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
The average journey time by train between Southampton Central and Gatwick Airport is 2 hours and 5 minutes, with around 25 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 Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport is 1 hour and 55 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport can start from as little as £5 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 Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport without having to change trains. There are 25 direct trains from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport leaves at 05:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport leaves at 21:32. 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 Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport cover a distance of around 57 miles (92 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 Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport is right for you.
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