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charter flights. Luton Airport Parkway station is connected by
rail to King's Cross and other stations in central London, with
Thameslink running trains every fifteen minutes, plus one or
two throughout the night; the journey takes thirty to forty
minutes; the single fare is £9.50, returns are £16.90. Green
Line (tel 0870/6087261) buses run approximately every hour
from Luton to Victoria Station, taking around an hour and a half,
and costing £7.50 single, £12 return. A taxi will cost in the
region of £70 and take at least an hour from central London.
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London's smallest airport, City Airport , is situated in
Docklands, nine miles east of central London. It handles
European flights only, and is connected by shuttle bus with
Canning Town (every 5min; 5min), and Canary Wharf (every
10min; 10min) for £2, plus Liverpool Street (every 10min; 25-
35min) for £5. A taxi into central London will cost around £15
and take half an hour or so.
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Train and Coach Stations
Eurostar trains arrive at Waterloo International , south of the
river. Trains from the Channel ports arrive at Charing Cross or
Victoria train stations; boat trains from Harwich arrive at
Liverpool Street . Arriving by train from elsewhere in Britain,
you'll come into one of London's numerous main-line stations, all
of which have adjacent Underground stations linking into the city
centre's tube network. Coaches terminate at Victoria Coach
Station , a couple of hundred yards south down Buckingham
Palace Road from the train station and Underground.
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