Getting to Bower House From London Airports

Click on an airport below to view detailed directions from the airport to Bower House on public transport.
London Airports
London City Airport (LCY)
Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Luton Airport (LTN)
Southend Airport (SEN)
Stansted Airport (STN)

Oyster Cards: For your time in London it may be worth buying an Oyster card and loading it with some money. You can buy an Oyster card at most tube or train stations. This can be returned at any tube station before you leave and the deposit plus any balance remaining on the card will be refunded to you. Remember to “tap in” (at the start of your journey) and to “tap out” (at the end of your journey) at the Oyster card readers, otherwise you will be charged extra.

Taxi Services: Taking a pre-booked taxi between major London airports and Bower House can work out to be very cost-effective for groups travelling together. Below are competitive prices as of May 2017:

Average Cost for 1-4 Passengers
(one-way)
Stansted Airport £45
Southend Airport £45
Luton Airport £60
Gatwick Airport £65
Heathrow Airport £70

 


From London City Airport (LCY)

  • Exit baggage claim.
  • Follow directions to the Train / Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station.
  • Enter the station
    • If you have an Oyster card, then “tap in” at the ticket barriers. Otherwise, purchase a single ticket to either Newbury Park or Romford.
    • Travelling with Oyster card to Newbury Park (Zone 4) costs £1.70 peak (06:30-09:30 and 16:00-19:00 Monday-Friday) or £1.50 off-peak (all other times).
    • Paying for a single ticket to Newbury Park costs £4.90.
    • Travelling with Oyster card to Romford (Zone 6) costs £2.80 peak (06:30-09:30 and 16:00-19:00 Monday-Friday) or £2.40 off-peak (all other times).
  • Take the DLR towards Stratford International DLR Station
  • Journey time is approximately 14 minutes
  • Get off the DLR at Stratford
  • From Stratford Station there are two options:
    • Either take the train to Romford:
      • Check the displays for the National Express East Anglia train to Romford (towards Shenfield). Usually it leaves from Platform 8.
      • Journey time is approximately 20 minutes.
      • If you have an Oyster card, “tap out” at the ticket barriers, otherwise insert your train ticket into the ticket barrier and it will let you through.
      • If an Amana Trust shuttle has been offered due to an event, exit the station and look for an Amana Trust representative. Otherwise, follow these directions to take the bus to Bower House.
    • Or, take the tube to Newbury Park:
      • Follow the signs for the Central Line (eastbound) platform.
      • Check on the display to make sure the tube (train) goes to “Woodford via Hainault” or “Hainault via Newbury Park”, as some do not.
      • Journey time is approximately 15 minutes.
      • If you have an Oyster card, “tap out” at the ticket barriers, otherwise insert your train ticket into the ticket barrier and it will let you through.
      • If an Amana Trust shuttle has been offered due to an event, cross to the middle “island” to wait for it. Otherwise, follow these directions to take the bus to Bower House

For more information about London City Airport visit www.londoncityairport.com (opens in a new window)

 


From Gatwick Airport (LGW)

  • After exiting baggage claim, go to the railway station in the South Terminal (a few minutes from the North Terminal by a free shuttle) by following the signs to Trains
  • Enter the station
    • If you have an Oyster card, then “tap in” at the ticket barriers. Otherwise, purchase a single ticket to either London Bridge (Thameslink).
    • Travelling with Oyster card to London Bridge (Zone 1) costs £16.50 peak (06:30-09:30 and 16:00-19:00 Monday-Friday) or £10.30 off-peak (all other times).
    • Paying for a single ticket to London Bridge costs approximately £10.
    • Journey time is approximately 30 minutes
  • Take the train to London Bridge (be sure you go to the correct platform as indicated on the displays).
  • Get off at London Bridge
  • If you have an Oyster card, “tap out” at the ticket barriers, otherwise insert your train ticket into the ticket barrier and it will let you through.
  • Follow directions to London Bridge Underground:
    • If you have an Oyster card, then “tap in” at the ticket barriers. Otherwise, purchase a single ticket to either Newbury Park or Romford.
    • Travelling with Oyster card to Newbury Park (Zone 4) costs £3.90 peak (06:30-09:30 and 16:00-19:00 Monday-Friday) or £2.80 off-peak (all other times).
    • Paying for a single ticket to Newbury Park costs £5.90.
    • Travelling with Oyster card to Romford (Zone 6) costs £5.10 peak (06:30-09:30 and 16:00-19:00 Monday-Friday) or £3.10 off-peak (all other times).
  • Follow the signs for the Jubilee Line (eastbound) platform
    • Take the Jubilee line towards Stratford Underground Station
    • Journey time is approximately 20 minutes
  • Get off the train at Stratford
  • From Stratford Station there are two options:
    • Either take the train to Romford:
      • Check the displays for the National Express East Anglia train to Romford (towards Shenfield). Usually it leaves from Platform 8.
      • Journey time is approximately 20 minutes.
      • If you have an Oyster card, “tap out” at the ticket barriers, otherwise insert your train ticket into the ticket barrier and it will let you through.
      • If an Amana Trust shuttle has been offered due to an event, exit the station and look for an Amana Trust representative. Otherwise, follow these directions to take the bus to Bower House
    • Or, take the tube to Newbury Park:
      • Follow the signs for the Central Line (eastbound) platform.
      • Check on the display to make sure the tube (train) goes to “Woodford via Hainault” or “Hainault via Newbury Park”, as some do not.
      • Journey time is approximately 15 minutes.
      • If you have an Oyster card, “tap out” at the ticket barriers, otherwise insert your train ticket into the ticket barrier and it will let you through.
      • If an Amana Trust shuttle has been offered due to an event, cross to the middle “island” to wait for it. Otherwise, follow these directions to take the bus to Bower House
  • There are other routes you can take. There are stairs at Newbury Park, but ramps available at Romford.

