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Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport by train

It takes an average of 2h 5m to travel from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport by train, over a distance of around 57 miles (92 km). There are normally 25 trains per day travelling from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport and tickets for this journey start from £5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 55m
PriceFrom £5
Distance57 miles (92 km)
Frequency25 trains per day
Departure stationSouthampton Central
Arrival stationGatwick Airport
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsSouthern

Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport train times

Check out the next trains departing from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport for Friday 7th 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
10:00 On timesouthampton central11:55 On timegatwick airportPlat. 1 south western railway PeakGet tickets1h 55m, 1 change
10:13 On timesouthampton central12:09 On timegatwick airportPlat. 2A southern Off PeakGet tickets1h 56m, direct
10:17 On timesouthampton central12:25 On timegatwick airportPlat. 1 crosscountry PeakGet tickets2h 8m, 2 changes
10:28 On timesouthampton central12:39 On timegatwick airportPlat. 2A southern Off PeakGet tickets2h 11m, 1 change
11:00 On timesouthampton central13:08 On timegatwick airportPlat. 1 south western railway PeakGet tickets2h 8m, 1 change
11:13 On timesouthampton central13:09 On timegatwick airportPlat. 2A southern Off PeakGet tickets1h 56m, direct
11:26 On timesouthampton central13:39 On timegatwick airportPlat. 2A southern Off PeakGet tickets2h 13m, 1 change
12:00 On timesouthampton central14:08 On timegatwick airportPlat. 1 estimatedsouth western railway PeakGet tickets2h 8m, 1 change
12:13 On timesouthampton central14:09 On timegatwick airportPlat. 2 estimatedsouthern Off PeakGet tickets1h 56m, direct
12:17 On timesouthampton central14:25 On timegatwick airportPlat. 1 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets2h 8m, 2 changes

Trains from Southampton Central 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.

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Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport? 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 Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Southampton Central and Gatwick Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport is 1 hour and 55 minutes.

How much does the train from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport?

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.

What time does the first train from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport leave?

The first train from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport leaves at 05:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport leave?

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.

What's the distance between Southampton Central and Gatwick Airport by train?

Trains travelling from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport cover a distance of around 57 miles (92 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport

Train tickets from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport start at £5 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.

Book in advance

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 Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport 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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