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Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross by train

Journey timeFrom 1h 9m
PriceFrom £12.50
Distance26 miles (42 km)
Frequency0 trains per day
First train10:48
Last train10:48
Departure stationGatwick Airport
Arrival stationLondon Kings Cross
Changes1 change
Train operatorsGreat Northern, Thameslink

Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross train times

Check out the next trains departing from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross for Tuesday 12th July 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
13:36 14:36 1h 0m, 1 change
13:39 14:35 56m, 1 change
13:43 14:40 57m, 1 change
13:46 14:46 1h 0m, 1 change
13:49 15:01 1h 12m, 1 change
13:54 14:54 1h 0m, 1 change
14:02 15:21 1h 19m, 1 change
14:03 15:02 59m, 1 change
14:06 15:06 1h 0m, 1 change
14:09 15:05 56m, 1 change

How to travel from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross? Look no further.

You'll usually find 0 trains per day running between Gatwick Airport and London Kings Cross, which usually take 1 hour 9 minutes to complete the 26 miles (42 km) journey. It can take as little as 1 hour 9 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to London Kings Cross by train, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. Thameslink trains are the main operator of services on this route, so you're likely to travel with them for all or at least part of your journey to London Kings Cross.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross start from £10.70 when you book in advance. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard can also help you save.

Keen to book your train tickets to London Kings Cross? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable with live train times above, and tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs further down the page.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross take?

The average journey time by train between Gatwick Airport and London Kings Cross is 1 hour and 9 minutes, with around 0 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Gatwick Airport and London Kings Cross by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross is 1 hour and 9 minutes.

How much does the train from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross cost?

Train ticket prices from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross 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.

Is there a direct train from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross?

No, there are no direct train services from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross. Travelling from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross leave?

The first train from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross leaves at 10:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross leave?

The last train from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross leaves at 10:48. 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.

What's the distance between Gatwick Airport and London Kings Cross by train?

Trains travelling from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross cover a distance of around 26 miles (42 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London Kings Cross to Gatwick Airport.

Cheap train tickets from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross

Train tickets from Gatwick Airport to London Kings Cross start at £12.50 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

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 Kings Cross is right for you.

Use your Railcard

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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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