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Cheap train tickets from Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW)

Showing times and prices for 21 May

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

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Thameslink
00:240h59
Clapham Junction (CLJ)
01:23Gatwick Airport (GTW)
£171One-way
1 change
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Southern
00:090h34
Clapham Junction (CLJ)
00:43Gatwick Airport (GTW)
£171One-way
0 changes
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Southern
00:150h48
Clapham Junction (CLJ)
01:03Gatwick Airport (GTW)
£171One-way
0 changes

Train timetableClapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 21 May
Southern
00:090h34
Clapham Junction (CLJ)
00:43Gatwick Airport (GTW)
0 changes
Southern
00:150h48
Clapham Junction (CLJ)
01:03Gatwick Airport (GTW)
0 changes
Thameslink
00:240h59
Clapham Junction (CLJ)
01:23Gatwick Airport (GTW)
1 change

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Train times from Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW)

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Fastest Journey

34 m

Average

47 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

34 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Clapham Junction (CLJ) for Gatwick Airport (GTW) every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Southern
00:090h34
Clapham Junction (CLJ)
00:43Gatwick Airport (GTW)
£171One-way
0 changes
Southern
00:150h48
Clapham Junction (CLJ)
01:03Gatwick Airport (GTW)
£171One-way
0 changes
Thameslink
00:240h59
Clapham Junction (CLJ)
01:23Gatwick Airport (GTW)
£171One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW)

distanceDistance21 miles
durationAverage train duration24 min
priceAverage train ticket price£15 (€17)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSouthern or Thameslink

Trains from Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) cover the 21 miles long journey taking on average 24 min with our travel partners like Southern or Thameslink. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £15, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £10. Travellers depart most frequently from Clapham Junction and arrive in Gatwick Airport.

Train companies: Southern and Thameslink trains Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW)

Find the best trains to Gatwick Airport (GTW) from Clapham Junction (CLJ) with Omio's travel partners Southern and Thameslink from £15. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Thameslink is a train service that operates in the United Kingdom. It is operated by Govia Thameslink Railway and serves the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, London, and Surrey. The trains run from early morning until late at night, with some services running 24 hours a day. There are a variety of train types available, including Class 700 Desiro City, Class 377 Electrostar, Class 387/1 Electrostar, and Class 319/0. Ticket types include Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak, and Advance. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, and air conditioning. The most popular routes for Thameslink are London to Brighton, London to Bedford, and London to Luton.

Thameslink from Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 27 min
  • Cheapest Price: £28

Trains to Gatwick Airport from Clapham Junction

Trains from Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport are easy to take, with there being a fast and reliable service between the two locations. There are around 100 trains that depart from Clapham Junction each day during the week, approximately 82 trains that operate on Saturdays and about 74 that travel on Sundays. The average journey time for trains to Gatwick Airport from Clapham Junction is around 25min, so it won’t take you long to travel to your destination. The vast majority of trains on this route are also direct, so you can just sit back and enjoy the journey without the need to change along the way.

   

To Gatwick Airport from Clapham Junction Train Time: Daily Departures

There are many daily departures from Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport, making it a great route to take. There are approximately 100 trains leaving daily on weekdays, 82 on Saturdays and 74 on Sundays, so you’ll be able to find a train that suits your schedule. The earliest train departs at about 12:17 a.m. on weekdays and around 12:09 a.m. on weekends. Whilst the last departure time is about 11:43 p.m. Monday to Saturday and around 11:39 p.m. on Sundays. With most of the trains taking a direct route, it won’t be long before you reach the terminal building.

How long is the journey by train from Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport

Trains between Clapham Junction and Gatwick Airport are relatively fast, so you’ll compete your journey in an efficient manner. Trains depart early in the morning and run until late at night, with the average journey time taking about 25min. The fastest train takes approximately 24min whilst the longest one can take around 50min. All the trains that operate this route have the same departure and arrival station, which helps avoid any confusion on the day of travel.

Gatwick Sign Toll Airport. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains to Gatwick Airport from Clapham Junction?

Departure train station: All trains depart from Clapham Junction railway station, which is located in the southwest of central London. You can get from popular tourist attractions, such as BatterseaPark, to the station in about 20min by foot. At the station you can access a range of food and drink outlets as well as toilets and cash machines.

Arrival train station: All the trains on this route arrive into Gatwick Airport railway station, which is located about a 12min drive from the nearby town of Crawley. You can also walk to the south terminal at the airport in about 2min once you arrive. At the terminal you’ll find many restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as toilets, cash points and currency exchange bureaus.

Which train companies travel to Gatwick Airport from Clapham Junction?

There are two train companies that operate the journey to Gatwick Airport from Clapham Junction, so you can choose which one works best for you. Both ThamesLink and Southern have a fast service between the two locations. Southern tends to operate far more trains on a daily basis, which are direct.

Whilst ThamesLink operates fewer trains which normally require a transfer along the way, commonly at East Croydon. There isn’t too much difference in speed of the trains, with ThamesLink trains taking just over half an hour and Southern trains taking just under 30min. Southern trains are far more frequently though at about 93 on weekdays, 79 on Saturdays and 74 on Sundays. ThamesLink trains tend to operate around seven trains on weekdays between these locations, approximately three times on Saturdays and not at all on Sundays. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure these train companies provide a great service from Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport.

