This high speed rail service offers the quickest way to journey from Gatwick Airport to Victoria Station in central London - or to the airport from the city.
Getting to the Gatwick Express
Gatwick Express trains leave from the Gatwick Railway station, located in the South Terminal, a short walk from flight arrivals. Free shuttle trains from the North Terminal leave every 3 minutes, and the journey takes only 2 minutes.
At Victoria Station
Trains leave from platforms 13 and 14. The Gatwick Express ticket office is located at the entrance to this area.
Getting to your flight
Gatwick Express trains arrive at the Gatwick rail station in the South Terminal. From there it is a short walk to the departures area. If your train leaves from the North Terminal you can board a free shuttle train, which leaves every 3 minutes for a short 2 minute trip.
Arriving in Victoria Station, London
Victoria Station is one of the major transport hubs for central London. Three underground lines meet at the station; Victoria, District and Circle lines, Victoria bus station is beside the train station, and the National Express coach station is within an easy walk of the station entrance. As well, taxis are available outside the station. There is a very large Tourist Information Centre within the station, offering accommodation booking and travel information for visitors.
Gatwick Express tickets may be booked in-person, or pre-booked by phone, and sent to your address. Tel +44 (0) 845 850 1530. E-tickets are stored in ticket machines for collection at either Gatwick Airport Station or London Victoria Station.
Children under age 5 travel free, while those aged between 5 and 15 are charged at half the adult rate.
(current at time of publication - please verify current prices at the Gatwick Express website - address below)
First Class Single - £24.50
First Class Return - £48.00
Express Class Single - £16.90
Express Class Return - £28.80
First Class Day Return - £30.00
Express Class Day Return - £23.00
First Class Carnet* £220.00
Express Class Carnet* £152.00
* carnet consists of 10 single journey tickets valid for 1 year
In addition, there are several discount schemes available, including monthly and yearly season tickets, seniors and student discounts, a one-day Travelcard, and a Group ticket which allows 4 adults to travel for the price of 2.
it takes 30 minutes to go from the airport to central London (35 minutes on Sundays).
London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
Monday to Sunday
First train: 04:30
From 05:15 trains depart every 15 minutes. Last train 01:30am
Gatwick Airport to Victoria Station
Monday to Sunday
First train: 05:20
From 06:05 trains depart every 15 minutes. Last train 01:35am
Getting from Gatwick to Heathrow, Stansted, or City airports
The best option for travel between the various London airports is a shuttle coach, such as those operated by National Express. The National Express shuttle bus runs 100 times a day from Gatwick to Heathrow airport.