Coach & bus
Gatwick is linked to more than 100 UK towns and cities by direct coach and bus services, and hundreds more with just one change. Many of these services run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
PLEASE NOTE: there are currently major changes to bus and coach services as a result of the coronavirus situation. See the drop down boxes here for full details on changes to National Express, Megabus and Metrobus services.
Local buses serve the towns and villages close to the airport, as well as regional and national coach services to London and other destinations, including: Heathrow, central London, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge and Norwich. The Airport Transfer Service buses drop off and pick up from local hotels and the airport terminals.
Most services operate from the lower South Terminal forecourt. Some also call at North Terminal (on the lower level outside international arrivals). Local buses, operated by Metrobus, depart from stops on the A23.
There are National Express ticket desks in the North and South Terminals. Tickets for most other services can be booked in advance with the coach operator or bought on board.
Nearly all coach services operated by National Express are wheelchair accessible. Step-free access to the coach is provided by a passenger lift in the main door of the vehicle. Customers can either travel in their wheelchair or transfer to a seat and put the wheelchair in the hold. However, due to the large variety of wheelchairs people use, National Express ask that you book at least 36 hours before travel so they can check that your wheelchair is compatible.
Most services operate from the lower South Terminal forecourt. Some also call at North Terminal (on the lower level outside international arrivals). For more information please call the National Express Assisted Travel team on +44 (0)871 818178. Lines are open 7 days a week between 08.00 and 20.00.
Coach services from Gatwick
A low-cost frequent airport transfer service non-stop from London (Chelsea) and Gatwick with prices from £2. Buses depart every 15 minutes at peak times and run from 04.00 to 01.00.
easyBus runs seven days a week except Christmas Day and can be used by any airline passenger. Book online with easyBus.
Known for their great value travel across the UK, megabus.com operates daily services from Cardiff, Bristol and Heathrow Airport to and from both North and South Terminals at Gatwick. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi*, on board charging points*, extra legroom, air conditioning and tables* aboard their mobile airport lounge coaches.
*Subject to availability.
National Express services
The UK’s largest coach provider, National Express serve 70 destinations direct from both Gatwick terminals and offers connections to 900 across its network, including London Victoria. Tickets can be booked online or from the National Express ticket desks in both terminals.
All National Express services or call +44 (0)871 781 8181
Oxford Bus (The Airline): The Airline to Oxford is a day and night airport coach service, taking you directly to Oxford. With legroom, free Wi-Fi and power sockets, The Airline is the perfect way to start or finish your journey in comfort. Book your seat online or download their app for a hassle-free trip.
Gatwick Flyer: direct services to south east London, Kent, Essex and Stansted Airport (from South Terminal only). Timetable and booking or call +44 (0) 1708 730 555
All charter and group travel operators with vehicles of over eight seats, should use the Gatwick coach park which is located on the South Terminal ring road.