Flying into Gatwick Airport and heading into London by train? You're in luck. The train from Gatwick Airport to London takes just 28m on the fastest services.
London Gatwick Airport is Britain’s second busiest airport situated south-east of London, in West Sussex. You can usually find around 1102 trains per day travelling from Gatwick Airport to London, and you can find out more in our guide to trains from Gatwick Airport.
Ready to book? Start a search for trains in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, or keep reading for FAQs and tips on how to find cheap train tickets.
The average journey time by train between Gatwick Airport and London is 49 minutes, with around 974 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 Gatwick Airport to London is 28 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Gatwick Airport to London can start from as little as £12.50 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 Gatwick Airport to London without having to change trains. There are 974 direct trains from Gatwick Airport to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Gatwick Airport to London leaves at 02:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Gatwick Airport to London leaves at 02:28. 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 Gatwick Airport to London cover a distance of around 24 miles (39 km) during the journey.
If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Gatwick Airport to London is right for you.
National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.
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