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How to get from Gatwick Airport to London:
Note: Gatwick Airport station is part of the National Rail Network. The
London tube/underground network does not extend as far as the airport. The
Station does however link with the tube service via the trains running into
Gatwick to Victoria
The most popular service running from Gatwick is the Gatwick Express.
This is a non-stop high speed service into London Victoria. Trains run
at 15 minute intervals and the journey time is 30 minutes and 35 minutes
on Sundays. First train runs at 4.35 or 5.20 and last train is either
00.50 or 01.35.
|Return tickets are valid for one month and
cost less than two single tickets
|First Class Anytime Single
|First Class Anytime Return
|Anytime Day Return*
Off-Peak Day Return**
|First Class Off-Peak Day Return
|Carnet (10 for 8)
|First Class Carnet
(10 for 8)
* Anytime Day Return tickets are only available from London Victoria to
Gatwick Airport. First Class Anytime Day Return tickets are not available.
** Off-Peak Day Return tickets are only available from Gatwick Airport to London
Victoria. Valid after 09.35 on weekdays, and anytime on weekends and Bank
Southern have staff at the train ticket desk located just outside
the arrivals area of the South Terminal.
To Victoria and South London
Southern started a very attractive alternative to the Gatwick Express in
2006. The service stops at East Croydon and Clapham Junction in South
London before terminating at Victoria. Very useful if your destination
is actually South London.
Route to Victoria
Three Bridges > Gatwick Airport > Horley > Redhill > East Croydon > Clapham Junction >
London Bridge > London Victoria
The journey takes an average of 35 minutes (33-42 minutes) and tickets are around
£15.70 for an adult standard single (advance fares from as little as £12)
The service is up to 15 minutes intervals connecting out to London Victoria. Hourly service at night. From 01.05 till 23.53 Monday to Saturday and 01.20 till 23.47 on Sundays.
South London, West London, North London and Watford
Their other service from Gatwick goes through west and north London terminating at Watford just
North of greater London (with a transfer at Clapham Junction).
> Clapham Junction
Willesden Junction >
> Harrow and Wealdstone >
Time for full journey is around 85 minutes at a cost from
Southern Railways website
First Capital Connect
First Capital Connect run a service through South London and Kings Cross and
further out to
Luton. It actually terminates at Bedford. The full route is:
Gatwick Airport Station >
Redhill > EAST CROYDON >
SUTTON > Carshalton > Hackbridge > Mitcham Junction >
Mitcham Eastfields > West Sutton > Sutton Common >
St Helier > Morden
South > South Merton >
Central London Stops:
Wimbledon Chase >
WIMBLEDON > Haydons Road > Tooting >
Streatham > Tulse Hill > Herne Hill > Loug >
borough Junction > Elephant & Castle > LONDON
BRIDGE > LONDON BLACKFRIARS >
City Thameslink >
> ST PANCRAS INTERNATIONAL > Kentish Town > West
Hampstead Thameslink > Cricklewood > Hendon > Mill Hill Broadway >
Elstree & Borehamwood > Radlett > ST ALBANS > Harpenden > LUTON AIRPORT
PARKWAY > LUTON > Leagrave > Harlington
Flitwick > BEDFORD
Trains run up to every 15 minutes at peak during the day. First train
02.30, last train 00.15.
Typical standard fares and times
Gatwick to London Bridge:
about 30 minutes at a cost from around £9.50
Gatwick to St Pancras:
50 minutes at a cost from around £8
Gatwick to Luton Airport Parkway:
80 minutes at a cost from around £19.30
Capital Connect (often abbreviated to FCC) have the useful service connection of£West Hampstead Thameslink Station on the Finchley Road. This is a useful stop
for North West London destinations. This requires one change at Blackfriars
Station unless you go via the St Pancras Station route. Whether the run is direct
or not will depend on the time of the train.
Gatwick to West Hampstead direct take around 55 minutes while stopping at
Blackfriars means a total time of around 65 minutes.
Cost is around £11.70
Gatwick Airport to Kings Cross/St Pancras
With the Eurostar terminal now located at St Pancras travellers will often be looking to make the
transfer from Gatwick to this station. This is a straight forward transfer from the airport as the two
stations are directly connected with no change of trains required. Simply book a through journey on a single ticket.
Total Time Required: Around 50 minutes
Total Cost: Around
National Express have ticket facilities in the arrivals area of both terminals
at Gatwick and an additional ticket desk in the South Terminal coach station.
