London Gatwick (LGW) is the second largest airport in the UK after Heathrow Airport. Gatwick is located 45km (28 miles) south of London.
Gatwick Airport’s two terminals, North and South, both have a comprehensive selection of shops, bureaux de change, help desks and left-luggage facilities.
In July 2010 Gatwick Airport opened its new new inter-terminal transit system as part of the airport’s £1 billion investment programme. The state-of-the-art inter-terminal shuttle provides Gatwick Airport passengers with a fast and comfortable journey between the North and South Terminals in just under 3 minutes.
Gatwick Airport by Rail
The Gatwick Express is the fastest way into Central London. There are trains every 15 minutes between Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal and London Victoria Station every day from 4.35am to 1.35am. Standard fares are £16.90 single and £28.80 return. Journey time is 30 minutes and the service is non-stop to Victoria station.
- Visit the Gatwick Express website for more information.
You can also get the Thameslink train to London Bridge, Blackfriars and St Pancras stations. Trains leave approximately every 30 minutes. A standard adult single is £9.80. The journey to London Bridge takes 40 minutes.
Southern Railway has two trains per hour during the day between Gatwick and London Bridge. The journey time is 52 minutes. A standard single ticket costs £8.70.
- For more details and online advance-saver fares, visit the Southern Railway website.
Gatwick Airport by Coach
National Express runs frequent services between Gatwick and Victoria Coach Station. Coaches run approximately hourly. Journey time varies according to route, most are about 1 hour 20 minutes. Some services stop at Hooley, Wallington, Mitcham Junction, Mitcham London Rd, Streatham, Stockwell and Pimlico. Standard fares are £7.30 single or £11.40 return.
- See the National Express website
easyBus also offers a high-frequency, low-cost express bus service between Gatwick Airport and Earls Court/West Brompton.The easyBus service runs throughout the day and night, direct with no stops. Fares start at £2 one-way (online price).
- Find out more at the easyBus website
Gatwick Airport by Taxi
There are usually taxis queuing for customers at London’s airports. Only use a black cab or reputable mini-cab and never use unauthorised drivers. The official Gatwick taxi concession is Checker Cars. You can ask the driver for an estimate of out how much your journey will cost beforehand.
- Find out more from the TfL taxi fares page