London Travel: How to get from the London Airports to Wimbledon

If you are planning to visit London, then you might probably visit one of the six existing airports in London. Getting to Central London is often confusing amongst the new travelers. 

You need to first learn about the six London City Airport, and they are as follows: 

  1. Heathrow Airport
  2. Gatwick Airport
  3. Stansted Airport
  4. Luton Airport
  5. London City Airport
  6. Southend Airport

This article will also give you a detailed overview of all modes of transportation, which can take you to Wimbledon according to their price, availability of the buses or airport transfer services.

1. How to get from Heathrow Airport to Wimbledon

a. Heathrow Airport to Wimbledon by Tube

London’s underground train system is known as a tube. It is one of the fastest and most convenient transportation to take you to Wimbledon. Another plus point is that it is also the cheapest mode of Airport Transfers London. You can access the Tube (Piccadilly Line) from all the major Terminal 1,2,3 or 5.

Cost:

 £5.10 in peak hours 

£3.10 in non-peak hours using the Oyster Card

 £6 if you buy the ticket in cash.

Journey Time: It is a non-stop direct route, which will take approximately around 50 minutes.

b. Heathrow Airport to Wimbledon by Airport Transfer service

Airport Transfer Service London is an option for you if you wish to travel in a luxurious car such as Mercedes Benz, which you can book directly from the Airport to reach Wimbledon. 

Journey Time: The estimated door to door time is 45 – 90 minutes, which varies according to the traffic.

c. Heathrow Airport to Wimbledon by Coach

A comfortable bus that covers considerable distance is called a coach, while a bus is the one that travels inside the city covering multiple stops. One can find a huge number of coaches outside Heathrow Airport, which will directly lead you to your destination. Unlike tube, traveling through coach will not require you to continuous load/unload luggage. 

National Express and Megabus are the two coach operators in London. You can select any coach of your choice, and it will drop you to your destination.

Cost: Around £6 for a ticket.

Journey Time: Varies from 45 – 90 minutes depending upon the route.

 2. How to get from Gatwick Airport to Wimbledon

The second busiest, London City Airport is Gatwick. There is no tube connectivity from Gatwick. However, we have curated the following options for you: 

  1. Gatwick Airport to Wimbledon by Train

Gatwick Express is the fastest and direct option if you wish to travel by train to Central London. It can take you to the destination in just 30 minutes. You can book the train at the station or online booking platform is also available.

There are two other trains which provide service namely, Thameslink and Southern. They are comparatively, slower and cheaper.

Cost

You can book tickets using Oyster and contactless cards, starting at just £8.10

Gatwick Express is a little expensive and costs you £19.90; the price may decrease in case of advanced online booking.

Journey Time: Varies from 30 – 60 minutes for most of the trips depending upon the service you choose.

b. Gatwick Airport to Wimbledon by Airport Transfer Service London

The benefit of selecting Airport Transfer London is that you can book a direct Airport Transfer service from Gatwick Airport transfer to Wimbledon. If the budget is not a problem for you, then go for this as it makes travel hassle-free and comfortable.

Cost: Airport Transfer will cost you around £35 per person and £100 for a group of three.

Journey Time: The estimated door to door time is around 45 – 90 minutes, depending on the traffic.

c. Gatwick Airport to Wimbledon by Coach

Various coach services take you to Wimbledon, but the most popular and reliable options are National Express and easyBus. 

Coaches run throughout the night, and you can access them from North and South terminals. Hence, finding a coach won’t be a challenge at any given time.

Cost

Advanced booking price starts from £6 for National Express

£2 for easyBus tickets.

Journey Time: It takes around 1 to 1.30 hours to reach Central London.

3. How to get from London City Airport to Wimbledon

This Airport is in the vicinity of the London city and is popular amongst business travelers. A lot of UK and European flights land here, and it is quite easy to reach the city from this Airport.

a. London City Airport to Wimbledon by Light Railway (DLR)

Connected to both train and tube, DLR is a light metro system that serves the city area of London. You can access the Docklands Light Railway anytime from 5:30 AM till midnight. Also, it’s one of the convenient ways to reach anywhere in London Central.

