Comparing Heathrow and Gatwick Airport


London airports are what allow the city to operate such a large tourism industry. Without Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead, the city would be at a standstill, both in terms of business and tourism. Which of these airports represents the best options for travellers? Is it Heathrow, Gatwick, or Stanstead?

london airportUndoubtedly, the London Heathrow is the best options for travellers planning to stay in central London for one simple fact. Passengers can take the London Heathrow Express train and find themselves in Paddington in just 15 minutes.

Travelling isn’t always easy

That kind of convenience and speed is much needed for travellers who are looking to make the most of their time in a new city. Besides, considering all the pains associated with having to wait for your flight to arrive, having to pack your luggage, and the amount of stress that comes with flying, there’s a general level of fatigue that can set in, especially if we’re arriving from a distant country.

Heathrow has five terminals and carries the most amounts of passengers into the city ever year. In fact, 75 million passengers arrived and departed from Heathrow in 2015 alone, with the most popular destinations being New York, Dubai, Dublin and Amsterdam. There are also plans to make it have an extra runway, but that debate is still under process, and it’s still up in the air as to whether its Gatwick or Heathrow which gets the airport.

Is travelling through Heathrow more expensive?

While Heathrow is the better option due to the distance to central London, it often is comparably more expensive to arrive, although usually not by much. In the end, both of these airports provide everything you need to get to wherever you need to get to in London.

The Heathrow Airport has the advantage of being located in the Hotel near Heathrow AirportPark Grand Heathrow – an 11-minute walk away from Hounslow East Tube Station, 3.9 miles away from London Heathrow Airport. An excellent breakfast is available at the hotel for free, and the four-star hotel has built a reputation for being one of the prime choices for business travellers due to its three function rooms and business facilities.