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To and from London

We provide great links into London, being just half an hour away by train

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Less then half an hour from Central London

Whether you're travelling by train, car or coach, we are directly linked to London in several ways and if travelling by train, less then half an hour away.

Choose your preferred method of transport below to learn more about each and explore the convenience and accessibility of our location, ensuring a seamless journey to and from London, no matter your transport.

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By train

The Gatwick Express which runs every 15 minutes ​and takes​ 30 minutes​ to reach Central London.

By car

Journey times vary depending on your destination​ and traffic, but take around one hour.

By taxi

You can book with our approved taxi partner, Airport Cars Gatwick to take you anywhere in London.

By coach

National Express ​run ​direct services to London Victoria once an hour taking an hour and a half.

Travelling to other London airports

Do you have a flight from another airport? Here's some helpful information to help you make the journey to the other airports close to London.

By train
All rail services operate from London Gatwick's South Terminal. If you arrive at North Terminal simply take the terminal shuttle service to the South Terminal which takes just two minutes.

London Gatwick to Heathrow

There are a few options for which route to take when travelling to Heathrow from London Gatwick:

The easiest route by train is to take a Thameslink train from Gatwick Airport to Farringdon where you can change to the Elizabeth Line for direct services to the Heathrow terminals.

Gatwick Express trains to London Victoria depart every 15 minutes from South Terminal and take 30 minutes. From Victoria you will need to catch a Circle Line tube from Victoria to Paddington. Finally, take the Heathrow Express Paddington to Heathrow, which run every 15 minutes.

Alternatively, all our coach operators (National Express, Airline, megabus or Flixbus) offer direct services between Gatwick and Heathrow.

London Gatwick to Stansted

Gatwick Express departs every 15 minutes to London Victoria station and takes just 30 minutes. Stansted Express trains depart from London Liverpool Street every 15 or 30 minutes with an average journey time of 45 minutes.

You can also pick up the Stansted Express service from Tottenham Hale Underground Station (Victoria line).

You can travel between Victoria and Liverpool Street stations by bus, taxi or London Underground (Circle Line or Victoria and Central lines).

London Gatwick to Luton

Thameslink offer four direct trains an hour to Luton Airport (02, 06, 32 and 36 minutes past the hour). The journey takes around 75 minutes to Luton Airport Parkway. From here, you can take the Luton DART (Direct Air-Rail Transit) that covers he 4-minute journey from Luton Airport Parkway to London Luton Airport Terminal. The DART is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

By coach
National Express and megabus operate non-stop services between London Gatwick and Heathrow, and National Express have some direct services to Stansted and Luton airports.

Routes and journey times

Approximate journey times are as follows:

London Gatwick to Heathrow - around 75 minutes

London Gatwick to Stansted - around 3 hours

London Gatwick to Luton - around 2 hours 30 minutes for direct services

You can buy tickets from the National Express ticket desks in both terminals, from the coach driver or in advance by booking online or calling +44 (0)871 781 8181.