Cost: Ticket costs you around £3.30 if bought using an Oyster or Contactless Card.

Journey Time: DLR can take you to your destination in not more than one hour. 

b. London City Airport to Wimbledon by Airport Transfer service London

You may book an airport transfer minicab, for your journey to or from the airport.  There are many well-known service providers in London including 247 Airports, GB chauffeurs, A1 cars London and many more.
Cost: Cab will roughly cost you around £35 to £40.

Journey Time: Airport Transfer Service can take you to your destination in just 20 to 40 minutes, which is probably the fastest way to reach your destination. It is also one of the most convenient modes of transportation to travel after a long journey if the budget is not an issue for you.

c. London City Airport to Wimbledon by Bus

Buses are also an option which you can choose, but none of the buses take you directly to Wimbledon, so you have to change the bus to reach your final destination.

You can quickly get buses with route numbers- 473 and 474 from the Airport. It is a cheaper option, but it may not be convenient for you after a long flight journey.

Cost: Bus Ticket costs £1.50, which you cannot pay in cash but only through Oyster or Contactless card only.

Journey Time: Generally, travel by bus takes more time because of the long route. You can expect to reach your destination in 1.30 hours

4. How to get from Stansted Airport to Wimbledon

Stansted is the third busiest airport in London, located farther away from Central London at a distance of 40 miles. Several low-cost European airlines land here. There are fewer options to travel from this Airport to London Central and let’s look at some of them: 

a. Southend Airport to Wimbledon by Train

If you want to continue your further journey by train, then you must have cash in hand because Oyster or contactless cards aren’t accepted. 

Stansted Express is the fastest operating train service that operates from Stansted Airport every fifteen minutes. It’s one of the best options which you can choose.

Cost: If you book a ticket in advance, it costs you around £7 while on the spot, the ticket costs around £18.10.

Journey Time: It takes about forty-five minutes to reach London Liverpool Street. 

b. Stansted Airport to Wimbledon by Stansted airport transfer

If you are looking to travel comfortably to your destination from Stansted Airport, then Stansted Airport Transfer is the best option for you.

Cost: Depends on the route and the type of car chosen.

Journey Time: Slight faster option, which takes 60 to 110 minutes to reach.

c. Stansted Airport to Wimbledon by Coach

National Express, easyBus, and Terravision are the major coach operators that you can get outside Stansted Airport. The coaches halt at various stops during the journey. The excellent point is that these coaches run 24 hours a day so you can avail of the services whenever you want.

Cost

easyBus ticket price: £2

National Express ticket price in advance: £6

Terravision costs around £9 to London Liverpool Street and £10 to London Victoria

Journey Time: 50 – 90 minutes depending on the service you choose

5. How to get from Luton Airport to Wimbledon

Located 29 miles away from the London Central towards west, Luton Airport is known for low-cost airlines. There are several options to reach the city from this Airport: 

a. Luton Airport to Wimbledon by Luton Airport Transfer 

Luton Airport Transfer is the best option to travel to London city, as its gone be a longer journey of one or two hours. Since Luton Airport is located in the outskirts of the city.

Cost: Depends on the type of car or minibus chosen

Journey Time: It takes one hour to reach Wimbledon through the car.

b. Luton Airport to Wimbledon by Train

Train operating from Luton Airport has a central port called St. Pancras International. Primary train services running from Luton are Thameslink and East Midlands Trains. These trains run overnight, but you cannot get a train from 1 AM to 3 AM.

Cost: £13 is the fee for non-peak hours.

Journey Time: 35 – 40 minutes to reach St. Pancras after taking a 10 minutes shuttle ride. 

c. Luton Airport to Wimbledon by Coach

Luton Airport has three major coach operators, i.e., National Express, easyBus and Green Line, which leads to Central London. 

These coaches run overnight and cover various destinations like Victoria, Baker Street, Marble Arch, Finchley Road. 

Cost

Advanced booking will be a cheaper option, starting from £2 for easy Bus. 

National Express tickets cost you £6 and £10 per person based on advanced booking or the spot.

GreenLine charges £11.

Journey Time: Coaches generally take 60 to 90 minutes. GreenLine is not direct and is also slowest of all. 

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