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Cheap train tickets from London Blackfriars (BFR) to Gatwick Airport (GTW)

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London Blackfriars (BFR) 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
08:440h50
London Blackfriars (BFR)
09:34Gatwick Airport (GTW)
£161One-way
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Thameslink
09:140h50
London Blackfriars (BFR)
10:04Gatwick Airport (GTW)
£161One-way
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Thameslink
08:140h56
London Blackfriars (BFR)
09:10Gatwick Airport (GTW)
£161One-way
0 changes
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Thameslink
08:190h35
London Blackfriars (BFR)
08:54Gatwick Airport (GTW)
£161One-way
0 changes
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Thameslink
09:290h35
London Blackfriars (BFR)
10:04Gatwick Airport (GTW)
£161One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLondon Blackfriars (BFR) to Gatwick Airport (GTW)

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Thameslink
08:090h35
London Blackfriars (BFR)
08:44Gatwick Airport (GTW)
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Thameslink
08:140h56
London Blackfriars (BFR)
09:10Gatwick Airport (GTW)
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Thameslink
08:190h35
London Blackfriars (BFR)
08:54Gatwick Airport (GTW)
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Thameslink
08:240h53
London Blackfriars (BFR)
09:17Gatwick Airport (GTW)
0 changes
Thameslink
08:290h35
London Blackfriars (BFR)
09:04Gatwick Airport (GTW)
0 changes
Thameslink
08:340h47
London Blackfriars (BFR)
09:21Gatwick Airport (GTW)
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Thameslink
08:390h35
London Blackfriars (BFR)
09:14Gatwick Airport (GTW)
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Thameslink
08:440h50
London Blackfriars (BFR)
09:34Gatwick Airport (GTW)
0 changes
Thameslink
08:540h52
London Blackfriars (BFR)
09:46Gatwick Airport (GTW)
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Thameslink
08:590h35
London Blackfriars (BFR)
09:34Gatwick Airport (GTW)
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Thameslink
09:090h35
London Blackfriars (BFR)
09:44Gatwick Airport (GTW)
0 changes
Thameslink
09:140h50
London Blackfriars (BFR)
10:04Gatwick Airport (GTW)
0 changes
Thameslink
09:240h52
London Blackfriars (BFR)
10:16Gatwick Airport (GTW)
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Thameslink
09:290h35
London Blackfriars (BFR)
10:04Gatwick Airport (GTW)
0 changes
Thameslink
09:390h35
London Blackfriars (BFR)
10:14Gatwick Airport (GTW)
0 changes
Thameslink
09:440h50
London Blackfriars (BFR)
10:34Gatwick Airport (GTW)
0 changes
Thameslink
09:540h52
London Blackfriars (BFR)
10:46Gatwick Airport (GTW)
0 changes
Thameslink
09:590h35
London Blackfriars (BFR)
10:34Gatwick Airport (GTW)
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Train times from London Blackfriars (BFR) to Gatwick Airport (GTW)

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Fastest Journey

35 m

Average

43 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

40 km

Of the 18 trains that leave London Blackfriars (BFR) for Gatwick Airport (GTW) every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Thameslink
08:190h35
London Blackfriars (BFR)
08:54Gatwick Airport (GTW)
£161One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Thameslink
09:290h35
London Blackfriars (BFR)
10:04Gatwick Airport (GTW)
£161One-way
0 changes
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Thameslink
08:090h35
London Blackfriars (BFR)
08:44Gatwick Airport (GTW)
£161One-way
0 changes
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Thameslink
08:390h35
London Blackfriars (BFR)
09:14Gatwick Airport (GTW)
£161One-way
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Thameslink
09:390h35
London Blackfriars (BFR)
10:14Gatwick Airport (GTW)
£161One-way
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Overview: Train from London Blackfriars (BFR) to Gatwick Airport (GTW)

distanceDistance24 miles
durationAverage train duration35 min
priceAverage train ticket price£15 (€17)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 37 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThameslink, Southern or Gatwick Express

Trains from London Blackfriars (BFR) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) cover the 24 miles long journey taking on average 35 min with our travel partners like Thameslink, Southern or Gatwick Express. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £15, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £8. Travellers depart most frequently from London Blackfriars and arrive in Gatwick Airport.

Train providers: Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express trains London Blackfriars (BFR) to Gatwick Airport (GTW)

For as little as £8 you can travel by train between London Blackfriars (BFR) and Gatwick Airport (GTW) with Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

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.

London Blackfriars (BFR) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) train information with Thameslink:

  • Average Duration: 35 min
  • Cheapest Price: £8
  • Thameslink frequency: 50 a day

Train London Blackfriars Gatwick Airport

The journey by trains from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport is short, taking about an hour. It is twenty-four miles (forty kilometres) to Gatwick Airport from Blackfriars. You will get about a hundred-and-sixty train plying the London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport, and multiple trains leave the London station hourly. You may need to catch a bus to and from the train stations as the stations are a few kilometres from their respective city centres.

