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Reading to Gatwick Airport

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  1. on time
    Reading
    Platform 7
    00:18
    Reading
    Platform 7
    01:13
    London Paddington
    Platform 1
    01:13
    London Paddington
    02:32
    London St Pancras International
    02:32
    London St Pancras International
    Platform B
    03:30
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 5
    on time
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 5
    2 changes
    Off Peak
  2. on time
    Reading
    Platform 13A
    01:15
    Reading
    Platform 13A
    01:57
    London Paddington
    Platform 1
    01:57
    London Paddington
    03:02
    London St Pancras International
    03:02
    London St Pancras International
    Platform B
    03:58
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 5
    on time
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 5
    2 changes
    Off Peak
  3. on time
    Reading
    Platform 15
    02:24
    Reading
    Platform 15
    03:12
    London Paddington
    Platform 1 estimated
    03:12
    London Paddington
    04:30
    London Victoria
    04:30
    London Victoria
    Platform 13 estimated
    05:12
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 5 estimated
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 5 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  4. on time
    Reading
    Platform 7 estimated
    03:54
    Reading
    Platform 7 estimated
    04:46
    London Paddington
    Platform 1 estimated
    04:46
    London Paddington
    05:59
    London Victoria
    05:59
    London Victoria
    Platform 14 estimated
    06:31
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 5 estimated
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 5 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  5. Reading
    Platform 6 estimated
    05:42
    Reading
    Platform 6 estimated
    06:56
    Clapham Junction
    Platform 4 estimated
    07:12
    Clapham Junction
    Platform 13 estimated
    07:38
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 3 estimated
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  6. Reading
    Platform 13A estimated
    06:01
    Reading
    Platform 13A estimated
    07:06
    Redhill
    07:37
    Redhill
    Platform 3 estimated
    07:46
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 3 estimated
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  7. Reading
    Platform 6 estimated
    06:11
    Reading
    Platform 6 estimated
    07:26
    Clapham Junction
    Platform 4 estimated
    07:42
    Clapham Junction
    Platform 13 estimated
    08:08
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 3 estimated
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  8. Reading
    Platform 15 estimated
    06:19
    Reading
    Platform 15 estimated
    06:52
    London Paddington
    Platform 10 estimated
    06:52
    London Paddington
    07:34
    Farringdon
    07:34
    Farringdon
    Platform 3 estimated
    08:13
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 5 estimated
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 5 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  9. Reading
    Platform 13 estimated
    06:26
    Reading
    Platform 13 estimated
    07:51
    Redhill
    08:07
    Redhill
    Platform 3 estimated
    08:16
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 3 estimated
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  10. Reading
    Platform 11 estimated
    06:39
    Reading
    Platform 11 estimated
    07:06
    London Paddington
    Platform 3 estimated
    07:06
    London Paddington
    07:54
    London Victoria
    07:54
    London Victoria
    Platform 19 estimated
    08:25
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 5 estimated
    Gatwick Airport
    Platform 5 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak

Journey information from Reading to Gatwick Airport

  • Train Fares from: £20.30
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct

Trains to Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick Airport is Britain’s second busiest airport. For ease and to save on costs, many travellers take the train to get there. Gatwick Airport is situated South East of London, in West Sussex county. It’s only a thirty minute train journey away from London city centre. From there, it’s easy to get further trains to Cambridge, Canterbury, Oxford and many other cities and towns in South East England.

Find out more about trains to Gatwick Airport

  • How long does it take to travel from Reading to Gatwick Airport by train?

    The average journey time between Reading and Gatwick Airport is . On an average weekday, there are 61 trains travelling from Reading to Gatwick Airport. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Reading to Gatwick Airport by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport cost?

    Train tickets from Reading to Gatwick Airport can start from as little as £20.30 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from Reading to Gatwick Airport?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Reading to Gatwick Airport without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Reading to Gatwick Airport.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Reading and Gatwick Airport?

    The distance between Reading and Gatwick Airport is 41 miles.

    Distance: 41 miles
  • What time is the first train from Reading to Gatwick Airport?

    The first train from Reading to Gatwick Airport departs at .

    What time is the last train from Reading to Gatwick Airport?

    The last train from Reading to Gatwick Airport departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Reading to Gatwick Airport timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Reading to Gatwick Airport for Friday 29th May 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
00:1803:303h 12m, 2 changes
01:1503:582h 43m, 2 changes
02:2405:122h 48m, 2 changes
03:5406:312h 37m, 2 changes
05:4207:381h 56m, 1 change
06:0107:461h 45m, 1 change
06:1108:081h 57m, 1 change
06:1908:131h 54m, 2 changes
06:2608:161h 50m, 1 change
06:3908:251h 46m, 2 changes

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

How to find cheap train tickets from Reading to Gatwick Airport

Did you know that most train companies in the UK increase their prices as the departure date approaches? Our aim is to help you save – we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction

Book in advance.

Save up to 61%** when you book in advance. Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert 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 Reading to Gatwick Airport is right for you.

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