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Old September 21st, 2005, 06:21 PM
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Default Determining departure flight time from London Airports

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In process of doing some pre-planning for a possible cruise out of one of the ports in England; Southhampton, Dover or Harwick. Haven't made final choice of a particular cruise as wanted to find out more about time needed to get from cruise ship back to the airport. Wanted to get your suggestions on how early I could safely schedule a return fligh from Heathrow or Gatwick taking into account the time I would actually disembark from the cruise ship and travel to either of the above mentioned airports. I was thinking of taking a train from the port to London.

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Old September 22nd, 2005, 06:55 PM
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I would not take a flight earlier than 3:00 PM London time. Remember London is 5 hours ahead of New York. This would give you time for debarkation and transfer.

If you aren't doing pre-cruise in London I would suggest spending at least a couple of days there. It's a wonderful city that has a lot to offer in terms of culture, history and just a great place to visit.

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www.thetrainline.com will enable you to find infirmation on any UK trains and also to book in advance sometimes you will get a cheaper fare depending on time and date of travel also you can pre-book seats on the train so you will know you have a gaurnteed seat and wont have to stand up which can happen on busy trains.www.thetrainline .com
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As a cruiser and based in the UK, I could give you a good idea, but all of those ports have different rail services (re frequency of service). Pick a port, look at the ship docking time and I'm sure I can figure it out for you.

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Default Re: Determining departure flight time from London Airports

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Hi,
In process of doing some pre-planning for a possible cruise out of one of the ports in England; Southhampton, Dover or Harwick. Haven't made final choice of a particular cruise as wanted to find out more about time needed to get from cruise ship back to the airport. Wanted to get your suggestions on how early I could safely schedule a return fligh from Heathrow or Gatwick taking into account the time I would actually disembark from the cruise ship and travel to either of the above mentioned airports. I was thinking of taking a train from the port to London.

Thanks.
A lot of the cruise lines sailing into Southampton/Dover have private coaches at a nominal fee back to Gatwick Airport! You can book in advance, or book on board!
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 04:40 AM
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You should really look into what other people said about this...
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