Heathrow to King's Cross
April 10, 2014 7:26 PM Subscribe
How long do I need to allow (on a Wednesday morning) between the plane landing and catching a train from King's Cross? My flight is due to land at 8.45am. In an ideal situation, I would be on the 13.48 train to Hull. Is this reasonable?
posted by hoyland to Travel & Transportation around London, England (15 answers total)
It's an hour on the underground to King's Cross, so this is really a question about how long I should expect immigration to take and how long it takes to pick up the train tickets.
I think I've done this exact trip before, but it was in 2005 and I don't remember which train I ended up on, only sitting bleary eyed in the McDonald's across from King's Cross killing time. At the time, if you purchased a ticket in advance on Hull Trains, it was waiting for you on the train and you didn't have to collect it at the station. Is this still the case? If not, can I use the machines if I don't have a credit card with a chip? Or do I have to stand in the long line at the ticket office?