Need to hire a car regularly in London, you may find it more cost effective to use Zip Car which is a member run service and gives you the convenience of access to a car without the excessive costs in insurance, maintenance, registration and parking costs that occur when owning a car.
There are so many companies it can be hard work getting the best deal which is unlikely to be what is being offered by the agent or website you have purchased a product from.
The easiest way of sourcing the best travel insurance deal is using a comparison website such as Confused.com or Go Compare. Coverwise specialises in travel insurance and can also be worth looking at.
Check first that you are not covered by your bank, and if so, is that cover suitable for the travels you are taking?
- What activities are you likely to do on holiday?... and does the insurance you are getting cover these activities if you have an accident?
London to Gatwick: EasyBus offers journeys for as little as £2 one way to/from Gatwick to Earl's Court, Waterloo & Victoria. Other options include a train 24hours service to Victoria. Also compare prices for train journey using Thetrainline or National Express bus service as they may be cheaper than Easy Bus.
London to Stanstead: EasyBus offers journeys for as little as £2 one way to/from Stanstead to Baker Street & Old Street. Also compare prices for train journey using Thetrainline or National Express bus service as they may be cheaper than Easy Bus.
London to Luton: EasyBus offers journeys for as little as £2 to/from one way to/from Luton Airport to Liverpool Street & Victoria. Also compare prices for train journey using Thetrainline or National Express bus service as they may be cheaper than Easy Bus.
London to Heathrow is cheapest catching the underground tube rather than the Paddington fast train. Use TFL to plan your journey as it maybe just as easy/cheaper to catch a bus depending on your destination.
London City Airport is located close to the heart of London, it is connected by the DLR (Docklands Light Rail Service) and is cheap to commute into central London.
- Always book early and check other options when commuting between London & Gatwick, Luton or Stanstead.
- If needing to book accommodation in London and arriving late or leaving early it is best to look at accommodation options with easy access to the airport you need to travel to, as it will mean saving time but also cost of travel with cabs. E.g If arriving from Gatwick late best book accommodation for one day near airport or Victoria rather than near Kings Cross which will require another bus/cab trip.
-Cabs to and from all airports are significantly expensive. If you do decide to get a cab hunt around online for the cheapest fare.
It can often be cheaper to pre-organise Airport Transfers rather than paying when you get there although make sure you do your own research with your destination. Check local buses, trains, shuttle services with the airport you are arriving at.
Car Parking at London Airports: This can be expensive and it is worth hunting car park operators to find the best deal, here are some companies worth looking at Airport Parking and Hotels, Air Parks, Holiday Extras, BCP and Sky Park Secure.