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How to get from Heathrow Airport to Gatwick Airport :
For most people the first choice for transfers between Heathrow Airport and Gatwick 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 traffic jams.

>National Express run a high frequency service over 100 times a day. read full details of the Heathrow 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
National Express timetables, services and fares

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 to Victoria is around
Cost from Victoria to Gatwick is from £8
Total journey takes around 105-175 minutes at a cost from £14

>Train via Central London:
Take the London Underground into Hammersmith Station or Earls Court via the Piccadilly Line. Make sure you are using the tube network clearly signed Piccadilly line and NOT the Heathrow Express or Connect services. At Hammersmith or Earls Court station transfer to the District Line and travel out to London Victoria Station. Transfer onto the Gatwick Express for the ride out to Gatwick Airport.
This is not based on a through ticket.
Tube fare is Cash: £6 per adult (£3 11-15 yrs), Contactless £5.10 peak, £3.10 off-peak
Train to Gatwick is approximately £19.90 (£17.80 online)
Total journey takes around 90 minutes at a cost from £25.90
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 till 23.51
Terminal 4: from 05.03 till 23.54. Sundays and Public Holidays 05.47 till 22.33
Terminals 2 and 3: from 05.13 till 00.22. Sundays and Public Holidays 05.57 till 23.55
Heathrow Express runs approximately 05.30 till 23.45
TFL Rail service runs approximately 05.30 till midnight
Note: its possible to reduce the above times by around 15 minutes if using the Heathrow Express to Paddington and then transferring to Victoria but this adds £22 (online), £22 (ticket machine), £27 (on train) to the cost.
Substituting the National Express Coach from Victoria to Gatwick for the Gatwick Express/Southern railways train reduces the cost by £12 (the coach is from £8 >) but adds up to 1 hour to the time.

Transfers between Heathrow and Gatwick by road are travelled via the M4/M25/M23 motorways.
On leaving Heathrow you pick up the M4 for a very small section before connecting with the M25 South Bound Anti-clockwise section. You leave the M25 at its junction 7 and travel south on the M23 for a few miles. Conveniently you will find the journey well sign posted for the entire route.
To make this journey by train requires taking the London tube into central London on the Piccadilly line, transferring to the Circle or District line at South Kensington and then Transferring at Victoria Station onto the Gatwick express. Not a really practical solution if you have luggage. You could of course take taxi straight into Victoria station and then making the transfer to the Gatwick Express. The train goes into the South terminal and if you need the North Terminal you use the free monorail service between terminals.

This option must be pre-booked. Expect to pay around £100 for a standard car for up to 4 passengers. Please note this figure can vary greatly between companies.
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A taxi is easily located outside of each terminal at the terminals dedicated taxi rank. Heathrow actually has the worlds largest taxi rank. There is a main rank on the Northern perimeter road which feeds all 4 terminals with flow controlled by a computer system. All taxis are licensed by the London public carriage office and are the distinctive black taxi type vehicles. Costs vary greatly depending on factors such as traffic and extras. Guide price of around £160
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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 Heathrow Airport to Gatwick Airport is 43 miles/69 km via the M25 or 24.7 miles/39.8 km in a straight line.
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