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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, 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.

New and improved Gatwick Airport station

Since the 21st of November 2023, Gatwick Airport train station now offers more space and new facilities. This includes a new second concourse (to be used by people entering the airport terminal) and airport entrance, as well as 8 new escalators, 5 new lifts, 4 new stairways and widened platforms. Making it even easier to move between the train station and the airport quickly.

There are now also more ticket gates, new customer information systems, and a dedicated passenger assistance point.

How to get to Gatwick Airport train station 

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 southeast 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.

Find out more about trains to Gatwick Airport

Station details & facilities

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.

Departures and arrivals from Gatwick Airport

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Gatwick Airport station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London VictoriaSouthern18:431On time
to London VictoriaSouthern18:431On time
to BrightonThameslink18:457Scheduled
to Three BridgesThameslink18:463Late
to CambridgeThameslink18:464Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CambridgeThameslink18:447Scheduled
from BedfordThameslink18:453Late
from BrightonThameslink18:454Scheduled
from PeterboroughThameslink18:463On time
from HorshamThameslink18:471On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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