Sometimes you have to take a taxi because going by train or by bus is quite impossible. For example when travelling with children, travelling with elderly or handicapped or oversize luggage. In such occasion you may discover that taking a taxi from Heathrow Airport in London can result much cheaper than any of the shuttles available. And of course it is very comfortable and much more reliable.
How about the fares?
First of all, it is necessary to distinguish between the London Black Cabs, that is the official London City taxis, and the alternative providers of airport taxi services. The former can be really expensive but you don’t have to book them in advance over the Internet. The latter, that is alternative taxi providers, are numerous private companies that operate between London Gatwick Airport and other destinations, including other London airports and all the major cities in the UK. The service is usually two times cheaper than the official airport taxi. You can check the fares on the providers website. As the prices are fixed you will avoid unpleasant surprises. The drivers are well trained professionals that will help you with your luggage or wheelchair. Most airport taxi providers offer you meet and greet service which is really convenient if you don’t know the London Gatwick Airport. Your chauffeur will be waiting for you just outside the arrivals hall. The rate for a one-way drive for the airport is fixed, so you can compare before leaving home which is cheaper, a taxi or a shuttle. For a group of three or more passengers it is often really cheap to take a cab if you sum up all the ticket cost.
London Black Cab Fare from Heathrow to Central London (near Victoria) you can estimate for about £60-£80, and from Heathrow to Gatwick for about £100-£140 dpending on traffic, that’s why it is worth prebooking online with alternative taxi providers- you can simply save half of the money!