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Coach from Heathrow to Gatwick Airport

From £25 one-way*

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Departures: up to 3 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 £25 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, you can enjoy even more savings with one of our three Coachcards, giving you 1/3 off all Standard and Fully Flexible coach fares.

Please note: We are currently running a reduced network, with plans to add to it regularly as demand grows. Because of this, the information on this page may differ depending on your travel dates and any regional restrictions.

For the most up to date information on active services and more, please visit our Route Map page or our timetables page.

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Heathrow to Gatwick journey information
Cheapest price From £25
Distance (approx) 60.5km
No. of changes  1
First & last journey daily 9.35am/5pm

Departing from Heathrow Airport

Our coaches travel between Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport over 80 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:

Delayed Flight at Heathrow or Gatwick Airport?

Travelling from Heathrow Airport to Gatwick? Choose our flexible ticket option to give you peace of mind in the event of your flight that has been changed or delayed. Our Change & Go Add-on gives you all the flexibility you need, for just £5 each way:

  • Board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time
  • Amend your ticket to a new departure date - free of charge
  • Get a refund on your ticket up to 24 hours before departure

So, in the event of any changes, our Change & Go Add-on means you can just jump on the next available transfer from Heathrow to Gatwick.

To add this option when booking, simply add the 'Change & Go' option in the Add Extras section.

Frequently asked questions

Can I buy my ticket from Heathrow to Gatwick onboard my National Express coach?

No, you cannot. At Heathrow Airport tickets must be purchased from the ticket desk, ticket machine or in advance of travel.

For services that depart from all out other locations you can purchase a ticket onboard. However, it is always advisable to purchase an advance ticket as services may become full due to pre-booked customers.

In addition, you can call the National Express Contact Centre on 08717 818181 between 10am and 6pm, 7 days a week. Calls cost 13p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

 

If our flight arrives early, is it possible to catch an earlier coach from Heathrow Airport to Gatwick?

Yes, we can help you do that. When you arrive at Heathrow airport, find a member of the National Express team and they will be happy to assist you.

Any changes you make will be subject to an amendment fee and an excess fare, depending on the ticket type you booked.

Please note, amendments will only be available on Fully Flexible and Standard tickets.

 

I need to catch a coach from Heathrow Airport to Gatwick Airport. What should I do if my flight is delayed?

When booking a coach from Heathrow to Gatwick we advise that you should allow at least 1 hour 30 minutes after landing to clear passport control, collect any luggage and make your way to our departure point.

Flexible and Standard tickets can only be amended before the time of departure and might be subject to an amendment fee, excess fare and seat availability. If your flight is delayed, contact our staff as soon as possible.

For peace of mind, our Change & Go Add-on is available when you book from our online 'add extras' page, allowing you to:

  • Board any available coach 12 hours before or 12 hours after your original departure time
  • Amend your ticket to a new departure date – free of charge
  • Cancel up to 24 hours before departure and receive a refund

Alternatively, open return tickets will allow you to be booked onto the next available service without extra fees. This ticket is valid for 3 months from the original date of departure.

 

I purchased a ticket for Heathrow Airport to Gatwick whilst booking a flight through the Ryanair website, but I have not received my ticket?

Tickets purchased through Ryanair.com for Heathrow to London transfers may take up to 24 hours to be delivered via e-mail.

If, after 24 hours, you have still not received your National Express ticket please check your email’s junk/spam folder for tickets from tickets@nationalexpress.com or sales@nationalexpress.com.

Otherwise, contact our National Express customer services team. Please have your Ryanair booking reference number to hand when you get in touch.

Calling at...

Heathrow to Gatwick route stops include:
  • Heathrow Airport London (Terminals 2, 3)
  • Heathrow Airport London (Terminal 4)
  • Heathrow Airport London (Terminal 5)
  • Gatwick Airport London (North Terminal)
  • Gatwick Airport London (South Terminal)

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 

Our safety measures

We have made a host of changes to the way we travel in order to keep our customers and staff safe, from enhanced cleaning to limited seating onboard.

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*Limited Availability. £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 10 Nov 2020 for travel between 10 Nov 2020 and 09 March 2021.

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