Located 45 km south of the city center, Gatwick Airport is the second largest airport in London. There are many transportation alternatives to get to the city, including express trains, bus, taxi, and rental car.
The fastest way to get from Gatwick Airport to the city center is by using the Gatwick Express. These trains depart every 15 minutes and get to the Victoria train station in the city in 30 minutes. Fees start from 17 pounds. The Southern trains run the same distance in 35 minutes. These trains also depart every 15 minutes. At night the frequency of departing trains falls to one per hour. The airport train station is located in the South Terminal.
National Express buses are another option to reach the city however they take about 1 hour; in heavy traffic they can take over 1.5 hours. Almost the same can be said for Easybus buses as well. Like the trains, these buses go to the Victoria train station and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These buses are the cheapest way to get to the city center from the airport. Fees start from 2 pounds.
Taxis from the airport to the city center take about 1 hour. While the taxi fare varies based on the distance traveled, getting to the city costs at least 100 pounds.
You can rent a car from many different car rental agencies like Avis, Budget, and Hertz. Car rental offices are located in every terminal at the airport. The car rental offices in the North Terminal are open from 6am – 10 pm. The car rental offices in the South Terminal are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Last Updated: April 18, 2019
Trains are the best alternative in terms of cost and time. You can use the Gatwick Express or Southern trains to get to the airport. You can easily access these trains from the Victoria Train Station. The National Express and Easybus buses are a suitable option for those looking for a cheaper method of transportation. Keep in mind it takes over an hour to reach the airport.
Gatwick Airport consists of 2 terminals, the South Terminal and the North Terminal. Both terminals have restaurants, cafes, and stores located within. Enjoy tax-free prices at the World Duty Free shops. For a fee of around 20 pounds you can take advantage of the lounges located in the terminal. You do not have to be a member to enjoy the lounges. While you wait for your flight you can enjoy something to eat, free wireless interest, and spa facilities at the lounge.Last Updated: June 10, 2019