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Gatwick Airport to London Victoria by train

It takes an average of 47m to travel from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria by train, over a distance of around 23 miles (38 km). There are normally 321 trains per day travelling from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria and tickets for this journey start from £12 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 28m
PriceFrom £12
Distance23 miles (38 km)
Frequency321 trains per day
Departure stationGatwick Airport
Arrival stationLondon Victoria
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGatwick Express, Southern

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria train times

Check out the next trains departing from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria for Sunday 16th May 2021 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.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:03 Exp. 05:17gatwick airport07:23 On timelondon victoriaPlat. 1 southern PeakGet tickets2h 20m, 1 change
05:58 On timegatwick airport07:47 london victoriaPlat. 1 thameslink PeakGet tickets1h 49m, 2 changes
06:28 On timegatwick airport07:51 london victoriaPlat. 2 southern PeakGet tickets1h 23m, 2 changes
06:36 On timegatwick airport08:05 london victoriaPlat. 1 thameslink PeakGet tickets1h 29m, 2 changes
06:52 On timegatwick airport08:21 london victoriaPlat. 1 southern PeakGet tickets1h 29m, 2 changes
07:05 On timegatwick airport08:28 london victoriaPlat. 1 thameslink PeakGet tickets1h 23m, 2 changes
07:10 On timegatwick airport08:41 london victoriaPlat. 1 thameslink PeakGet tickets1h 31m, 2 changes
07:36 On timegatwick airport08:58 london victoriaPlat. 1 thameslink PeakGet tickets1h 22m, 2 changes
07:54 On timegatwick airport09:21 london victoriaPlat. 2 southern PeakGet tickets1h 27m, 2 changes
08:05 On timegatwick airport09:28 london victoriaPlat. 1 thameslink PeakGet tickets1h 23m, 2 changes

Trains from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

If you have a flight into London Gatwick Airport, getting the train to your final destination is often a cheaper and more convenient option. You’ll fly into one of two terminals: Gatwick North Terminal or Gatwick South Terminal. South Terminal is only a two minutes walk away from Gatwick Airport train station. To get quickly from Gatwick North Terminal to Gatwick South Terminal, you can take the free shuttle bus.

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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 47 minutes, with around 321 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 28 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 £12 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 321 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 03:13. 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 02:30. 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 £12 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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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.

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Travelling from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria by train

Review by Paola Labib

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 with Trainline, 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 is one of our trusted, hand-picked travel writers. The information for this article was recorded first-hand, based on her own genuine experience of the journey.

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