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Gatwick to London-easiest, quickest, cheapest way PLEASE

I believe its difficult to get to central london from gatwick airport and my time is limited in this city.

please advise the easiest way, without having to change over with luggage etc.

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Mary from Leicester

>I believe its difficult to get to central london from gatwick airport

It isn't. Getting from Gatwick to Central London is no more difficult than getting from Heathrow Airport. The main difference is that the Tube doesn't run to Gatwick.

But 'easiest, quickest and cheapest' never go together, anywhere.

The quickest option is to take the Gatwick Express  train, the Gatwick Connect  train is a bit cheaper and only a little slower and there are also other train options from the airport station. Use the official UK railway website to see details for all trains on the route for your date and preferred time: www.nationalrail.co.uk

Long-distance buses such as Easybus and National Express are cheaper but slower than taking the train. They can also get delayed by traffic congestion, which is a frequent occurrence on that route.

Taxis and pre-booked transfers are expensive. They can be quicker than buses because they can change routes but they won't be as fast as the train.

Note that if you take either train or bus you may still have to change to other transport (Tube, bus, taxi) on arrival in London. It all depends on where you are staying. 


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Claudia from New York City

Hi Nealia,

Getting to central London from Gatwick is easy. I took the non-stop Gatwick Express. It was only a 30-minute ride, and I agree with Courtney that it's the fastest from Gatwick to Victoria Station. You can explore the following trains to other London stations:

Thameslink: https://www.thameslinkrailway.com/destinations-and-offers/airport-travel/gatwick-airport

Southern: https://www.southernrailway.com/destinations-and-offers/where-we-travel-to

Take the easyBus or National Express to Victoria Coach Station if you prefer going on buses.It's the cheapest way. Here are the links:

National Express: http://www.nationalexpress.com/en/airports/gatwick-airport.aspx

easyBus: http://www.easybus.com/en/london-gatwick

Hope this info helps.


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Courtney from Los Angeles

I'm not totally sure what you mean by change over with luggage, but the train is definitely the fastest way to go from Gatwick to London. Here's the link on the Gatwick site:

https://www.gatwickairport.com/to-and-from/gatwick-to-london/

I've also taken the bus from there but it takes much, much longer--about an hour and a half as opposed to half an hour. 

Have fun!


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