How to get to Gatwick Airport by train and the cheapest option named

By Staff

With summer just around the corner people will be frantically booking their holidays. Whether it’s to Barcelona, Bali, or Barbados, everyone is hoping to soak up some summer rays during the warmer months.

But even after booking flights, accommodation, and allocating spending money, you need to consider travelling to-and-from airports. This can be costly if left until the eleventh hour, but it doesn’t need to be.

Those flying from Gatwick know all too well about getting the train there, be it from Victoria, Clapham Junction, or even Brighton. MyLondon has answered some of these questions you might have about getting to the southern airport.

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Which services go to Gatwick Airport?

Gatwick Airport is served by four services.

  • Gatwick Express – Departs twice an hour from London Victoria and arrives in 30 minutes.

  • Southern – Arrives from major and more local stations in London and the South-East. Some of these stations are London Victoria, Clapham Junction, Brighton, Horsham, Southampton, Eastbourne and Portsmouth

  • Thameslink – Also goes to Gatwick Airport from some London stations as well as Brighton. They are: London Bridge, London Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras International, and Brighton.

  • Great Western Railway – Services operate between London Gatwick Airport and Reading every 30 minutes via Redhill, Reigate and Guildford.

The cheapest train to Gatwick

According to , a train from Blackfriars to London Gatwick – with a 16 to 25 railcard – will cost just £9.50. This trip will see you whisked to the airport in around 35 minutes.

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