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Old 09-24-2012, 10:38 AM   #16
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We book our tickets using RedSpottyHanky, you can trade in Tesco Clubcard vouchers using them if that helps.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:54 AM   #17
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My family and I use the train from South Wales to Gatwick, we use a Gatwick flyer ticket which is a fixed price and you have a open ended ticket, we have to take proof of flight to get it but works out a lot cheaper of us
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:08 AM   #18
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is that just in england and wales the gatwick flyer
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:23 PM   #19
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Whats the Gatwick Flyer?

Thanks everyone for your advice and tips.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:14 PM   #20
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Consider the family nd friends railcard £26 (i think) for a year 1/3 off adults and £1 for kids. Gatwick is a direct journey for us 45 mins on the train our return home was about £20.

A quick check now shows our family journey as costing £38 for for a single back from gatwick or £21 with the family and friends.

Groupsave also offers good savings -we recently paid £44 for 3 adults and 2 kids with underground to London return (for a day trip) Would have been over £80 without

Make sure you check! + quidco do 1.5% cash back on the train line (I book all my business travel via it)
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:06 AM   #21
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Whats the Gatwick Flyer?

Thanks everyone for your advice and tips.
Two different things....

There's the Gatwick Flyer Railcard for train services operating out of Wales to Gatwick;

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The Gatwick Flyer minibus service serving Essex.

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Old 10-02-2012, 05:15 PM   #22
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Thanks everyone we have decided on traveling by train, Now have to wait until we can purchase the tickets, can anyone tell me when it would be possible to book them for feb?

Also any tips on luggage and getting across on the tube with luggage x
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:31 AM   #23
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You can book from twelve weeks before onwards. Thats twelve weeks in advance of each date of travel, so maybe an idea to wait until 12 weeks before your return date, book both parts of journey at the same time, only one booking fee.

I've done Gatwick by train from West Wales a few times, couple of changes from one train to another, but much less hastle than parking near Gatwick etc.

Don't know if anyone has mentioned, if you are doing an overnight stay near the airport, there is a cheap shuttle bus to many of the main chain hotels, about £3.50 each way I think. Depending on how many of you, could be cheaper than a taxi. Last time I stayed at the NEW travelodge on thier opening night. I had a view of the airport from my window and was so nice (for a travelodge anyway) I am booked there again for the next trip.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:28 AM   #24
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We're booked via trains as well.

We go from Leicester > St Pancreas, then St Pancreas > Gatwick so only one change which is a big bonus with 3 excited children (they would have only been told a few hours earlier that we're going!).
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At the risk of sounding like a stalker we're going down on Weds by train too - might see you on the St Pancreas to Gatwick stretch - but I think we'll be a bit later than you as going after school finishes.
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We love getting the train, so much more relaxing than driving the M25
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:04 AM   #26
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Hi for those who have traveled by train, have you had any problems missing connecting trains? I am worried that I might miss a connection time and get stuck.
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Hi for those who have traveled by train, have you had any problems missing connecting trains? I am worried that I might miss a connection time and get stuck.
Coming from Yarmouth you shouldn't have a problem - you are effectively on 'local' routes the whole way, so if you miss a connection you just take the next one
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Anyone j is what time the last train from London to Gatwick is? Different sites are telling me different times. We'll be flying on a Monday but going up on Sunday and staying overnight but we won't be going till the evening because we would both have work during the day.

Also anyone wanting to book trains should look at the Trainline they do pretty cheap fares to London then you'd just have to pay London to Gatwick
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:19 AM   #29
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I am going early incase of delays, more hours I have the less worries x
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