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Finsbury Park to Heathrow

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Upchuck, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Upchuck

    Upchuck Banned Banned

    TFL journey planner gives me two options: travelling on the Piccadilly line straight down or switching tubes and getting the Heathrow Express. The tube is about 15 minutes longer but I think it's easier.

    What do you think? Have any of you experiences you can give me? I am going to terminal 3.
     
  2. Kanda

    Kanda Nosh Wagon

    Express.
     
  3. Upchuck

    Upchuck Banned Banned

    Why?
     
  4. Kanda

    Kanda Nosh Wagon

    Cos it's more comfy and quicker instead of the shitty Piccadilly line and no doubt someone will invade your space and you'll post a whining thread about it.
     
  5. Upchuck

    Upchuck Banned Banned

    But if I get the Piccadilly line all I have to do is sit until it gets to LHR instead of dragging my cases and swapping tubes.
     
  6. ajdown

    ajdown Posting in this thread

    The Heathrow Express is an overground train direct non-stop from Paddington. Quicker but more expensive.

    You'd have to change tube to get to Paddington.

    /anorak
     
  7. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    yeah the tube, of course, there's no argument really.
     
  8. Kanda

    Kanda Nosh Wagon

    What time of day?
     
  9. Upchuck

    Upchuck Banned Banned

    I'll be boarding the tube at around 7am. I can walk to Fin Park from where I live.
     
  10. Kanda

    Kanda Nosh Wagon

    so rush hour... get the Heathrow Express!
     
  11. Upchuck

    Upchuck Banned Banned

    TBF I think it is just before rush hour and I should get through the West End by 745 which I think is the ugliets part. Anything further west shouldn't be too bad and I am a shrewd judge of carriage so have no concerns about getting a seat. i think it would be harder to change tubes and drag a laden case up escalators and through hoardes of pedestrians.
     
  12. Kanda

    Kanda Nosh Wagon

    You seem set on getting the Tube. Why bother with the thread?
     
  13. prunus

    prunus Oh alright then

    Taxi.
     
  14. Upchuck

    Upchuck Banned Banned

    Because I can't understand why the Heathrow Express would be better but figured there must be a reason. And I want some strong arguments as to why I should not take a direct tube as opposed to swapping and changing. I was worried there might be some huge downside to the tube (apart from work crowds etc) that I was unaware of. That perhaps the tube had a habit of 'sitting' between stations out west or the trek from the tube to the airport was over uneven ground or just a godawful hassle.
     
  15. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    it would be crazy not to get the tube if your going from near a piccadily line station at that time of day. you'll save like £15 each way too
     
  16. Kanda

    Kanda Nosh Wagon

    Well yeah, forgot about that :D:D

    Get a cab :D
     
  17. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    yeah if your ever in a situation where you might have to resort to a heathrow express you might as well get a cab, if there's 2 or more of you anyway, form most bits of london. then you get picked up from your door.
     
  18. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Perfectly Flawed


    The journey can take over an hour and the tube does stop inbetween stations etc...give yourself plenty of time.
     
  19. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    I thought we did this recently. Finsbury Park one stop to H & I, then London Oveground to somewhere west like Shepherds Bush, and I can't remember the rest . . .

    HTH
     
  20. Upchuck

    Upchuck Banned Banned

    So if I get the tube I'll be ok.
     
  21. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Perfectly Flawed

    :D It's a risk upchuck but will be entirely your own decision.
     
  22. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    there's more risk if you start changing trains in the journey, i think.
     
  23. Upchuck

    Upchuck Banned Banned

    I agree. If I stay on my chosen course I think I will be better served. Part of the reason i got the flight from Heathrow is because it's a damn sight easierto get to than STN or LGW
     
  24. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    If it's a factor, it is cheaper if you avoid Zone 1 though, as the Overground route does.
     
  25. Upchuck

    Upchuck Banned Banned

    I have a 1-3 monthy ticket and will pay whetevr else it costs to get to the LHR zone on PAYG
     
  26. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone ubi sunt

    I once took the Piccadilly line to Heathrow from Finsbury Park and it took almost two hours to get there and I very nearly missed my flight. The Express gets there in fifteen minutes, 18 pounds well spent in my opinion. Coming back I'd take the tube with no pressure to get anywhere for a certain time.
     
  27. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Perfectly Flawed

    ...so why post this thread then? :D
     
  28. Upchuck

    Upchuck Banned Banned

    Explain these circumstances please.
     
  29. Kanda

    Kanda Nosh Wagon

    Snow, cold, West London overground tube lines.. disaster? :)

    Well that's my experience having used to commute to Chiswick daily for 2 years.
     
  30. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Perfectly Flawed

    :facepalm:
     

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