Distances from club to International Airports...
· East Midland airport: 45 miles, 73 km
· Birmingham airport: 65 miles, 104 km
· London Stansted airport: 76 miles, 122 km
· London Luton airport: 79 miles, 128 km
· London Heathrow airport: 107 miles, 172 km
· Manchester Airport: 113 miles, 180km
If you are flying over from Europe, the nearest airport is East Midlands. It is approx 1 hour 30 mins via bus to Long Eaton and train to Oakham station (change at Leicester). Single train fare £17 (off peak return £18.80). Hourly Mon - Sat. Less frequent on Sundays. See: http://www.rome2rio.com/s/East-Midlands-Airport-EMA/Oakham and www.thetrainline.com. Trains may be disrupted due engineering works on Sundays. See: http://www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/train-times/engineering-works/.
London Stansted is also easily accessible. 1 hour 55 minutes by train direct to Oakham. Single fare currently £15.50 (normal single £39.80, off peak return £40.80). Hourly Mon - Sun 10.25 am - 19.25 pm. See: http://www.rome2rio.com/s/London-Stansted/Oakham and www.thetrainline.com (NB Cheaper to book in advance. Two singles may be cheaper than a return ticket). Trains may be disrupted due engineering works on Sundays.See:
If you are flying long haul, we suggest you fly to London Heathrow. See http://www.rome2rio.com/s/London-Heathrow/Oakham
With a group of six or more, you will probably do best to hire a minibus to collect you from the airport or you could rent a vehicle for the week.
We have arranged discounted fares for airport collection through Berridge Taxis (www.berridgetaxis.com). Their standard fare, 4 seater Heathrow to Redwings Hotel is £149.50; 5-8 seater £210.
Most of the car hire companies have seven seater people carriers.
Cars and 15 seater minibuses can be hired locally in Rutland from Tim Norton in Oakham for the week - see http://www.timnortonmotors.co.uk/ford-rental/ ( cars from £34.95/day, £185/ week; mininbuses £90/day, £461.18/week)
Sixt offer 9 seater, Vauxhall Vivaro (General Motors), minibuses for £148.25 /day or a Volkswagen Shuttle from the airports for £170.50 /day. http://www.sixt.co.uk/minibus-hire/
or Thrifty 9 seater Ford Transit Custom Tourneo minibuses (eg £1071.89/ 10 days pre-paid) http://www.thrifty.co.uk/car-hire/heathrow-airport.htm
Otherwise, it is possible to get from Heathrow to Oakham via a combination of Underground and surface trains.
The Underground train runs from Heathrow to London Kings Cross/St Pancras (Piccadily line) http://www.heathrowairport.com/transport-and-directions/underground £5.70 single. Journey time 1 hr approx. Depart every 10 mins.
(There is a more expensive Heathrow Express train service from Heathrow to London Paddington (https://www.heathrowexpress.com/tickets-deals/prices-fares) £21.50 single; £35 return. Journey time 15 mins approx. However, you would then need to catch an Underground train from Paddington to Kings Cross/St Pancras (Bakerloo or Circle line, 5 stops, 15 min approx), so it doesn't work out much quicker.)
Trains run from London Kings Cross to Oakham, via Peterborough.
Depart hourly on the 1/2 hour. Journey time 1 hr 48 min, with a 40 min wait in Peterborough.
Currently cheapest single £27. Standard single £61. (NB Cheaper to book in advance. Two singles may be cheaper than a return ticket)
or from London St Pancras to Oakham, via Leicester.
Depart hourly at 58 min past the hour. Journey time 1 hr 48 min, with a 18 min wait in Leicester.
Cheapest single £29. Standard Single £61. (NB Cheaper to book in advance. Two singles may be cheaper than a return ticket)
A standard 4 seater taxi from Oakham to the Redwing Hotel (8 miles) would cost £16. 5/6 seater £21. 7/8 £28.80
It is possible to get from London Heathow to Stamford (8 miles from the club) by coach but there is only one service per day.
Coaches run every 15 to 50 mins from Heathrow Airport T1,T2,T3 to London Victoria Bus Station. Journey time 50 mins approx. £6 single; £10 open return.
The London Victoria Bus Station to Stamford service is the NX 447 dep 16.00 arr 18.55 or 19.10 depending on day. Advance single fare £10; Standard fare £16.50; Open return £24
(NB The single fare from Heathrow to Stamford is £27, so it is cheaper to buy separate tickets for each part of the journey)
There is no coach service to Oakham.
A standard 4 seater taxi from Stamford to the Redwing Hotel (14 miles) would cost £22.60 approx. 5/6 seater £30.50. 7/8 £40.70
· This map shows the vicinity of the main airports