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Coach from Heathrow to Gatwick Airport

From £20 one-way*

Duration: 50 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 43 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach transfer from Heathrow to Gatwick Airport

Travel from Heathrow Airport to Gatwick Airport from £20 one-way*, and say goodbye to expensive inter-airport travel.

With a guaranteed seat and lots of luggage room, you can travel more and pay less with National Express. Plus, if you qualify, you can enjoy even more savings with one of our three Coachcards, giving you 1/3 off all Standard and Fully Flexible coach fares.

Heathrow to Gatwick journey information
Fastest journey time 50 mins (Heathrow Terminal 5 to Gatwick North)
Cheapest price From £20 *
Distance (approx) 61km
No. of stops 0 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 0:40am/22:40pm

Our Heathrow to Gatwick services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

025 coach towards Worthing

Our 025 service travels up to 21 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
  • Gatwick Airport (North)
  • Gatwick Airport (South)

200 coach towards Gatwick

Our 200 service travels up to 6 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
  • Gatwick Airport (North)
  • Gatwick Airport (South)

201 coach towards Gatwick

Our 201 service travels up to 7 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
  • Gatwick Airport (North)
  • Gatwick Airport (South)

205 coach towards Gatwick

Our 205 service travels up to 5 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Gatwick Airport (North)
  • Gatwick Airport (South)

210 coach towards Gatwick

Our 210 service travels up to 4 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
  • Gatwick Airport (North)
  • Gatwick Airport (South)

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Luggage

You can take two 20kg suitcases and one item of hand luggage per adult on our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

View our luggage policy 

Departing from Heathrow Airport

Our coaches travel between Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport up to 16 times per day. While you're waiting for your coach, Heathrow Airport has many great facilities for you to enjoy.

Facilities near to the stop include: a wide assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as rest areas, toilet facilities, cash machines and ticket machines.

Arrival and Departure information:

Terminal 2 & 3: Coaches arrive and depart from the Heathrow Central Bus Station.

Terminal 4: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 4.

Terminal 5: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 5.

Arriving at Gatwick Airport (North & South Terminals)

Gatwick Airport is home to dozens of fantastic facilities to keep you occupied between trips. Within a five-minute walk from the terminal, you'll find newsagents, restaurants, and other stores including coffee shops and more.

Take a look at our Gatwick Airport facilities pages for more information:

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Heathrow to Gatwick?

The first coach leaves from Heathrow Central Bus Station at 0.40am, arriving at Gatwick South Terminal at 1.55am.

When is the last coach from Heathrow to Gatwick?

The last coach leaves from Heathrow Central Bus Station at 22.40pm, arriving at Gatwick South Terminal at 23.55pm.

How much is the coach from Heathrow to Gatwick?

A one-way journey from Heathrow to Gatwick is available from £20*.

How long does the coach take from Heathrow to Gatwick?

Coach journeys from Heathrow to Gatwick take on average 1 hr 15 mins. However, our fastest journey from Heathrow Terminal 5 to Gatwick North Terminal takes just 50 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Heathrow to Gatwick?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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