Feb212017

Oakland to London Gatwick $456 BA nonstop Mar-May, Sep-Jan

British Airways launches new nonstop flights between Oakland, California OAK and London Gatwick LGW in March 2017. There are currently round trip ticket prices at $456 for dates in March, April and May, then resuming September to January 2018. Summer fares are around $800.

British Airways  Oakland OAK – London Gatwick LGW nonstop

$455.96 round trip  Thu April 20 – Mon May 1

OAK-LGW $456 BA Apr20-May1

I am in London as I write this post. This morning I planned my journey from Kensington to London Gatwick and I was kind of shocked at the high prices for bus or train at 16 to 30 GBP and I figured I need 90 minutes. Even better, 2 hours to take the train to East Croyden using my Oyster card and then a separate train ticket to LGW for much cheaper transportation.

Loyalty Traveler – Gatwick to Heathrow in 3 hours for £8.10 with Oyster card (Nov 30, 2014).

Then, I checked in for my British Airways flight to Amsterdam and realized my ticket departs from London Heathrow. What a relief. I can take the London Underground all the way to LHR Terminal 5 in an hour. The Norwegian Airlines flight back to Oakland is via London Gatwick next week for the return trip and no need to leave LGW airport.

I need a ticket from London to California in May and the BA flight service looks like a good option with round trip ticket prices LGW-OAK at $525 with a return flight sometime in fall 2017. The Bay Area is picking up lots of airline flight competition this year to likely keep ticket prices to Europe relatively low.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. The comments are closed on your “Gatwick to Heathrow in 3 hours for £8.10 with Oyster card” page, but a minor update is that you can now use the Oyster Card from Gatwick Airport all the way to London Victoria.

    Also, the train you take to Gatwick Airport does not need to be a separate train to those that go to East Croydon. There are loads of trains per hour (operated by Southern Trains) which are direct to Gatwick stopping only at one or two stops en route. Hence no need to hop off the train to tap out on your Oyster Card.

  2. Also adding to the above, in case people want to catch the train from Victoria to Gatwick, they typically depart from platforms 9-12 or 15-19 for the direct but stopping service, or 13-14 for Gatwick Express which is only 10 minutes faster on a 40 minute journey. Biggest waste of money ever!

    The reason I specify this is because these have a separate concourse to platforms 1-8 which people may get confused if they are trying to find the trains…

  3. And finally…(ever so sorry for spamming you!)

    From Victoria to Heathrow, rather than transferring at Green Park (which involves a walk of half a mile), you should take the District Line westbound to Hammersmith, and then change to the PIccadilly Line which is just 5 metres on the other side of the platform to Heathrow. No stairs nor elevators needed at Hammersmith!

  4. @Tim – Appreciate all the advice on LGW transportation. I will be traveling from LGW into the city in May when I arrive from SFO on WOW Air. I’ll be able to update the transportation post in that article.

    We stayed at Holiday Inn Kensington (not the HI Forum) and High Street Kensington tube station on Piccadilly line is only about 200 meters from hotel.

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