Gatwick Airport (LGW) is the second largest and most transited airport in London, with over 31 million passengers in 2010. The airport has two terminals, with 90 different airlines, and over 200 destinations.
There are different options to get from Gatwick to London, including trains and buses:
The Gatwick Express is a fast train connecting Victoria Station and Gatwick Airport. It takes 30 minutes to Central London, and trains run every 15 minutes approximately from 5 am to 1 am.
A single journey costs £19,90 and a return ticket £34,90 (valid for a month). Children (ages 5-15) have a 50% discount.
If you book on their website, you can enjoy some interesting discounts, saving 10% on standard anytime return tickets, or saving up to £25 on tickets for two people.
There are several railway services that connect Gatwick to London, including Southern Railway and First Capital Connect, which take you to Victoria Station, London Bridge or City Thameslink, very close to St. Paul’s Cathedral. This option is ideal for those who don’t need to travel all the way to Victoria Station.
The tickets for these trains cost between 11 and 15 pounds depending on the route and time you take the train.
The cheapest way to get to London from Gatwick is taking an easyBus minibus. The sooner you get your tickets online, the cheaper they are, costing from £2 for a single journey. The only downside to EasyJet’s bus service is that it takes longer than other bus transfers, approximately 80 minutes to get to Victoria Station.
Terravision has a bus transfer from Gatwick Airport to London City Center from £6 for a one-way ticket and £12 return. The bus service stops at Hammersmith Novotel, Cromwell Road and Bayswater Road.
Every 15 minutes you’ll be able to take a National Express bus transfer from Gatwick to Central London. This service runs throughout the day and night and is a little more expensive than Terravision.
If you are looking for an easier way to get to London or back to Gatwick, you can book a private airport transfer service. The driver will be waiting for you in the airport terminal with a sign with your name on it and will take you to the hotel in the least possible time. The price for this service is minimum £70 and is not only more comfortable, but cheaper than a taxi.
Taking a taxi to the city centre will take you about an hour and will cost between 85 and 110 pounds.
29,5 miles south of Central London