London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport Train Time: Daily Departures

Daily trains from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport are about a hundred and sixty. The number may vary on weekends and holidays depending on the demand. Information about the London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport is available via OMIO. You can access the schedule of the trains from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport by using the OMIO app or the OMIO website. On the homepage, you can conduct a search using London Blackfriars and Gatwick Airport as your departure and arrival stations, and choose your date of travel to get the schedule and ticket prices. You can proceed to book your ticket, which with the app, you get an E-ticket, which is easier for travel.

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Boarding your train London Blackfriars Gatwick Airport

The London Blackfriars station is located on Queen Victoria Street, about one and a half miles (about two kilometres and two hundred metres) from the city centre. If you have luggage, you may need a cab to get to the station. If you used the OMIO app to acquire your ticket, you have to let the conductor scan the QR code on your phone, which does not take much time. At most, get to the station twenty minutes earlier. Else you will need to get to the station early to ensure you get a verified ticket, which may take longer.

London: Big Ben and Houses of Parliament.

London: Big Ben and Houses of Parliament. Source: Shutterstock

Where does the train departure in London Blackfriars and arrive at Gatwick Airport

You will get trains from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport departing from the Blackfriars station on Queen Victoria Street. The departure station is a few kilometres from the city centre, and you may need a cab to get to the station. If you are getting specialized items you might not find at the station, you should do it in the city centre. You will disembark from the Gatwick Railway station, in Gatwick Airport, Crawley. The Gatwick station is several kilometres from the city centre, and you may take a bus to your next destination.

When is the best time to book your train ticket to London Blackfriars Gatwick Airport?

OMIO will help you get cheap train tickets from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport. We give you access to the London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport train schedule, which has the trains, departure time, and ticket fare. Choose a London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport train time when there is little traffic to increase your chances of getting a cheap train from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport. The tickets are usually cheaper in the early mornings and late nights, allowing you to save a few pennies.

What to see between London Blackfriars and Gatwick Airport

The trains from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport allow you to enjoy numerous sights around London. You will get to see the Blackfriars Bridge, the statue of Queen Victoria, Apothecaries' Hall, Unilever House, Temperance Fountain and the Seven Ages of Man Sculpture, to mention but a few. Gatwick Aviation Museum, Gatwick Escape Rooms, Clubrooms, and the London Bar are within a few minutes after you arrive at the Gatwick railway station.

Information on Gatwick Railway Station

The trains from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport arrive at the Gatwick Railway Station in Crawley. It is a high-traffic station serving over a hundred thousand passengers daily. The station is about eight kilometres from the city centre. It is served by coaches sharing the location with the services on the station's upper level. The ticket office at the station is available twenty-four hours. You get Wi-Fi, ATMs, lockers, parking, taxis, lockers, dining, and car rental services at the station. Persons with mobility challenges can access the station via ramps. So if you need anything from the city centre, you will need to get onto a bus or a taxi.

Night trains London Blackfriars Gatwick Airport

You can get to Gatwick Airport from London Blackfriars using the night trains. The trains are available at a frequency of not more than thirty minutes apart till the late hours of the night. You can get information about the London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport night trains through OMIO. The frequency of the night trains may reduce after 00:00 but pick up early in the next day's morning.

Thameslink London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport

Thameslink Plies over a hundred and thirty-three trains from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport. The trains are both direct and have a stop, depending on the travel period. You will find that the Thameslink London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport trains with a stop making the stop at East Croydon. Thameslink fast train from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport takes about thirty-four minutes, with the slow trains taking about an hour. The trains cover a short distance and are not the fastest, but they will reliably get you where you are going.

Trains London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport: Sustainability travel

Trains from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport are an eco-friendly way to travel. The over a hundred trains to Gatwick Airport from London Blackfriars indicate a lot of passengers between the two places. As an alternative, the train saves a lot of fuel. The train is sustainable compared to the numerous cars needed to ferry people to and from the cities. Unlike the road, on the trains, there will be no jams where fuel is consumed and greenhouse gas emissions released. The distance between the two cities without a train will be like city driving, with lots of stops and low speeds covering small distances.

Train London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport: Services on Board

The trains from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport offer services depending on the passenger's needs and following the National Rail Terms of Carriage. OMIO will give you information on the amenities and services Thameslink offers to ease booking. The policies and services on-board offered by the trains include:

