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Gatwick to Heathrow

We land at Gatwick at 6:15pm and have a hotel (Thistle London) reserved near Heathrow. We will have 2 pieces of luggage each and I'm wondering if we should do a private car to transfer from Gatwick to the hotel? I'm concerned that arriving at this time and transferring using either the bus and / or train with the luggage.

Has anyone used the pods to transfer between the hotel and Heathrow? We will be flying on American Airlines and I think it is in Terminal 3 and the hotel is near Terminal 5. Any help advice is welcomed. Best Regards, Vickie

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If you aren't using a taxi, most people would suggest using the direct bus service between those two airports, as rail routes all require potentially inconvenient changes. The buses are long-distance ones with baggage compartments, and there will usually be staff available to help with loading/unloading. You won't be clinging on to a suitcase on an urban-style bus.

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The pods are £5 each to ride in so a bit pricey, especially when you aren't getting to the terminal you want directly although maybe you'd like the novelty. You could get a bus to T5 for free (423).

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Thank you both for responding and will look further into taking the buses.

Kind Regards,
Vickie

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There is absolutely no point in using the TFL journey planner, as Gatwick Airport is well outside the TFL area and the journey planner does not cover long-distance coach services. You can find details of direct services at www.nationalexpress.com

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TfL planner does go out as far as Gatwick, but this just illustrates that the journey requires several changes and is under usual circumstances longer.