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Travelling with Gatwick Express

Gatwick Express stops

Gatwick Express does more than get you to the airport and back. After its main leg from London to Gatwick by train, the Gatwick Express route map includes stops at Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Hassocks and the seaside town of Brighton – a popular weekend and day trip location.

What's more, the Gatwick Express serves stops in Preston Park and Wivelsfield. It's also connected to the London Underground via Victoria station on the Victoria and District and Circle Lines which are both wheelchair accessible. Getting the train to Gatwick from Brighton is also a simple journey for passengers to make. During off-peak times, the rail service runs twice an hour, and with a train to Gatwick from Brighton taking less than 30 minutes, it’s perfect when making travel arrangements for getting to the airport. During peak hours, the Gatwick Express to and from Brighton also calls at Preston Park, Hayward’s Heath and Hassocks, providing an extra commuter train for those in the Brighton area.

Looking for other options? If you're departing London, see trains to Gatwick Airport. If you're arriving into Gatwick, see trains from Gatwick Airport.

Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick, the UK's second busiest airport, is located near Crawley, south of central London. It has two terminals and getting to each of them by train is pretty straight forward.

The Gatwick Express stops in the South Terminal at the airport, and after getting out of the station, you will immediately find yourself at baggage check-in. 

To get from the South Terminal to the North Terminal, take the inter-terminal shuttle service. The shuttle station is located close to the train station at Gatwick's South Terminal. It runs every few minutes 24/7 and takes just two minutes.

If you're going the other way, follow the signs for South Terminal to get the shuttle

The airport has a number of restaurants, duty-free shops, and facilities that will make waiting for your flight a pleasant experience. As a popular airport for both regional and international travel, getting the train to Gatwick will certainly help you avoid queues in and out of the busy road network.

Gatwick Express First Class or Standard seating

Whether you're travelling for work, leisure or a bit of both, find a seat to match. Gatwick Express offers different seating options to suit all budgets.   

First Class 

Gatwick Express offers First Class seating for those wishing to kick back and relax on their way to or from London Victoria. Enjoy comfy seats, quieter coaches and complimentary WiFi. First Class ticket holders also have access to the Gatwick Airport Lounge.   

Find out more about Gatwick Express First Class travel.


Benefit from family-sized tables, power sockets and generous luggage allowances, all at an affordable price. Gatwick Express makes transfers to and from the airport and Brighton easy for budgeters and thrill-seekers alike.

Gatwick Express routes

When travelling with Gatwick Express, benefit from smooth connections to Gatwick Airport, Brighton and beyond.

Gatwick Express Delay Repay

Did you know you can claim Delay Repay if your Gatwick Express train was delayed by 15 minutes or more? Check out our dedicated page to Delay Repay for more details.

Good to know

Travelling with Gatwick Express? Find out everything you need to know about luggage allowance, pets and other onboard Gatwick Express facilities here.

Contact Gatwick Express

Got a query about a Gatwick Express journey you've booked with us? Get in touch online.

Customer service enquiries

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Delays, lost property and onboard services

If you would like more information regarding Gatwick Express train times, lost property or onboard facilities, then call Gatwick Express on (+44) 345 850 1530

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