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How to get from Gatwick Airport to Heathrow Airport:
For most people the first choice for transfers between Gatwick Airport
and Heathrow Airport will be via National Express Coach. The times are
similar to making the journey by train and very slightly cheaper and
offers the massive advantage of being airport to airport requiring no
transfers between starting point and destination. The main disadvantage
is that the journey is via the M25 motorway which is notorious for
run a high
frequency service over 100 times a day. read full details of the
to Gatwick National Express Coach Service here
Journey time is approximately 80-105 minutes
(plus any wait for the coach initially).
Cost is around £20 one way, £40 return Cost is around £20 one way, £40 return
National Express timetables, services
Coach via Central London
There are many reasons why you
may want to do this journey via central London not least being to spend
a few hours sightseeing if your transfer time allows. The second
advantage is that this is the cheapest way to make the transfer between
Heathrow and Gatwick.
Cost from Victoria to Heathrow is around
Cost from Gatwick to Victoria is
from £8 from £8 Total journey takes around
105-175 minutes at a
cost from £14
Train via Central London:
Take the Gatwick Express/Southern Railways train to Victoria train
station. Take the District line tube out to either Earls Court or Hammersmith.
Then switch to the Piccadilly line for the tube ride to Heathrow Airport (all
Gatwick to Victoria by train is around
£19.90 (£17.80 online)
Tube fare to Heathrow Airport is £5.90 per adult (£2.90 11-15 yrs). This journey covers London fare zones 2 to 6. The fare would be £2.80 using a
contactless payment peak and £1.50 off peak.
Total journey takes around 90 minutes at a cost from £19.30 .
Timetables for above connections:
Gatwick Express runs 24 hours, every 15 minutes peak hours down to
hourly between 01.00 till 03.00
Piccadilly Line Tune runs:
Terminal 5: from 05.23 till 00.18. Sundays and Public Holidays 06.08
Terminal 4: from 05.03 till 23.54. Sundays and Public Holidays 05.47
Terminals 2 and 3: from 05.13 till 00.22. Sundays and Public Holidays
05.57 till 23.55
Note: It is possible to reduce the above times by around 15 minutes
taking a tube from Victoria to Paddington station and then
using the Heathrow Express from Paddington to Heathrow Airport but this adds
£22 (online), £22 (ticket machine), £27 (on train) £22 (online), £22 (ticket machine), £27 (on train) to the cost.
National Express Coach
from Gatwick to Victoria for the Gatwick
Express/Southern railways train reduces the cost by £10.90 (the coach is
from £8 from £8 )
but adds up to 1 hour to the time.
Transfers between Heathrow and
Gatwick by road are travelled via the M23/M25/M4 motorways. Leave Gatwick
Airport and follow the signs for the M23/M25 North towards London.
From the North Terminal head towards the South Terminal and then
pick up the M23/M25 signs. Travel for around 10 miles Northbound on
the M23 towards London and the M25. Pick up the M25 Clockwise
section towards Heathrow and the M4. Stay on the M25 for around 30
miles until you see the sign for either terminal 4 or terminals 2 and 3 and the M4 at the next junction depending on which terminal
This option must be pre-booked. Expect to pay around
standard car for up to 4 passengers.
Please note this figure can vary greatly between companies.
There are onsite taxi firm offices in both terminals. Expect to pay similar to
above minicab rate for a local taxi. Note these are not London black cabs who
would be much more expensive for a similar journey. A London black taxi taken
from Heathrow to Gatwick costs around
Expect your journey by car/taxi/minicab to take 30-65 minutes.
Expect your coach journey to Gatwick airport to take 50-90 minutes.
The distance from Gatwick Airport to Heathrow
Airport is 43 miles/69 km via the M25 or 24.7
miles/39.8 km in a straight line.