  • -Availability of first/second class: Thameslink London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport offers standard and first-class tickets. The ticket classes are further separated on your London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport cost, including Super Off Peak Single, and two options under Anytime Day Single.
  • -Luggage allowance (specifying pet and bike policies): You are allowed luggage on the trains from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport. A piece of hand luggage, which you can place on your lap or the overhead cabins, and two larger bags not more than twenty-three kilograms and measuring less than 30 x 70 x 90 centimetres. You can bring a bicycle on the train, but unfolded bicycles are restricted during peak and busy times. Folded bikes are allowed on the train. Under guidance from the National Rail Terms of Carriage, the provider allows passengers up to two pets free of charge, provided they do not take up a seat. You will pay extra if you have more than two pets. The pets must be leashed or in suitable carriages measuring not more than 85 x 60 x 60 centimetres. Trained and documented guide dogs are allowed on the train, on the aisle.
  • -Services for disabled people: Disabled persons are allowed an opportunity to pay fare en route if they had a challenge buying a ticket at the station, without any penalty. We advise you to buy your E-ticket via OMIO to avoid the inconveniences of buying tickets at the train station. When travelling with luggage, Thameslink London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport provides Assisted Travel, recommending a twelve hours notice. The trains have space for wheelchairs situated close to toilets and passenger alarms.
  • -Seat reservation: If available, you can book a ticket with the seat reservation option. The seats are reserved considering the direction you face seated, an area in the train, type of seat, and position. Choose your seat preference during booking via OMIO.
  • -Food and drinks on board: First-class passengers get food and drinks. You are allowed food and drinks on the trains from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport, provided you do not pollute the environment for the other passengers

When to book your train tickets from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport?

You can get cheap train tickets from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport through OMIO using our tips. Book your train ticket in advance, seven or more days ahead. You will save some cash by buying your ticket in advance. Be flexible on the travel date and time you wish to make the trip. The principle is to buy tickets when the demand for train tickets from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport is low. Compare day and night trains and choose the best time to travel, as you can save on your ticket by choosing a night train. Slower trains from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport can save you a bit on the fare you pay for your ticket, too.

To Gatwick Airport by train — travel tips

Gatwick Airport is a transport hub, and you may not be enthusiastic about visiting the place. However, numerous attraction sites and spaces are found near the city, making it an interesting place for any visitor. You will enjoy the local cuisine and visit pubs and clubs for socialization and merry-making, which will ease your travel and kick-start your leisure. The city is a good place to visit unique sites such as museums, which will expose you to the region's history. You will enjoy natural and artificial attractions and participate in various activities. Some of the activities you will enjoy around Gatwick Airport will include:

  • Get some adrenaline rush at the TeamSport Indoor Go Karting Crawley
  • Fill your tummy at M&S Simply Food
  • Socialize with other visitors and locals at The London Bar
  • Enjoy some wild animals in the British Wildlife Centre
  • Enjoy some outdoor activities in Go Ape Crawley

Gatwick: aerial view of Surrey village near Gatwick.

Gatwick: aerial view of Surrey village near Gatwick. Source: Shutterstock

What are the other cities you can go to from Gatwick Airport

Your train from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport takes you to a locale where you can access numerous cities in England, UK. You can take a train to the capital, London, to get an unmatched experience of culture, technology, cuisine, and nightlife. The city is iconic if you are a sports fanatic, especially football. Other popular cities, which are home to top tier English Premier League teams are Manchester and Liverpool. The cities are economic hubs in the region, hence a beacon for luxury. You also experience distinctive culture with the locals, the city's history and the architectural landscapes. Nearby is Birmingham, another vibrant city where you can visit numerous tourist attractions and participate in cultural events and festivals.

FAQs: London Blackfriars (BFR) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) train

FAQs: Travel by train from London Blackfriars (BFR) 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 London Blackfriars (BFR) to Gatwick Airport (GTW).
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from London Blackfriars (BFR) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) can start from as little as £8 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London Blackfriars (BFR) 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.
On average the London Blackfriars (BFR) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) train time is 35 min   covering the 24 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London Blackfriars (BFR) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) leaves at 05: 34. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London Blackfriars (BFR) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) leaves at 23: 32.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London Blackfriars (BFR) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) without having to change trains with Thameslink. There are 37 direct trains from London Blackfriars (BFR) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from London Blackfriars (BFR) to Gatwick Airport (GTW), you can count on Thameslink, Southern or Gatwick Express for the best way to get you to Gatwick Airport (GTW). You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between London Blackfriars (BFR) and Gatwick Airport (GTW) and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 32.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Blackfriars, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 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.

A day trip to Gatwick Airport (GTW) from London Blackfriars (BFR) is worth doing with a journey time of 35 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from London Blackfriars (BFR) to Gatwick Airport (GTW) is March.
You have options as you can travel between London Blackfriars (BFR) and Gatwick Airport (GTW) 2 different ways: coach or train.

Trains departing from London Blackfriars

Distance from London Blackfriars to city center
Distance from London Blackfriars to city center
1.4 miles (2.2 km)
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
ATM
ATM
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: YES
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: Newsagent
Dining
Dining
Accessibility
Accessibility
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Step free access note: This is a Category A station: This station has step-free level access to all platforms iva lifts. Assistance Meeting Point is the Ticket Office. | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible ticket machines note: All Thameslink ticket machines are able to sell tickets with Disabled Persons Railcard discounts. Ticket machines are of an accessible design, however their location and the station itself may not be so please check the station access note for further details | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Wheelchairs available open hours: Wheelchairs may only be available when the station is staffed | 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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