London Victoria Station from the outside with glasss windowed buildings surrounding and a pavement and road in front

Gatwick Airport to London Train Tickets

Book Cheap Train Tickets From Gatwick Airport to London

If you are flying into Gatwick when you take your trip to the UK, it is well worth taking the Gatwick to London train. Regular services run to two stations without the need to change trains, these being London Victoria Station, with services operated by the Express service, and London Bridge, with services operated by Thameslink. From Victoria, you can easily reach any landmark you might want to visit; if you want to journey to Westminster, it will take just two minutes on the Circle Line or District Line. If you are traveling by rail, you don't necessarily have to buy tickets in advance. You can simply tap your payment or oyster card to pay and get through the ticket barriers to your train. To cut costs when you book trains to London, we recommend traveling at off-peak times and booking as early as possible to benefit from an advance fare.

Gatwick Station is situated on the route of the Brighton Main Line, meaning regular trains are stopping here. The Station is located just 70 meters east of the Airport's South Terminal, meaning you can quickly take your rail service after completing your journey to the UK by plane. If your flight lands at the North Terminal, you can easily reach your train using the Shuttle. The Station has seven platforms, with Southern, Thameslink, and Great Western Railway, some of the operators running from here. If you are traveling to or from London, your train will depart from or arrive at Platforms 1, 2, 4, and 5.

Traveling From Gatwick Airport to London by train






23 Miles / 38 Kilometres

First Train


Last Train


Fastest Journey Time

29 Minutes

Avg. Journey Time

44 Minutes


126 Trains per day


Gatwick Express, Southern

Gatwick Airport to London Train Routes

When you land, there might be other destinations you would like to visit, as well as London. You can reach some beautiful cities by train from Gatwick, including Brighton, Cambridge, and Peterborough. If you would prefer to head to London first, you can then easily reach any destination you might want to visit in the UK.

Train Companies

Gatwick Express

Two trains run per hour on this service from Monday - Saturday between Victoria and Brighton, with stops at the Airport and Haywards Heath en route. On Sundays, these trains only run between Victoria and the Airport. Since January 2016, Oyster Cards and contactless cards have been accepted for travel on this service.


Southern runs six trains per hour from Gatwick Monday - Saturday, with services between Victoria and Brighton running every half hour on Sundays.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a direct train from Gatwick Airport to London?

There are direct trains from Gatwick Airport to London running regularly operated by Gatwick Express and Southern.

How long does it take to travel from Gatwick Airport to London?

The fastest service from Gatwick Airport to London takes just 27 minutes, with the average travel time being 44 minutes.

What are the Gatwick Airport to London train times and schedule?

You can view the Gatwick Airport to London train times and schedule by searching using our booking engine.

How much is the train ticket from Gatwick Airport to London?

A train ticket from Gatwick Airport to London can vary in price, but you can save money by booking in advance and traveling during off-peak hours.

When should you book your train tickets from Gatwick Airport to London?

Train tickets from Gatwick Airport to London are usually released up to 12 weeks in advance, but if you do not have time to book before you travel, you can also pay at the barrier using Oyster Cards and Contactless Cards.

Which train companies operate between Gatwick Airport and London?

Gatwick Express and Southern operate trains between Gatwick Airport and London.

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