airport Parkway
station. Then get the Thameslink train which takes 1 hr 20 minutes to
get to Gatwick, leaving four times an hour during sociable hours.
Look at www.thameslink.co.uk. They have a
message about reduced
disabled assistance at Luton Airport Parkway, but at least they have
heard of the concept and they have a number to call if you need
assistance. Of course, this loses the benefit of the Gatwick Express
stopping for 10 minutes at Gatwick, but perhaps you could be in the
front carriage and have the driver informed that you are getting out
at Gatwick. If you do take the Thameslink, be careful about weekend
delays due to engineering works.

With kind regards

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Old Oct 3rd 2002, 11:11 pm
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"acs713" wrote in message
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    > How much might a taxi cost from Liverpool Station to Victoria? My wife
    > is partially disabled and cannot use the tube. We tried the bus once
    > (Gatwick to Stansted) and it took almost 4 hours, not counting our
    > waiting time.
    > --

There are regular Thameslink trains to Gatwick from London Bridge or
Blackfriars station, which are both much closer to Liverpool street than
Victoria. The distance would be under a mile. For most of the day, their are
trains every 15 minutes taking about 35 minutes. This would be much cheaper
and quicker.

Tony
 

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