If you take a look out of your window right now, chances are you will be looking at overcast, if not entirely grey skies. Indeed, even though the UK is officially in the middle of summer, you could be forgiven for thinking autumn has arrived early. Of course, this is not something new. Indeed, we all know just how unpredictable the great British weather can be and that is why so many of us try to escape overseas for some guaranteed sunshine whenever we can.
Like most sun-seekers, you will most likely choose to travel by air when going abroad. Although it is not always the most enjoyable form of transport, air travel gets you to your destination far quicker than any other means, therefore you can enjoy more time in the lovely sunshine. As well as being quick, air travel is also the most convenient travel option as most regional international airports run plenty of scheduled flights to sun-drenched Mediterranean resorts.
However, it is fair to say that the convenience of air travel can come to something of an abrupt halt whenever you want to fly further afield. To be sure, whilst people who live in London and the Home Counties have plenty of options when it comes to long haul flights, travellers who live elsewhere in the UK are significantly limited. This is because regional international airports do not operate anywhere near as many scheduled flights to Asia, the Far East, sub-Saharan Africa, Australia and the Americas as London’s Heathrow Airport.
Therefore, if you live far away from the South East of England and want to jet off to an exotic long haul destination, you will first have to fly from your local airport into London so that you can get a long haul flight from Heathrow. Naturally, this is less than ideal as many of the UK’s domestic flights land at Gatwick Airport – a full 50 miles away to the south east.
Many people make the mistake of thinking that the train is the best way to get from Gatwick to Heathrow. Sadly, this is seldom the case. Indeed, this travel option involves getting the Gatwick Express to London Victoria station and then getting on the Underground so that you can catch the Heathrow Express train from London Paddington. As well as being very expensive, this transfer option is also incredibly stressful as it requires you to load, unload and carry your suitcases in very busy areas and deal with unreliable train times.
A much better option is to book a Gatwick Airport taxi through us here at Airport Cars UK as we can simply pick you up from Gatwick and take you straight to Heathrow – no fuss, no stress.
So, if you live far away from London and want your long haul holiday to start and end in the best way possible, make sure you book your Gatwick transfers with us here at Airport Cars UK.