Alternative ways to travel: Gatwick and Stansted Flyer, pre-booked taxi

For more information about Gatwick Airport visit www.gatwickairport.com/transport/to-london (opens in a new window)

 


From Heathrow Airport (LHR)

  • After exiting baggage claim, follow the signs to Underground
  • Enter the Underground Station
    • If you have an Oyster card, then “tap in” at the ticket barriers. Otherwise, purchase a single ticket to Newbury Park or Romford.
    • Travelling with Oyster card to Newbury Park (Zone 4) costs £5.10 peak (06:30-09:30 and 16:00-19:00 Monday-Friday) or £3.10 off-peak (all other times).
    • Paying for a single ticket to Newbury Park costs £6.
    • Travelling with Oyster card to Romford (Zone 6) costs £5.10 peak (06:30-09:30 and 16:00-19:00 Monday-Friday) or £3.10 off-peak (all other times).
  • Follow the signs for the Piccadilly Line platform.
    • Take the Piccadilly line towards Cockfosters Underground Station,
    • Journey time is approximately 30 minutes.
  • Get off the train at Hammersmith.
    • Directly cross the platform.
    • Take the District Line towards Barking Underground Station.
    • Journey time is approximately 40 minutes.
  • Get off the train at Mile End
    • Directly cross the platform.
    • Take the Central Line towards “Woodford via Hainault” or “Hainault via Newbury Park”
    • Journey time to Stratford is approximately 3 minutes
  • The next station is Stratford. From Stratford Station there are two options:
    • Either take the train to Romford:
      • Get off the train at Stratford
      • Directly cross the platform.
      • Check the displays for the National Express East Anglia train to Romford (towards Shenfield). It usually leaves from the platform you are now on (Platform 8).
      • Journey time is approximately 20 minutes.
      • If you have an Oyster card, “tap out” at the ticket barriers, otherwise insert your train ticket into the ticket barrier and it will let you through.
      • If an Amana Trust shuttle has been offered due to an event, exit the station and look for an Amana Trust representative. Otherwise, follow these directions to take the bus to Bower House
    • Or, continue on the Central Line to Newbury Park:
      • Stay on the tube until you reach Newbury Park
      • Journey time is approximately 15 minutes.
      • If you have an Oyster card, “tap out” at the ticket barriers, otherwise insert your train ticket into the ticket barrier and it will let you through.
      • If an Amana Trust shuttle has been offered due to an event, cross to the middle “island” to wait for it. Otherwise, follow these directions to take the bus to Bower House
  • There are other routes you can take, but the one described above involves directly crossing the platforms at Hammersmith and Mile End (and Stratford), so that you do not need to go up and down stairs. There are stairs at Newbury Park, but ramps available at Romford.

Alternative ways to travel: pre-booked taxi

For more information about Heathrow Airport visit www.heathrowairport.com (opens in a new window)

 


From Luton Airport (LTN)

