How to get to Gatwick Airport (GTW) Train Station

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Gatwick Airport station information & facilities

Distance from Gatwick Airport to city center
Distance from Gatwick Airport to city center
29.3 miles (47.2 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
24/7
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Bus lines: GH1, 17, 18
Train lines: Thameslink, Brighton Main Line, Gatwick Express, Redhill Line, Mainline East, Mainline West
Onward travel information: Available from airport.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: The upper level of the bus station
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
London Gatwick Airport
1 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached from the station by public transit in 5 minutes via the inter-terminal shuttle.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
Located outside the station as well as on concourse.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Taxis are located in the South Terminal bus Station, about 200 yards from station concourse through airport complex
Lockers
Lockers
Provided by Excess Baggage Co located in the North Terminal, open daily from 06: 00 until 18: 00.
Dining
Dining
Costa Coffee | KFC | McDonald's
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Enterprise | Alamo | Hertz | SIXT | Europcar | Avis
Information Desk
Information Desk
Located inside the main terminal.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Escalators, elevators, induction loop, accessible ticket machines, impaired mobility set down, wheelchair ramp for train access, accessible toilets, accessible booking office.
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Travel from Horley city centre to Gatwick Airport train station

Gatwick Airport train station is situated close to the South Terminal of Gatwick Airport. Gatwick Airport is not only one of the busiest and most efficient airports in the world, but it is also rich in history. Gatwick is named after the 13th century manor house “Gatwik,” which once stood where the airport and train station are presently located. During WWII, the Gatwick aerodrome earned its place in history as an RAF base for night-fighters. In 1958, Queen Elizabeth opened Gatwick Airport, the first airport in the world that had trains leading directly to it. Whether you are taking an easy and efficient trip to London, visiting the city of Horley or embarking on a local river cruise, Gatwick Airport train station is a convenient and efficient travel hub. Nearby Horley train station is located between the North and South Terminals of Gatwick Airport.

How far is it from Horley city centre to Gatwick Airport train station?

The distance from Horley city centre to the train station at Gatwick Airport is approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km), but the distance differs slightly depending if you walk, drive a car, take a bus or catch a train. The train route tends to be the most direct and the bus route is probably the longest.

What is the best way to get to Gatwick Airport train station from Horley city centre?

As Gatwick Airport train station is not far from the city centre of Horley, there are a number of ways to get there which are not too expensive. If you are travelling light, have the time and the weather permits, you can walk for 1.8 miles (2.9 km) into Horley from the train station at the airport. From Gatwick Airport train station, the most direct route to Horley is aboard a Thameslink train that travels the approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) in 2min. Another affordable option is the Line 22 bus from Gatwick Airport train station to the Horley, Lidl bus station in the city centre at the intersection of Victoria Road and Kings Road. The bus tends to run less frequently than the train and the journey is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) long. A taxi from Gatwick Airport train station to Horley, while still affordable, is more expensive than a bus or train. The taxi will usually take about 8min.

Where is the airport in Horley and how to get there?

The closest airport to Horley is Gatwick Airport. Other than Gatwick Airport, there are five other airports close to the city of Horley: London City Airport, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and Southend. The train station at Gatwick Airport is located between the North Terminal and the South Terminal, but is closer to the South Terminal. Escalators and elevators connect the train station to the South Terminal and a transit system connects the train station with the North Terminal. You can take a bus, train or taxi to Gatwick Airport train station from Horley, or you can walk. If you need to travel to any of the other airports, take a 2min train from Horley to Gatwick Airport train station, then board a train from Gatwick Airport to any of the other five airports. The journey will take between 1-2h, depending on where you are going and the time of day you are travelling.

Many of these train trips may include up to four changes. Driving from Horley to any other airport can take up to 2h. You can also take a 2min train to Gatwick Airport, then board a bus to one of the other airports. Bus trips from Gatwick to the other airports may take between one and four hours. If you want to check out your options for travelling by bus from Gatwick to another airport, visit Omio to see your choices for bus schedules and trip times.

How accessible is Gatwick Airport train station for those with limited mobility?

Gatwick Airport and Gatwick Airport train station feature design considerations, amenities and helpful staff who can assist travellers with limited mobility. The airport has ramps, wide pathways, accessible toilets, wheelchairs and buggies. The train station also features ramps, designated parking, an accessible parking machine, step-free access and staff who are available to assist you. The trains feature double-doors and accessible toilets. At both Gatwick airport and Gatwick train station, you can access TravelCare, a service that supports differently-abled travellers as well as vulnerable and distressed passengers. You do not need to reserve TravelCare services in advance in order to use them.

Travel from Horley city centre to Gatwick Airport train station: man waiting at a train station

Horley Train Station. Source: Shutterstock

Night trains to/from Gatwick Airport

Trains run regularly between Gatwick Airport train station and Horley during the day and night. From 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., there are about four trains per hour between Horley and Gatwick Airport train station. Between 11:00 p.m. and midnight, about two trains run per hour. After midnight, train times to Horley become less frequent, with about one train leaving per hour until 6:00 a.m. These trips take around 3-4min. You can find out about the trains that suit you best on our website, to check the schedules.

Travelling by train in Horley: Sustainable journey

Gatwick Airport is entering its second decade of commitment to sustainability. Gatwick Airport has formulated a plan to have net-zero emissions by 2040 and have reduced emissions by over 50% since 1990. To reduce noise pollution, 66% of flights leaving from Gatwick use the quietest airplanes. To shrink its carbon footprint, Gatwick Airport recycles 67% of its waste and sends no untreated waste to landfills. Thameslink trains are committed to sustainability as well. They divert 99% of their waste from landfills by recycling and composting and they have installed LED lighting across their network. Thameslink also invests time and money into educating school children about how to stay safe when travelling by train.

Local tips: Gatwick Airport train station points of interest

Gatwick Airport train station has six platforms that are built underneath the South Terminal of the airport. The station features ticket machines and cash machines, as well as payphones and email access points. There is a lost and found office as well as a luggage locker facility. You can find a few places to purchase food and beverages and there are also bathrooms as well as a baby-changing facility. Elevators and escalators provide easy access between the airport and the train station. If you are at Gatwick Airport train station, there are many airport amenities to enjoy as well. These include Duty Free shops, fax and photocopying services, medical services, unisex bathrooms, shopping outlets, restaurants and a sensory room for passengers with cognitive difficulties.For more information, you can check Omio The Window Seat.Pubs serving local cuisine in Horley include:

  • The Half Moon
  • The Fox Revived
  • Ye Olde Six Bells
  • The Charlwood
  • Shipley Bridge

What to do in Horley

Horley, Surrey, is a small city about 30 miles (48.3 km) outside London. If you want to stay somewhere with an atmosphere of quaint British charm, reserve a room at The Langshott Manor Hotel, The Gravetye Manor Hotel or the Godstone Hotel. The White Horse Hotel in Dorking features Dickensian memorabilia within its rooms and shared spaces. Visitors can also see aircrafts from WWII at the Gatwick Aviation Museum or take a relaxing stroll at the Riverside Garden Park.

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