Heading from East Croydon to Gatwick Airport? The train is the perfect way to get there! It takes around 15 minutes on most trains, and the station connects directly into the South Terminal. If you need to get to the North Terminal, turn to the right as you exit the station ticket barriers and jump on the free terminal transfer shuttle train.
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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The average journey time by train between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport is 28 minutes, with around 337 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from East Croydon to Gatwick Airport is 14 minutes.
Train ticket prices from East Croydon to Gatwick Airport can start from as little as £2.70 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from East Croydon to Gatwick Airport without having to change trains. There are 337 direct trains from East Croydon to Gatwick Airport each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from East Croydon to Gatwick Airport leaves at 02:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from East Croydon to Gatwick Airport leaves at 02:07. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from East Croydon to Gatwick Airport cover a distance of around 15 miles (25 km) during the journey.
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