ThamesLink from Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport

ThamesLink Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport offers a relatively small schedule throughout the week. The train times tend to take about 33min on average, with there being around seven trains daily throughout the week and about three on Saturdays. There do not tend to be trains that operate between these locations on Sundays.

The earliest departure is about 12:47 a.m. on weekdays and about 12:36 a.m. on Saturdays, with the last train leaving around 6:32 p.m. on weekdays and 11:27 p.m. on Saturdays. Most of the ThamesLink trains also require a transfer along the way, often at East Croydon. With both one-way trips and round-trip journeys available, you’ll find it easy to book your train from Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport.

Southern from Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport

Southern Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport trains offer a much more regular service throughout the week, so it is likely these will be more suitable for you. The earliest trains tend to depart at 12:09 a.m. on the weekend and 12:17 a.m. on weekdays, whilst the last departure is around 11:43 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays and about 11:39 p.m. on Sundays. With about 93 trains daily on weekdays, 79 on Saturdays and 84 on Sundays, you’ll find it easy to find a train that matches your travel plans. All Southern trains are also direct, so you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy the journey, which has an average time of about 25min.

To Gatwick Airport from Clapham Junction: Services on board

Both Southern and ThamesLink provide great services to their passengers. First Class tickets are available, which offer more comfortable and spacious seating. You can also utilise Wi-Fi throughout the trains, so you can stay connected for the whole trip. There is no limit to how many folded bikes can be taken on board the trains. You can bring normal bicycles on board too, but not during peak times which are early in the morning and late at night.

The baggage policy for both providers is that you can have two items of luggage that have dimensions of no longer than 30cm x 70cm x 90cm or not heavier than 50 lbs (23 kg). For those that are travelling with a disability, you can call the train companies a minimum of 24h before you travel and they will arrange assistance for you. Both train companies provide space for wheelchairs on board their services, as well as step free access. Pets can be taken on board too, as long as they are in a pet carrier or on a lead throughout.

How to find cheap train tickets to Gatwick Airport from Clapham Junction?

It’s easy to find Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport cheap tickets, especially if you know where and when to look. Begin your search as far in advance as possible, as this will give you the best chance of finding cheap Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport tickets. Being flexible around the time or day that you travel is also a good way to reduce the price of your fare.

For instance, if you can travel a day either side of you preferred travel day then you may find that tickets cost less. It’s also helpful to get a railcard, which give great discounts on train journeys. You can get a senior railcard if you are a senior citizen, a young person’s railcard if you are between 16-25, a disabled railcard if you are registered disabled, or a two together railcard if you always travel with the same person.

Gatwick Train Express. Source: Shutterstock

To London by train – travel tips

London is a great place to visit, with loads to do, so it’s worth having an itinerary in place so you don’t miss anything out. Begin your trip by visiting Buckingham Palace, which is the Queen’s official residence. Then take a stroll around the nearby Hype Park, which is a serene oasis in the centre of the hustle and bustle of the city.

Next up, take a trip to the viewing tower on the top of The Shard, where you can get great vistas of the London Skyline. A walk along Southbankwill then take you past many bars, cafesand restaurants, as well as market stalls, where you can pause to do some shopping and eat. Keep walking and you’ll eventually reach The London Eye, which is an observation wheel that is great fun to go for a ride on. Finish off your trip to London across the river at the West End, which is home to several great theatres showing world famous acts.

FAQs: Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) train

FAQs: Travel by train from Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW).
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Cheap train tickets from Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) can start from as little as £10 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) is £15; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) is 24 min   to travel the 21 mile long journey, with around there are 25 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) leaves at 06: 42. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) leaves at 23: 23.
There are 25 trains a day from Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) which require at least one change with Southern or Thameslink. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the trip from Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) you can take a train with Southern or Thameslink. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 23.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Clapham Junction, which is located around 5 miles (8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Gatwick Airport, located 29.3 miles (47.2 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Clapham Junction (CLJ) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) is September.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Clapham Junction (CLJ) and Gatwick Airport (GTW) including taking a train or coach.

Trains departing from Clapham Junction

Distance from Clapham Junction to city center
Distance from Clapham Junction to city center
4.5 miles (7.3 km)
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Through services: Grant Road Bus Stop A All arrivals (except via Wandsworth Town): St Johns Hill Bus Stop C Arrivals via Wandsworth Town: Grant Road Bus Stop R
Amenities at station
ATM
ATM
Taxi
Taxi
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Accessibility
Accessibility
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Step free access note: Step free access available through Brighton Yard entrance to all platforms via lifts. Step free access available through Grant Road entrance to platform 1 and 2 via lifts | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible ticket machines note: All South Western Railway ticket machines are able to sell tickets with Disabled Persons Railcard discounts. All machines are accessible, however the station may not be so please check the station access note for further details | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: Yes

Trains arriving to Gatwick Airport

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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