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London to Gatwick Airport Train Tickets E‑TICKET

London to Gatwick Airport Train Tickets

Making your way from London to Gatwick Airport by train is a breeze when boarding with Gatwick Express, Thameslink or Southern! You’ll benefit from ticket flexibility, frequent departure times, plus all the essential passenger comforts of First or Standard Class travel. Though most trains depart from Victoria station in London, there are some departing from Blackfriars or London Bridge. Approximately 257 direct-route departures are available each day (most leaving every 5-10 minutes), allowing you to get to Gatwick without delay!

Gatwick Airport is a leading international airport located approximately 48 kms south of London. Opened in 1933 for commercial flight operation, Gatwick currently handles over 50 regular airlines flying to over 200 destinations around the globe; that’s more than any other airport in the UK! While waiting to board the plane, be sure to visit the departure lounge where you’ll find restaurants, cafés and bars, plus various shops for browsing.

Purchase your London to Gatwick Airport train ticket right here. Then, use the ticket collection reference # provided in the email we send you to collect your actual ticket from a self-service ticket machine anywhere in Britain.

Journey details

Frequency
On average, trains depart every 5-10 minutes, with 257 direct-route departures daily

Travel time
28 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations
Victoria, Blackfriars or London Bridge and Gatwick Airport

Train features
Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Southern passenger trains, reaching a maximum speed of 177km/h

London to Gatwick Airport ticket fares

When booking your ticket for travel from London to Gatwick Airport by train, the following fare options may be available:
  • Ticket ONLY on Departure - Anytime
    These tickets are fully flexible. There are no time restrictions, so you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours. Seat reservations are not included.
  • Ticket ONLY on Departure - Super Off-Peak
    Tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though off-peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Super Off-Peak tickets may be more restrictive. Seat reservations are not included.
  • Ticket on Departure & Reservation - Anytime
    These tickets are fully flexible. There are no time restrictions, so you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours. Seat reservations are included.
  • Ticket on Departure & Reservation - Advance
    These tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train. Seat reservations are included.
  • Ticket on Departure & Reservation - Off-Peak & Super Off-Peak
    Tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though off-peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Super Off-Peak tickets may be more restrictive. Seat reservations are included.

London to Gatwick Airport ticket classes

  • Standard Class
    Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.
  • First Class
    First class coaches have a quieter atmosphere, and come equipped with larger seats offering superior comfort and plenty of legroom.

London to Gatwick Airport ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.

Train services and amenities

  • Non-smoking coaches
  • Quality, comfortable seats with large panoramic windows
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage
  • Travel assistance for passengers with special needs
  • WiFi access (available on select train lines)
  • Power outlets (available on most trains)

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Seat reservations

  • When booking a ‘Ticket ONLY on Departure’ e-ticket, the seat reservation is not included.
  • When booking a ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket, the seat reservation will be included in most cases. Exceptions where the seat may not be reserved at the time of booking include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

Ticket purchase conditions and delivery
Tickets for travel from London to Gatwick Airport by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted.

Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket simply by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the train station before boarding.

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