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View Hannes's Profile Hannes Flag Vienna 25 Sep 21 8.23pm Send a Private Message to Hannes Add Hannes as a friend

Just booked my flights and bought my ticket for Newcastle @home in late October. Will arrive in Heathrow this time (currently no flights to Gatwick from Vienna). Any ideas about the best/fastest way from Heathrow to Croydon by public transport on on a Friday late afternoon? Mate mentioned a bus line going directly from Heathrow to Croydon but I'm not sure if this is faster than via tube and train from Victoria. Suggestions welcomed, tks!

 

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Originally posted by Hannes

Just booked my flights and bought my ticket for Newcastle @home in late October. Will arrive in Heathrow this time (currently no flights to Gatwick from Vienna). Any ideas about the best/fastest way from Heathrow to Croydon by public transport on on a Friday late afternoon? Mate mentioned a bus line going directly from Heathrow to Croydon but I'm not sure if this is faster than via tube and train from Victoria. Suggestions welcomed, tks!

There is a bus, X26 takes approx 1hr 45min. As for train/tube/train takes approx 2hrs 15min journey plus 20min for wait time, also expensive. Hope this helps.

 


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View djcpfc's Profile djcpfc Flag Within a 5 minute walk 25 Sep 21 9.27pm Send a Private Message to djcpfc Add djcpfc as a friend

Friday late afternoon can be awful for traffic Hannes. Finding the bus can also be complex. Heathrow is big and has multiple terminals.

No way between Heathrow and Croydon is particularly quick sadly, however, the Piccadilly line to South Kensington then change for the Circle and District line to Victoria, Victoria to East Croydon is a decent option. It will take no more than 1hr45 if you get a fast train to East Croydon, it will stop once at Clapham.

When I last came back into Heathrow uber wanted a fortune, so I went to Hounslow East and then booked one from there and the cost was less than half the price due to a surge within Heathrow. On a Friday this journey could take 1hr45 too, but will cost £40+

Good luck ❤️💙

 

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View Phil’s Barber's Profile Phil’s Barber Flag Crowborough 25 Sep 21 10.34pm Send a Private Message to Phil’s Barber Add Phil’s Barber as a friend

The Heathrow Express (HEX) is very quick, something like 15 minutes into Paddington. I’d then be looking at getting to Clapham Junction where I’d change for an overground to Selhurst.

 

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View beak's Profile beak Flag croydon 26 Sep 21 9.17am Send a Private Message to beak Add beak as a friend

X26 bus, express and limited stops also dirt cheap.

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 26 Sep 21 9.24am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Perhaps Express bus to Gatwick, then fast train to East Croydon? May even be an EasyBus

Edited by Spiderman (26 Sep 2021 9.24am)

 

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 26 Sep 21 9.45am Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

Originally posted by Hannes

Just booked my flights and bought my ticket for Newcastle @home in late October. Will arrive in Heathrow this time (currently no flights to Gatwick from Vienna). Any ideas about the best/fastest way from Heathrow to Croydon by public transport on on a Friday late afternoon? Mate mentioned a bus line going directly from Heathrow to Croydon but I'm not sure if this is faster than via tube and train from Victoria. Suggestions welcomed, tks!

I did that journey every week in 2015 and I'd say tube and train to East Croydon every time.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 26 Sep 21 10.25am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Phil’s Barber

The Heathrow Express (HEX) is very quick, something like 15 minutes into Paddington. I’d then be looking at getting to Clapham Junction where I’d change for an overground to Selhurst.

Heathrow express to Paddington then tube to Farringdon (at least 2 lines) then Thameslink to Brighton stopping at East Croydon. Journey time 1h hour 15-20 mins.

Edited by Badger11 (26 Sep 2021 10.26am)

 


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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 26 Sep 21 10.29am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

If you’re lucky Gatwick flights may be back on by then

 

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View Phil’s Barber's Profile Phil’s Barber Flag Crowborough 26 Sep 21 10.41am Send a Private Message to Phil’s Barber Add Phil’s Barber as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Heathrow express to Paddington then tube to Farringdon (at least 2 lines) then Thameslink to Brighton stopping at East Croydon. Journey time 1h hour 15-20 mins.

Edited by Badger11 (26 Sep 2021 10.26am)

You’re right Badger, Farringdon from Paddington would be a better bet than Clapham Jct. I use the Thameslink service most weeks (East Croydon to Peterborough) and that Farringdon to ECR train is very good. I would not use the tube from Heathrow into Central London. It takes around 50 mins on a filthy bone shaker carriage, when the HEX takes only 15 mins into Paddington and is quiet, smooth and very comfortable.

Edited by Phil’s Barber (26 Sep 2021 10.42am)

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 26 Sep 21 12.07pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

If this fuel nonsense carries on then I’d keep off the roads as much as possible or you could get caught in a fuel queue and the area gridlocked until the petrol station has emptied.

 


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View Hannes's Profile Hannes Flag Vienna 26 Sep 21 12.53pm Send a Private Message to Hannes Add Hannes as a friend

Tks to everybody! Think I will take the HEX - tube - Thameslink option. Actually I won't be in a hurry (minutes won't matter) but I try to avoid spending hours in London´s rush hour on a bus. COYP, Hannes.

 

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