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Getting to Gatwick

You can travel to Gatwick Airport from London by train, coach or car. The train is the fastest way at around 50 minutes, compared to around an hour and a half by road.

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Fantastic rail connections

Fantastic rail connections

Taking the train is the fastest way to travel between London and Gatwick. The airport’s well connected too – with services running between the South Terminal and London Victoria, Farringdon, Clapham Junction and London Bridge to name a few. The North Terminal doesn’t have a station but can be quickly and easily reached by the free shuttle service. More info on timetables and tickets to London stations can be found on National Rail’s website.

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The Gatwick Express

If you’re starting in Central London, the fastest way to travel to Gatwick by train is the Gatwick Express, with non-stop services leaving London Victoria every 15 minutes and arriving in just 30 minutes.
You can buy Gatwick Express tickets online* from £17.80 (one way), £24.40 (same day return) or £31.60 (anytime return). Please note that tickets bought at the train station will be more expensive. Discounts are available for groups of two (Web Duo) or more (GroupSave). You can also save money on AirPortr with a valid Gatwick Express ticket – simply enter code ‘GATSingle’ when you book for £5 off.

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Southern Rail

If you’d rather save money than time, you can also travel from Gatwick to London on Southern Rail. Buy an advance ticket for services between the airport and London Victoria for just £12 (each way).

Travel luggage-free and stress-free

While rail is the fastest way to travel to Gatwick airport from London, it can be hard work to get across London with your luggage. So why not let us take your bags for you, while you take it easy.

From £30 for first bag, £10 per additional bag. Free amendments up to 2 hours before collection.

Coach connections

If you’re looking for cheap travel to Gatwick from London, you may be best off going by coach. National Express, EasyBus and Megabus all run regular services to and from Central London.

Travel between Gatwick and Heathrow

If you want to travel from Heathrow to Gatwick, or vice versa, National Express run a dedicated service between the two. It runs 5 times an hour and costs £12 (each way).

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EasyBus coaches leave the North Terminal every 15 minutes and run to and from Earls Court (65 minutes) and London Victoria (90 minutes). If you’re looking for cheap travel to Gatwick, prices start at just £2, but you’ll need to book early.

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National Express

National Express coaches leave to and from London Victoria every 30 minutes. The journey takes one hour and five minutes, with a number of stops in South London along the way. Handily, there’s pick up and drop off from both the North and South Terminals. Prices start at just £5 (each way).

Car travel

Gatwick lies about 28 miles South of London but it still takes around one hour and a half to drive there. The cost of a week’s parking is around £60, depending on how close you want to park to the terminal. You’ll find a variety of parking options with the official Gatwick Airport Parking.