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Trains to Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport Station is situated at the South Terminal and is also easily accessible via a free shuttle from the North Terminal. The station was originally constructed in 1891 for the purpose of carrying passengers to Gatwick Racecourse. Racing ceased in 1940 at the beginning of WW2 and was never restarted. During the early 1950s the nearby Tinsley Green airport expanded and acquired the former racecourse and in 1958 the rebuilt station was opened and given its present name. A £53 million redevelopment, completed in 2014, has produced considerable improvements in the station and provided a host of benefits to passengers flying in or out of the airport and requiring on-going trains to and from Gatwick Airport. A redevelopment project worth a further £120 million is due to start in 2017. Gatwick is the best-connected UK airport by rail, with fast train services to London, and direct services to 129 stations around the UK.

Gatwick Airport is a well-supplied station, with 2 different train companies providing daily services, plus the dedicated Gatwick Express, with these trains arriving every 15 minutes. The Gatwick Express runs between London Victoria and Brighton, providing a quick link to the capital as well as the south coast. Also stopping here is Southern trains, giving those in the south an easy route into the airport, as well as Thameslink, which brings in passengers from north of London such as Bedford and Luton, while also providing a non-stop link between Gatwick and London Luton Airport.

London Gatwick Airport is Britain’s second busiest airport. For ease and to save on costs, many travellers take the train to get there. Gatwick Airport is situated South East of London, in West Sussex county. It’s only a thirty minute train journey away from London city centre. From there, it’s easy to get further trains to Cambridge, Canterbury, Oxford and many other cities and towns in South East England.

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Station details & facilities

A major upgrade due to commence in 2017 is designed to make further improvements and introduce enhanced access to all parts of the station; including installing more lifts and escalators. The Gatwick Airport Station ticket office is located above the train platforms. Gatwick Airport train timetables are also available online. Gatwick is only 28 miles from Central London where there is plenty to do and see and train times Gatwick Airport to London are excellent – the express train takes just 30 minutes to London Victoria Station. Alternatively, the lovely seaside town of Brighton is likewise a short, half-hour train trip away.

07:27

Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Express

Plat. 4

Station Due 07:29

07:28

Gatwick Airport

Thameslink

Plat. 1

On time

07:28

Gatwick Airport

Thameslink

Plat. 2

On time

07:28

Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Express

Plat. 7

Station Due 07:31

07:33

Gatwick Airport

Southern

Station Due 07:55

07:34

Gatwick Airport

Thameslink

Plat. 7

On time

07:37

Gatwick Airport

Southern

Plat. 5

Station Due 07:40

07:37

Gatwick Airport

Southern

Plat. 2

On time

07:41

Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Express

Plat. 7

Station Due 07:43

07:41

Gatwick Airport

Southern

Plat. 3

On time

07:28

London Victoria

Gatwick Express

Plat. 4

Station Leaving 07:30

07:29

Bedford

Thameslink

Plat. 2

On time

07:31

Brighton

Gatwick Express

Plat. 7

Station Leaving 07:32

07:34

Gatwick Airport

Southern

07:35

Brighton

Thameslink

Plat. 7

On time

07:38

Bognor Regis

Southern

Plat. 5

Station Leaving 07:41

07:38

London Victoria

Southern

Plat. 2

On time

07:42

Brighton

Gatwick Express

Plat. 7

Station Leaving 07:44

07:42

London Bridge

Southern

Plat. 3

On time

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