Flying out of Gatwick Airport soon and want to travel there from London by train? You're in luck. The train from London to Gatwick Airport takes just 27m on the fastest services. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct Gatwick Express services available. You could also hop on a Great Northern, Thameslink or Southern service depending on which station in London you're travelling from. Whichever train you travel on, you'll enjoy free WiFi and comfortable seating as standard.
London Gatwick Airport is Britain’s second busiest airport situated south-east of London, in West Sussex. You can usually find around 995 trains per day travelling from London to Gatwick Airport, and you find out more in our guide to trains to Gatwick Airport.
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The average journey time by train between London and Gatwick Airport is 50 minutes, with around 814 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 London to Gatwick Airport is 28 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Gatwick Airport without having to change trains. There are 814 direct trains from London to Gatwick Airport each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London to Gatwick Airport leaves at 02:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Gatwick Airport leaves at 02:29. 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 to Gatwick Airport cover a distance of around 24 miles (39 km) during the journey.
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