If you’re after Gatwick Express First Class tickets, look no further. At Trainline, we’ll show you what exactly is on offer, from luxurious seats to complimentary meals and much more. Don’t be put off by the thought of paying more than you would in Standard either, as there are ways to find cheap First Class train tickets too! Read on for a complete guide to Gatwick Express First Class.

What do you get on the Gatwick Express in First Class?

As well as all the usual amenities you'll find in Standard Class on Gatwick Express trains (luggage racks, toilets, bike storage, etc.), travelling in First Class means you get access to a few extra perks before and during your trip.

The Gatwick Express can whisk you between London, Brighton, and the airport in no time. The added benefits of travelling in First Class on Gatwick Express trains during your journey include: 

  • More comfortable seating
  • Quieter coaches 
  • WiFi
  • Access to the No1 Lounge at Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Express First Class seating plan

You’ll normally easily find First Class seating by looking for the First Class sign by the door as you enter the train. The seats are more spaced out than in Standard Class, although they follow the same arrangement on either sitting at a table of four or two seats next to each other. 

Gatwick Express First Class lounges

Although Gatwick Express don't have any First Class lounges at UK train stations, you can gain access to the No1 Lounge at Gatwick Airport when you buy a First Class Victoria to Gatwick Return online.

Inside the No1 Lounges at Gatwick Airport, you can find:

  • Complimentary hot or cold food
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • A wide range of newspapers and magazines
  • A bar serving specialty teas and coffee, and alcohol

Please note that the No1 Lounges are Gatwick Airport have reopened but are currently providing table service due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Popular Gatwick Express First Class routes

Check out our guides to travelling First Class on some of the Gatwick Express’ most popular routes.

London to Gatwick Airport

Departs from

London Victoria

Arrives into

Gatwick Airport

First Class lounge

Gatwick Airport


Find out more about taking the train from London to Gatwick Airport.

Gatwick Airport to London

Departs from

Gatwick Airport

Arrives into

London Victoria

First Class lounge



Learn more about travelling from Gatwick Airport to London by train.

Brighton to Gatwick Airport

Departs from


Arrives into

Gatwick Airport

First Class lounge



Read our guide to travelling from Brighton to Gatwick Airport by train.

How to get cheap Gatwick Express First Class tickets

There are different ways you can get cheap Gatwick Express First Class train tickets without having to pay over the odds. Our top tips for saving money on First Class train tickets are:

Travel Off-Peak

Tickets for travel during Off-Peak hours (anytime outside of Monday to Friday rush hours) are normally cheaper, plus the trains are usually quieter too.

Use a Railcard

There are several Railcards in the UK you can use to save up to 1/3 on First Class train tickets. Check out which one you might be eligible for and buy online on our Railcards page.

Try GroupSave

Travelling to or from the airport with three to nine friends? Buying GroupSave train tickets could help you save up to 34%. Find out more about GroupSave.  

Good to know (FAQs)

What does Gatwick Express First Class include?

As well as more spacious and comfortable seating, First Class on Gatwick Express trains includes lounge access at Gatwick Airport (with certain tickets).

Do you get free food with Gatwick Express First Class tickets?

No, the Gatwick Express does not offer a food and drink service.

Can I use the Gatwick Express First Class lounge?

You can use the No1 Lounge at Gatwick Airport if you purchase a certain type of First Class ticket from London Victoria.

Find out more about the Gatwick Express

Want to know more about Gatwick Express? Check out some of our guides to travelling with Gatwick Express and by train in Great Britain for info on train times, Season Tickets and more.

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