Want to find out more about taking the train from London Kings Cross to Gatwick Airport? Look no further.
You'll usually find 1 train per day running between London Kings Cross and Gatwick Airport, which usually take 1 hour 2 minutes to complete the 26 miles (42 km) journey. It can take as little as 57 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 Gatwick Airport 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 Gatwick Airport.
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 London Kings Cross to Gatwick Airport start from £10.70 when you book in advance. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard can also help you save.
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The average journey time by train between London Kings Cross and Gatwick Airport is 1 hour and 2 minutes, with around 1 train 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 London Kings Cross to Gatwick Airport is 57 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London Kings Cross to Gatwick Airport 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.
No, there are no direct train services from London Kings Cross to Gatwick Airport. Travelling from London Kings Cross to Gatwick Airport by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from London Kings Cross to Gatwick Airport leaves at 15:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London Kings Cross to Gatwick Airport leaves at 17:28. 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 London Kings Cross to Gatwick Airport cover a distance of around 26 miles (42 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 London Kings Cross to Gatwick Airport is right for you.
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