GATWICK AIRPORT, South Terminal > Horley, Surrey > Coulsdon, Brighton Road, nr
South rail stn > Wallington, Woodcote Rd, nr Stafford Rd > Mitcham Junction (Nr
Tram & Rail Stn.) > MITCHAM, London Road > Streatham, High Road > Stockwell >
Victoria coach station
most runs also stop at Pimlico
Gatwick North Terminal > Gatwick South Terminal, London, Lower Kingswood,
Brighton Rd > London, Belmont, Rail Stn, Brighton Rd > London, Sutton - Rail Stn
> London, Sutton - St. Nicholas Way > MITCHAM, London Road (Nr Downe Rd.) >
Streatham, High Road > London, Stockwell, South Lambeth Rd nr Tube Stn > London,
Vauxhall, South Lambeth Rd > Victoria Coach Station
The journey takes approximately 65 to 105 minutes at a cost of
First coach is 4.30 weekdays and last coach is 01.50 weekdays and they run at up
to every 45 minutes at peak and hourly off-peak.
>>>Detailed Information for National
Express London Routes
National Express timetables,
services and fares
There are 3 routes. One to Waterloo, another to Victoria (via Streatham High
Road, Stockwell Tube Station, Vauxhall Park) and a third to Earls Court/West
Cost: £1.95 - £11
Journey Time: 65-95 minutes to Victoria, about 60 minutes to Waterloo, about 70 minutes to Earls Court
Booking and full details here
How you will travel into London will depend on where in London you need
to get too. Wherever you are going to on leaving Gatwick you will follow
the signs for the M23/M25 North bound Towards London. If you are leaving
from the North terminal head towards the South Terminal and then follow
the signs. Don't actually go into the South terminal, you will see the
sign for the M23 at the roundabout at the entrance to the South
Terminal. Head North along the M23 towards the M25 and London.
At the point you hit the M25 you have several options. The straight
route into central London is to remain on the M23 until it merges with
the A23 dual carriageway. Following this road for 15 miles will bring
you into Kennington. Following the signs for Vauxhall Bridge and
crossing the bridge will take you into the Vauxhall Bridge Road which
runs up to Victoria station.
This route is very dependent on traffic conditions. In normal weekday
conditions expect it to take 50 to 85 minutes.
A popular alternative is to to take the M25 Clockwise off of the M23
towards Heathrow and the M4. After about 4 miles take the A217 off of
the M25 and travel North towards London. After around 4 miles bear left
onto the A240. After around another 10 miles take the A3 dual
carriageway North towards London/Kingston. After around 6 miles take a
left turn onto the A306 towards Putney and Hammersmith Bridge. Cross
Hammersmith Bridge and follow the signs for the A4 West bound towards
This route normally takes between 50 to 65 minutes.
For North London a popular route is to stay on the M25 towards Heathrow
until coming off at the M40. Head along the M40 West bound towards
London. You can either stay on this road as it changes to the A40, do
not come off at Shepherds Bush but stay on this straight road into
Marylebone Road at the top of Baker Street. You can also come off the
A40 at the A406 North Circular Road and Head North towards Hendon and
Wembley for North London.
For East London and the City of London use the first option and come in
on the A23 and continue all the way till you hit the Elephant and castle
roundabout. From here you can take either the Blackfriars Bridge,
Southwark Bridge, London Bridge or Tower Bridge depending on exactly
where you are going.
A minicab is a private vehicle that can only be hired by being pre-booked.
You can contact our partner
minicab company here
. Minicabs are nearly always cheaper than London
taxis for medium to long journeys.
As a general guide expect to pay around
into central London from
Gatwick for up to 4 passengers. Charge varies between companies and does
not include extra waiting time or larger than standard vehicles.
London Taxis do not pickup from Gatwick Airport although they do drop
off there. London black cabs are licensed to operate within the London area
only. Gatwick is in West Sussex and outside this specified zone.
Private Hire Vehicles can be hired directly at the airport. Cars are operated by a
They have an office in the North Terminal arrivals area and also in the
northern entrance building leading to the South Terminal and these desks are
signposted. They also have a main office at the Gatwick Taxi Feeder park.
Checker Cars at Gatwick have a fixed fare policy and all destinations
are quoted before your ride.
Cost into central London is around
plus the congestion zone charge
if travelling in the controlled zone.
phone: 01293 567700
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Expect your journey by car/taxi/minicab to take 50-90 minutes.
Expect your coach journey to Gatwick airport to take 65-105 minutes.
The distance from Gatwick Airport to London is 40 miles/64.3 km via the M25 or 25
miles/40.2 km in a straight line.