Trains to Gatwick Airport

With Gatwick Airport being one of Britain’s busiest airports, it's easy to see why. Frequent services running every 15 minutes from the airport’s South Terminal, the train takes travellers to and from London within 30 minutes, making it a cheap and convenient way to travel. 

The train station is one of the most well-connected by rail with direct services to other destinations in the UK. 

Popular Routes to Gatwick Airport

The station is located in Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal, with free shuttles operating for those coming to and from the North Terminal. There are a number of facilities located within the airport including places to eat, shops, toilets with baby changing facilities and showers.

The most popular routes to and from Gatwick Airport operate from the following stations:  

From

To

Average Travel Time*

London

Gatwick Airport

30 min

Brighton

Gatwick Airport

43 min

Cambridge

Gatwick Airport

2 h 9 min

Peterborough

Gatwick Airport

2 h 22 min

Southampton

Gatwick Airport

2 h 5 min

Portsmouth

Gatwick Airport

1 h 5 min

Reading

Gatwick Airport

1 h 28 min

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.

Cheap Tickets to Gatwick Airport

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:

Adults

  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • Network Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard

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You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are.

Children

Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.

While at Gatwick Airport

There are plenty of facilities and amenities at the airport to keep you busy while you wait for your flight or give you a chance to rest before you continue your journey. There are a number of shops, places to eat and 24-hour coffee shops in both terminals as well as Duty-Free once you go through security.

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Last updated:   26 June 2020