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Introducing Gatwick Express

Gatwick Express trains take passengers from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport, providing a fast, non-stop rail service between London and the airport. The London to Gatwick train also continues its service onto Brighton, giving passengers that are travelling home from Gatwick a non-stop service to the coast during off-peak times.

Gatwick Express ticket prices, timetables and more updates on schedule information can be found on our journey planner. Find out more about the Gatwick Express service, where it stops and what you can do once you reach Gatwick Airport below.

Peak Hours

Trains arriving at Victoria between 07:00 and 10:00 am or leaving between 16:00 and 19:00 pm.

Contact Information

Customer relations: 0345 026 4700

Twitter Customer Help: @GatwickExpress

Cycle Policy

Non-folding bikes are not allowed during peak hours.


Free WiFi is available for all passengers throughout their journey.

First Class

All trains include first class services.

Lost Property

Complete an online form on the Gatwick Express website.

Gatwick Express Service

Running from London Victoria every 15 minutes to Gatwick Airport, the train takes you to the heart of the south terminal, removing any need for any extra journeys or connections. From London, the train to Gatwick Airport takes just 30 minutes, providing a great travel alternative to coach rides or driving. When looking for train tickets to Gatwick, booking in advance can give you cheap tickets, and using our journey planner, cheap trains on the Gatwick Express is more viable than you think. Gatwick to London trains also run every 15 minutes, meaning you do not need to rush through baggage claim to grab a specific train back into Victoria station.

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.

Gatwick Airport

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Gatwick Airport

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. The airport has a number of restaurants, duty-free shops, and facilities that will make waiting for your flight a pleasant experience. With over 43m passengers using Gatwick in 2016, it is one of the UK’s busiest airports, so getting the train to Gatwick will certainly help you avoid queues in and out of the busy road network.

About Gatwick Express

The rail service, owned by Govia, uses the Thameslink and Southern train line between London and Brighton. With first class services and free WiFi for all customers, it has become an ideal travel option for those looking for an alternative mode of transport for arriving at the airport. Despite a specialised service, passengers can still use any Railcard with their ticket, including 16-25 and senior railcards.


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