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Boring M25 question

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lou33 Wed 02-Feb-05 21:58:19

Really sorry at the dullness of this thread, but if i wanted to get from junction 10 of the m25, to heathrow T3 by 9am, what time do you reckon I should set off? Middle of the week btw


<<skulks off and hangs head in shame at the topic of this thread>>

SenoraPostrophe Wed 02-Feb-05 22:08:28

Well this here timetable reckons it normally takes a Nat Express coach 50 mins from Gatwick to T4.

So I reckon 2 hours would be quite safe. If it was my mum, she'd insist on leaving 4 hours beforehand, if that helps.

RTKangaMummy Wed 02-Feb-05 22:09:11

do you mean check in 9am or the time you wantr tot be there

SenoraPostrophe Wed 02-Feb-05 22:09:36

fascinating topic, btw. It's made me remember all the nice things about living in the UK

RTKangaMummy Wed 02-Feb-05 22:10:28

I always get to airports hours before check in opens

If there is a hold up on M25 you will be late

SenoraPostrophe Wed 02-Feb-05 22:11:26

rtkm - if!! <snort>

JanH Wed 02-Feb-05 22:12:07

If it was DH he would leave the day before. If it was me I would probably leave 10 mins before I needed to be there, and miss the plane. Does that help at all?

lou33 Wed 02-Feb-05 22:14:21

yes heaps jan, thanks so much!

I need to get to heathrow for about 9, flight is 11 something

so if i leave here at 6.30, get to m25 for 7, what is the traffic like at that ungodly hour?

RTKangaMummy Wed 02-Feb-05 22:15:17

I would leave before allow at least 2 hours

lou33 Wed 02-Feb-05 22:16:58

do you know that bit of the m25 kanga?

RTkangamummy Wed 02-Feb-05 22:22:13

yes am familualr with the traffic jams

lou33 Wed 02-Feb-05 22:24:59

how bad does it get at 7?

dont want to leave too early as we have to bring all the kids with us

Mo2 Wed 02-Feb-05 22:25:42

Lou - that bit of the M25 is very bad, particularly between 7am - 9.30.
It usually begins to back up just after J10 and then crawls all the way to Heathrow/ M4. However I think what you suggest sounds sensible (i.e. join M25 at 7 am) . It will likely then be lighter than usual just to spite you, and then you will have to have lots of Costa Coffees at HR

lou33 Wed 02-Feb-05 22:28:25

thanks mo

i was going to get a train to woking then the heathrow express to the airport, but i dont want to be lugging a jumper and coat to thailand, and it is 5.50 per item per day to leave in left luggage! Only other options are taxi which is £60 or get dh to run me, which also means kids wont get to school til lunchtime. Stumped really, can't afford to stay the night nearby

skunk Wed 02-Feb-05 22:34:10

speed thingy to 40

lou33 Wed 02-Feb-05 22:35:07

don't remember the last time it wasn't!

suzywong Wed 02-Feb-05 22:35:59

same here SenoraPostrophe

bloody M25, and don't get me started on the north circular

lou33 Wed 02-Feb-05 22:38:12

wongster i am afraid i will have to insist, that if you post on my thread you answer me on msn!

suzywong Wed 02-Feb-05 22:38:54

look I just have to shove some coco pops down ds2 and I'll be there ok xx

JanH Wed 02-Feb-05 22:41:10

lou, this one says it's £35 a night?????

lou33 Wed 02-Feb-05 22:41:11

better do woman

lou33 Wed 02-Feb-05 22:44:57

thanks jan will show dh and discuss it

RTKangaMummy Wed 02-Feb-05 23:22:01

What about cross country????

lou33 Wed 02-Feb-05 23:37:12

still have to go on a3 and across m25. A3 is a nightmare as well

lou33 Wed 02-Feb-05 23:40:22

actually you may be right. Just checked aa site and it suggests an alternative. Will look into it, thanks.

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