Question about potential LHR-LCY transfer

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  1. Steven Schwartz
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    Hi all-

    We are booked on a 2-4-1 Companion Pass BA F going EWR to LHR to LIS. Plan to spend the night at an airport hotel, rent a car and drive down to Faro for 5 night, then drive back to Lisbon, drop off the car and fly home 5 days later.

    Our first choice would be flying in Business on the JFK-LCY flight and continue on the LCY FAO flight but there is a problem. Of the two flights, the only one available is the later one and it arrives AFTER the once daily flight to FAO leaves. That's why we're doing it the way it was booked.

    Another option, though, is landing at LHR and somehow transferring to LCY and I'm curious to know if you folks think this is nuts or worthwhile. How much of a hassle would it be and how is the EASIEST way to do it.

    Many thanks!
     
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    How long of a layover are you going to give yourselves in London?

    LHR-LCY is not an impossible transfer, but it does depend on how much time you have available! :) Your main options are booking a car (taxi) in advance or, depending on the amount of luggage you have, using public transport.

    FT has a lot of discussion that may give you a good start - LINK
     
  3. Steven Schwartz
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    Many thanks. If we land around 6:30 AM, how long should a taxi ride take LHR to LCY?
     
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    In a taxi at that time of the morning allow an hour and a half (and plan to have cash for the considerable fare - most do not take cards).
     
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  5. Steven Schwartz
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    Sounds like more of a hassle than it's worth. Thanks everyone for the feedback.
     
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    That would be too optimistic, IMHO, except on a Sunday morning.
     
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    not remotely worth the hassle.
     

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