Gatwick Airport has the best rail connections of any airport in Britain, linking passengers to 120 train stations directly and over 700 within just one change.
The railway station is located at the South Terminal, just a short walk from both departures and arrivals. The station is easily accessible from the North Terminal by a free shuttle. You can buy train tickets at the station, online or by using your contactless payment card at the ticket gates.
Gatwick is served by four train operators and directly connects you to 120 stations in the UK:
- Gatwick Express provides a non-stop service to London Victoria, departing around two times an hour and taking around 30 minutes to London. You can save 10% if you book online in advance directly through Gatwick Express
- Southern provides services across London and the South-East, including London Victoria, London Bridge, Clapham Junction, Brighton, Southampton, Eastbourne and Portsmouth, as well as many local stations.
- Thameslink connects Gatwick to the south coast at Brighton, central London through London Bridge, St. Pancras International and Farringdon, and north to Bedford. Thameslink also provides a direct train to Luton Airport Parkway.
- Great Western Railway runs an hourly service between Gatwick Airport and Reading, via Redhill, Reigate and Guildford.
If you are travelling by train you can plan your journey and buy tickets in advance via National Rail Enquiries.
Trains to London
There are fast and frequent trains between Gatwick and London and it's never been easier to use your Oyster or contactless payment card.
Gatwick Express offers a non-stop rail service between the airport and London Victoria in central London. Trains generally run two times an hour and take around 30 minutes.
For details of prices and to save 10% when you book in advance, visit the Gatwick Express product page.
Thameslink runs services to London Bridge, St Pancras International and Luton Airport.
Southern operates services to London Victoria via Clapham Junction and East Croydon.
You can skip the queues by paying for your rail travel with Oyster or Contactless payment cards at the ticket gates. Alternatively – buy online in Advance and save 10% when you purchase on the Gatwick Express website.