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Buses to
Gatwick Airport

Buses to Gatwick Airport

As Britain’s 2nd busiest airport, London Gatwick Airport services around 43 million passengers each year. One of the cheapest ways to get there is by bus.

London Gatwick Airport is located in West Sussex County, just South East of London. Travellers to the airport have a number of bus services to choose from, with direct bus services from London, Oxford, Bristol, Cardiff and many other major towns and cities throughout the UK. National Express run several routes to Gatwick Airport from across the UK.

Read on to learn more about the different buses, including how frequently and what time buses run, and where they run from.

Travelling with Kids

Travelling with Kids

Each terminal has Kid zones, baby change and milk warming facilities.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Customer relations: 0844 335 6886

Twitter Customer Help: @Gatwick_Airport

Travelling with Animals

Travelling with Pets

Only Assistance Dogs are allowed inside the terminals.



Free WiFi is available in all terminals.

First Class

Business Lounges

There are 7 business lounges available across all terminals.

Lost Property

Lost Property

Please visit Gatwick Airport's website for more details.

Getting to London Gatwick Airport by bus

Using Trainline, you can book cheap bus tickets from major locations in the UK to London Gatwick Airport in just a few clicks. This will save you money on taxis and airport parking, meaning you’ll have more to spend on your holiday. We recommend that you book tickets well in advance to get the cheapest fares.

National Express runs direct and low-cost services from over 70 locations across the UK. They also have a service that runs every 30 minutes from London Victoria Coach Station to London Gatwick Airport. This service stops at both Gatwick North Terminal and Gatwick South Terminal and the journey takes between 65 and 85 minutes. Tickets from London to Gatwick Airport can cost as little as £8 if you book in advance.

If you have an early flight, you can stay in the small YOTELAIR, just inside Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal.

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Things to do at Gatwick Airport

Gatwick has two terminals with plenty to eat, drink and entertain. Each terminal contains a duty-free, where you can get confectionary, alcohol and other things before your flight.

As you enter the airport, follow the signposts to Departures. You’ll need to go up to level 2, where you’ll find the check-in desks. After that, you might have a little time to relax before your flight. In both terminals, you’ll find coffee shops (such as Starbucks and Costa), pubs (such as Wetherspoons), and plenty of shops (such as Boots, Dixons Travel, WH Smith, and Harrods).

Looking for another way to travel to Gatwick Airport? You can also take the train to Gatwick Airport.

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