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Overview: Train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

distanceDistance23 miles (37 km)
durationAverage train duration48 min
priceAverage train ticket price£18 (€20)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSouthern or Gatwick Express

Trains from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport cover the 23 miles (37 km) long route taking on average 48 min with our travel partners like Southern or Gatwick Express. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £13, but the average price of train tickets is £18.

Trains from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

If you're wondering about how to get from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport, jumping on a train at Victoria Station is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to do just that. You'll be glad to know that numerous trains travel this route daily. You'll find trains departing Victoria station as early as 4:30 a.m. every day. Thanks to the short distance covered, merely 23 miles (37 km), you won't have to worry about dealing with any changeovers or stops along the way. All trains operating this route are direct trains and take an average of 35min to complete the trip.

London Victoria to Gatwick Airport Train Time: Daily Departures

When considering the frequency of the trains operating the route from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport, you'll be happy to find several trips every day. If you're planning on travelling between Monday and Saturday, you'll find close to 50 trains travelling from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport daily. The trains start around 4:30 a.m. and there are roughly seven trains an hour between then and the last departure around 11:35 p.m. If you're taking a trip on a Sunday, expect to find fewer trains than the other days of the week but still more than enough to get you there on time. These trains start as early as 1:30 a.m., with one train an hour until around 5:00 a.m. and then two trains per hour until the last departure around 11:32 p.m.

How long is the journey by train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport?

Your travel time from London Victoria train station to Gatwick Airport will vary slightly depending on the time of your departure and the type of train you board. The average time between these two destinations is roughly 35min. Thanks to the short distance between the two, your journey will always be a direct trip, eliminating any time spent on changeovers along the way. If you're travelling on one of the faster trains, you can expect your travel time to be between 30min and 33min, while the slowest journey will be just short of an hour, roughly 54min.

Gatwick London Victoria Train Station. Source: Shutterstock

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport?

Departure train station: If you're taking a train between these two destinations, your departure station will always be London Victoria Train Station. Victoria Station is a short trip away from London city centre and easily accessible via train or local taxis. You'll find a variety of facilities at the station designed to make your journey comfortable, including ATMs, exchange services, payphones, refreshment facilities, convenience shops, and toilets. If you're travelling with a disability, you'll have access to trained staff that are available during opening times, ramps for train access, step-free access throughout the station, and wheelchairs.

Arrival train station: When travelling to Gatwick Airport, your arrival station will be the airport train station located inside Gatwick. The airport is located roughly 1h 30min from the centre of London if you're travelling by taxi. You can reach the city via train, taxi, and buses located at the airport station. Gatwick Airport is home to all of the amenities you might need, including accessible and standard toilets, convenience stores, souvenir shops, restaurants, currency exchange services, ATMs, and much more.

Which train companies travel from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport?

When travelling via train from London Victoria Station to Gatwick Airport, all of your train trips will be operated by Southern. Southern operates around 300 electric trains throughout the UK with accommodations for wheelchairs, ramps, audible and visual information, as well as priority seating. The train travelling from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport is the Gatwick Express, which is managed by Southern and is currently one of the fastest ways to get to the airport from the city.

Southern trains from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

Southern operates around 300 electric trains throughout the UK and transports millions of passengers annually. One of their most popular trains is the Gatwick Express from London Victoria Station to Gatwick Airport and they offer close to 50 trips daily from Monday to Saturday, and roughly 25 trains travelling this route on a Sunday. The Gatwick Express train is a direct train between the airport and the train station and one of the fastest ways to get from the airport to the city, in a time of around 30 - 35min.

Train London Victoria to Gatwick Airport: Services on Board

If you opt for a First-Class ticket, you'll have the opportunity to take advantage of the complimentary emails and power sockets, as well as the larger, more comfortable seating. The Gatwick Express offers dedicated storage racks in each carriage, storage under the seat, as well as large double doors with additional space that makes it easier to board the train.

If you're hoping to travel with your bicycle, foldable bikes are welcome at any time but there is limited space for non-foldable bikes. If yours is non-foldable, you won't be able to take your bike during peak travel times between 7:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Pet travel is allowed provided you have no more than two pets and they're either on a leash the entire trip or in a pet carrier.

How to find cheap train tickets from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport?

Looking to snag the best deals available? There are a variety of ways to ensure you pick up the cheapest tickets you can find. Firstly, use the Omio platform to search for your tickets. Omio provides a service that consolidates information from numerous online sources and offers the results to you on an easily-scannable results page where you can filter according to the cheapest ticket.

Also, keep in mind that tickets often go on sale a couple of months in advance and the earlier you purchase the ticket, the more affordable they will be.

Lastly, you'll often find different ticket deals offered on different days, so consider searching for tickets with flexible dates to take advantage of these deals. You'll also find travelling during the week is generally cheaper than travelling over a weekend, especially on a Sunday.

Gatwick Airport Shuttle Bus. Source: Shutterstock

To Gatwick Airport by train—travel tips

Travelling to Gatwick Airport puts you in a prime location to explore one of the most vibrant cities in the world, London. London is the capital city of England and has a vast history stretching back as far as Roman times. Throughout the years, the city has stayed up to date with the times and adjusted accordingly but you can still visit many historical sites before heading off to downtown London to party up a storm or check out the local art scene.

London attracts close to 30 million visitors every year and stands as one of the most popular cities to visit in Europe. Here are some of the places that make this city a must on your bucket list. Hyde Park is widely considered one of the most famous parks in London and is also the biggest. This park has played host to many a historical event and is also a great place to go for a picnic, to swan-watch, or to paddleboard, if you like.

If you're interested in the current culture and want a diverse experience, head on over to Camden to experience the alternative culture rife in the area. You can't head to London and not visit the London Eye. This giant Ferris wheel offers visitors sweeping views of the city. If you're travelling to London to experience the nightlife, head on down to Soho and explore what they have to offer. If the bar scene isn't your vibe, you can always check out the different jazz bars, theatres, and restaurants around Soho.

Travel Tips: Trains from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

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FAQs

How much do cheap trains to Gatwick Airport from London Victoria cost?

You can find a cheap train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport for some dates and times for as low as £13  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the average price of train tickets to Gatwick Airport from London Victoria?

If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London Victoria to Gatwick Airport train to cost on average £18  one way.

What is the distance from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport via train?

The London Victoria to Gatwick Airport train distance is approximately 23 miles (37 km).

How long is the train between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport?

The train time to Gatwick Airport from London Victoria is on average 48 min  for the 23 miles (37 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

What train providers go from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport?

Take the London Victoria to Gatwick Airport train with Southern or Gatwick Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services are there to Gatwick Airport from London Victoria a day?

The average number of trains departing London Victoria for Gatwick Airport is 50 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When is the earliest train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport? When is the last train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport?

The earliest train departing from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport leaves at 08: 09. The last train departing from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport leaves at 10: 44. You can find the latest London Victoria to Gatwick Airport train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

When should I book London Victoria Gatwick Airport train tickets to score the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you book train tickets between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £18 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport a few months in advance.

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