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Taxi from FH/HOP to Gatwick airport

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Laura
Joined 19-07-2006
Posted on Friday, 01 September, 2006 - 01:34 pm:   

Does anyone know a reliable local taxi company to get cheaply to Gatwick airport? Got one of thoe pesky 6am Sunday morning check in times looming, how delightful.
Brian
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Friday, 01 September, 2006 - 01:51 pm:   

Too be honest not sure and we are not meant to recommend or attack and buisness in FH . However the company with an office behind FH station is fairly relaible.
You could get car just to East Croydon. I believe trains to airport run all night and would be quicker and cheaper.
Gatwick station very convenient for airport
Good Luck
Bosco
Joined 16-07-2004
Posted on Friday, 01 September, 2006 - 02:23 pm:   

Laura - if you have a car and are only going away for a long weekend it may even be cheaper to drive to Gatwick and park - if you go onto the gatwick airport website you can get pretty good deals on advance booking for the car parks - depending on how many of you are travelling it can work out cheaper than the train.
Domc
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 01 September, 2006 - 03:20 pm:   

The "behind the train" company charged me about 25 the other day, which removes the hassle of changing at Croydon at such a horrible hour.
Bosco
Joined 16-07-2004
Posted on Friday, 01 September, 2006 - 03:29 pm:   

25?! That's a bargain!
Pvp
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 01 September, 2006 - 03:56 pm:   

I will also vouch for the cabby firm on the perry vale side of the station. Also at a silly hour of the morning, it is well worth spending the money to take the hassle.
Laura
Joined 19-07-2006
Posted on Monday, 04 September, 2006 - 10:50 am:   

Cheers - thank you everyone, just realised that this is a slightly naughty thing to post so grateful for your replies.
Paul1066
Joined 04-08-2006
Posted on Tuesday, 05 September, 2006 - 04:03 pm:   

My first post and I am moaning, doh.
I Have just called 3 local taxi firms, including the ones mentioned above and they are quoting me 36 to arrive at Gatwick for 6am this Saturday! Bit unfair really!!
Bosco
Joined 16-07-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 06 September, 2006 - 09:30 am:   

To be fair Paul, any time I've ever taken a taxi to Gatwick or Heathrow it's been about that price - I was very surprised by the 25 quoted above but maybe they just got the driver on a good day!!
Paul1066
Joined 04-08-2006
Posted on Wednesday, 06 September, 2006 - 01:58 pm:   

I have to admit I was a bit suprised when I heard that original price, suppose we all hope for the best!!
Domc
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 06 September, 2006 - 02:40 pm:   

Was also surprised when told but didn't complain. Was a middle of the day trip.
Andy
Joined 23-02-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 06 September, 2006 - 03:57 pm:   

Well. I think a black cab would be at least 3 figures. These guys drive to Gatwick, pay petrol, wear and tear etc. They probably don't normally get a punter coming back. It seems to me that it isn't unreasonable. 2 hours work?
Bosco
Joined 16-07-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 06 September, 2006 - 04:29 pm:   

andy - don't think anyone is saying it is unreasonable! I think it's perfectly reasonable -I think the point being made is that Domc said he got a cab for 25 and was pleasnatly surprised at the price but it seems that was a one off!!
Paul1066
Joined 04-08-2006
Posted on Wednesday, 06 September, 2006 - 04:34 pm:   

Very true point Andy, I shall book as I walk past the offices in the station this evening!! Just the thought of getting out of a comfortable cab at 5.15am at East Croydon station fills me with dread!!
Jonny
Joined 31-05-2006
Posted on Wednesday, 13 September, 2006 - 02:01 pm:   

36 doesn't sound bad. We paid 40 for a midday journey to Gatwick.
Sherwood
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 13 September, 2006 - 04:04 pm:   

Always ask the office (the controller) for a quote before you book.


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