There are lots of options for getting to London by train from Gatwick and with the introduction of Oyster and contactless payments, it's quick and easy to hop onboard.
The Gatwick Express non-stop train service to Victoria runs every 15 minutes with a journey time of 30 minutes.
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Southern trains services operate four times an hour to Victoria via East Croydon and Clapham Junction with a journey time to Victoria of around 35 minutes.
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Services to London Bridge, St Pancras International and Luton Airport also run four times an hour with a journey time of between 30 and 45 minutes.
Book Thameslink & Great Northern
If you are travelling by train you can buy tickets in advance from www.thetrainline.com, an independent retailer of train tickets online. Book in advance and save an average of 43%.
Click here to download our travelling to London guide.
Luggage free transfers
Whether you have important meetings to attend, want to enjoy the sights of London or simply want to avoid carrying your luggage around all day, AirPortr offers an easy stress-free service to deliver your luggage between Gatwick Airport and London homes, hotels or offices in a few hours.
National Express operates direct services to London Victoria operate once an hour with a journey time of 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the time of day.
Coaches to Victoria depart from both terminals from the lower level forecourt. You can buy tickets at National Express ticket desks in both terminals or in advance online.
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Terravision offers a comfortable low-cost bus transfer between Gatwick Airport and Bayswater in central London, via Hammersmith and Cromwell Road. Services run every 30 minutes, seven days a week.
You can buy your tickets directly at Terravision sales points located in the arrivals area of both North and South terminals, at bus stops in London or in advance online. The cost of a one-way ticket is £6, luggage free. No booking fee.
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easyBus to London
A low-cost frequent airport transfer service non-stop from London and Gatwick with prices from £2. Buses depart every 15 minutes at peak times and run from 4am until 1am. easyBus operate services to/from both North and South terminals to Earls Court/West Brompton and London Victoria coach station in central London. In addition easyBus runs a service between the South Terminal and Waterloo rail station in central London.
easyBus runs seven days a week and can be used by any airline passenger.
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Journey times and costs vary depending on your destination, but take around one hour to central London.
You can book with our preferred taxi partner, Airport Cars Gatwick:
In person: at the taxi kiosks located at both terminals.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1293 567700
Journey times vary depending on your final destination, but take around one hour to central London. Check our road planner for directions to your chosen London location.
We also do an evening special if you want to park at the airport and go to London for the evening.
If you want a relaxing start to your holiday, sometimes it's just easier to stay at a hotel near the airport before you fly.Book your hotel today and start your holiday a little earlier