  • After exiting baggage claim, follow the signs to Coaches.
  • Catch the Easybus/GreenLine Coach to Marble Arch (travelling towards London Victoria):
    • Pre-book a coach ticket on www.easybus.co.uk/london-luton.
    • Easybus tickets can be as little as £2, but may go up to £10 or more.
    • You can also catch any available bus on the day and pay the driver for your ticket, but it may be more expensive.
    • Journey time is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • Get off at Marble Arch.
  • Follow directions to Marble Arch Underground.
    • If you have an Oyster card, then “tap in” at the ticket barriers. Otherwise, purchase a single ticket to Newbury Park or Romford.
    • Travelling with Oyster card to Newbury Park (Zone 4) costs £3.90 peak (06:30-09:30 and 16:00-19:00 Monday-Friday) or £2.80 off-peak (all other times).
    • Paying for a single ticket to Newbury Park costs £5.90.
    • Travelling with Oyster card to Romford (Zone 6) costs £5.10 peak (06:30-09:30 and 16:00-19:00 Monday-Friday) or £3.10 off-peak (all other times).
  • Follow the signs for the Central Line (eastbound) platform
    • Check on the display to make sure the tube (train) goes to “Woodford via Hainault” or “Hainault via Newbury Park”, as some do not.
    • Journey time to Stratford is approximately 22 minutes
  • When you reach Stratford, there are two options:
    • Either take the train to Romford:
      • Get off the train at Stratford
      • Directly cross the platform.
      • Check the displays for the National Express East Anglia train to Romford (towards Shenfield). It usually leaves from the platform you are now on (Platform 8).
      • Journey time is approximately 20 minutes.
      • If you have an Oyster card, “tap out” at the ticket barriers, otherwise insert your train ticket into the ticket barrier and it will let you through.
      • If an Amana Trust shuttle has been offered due to an event, exit the station and look for an Amana Trust representative. Otherwise, follow these directions to take the bus to Bower House
    • Or, continue on the Central Line to Newbury Park:
      • Stay on the tube until you reach Newbury Park
      • Journey time is approximately 15 minutes.
      • If you have an Oyster card, “tap out” at the ticket barriers, otherwise insert your train ticket into the ticket barrier and it will let you through.
      • If an Amana Trust shuttle has been offered due to an event, cross to the middle “island” to wait for it. Otherwise, follow these directions to take the bus to Bower House

Alternative ways to travel: Shuttle to Luton Airport Parkway Station and train to London, pre-booked taxi

For more information about Luton Airport visit www.london-luton.co.uk (opens in a new window)

 


From Southend Airport (SEN)

  • Exit baggage claim and follow the signs to the train station. The Southend Airport Railway Station is located across the street from the terminal (less than 100 steps from the terminal).
  • Enter the train station:
    • Purchase a single ticket to Romford station. A single journey costs approximately £10.
    • Take a train that is going to London Liverpool Street. Make sure that the train stops at Romford.
    • Journey time is 43 minutes, and trains depart every half hour during the day.
    • Exit the train at Romford. Insert your train ticket into the ticket barrier and it will let you through.
    • If an Amana Trust shuttle has been offered due to an event, exit the station and look for an Amana Trust representative. Otherwise, follow these directions to take the bus to Bower House

Alternative ways to travel: pre-booked taxi

For more information about Southend Airport visit www.southendairport.com (opens in a new window)

 


From Stansted Airport (STN)

  • Exit baggage claim.
  • Go down to the ground floor.
  • Follow signs or ask for the National Express Coaches (outside and usually to the right).
  • Catch the A9 National Express Coach to Stratford (travelling towards Liverpool Street):
    • Use nationalexpress.com to check the timetable and book tickets before you travel.
    • You can also catch any available bus on the day and pay the driver for your ticket.
    • Journey time is 45 minutes, and coaches depart every half hour during the day.
    • A single journey costs £5.50 – £11, and a return costs £16.
  • Get off the coach at Stratford Train Station (Note: The first stop)
  • Enter the train station
    • If you have an Oyster card, then “tap in” at the ticket barriers. Otherwise, purchase a single ticket to Newbury Park or Romford.
    • Travelling with Oyster card to Newbury Park (Zone 4) costs £1.70 peak (06:30-09:30 and 16:00-19:00 Monday-Friday) or £1.50 off-peak (all other times).
    • Paying for a single ticket to Newbury Park costs £4.90.
    • Travelling with Oyster card to Romford (Zone 6) costs £2.80 peak (06:30-09:30 and 16:00-19:00 Monday-Friday) or £2.40 off-peak (all other times).
  • From Stratford Station there are two options:
    • Either take the train to Romford:
      • Check the displays for the National Express East Anglia train to Romford (towards Shenfield). Usually it leaves from Platform 8.
      • Journey time is approximately 20 minutes.
      • If you have an Oyster card, “tap out” at the ticket barriers, otherwise insert your train ticket into the ticket barrier and it will let you through.
      • If an Amana Trust shuttle has been offered due to an event, exit the station and look for an Amana Trust representative. Otherwise, follow these directions to take the bus to Bower House
    • Or, take the tube to Newbury Park:
      • Follow the signs for the Central Line (eastbound) platform.
      • Check on the display to make sure the tube (train) goes to “Woodford via Hainault” or “Hainault via Newbury Park”, as some do not.
      • Journey time is approximately 15 minutes.
      • If you have an Oyster card, “tap out” at the ticket barriers, otherwise insert your train ticket into the ticket barrier and it will let you through.
      • If an Amana Trust shuttle has been offered due to an event, cross to the middle “island” to wait for it. Otherwise, follow these directions to take the bus to Bower House

Alternative ways to travel: Train from Stansted to Stratford, Gatwick and Stansted Flyer, pre-booked taxi

For more information about Stansted Airport visit www.stanstedairport.com (opens in a new window)

 

Public transport prices quoted are correct as of May 2017.