Gatwick Airport is located 46km (28.4 miles) south of central London. The non stop Gatwick Express train is the preferred and recommended way of travelling to the airport from London as it takes just 30 minutes, and trains depart every 15 minutes.
Going by road in a taxi or minicab will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, and traffic is often unpredictable. The cost of a taxi is not cheap, and car parking at Gatwick Airport for any length of time can add up.
Gatwick Airport Rail Station Directions
The Airport's Railway Station and Gatwick Express services are located right in the heart of the South Terminal at Gatwick Airport – just a short walk from Arrivals. If you fly into or out of the North Terminal, take a free inter-terminal shuttle with a journey time of just 2 minutes.
London Victoria Station
Gatwick Express arrives and departs from London Victoria, which is one of London’s most central and busiest train stations. London Victoria is at the heart of the city and is well connected to other travel links.
With the Victoria, District and Circle lines, getting around central London is easy and direct from London Victoria station. Victoria bus station is next door, and it’s only a short walk to the National Express coach station.