How to travel from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London

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Travel Information between Gatwick Airport (GTW) and London

distanceDistance24 miles (39 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$9 - $11
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€8) • 1 h 7 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $11 (€9) • 29 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Thameslink

Travel 24 miles (39 km) by train or bus to London from Gatwick Airport (GTW). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Thameslink among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London.

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from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London

How to get from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

National Express
09:55AM2h35
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
12:30PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$131One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
National Express
09:55AM2h35
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
12:30PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$131One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Thameslink
08:06AM0h29
Gatwick Airport (GTW)
08:35AMLondon Bridge (LBG)
$201One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Thameslink
08:16AM0h29
Gatwick Airport (GTW)
08:45AMLondon Bridge (LBG)
$201One-way
0 transfers
Thameslink
08:01AM0h49
Gatwick Airport (GTW)
08:50AMLondon Bridge (LBG)
$201One-way
0 transfers
Southern
08:13AM0h32
Gatwick Airport (GTW)
08:45AMLondon Victoria (VIC)
$301One-way
0 transfers
National Express
08:55AM2h35
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
11:30AMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$141One-way
0 transfers
National Express
10:55AM2h35
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
01:30PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$181One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
02:30PM1h15
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
03:45PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$151One-way
0 transfers

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Southern, National Express and Thameslink will get you from Gatwick Airport to London at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Gatwick Express is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport, with trains running every 15 minutes throughout the day. The trains are modern and comfortable, with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. There are two types of trains: the Gatwick Express and the Southern service. The Gatwick Express is the fastest service, taking just 30 minutes to reach the airport. The Southern service takes a few minutes longer but offers more stops along the way.

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Gatwick Airport - London travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

      FAQs: Travel from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London

      FAQs: Travel to London easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London.
      FAQs

      There are 2 travel options from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to go to London from Gatwick Airport (GTW) is by taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€8).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London:

      A bus is $2 (€1) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London costing on average $11 (€9).

      The fastest way to get to London from Gatwick Airport (GTW) is by train with an average travel time of 29 min.

      Other travel options to London take longer:

      Getting to London by bus takes 1 h 7 min on average.

      The distance from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London is approximately 24 miles (39 km).

      The average frequency per day from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London is:

      • 51 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to London from Gatwick Airport (GTW) as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London:

      • Most travelers board their train from Gatwick Airport and arrive in London Waterloo.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London:

      • You can travel by bus to London from Gatwick Airport (GTW) with National Express or Megabus, and you can find National Express Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London tickets for $9 (€8) on Omio.
      • You can travel by train from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London with Thameslink, Southern or Gatwick Express, and you can find Thameslink Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London tickets for $11 (€9) on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London with the following travel companies:

      • Direct train available with Thameslink, Southern or Gatwick Express 51 direct trains per day.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Gatwick Airport (GTW) and London.

      Looking to extend your trip from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London? Many Omio customers who go from Gatwick Airport (GTW) to London usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Edinburgh, Manchester, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Paris, Edinburgh, Manchester, Amsterdam or Brussels from London, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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