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Flight information Melbourne to London Gatwick
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Direct flights from Melbourne to London Gatwick
A direct flight from Melbourne to London Gatwick is currently not offered, so you must make at least one stopover. The most common connection is Dubai.
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Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL) Departure information
Tullamarine Airport is Melbourne’s only International Airport. All international departures are from Terminal 2. Travelling to the airport from Melbourne CBD is easy by car, taxi, or bus. A taxi from the Melbourne CBD to Tullamarine Airport will take around 30mins. Alternatively, you can take the Skybus, which offers express bus trips departing every 10mins between Melbourne Airport and Melbourne’s CBD.
London Gatwick (LGW) Arrival information
Gatwick Airport, known as London Gatwick, is the second largest International Airport in London and is situated about 50kms south of London Central. There are multiple transport options available from London Gatwick including National Express, Terravision Coaches, easyBus, taxi, car, and train. Average drive time to London Central is 1.5-2 hours, whereas the Gatwick Express train will get you there in 30mins.
There are two terminals at London Gatwick, North & South. Emirates flights from Melbourne land at the North Terminal.
Time difference from Melbourne to London Gatwick
London is 9 hours behind Melbourne, but as both cities observe daylight savings time changes, please consider the following. In London, clocks are moved forward on the last Sunday of March and are then returned an hour back on the last Sunday of October. In Melbourne, clocks move forward one hour on the first Sunday of October, and return back an hour on the first Sunday of April.
London shares similar temperature averages with Melbourne, but the seasons are at opposite times of the year. A London summer is from June to August and features an average temperature of 20℃. Melbourne’s summer is from December to February and has an average temperature of 24℃, however Melbourne’s prone to heat waves and temperatures of well above 30℃ during these months.
Expect to pay
London’s general groceries are far cheaper than Melbourne, but restaurants, cafes and transportation are considerably cheaper in Melbourne. An average cup of coffee will cost you around £2.61 ($5.04 AUD) in London.
Transportation to city centre
A taxi to London Central from Gatwick can be quite expensive at around £80.00+ (approx $154.00+ AUD). Therefore, you’re best to use public transport, with buses costing as little as £6.00 (around $12.00 AUD). A taxi from Melbourne Tullamarine to Melbourne CBD costs approximately $55-$65 AUD. Make sure to explore Skyscanner’s car hire and airport shuttle options when looking for transportation from Gatwick Airport.
Mode of payment
Both London & Melbourne offer credit cards, debit cards, and cash as accepted payment methods. In London, the currency is British pounds sterling.
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The above information is correct as of June 2016. Please check all travel details and costs closer to the time of your travel date.
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