Transfer to/from - London Gatwick airport (LGW)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in London Gatwick airport (LGW)

Transportation

London Gatwick airport (LGW)

Bus

Most services operate from across the South Terminal, but some of them also stop outside the International Arrivals area of the North Terminal. Tickets can be acquired at desks located inside both terminals.

EasyBus connects the enclosure with the city centre every 30 minutes (every 15 minutes during peak hours) from 4:00 am to 1:00 am, with fares from £2.00 and a journey time of around 90 min. It runs to and from Earls Court/West Brompton, Oxford and Victoria stations.

National Express (Tel +44 871 781 8181) offers direct services to several destinations throughout the United Kingdom, including London (90 min.; £8.00), Heathrow (£20.00), Bristol (£20.90) and Brighton (£7.90).

The Oxford Bus (Tel +44 186 578 5400) leaves to Oxford, with a travel time of 2 hours and 30 min. and a cost of £28.00.

Train

The Gatwick Express (Tel +44 345 850 1530) travels from the station located in the South Terminal to Victoria, in downtown London, in 30 minutes, with a frequency of 15 min. and a fare of £17.80.

ThamesLink (Tel +44 345 026 4700) operates services to London Bridge (30 min.; £10.30), St. Pancras International, Luton Airport (1 hour and 30 min.), Brighton and Bedford, among other destinations.

Trains from Southern (Tel +44 345 127 2920) run to Victoria (40 min.; £16.10), Clapham Junction, Brighton, Eastbourne, Southampton and Portsmouth.

In addition, Great Western Railway (Tel +44 345 700 0125) provides transportation to Redhill, Reigate, Guildford and Reading.

Taxi

Cabs available outside both terminals. The fare to London city centre is £22.50 and the trip takes 60-90 minutes, depending on traffic. Reservations at Tel +44 129 355 0000.

 

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Local buses


Services to and from the airport belong to Metrobus (Tel +44 129 344 9191). Fares between £1.70 and £2.60.

4 & 5 - County Oak, Crawley, Wakehams Green.
Fastway 10 - Every 6 minutes 24 hours a day to City Place, Manor Royal Industrial Area, Crawley, Southgate Avenue, Broadfield, Bewbush.
Fastway 20 - Leaves every 15 min. to Horley, Langshott, City Place, Gatwick Road, Three Bridges, Southgate Avenue and Broadfield.
22 - Every 2 hours Mondays through Fridays to Charlwood, Leigh, Dorking, Westcott, Holmbury St. Mary.
100 - To Redhill, Horley, Court Lodge, Salfords, East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, Manor Royal Industrial Area, Northgate, Crawley and Maidenbower every 15 min.
200 - Operates every 30 min. only during daytime hours to City Place, Manor Royal Industrial Area, Langley Green, Ifield, Gossops Green, Bewbush, Faygate, Roffey, North Heath and Horsham.
400 - Frequencies of 1 hour Mondays through Saturdays and 2 hours on Sundays, headed for City Place, Gatwick Road, Crawley, East Grinstead, East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, Godstone and Caterham.
422 - Hourly service from Monday to Saturday to Crawley, Manor Royal, Cheyne Walk, Horley, Westvale Park, Woodhatch and Reigate.
460 - Runs from Monday to Saturday to East Surrey Hospital, Whitebushes, Redhill, Reigate, Lower Kingswood, Tadworth, Preston Estate and Epsom, every hour.

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Latest updates: March 02, 2022

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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