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Each fare is the lowest adult economy ticket fare found by our customers on Trainline. Fares booked further in advance than the dates displayed may be cheaper. Prices are updated daily, subject to change and indicative of price last update. Limited availability. Discount cards and coach journeys excluded, prices exclusive of booking fee.

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria by train

It takes an average of 44m to travel from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria by train, over a distance of around 23 miles (38 km). There are normally 192 trains per day travelling from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria and tickets for this journey start from £13.20 when you book in advance.

First train

02:31

Last train

02:24

Departure station

Gatwick Airport

Arrival station

London Victoria

Journey time

From 29m

Distance

23 miles (38 km)

Frequency

192 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £13.20

Train operators

Gatwick Express, Thameslink, Southern

Travelling by train from Gatwick Airport to London in half an hour

Want to travel from the airport to the capital and need more information on how to travel from Gatwick to London by train? Look no further! 

Usually, the train journey from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria takes around 44 minutes but can take just 30 minutes on the fastest services, with around 164 direct trains running on this popular route each day. When travelling from Gatwick to London by train, you can sit back and relax as you don’t need to change along the way.  

On this route, you’ll board either a Gatwick Express or Southern train at Gatwick Airport. No matter which operator you’re travelling with, you’ll enjoy onboard amenities such as free WiFi and comfortable seating.  If you prefer to travel in style, upgrade to First Class and you’ll take advantage of quieter coaches and more spacious seating.  For more information, find out more about trains from Gatwick Airport. In just half an hour, you’ll arrive at London Victoria station. 

Once you’ve stepped off the train, you’re well positioned to start exploring the city. In fact, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben are within walking distance! Need more inspiration? Check out our guide to the 14 best things to do in London, including a trip to St Paul’s Cathedral and Trafalgar Square.  

Want to book the cheapest train tickets? Try travelling Off-Peak, as tickets tend to be cheaper during Off-Peak times compared to Peak times. Also, if you travel by train a few times a year, why not get yourself a Railcard? You’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.  

Eager to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. If you’d like more information about the journey first, keep reading for our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train fares.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria? 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 Victoria take?

The average journey time by train between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria is 44 minutes, with around 192 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 Victoria by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria is 29 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria can start from as little as £13.20 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 Victoria?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria without having to change trains. There are 192 direct trains from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria leaves at 02:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria leaves at 02:24. 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 Victoria by train?

Trains travelling from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria cover a distance of around 23 miles (38 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

Train tickets from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria start at £13.20 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 Victoria 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.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.

Tips and tricks from our Trainline team

We love helping our customers find inspiration for their next train journey. Discover some travel stories written based on our employees' experiences.

Travelling from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria by train

Getting to Gatwick Airport station

Gatwick Airport station is located in the South Terminal. As I landed at the North Terminal, I had to take the free shuttle bus available at the airport to get to the South Terminal and board my train back home. The shuttle service runs 24 hours every day and takes about two minutes to travel between the two terminals.

Boarding the train

Having already booked my digital ticket, I had a quick look at the departure boards to check where my train was departing from. I showed my ticket to the railway staff, got through the ticket gates, and queued for about 5 minutes before getting on board. I stored my luggage away and headed to my window seat I had reserved online.

The journey

After spending almost half a day between airport transfers, check-in and the flight itself, all I wanted to do was to get back home quickly, that’s why I took the Gatwick Express – it took me about 30 minutes to get to London Victoria, as the train runs all the way to Victoria without stopping. I made use of the free WiFi available on board throughout the journey, as well as the power socket at my seat to keep my phone charged.

Once I hopped off, I headed towards the underground station entrance and took the District Line back home. The Gatwick Express is definitely the quickest and best option to travel from Gatwick Airport to London, I highly recommend it!

About Paola

Paola, a Trainline employee, chose to share her experience of the journey between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria.

† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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