Expect disruption to train journeys from 31 January to 5 February

We strongly advise you avoid using trains to get to and from the airport and arrange alternative transport where possible. Allow extra time and book your journey in advance.

Train Information

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Wednesday 1 February


Thursday 2 February


Friday 3 February


Saturday 4 February


Amended services via East Croydon on Sunday 5 February


Buses replace trains between Reading and Guildford from Monday 13 to Friday 17 February


Other transport options

Alternative methods of transport will be busier than usual, but include:


Pre-book your airport parking in advance as our car parks will be very busy. We have increased the number of car parking spaces available.

Pre-book on-airport parking

If you are planning to use and off-airport meet and greet service, you should check that they have a good reputation on Trustpilot, Trip Advisor or any other reliable means.


Gatwick Cars Ltd is our official taxi provider and can be found outside both the North and South Terminals. Expect queues on strike days, so pre-book your taxi in advance.

Pre-book a taxi

Call +44 (0)1293 550000

Bus and coach

Metrobus offers local bus services around the Gatwick area, with single fares at £2. This includes services to Redhill, from where you can catch TfL bus 405 to Croydon for connecting buses, and trams to Wimbledon for the District Line. You can buy tickets on board and contactless payment is available.

National Express and The Airline by the Oxford Bus Company offer coach services from both terminals to Oxford, London Victoria Coach Station, Brighton and other destinations across England and Wales. You can use either company’s services to reach London Heathrow T5, from where you can catch the Piccadilly Line into central London.

Book coach tickets in advance as services are likely to sell out on strike days. 

Car hire

A range of car rental companies operate from both North and South Terminals.

Pre-book car hire here