Trains to Gatwick Airport

With its excellent great links from London and beyond, getting a train to Gatwick Airport is simple and easy.

How to get to Gatwick Airport by train

You'll find the nearest train station to Gatwick Airport conveniently located within the airport complex itself.

Whether you're in London or other nearby cities, major stations like London Victoria, London Bridge and Brighton offer frequent and reliable train services to Gatwick Airport train station. Thanks to this, it’s easy to plan your trip and get to Gatwick with plenty of time to spare.

For Londoners, a train from London to Gatwick Airport train station is easy to catch. Trains from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport depart every 10 minutes, taking approximately an hour to arrive.

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Top routes to Gatwick Airport

Birmingham New Street to London Euston 1h 26mins £16
Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston 2h 11mins £32
Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston 2h 20mins £25
Wolverhampton to London Euston 2h 2mins £16

What to do at Gatwick Airport

After stepping out from Gatwick Airport train station, you'll discover an abundance of activities to keep you engaged while waiting for your gate number.

With a diverse selection of stores offering last-minute travel essentials, clothing and in-flight snacks, the shopping options here are among the best for airports in the UK.

For some pre-flight food, you'll be spoiled for choice with Gatwick Airport's diverse dining options. From traditional English pubs to globally inspired eateries, you can indulge in an array of delectable cuisines.

If you're fond of a drink before you take off, there are plenty of pubs for you to enjoy a cold one. These include The Nicholas Culpeper, The Red Lion and The Beehive. No matter your taste, whether you crave fast food or prefer a sit-down meal, Gatwick Airport has every kind of food option you need.

Gatwick Airport also takes comfort seriously, with luxury lounges providing plush seating and complimentary refreshments for those seeking relaxation. Families are also well-catered for with baby changing facilities.

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Ways to save on your train ticket to Gatwick Airport

If you’re looking to save some extra money on your train ticket to Gatwick Airport, here’s how you can do it.

First up, try Avanti's Best Fare Finder to get the best deal on your tickets. You can also set up Advance Train Ticket Alerts to secure the lowest price ahead of time.

If your flight is during the day or the weekend, you can travel off-peak. This involves travelling between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00 in the midweek, or any time on Friday or the weekend.

For those booking tickets as a family, see our Family Tickets page. There are also child tickets for those aged under five and a Family & Friends Railcard, which gives discounts of up to 60%.

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Get the Avanti app

If you want the freedom to pick your own seat, keep in tune with train times and make your life easier when travelling with us, download the Avanti West Coast App.

This app gives you special benefits, such as making changes to your route, tracking your train, and buying tickets with your payment method of choice. The app also allows you to store all your tickets in one place, all with zero booking fees.

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