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Travelling Between Gatwick Airport

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Traveling between London airports for your next flight can be stressful; fortunately, there is help. If you are traveling to Gatwick Airport from another one of the four in close proximity to it then this information will come in handy!

Many travellers find themselves having to make their way between London airports before catching a plane on time - and with so many different airport options available here, that might seem like quite a daunting task. Thankfully though we have all the necessary resources at hand to aid people during these journeys.

For all train connections from Gatwick Airport

If you are taking a train to or from Gatwick Airport, all rail services operate to and from the South Terminal. Anyone in the North Terminal should use the shuttle service, which takes two minutes to transfer over to the South Terminal.

Travelling Between Gatwick Airport - FAQs

How do I travel between Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport?

The approximate distance between Gatwick and Heathrow is 42 miles or 68 km. The average time taken to travel between Gatwick and Heathrow will depend on the mode of transport, the time of day, and the volume of traffic.

Can I take a coach between Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport?

Yes. National Express runs a direct coach service between these airports, seven days a week. The expected journey time is 70 minutes, and at the most recent check, the cost started at £20.

You should also consider an additional coach service operated by the Oxford Bus Company runs between Gatwick and Heathrow, seven days a week. The journey time is around one hour and the price of a ticket starts at £16.50. This service mostly runs through the night?

Can I travel by train between Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport?

There isn’t a direct route between Gatwick and Heathrow, but you can make a joined-up journey by rail. Because of the pandemic, the Gatwick Express was suspended for a while, so please double check it is operating when you travel between these airports.

From Gatwick Airport, take the Gatwick Express or the non-stop Southern Train service between Victoria and Gatwick.

To travel from London Victoria Station to Heathrow Airport, you can choose between:

Taking the Underground from Victoria to Paddington, and then switching to the Heathrow Express. This will take around 45 minutes, and the cost is close to £30.

You can also take the Underground between London Victoria and Paddington, and then take the TfL rail service to Heathrow Airport. This takes around one hour, and costs around £12.

The Heathrow Express between the airport and Paddington station, and then take the Underground between Paddington and London Victoria. This journey usually takes 45 minutes, and the cost is around £28.

It is also possible to take the London Underground directly between London Victoria and Heathrow Airport, which will take around an hour, at a cost of just over £5.

How do I travel between Gatwick Airport and Stansted Airport?

The approximate distance between Heathrow and Stansted is 70 miles or 112 km.

Can I take a coach between Gatwick Airport and Stansted Airport?

There is a direct coach service which runs between Gatwick Airport and Stansted Airport, and takes around three hours.

Can I travel by train between Gatwick Airport and Stansted Airport?

You cannot travel between these airports directly by rail, but it is possible to make the journey by train.

The Gatwick Express runs every 15 minutes to London Victoria, and takes 30 minutes. If the Gatwick Express isn’t running, there is a Southern Train service running it in place.

You should connect from Victoria to London Liverpool Street by the London Underground, with the Circle Line or the Victoria and Central lines.

The Stansted Express runs between London Liverpool Street and Stansted. The service runs every 15 or 30 minutes, the journey time is 28 minutes, and the cost is around £20.

How do I travel between Gatwick Airport and London City Airport?

The distance between Heathrow Airport and London City Airport is 48 miles or 77 km.

The most effective way to travel from Heathrow Airport to London City Airport comes by this route:

1. Take the Thameslink service between Gatwick and London Bridge

2. Take the London Underground between London Bridge and Canning Town

3. Take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) between Canning Town and London City Airport

How do I travel between Gatwick Airport and Luton Airport?

The approximate distance between Gatwick and Luton Airport is 70 miles or 112 km.

Can I take a coach between Gatwick Airport and Luton Airport?

Yes. National Express provides a direct coach service between these airports. The journey time is around two and a half hours.

Can I travel by train between Gatwick Airport and Luton Airport?

The most effective way to travel from Gatwick Airport to Luton Airport comes by taking the direct train service from Gatwick to Luton Airport Parkway, with this journey taking around 75 minutes. Passengers can then complete their journey by taking a free shuttle bus to the airport terminal.