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Gatwick Airport to London

From £5 one-way*

Duration: 30m (fastest)
Departures: up to 45 services per day
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Coach from Gatwick Airport to London

Our coaches travel from Gatwick Airport to London (Victoria Coach Station) up to 45 times a day, with prices from just £5 one-way*. Our coaches run around-the-clock, so you're never far away from the next direct service, no matter when you choose to travel.

Our fastest journey from Gatwick North Terminal to London Belmont will get you there in just 30 minutes. With regular, reliable services, low fares, and stylish travel, there's never been a better time to travel with National Express.

Services & stops

Stops between Gatwick and London include: Gatwick Airport (South Terminal, North Terminal), Lower Kingswood, Banstead, Belmont, Sutton Rail Station, Sutton Centre, Rosehill, Mitcham, Streatham, Stockwell, Vauxhall and Victoria Coach Station.

Routes may vary depending on the time of day you travel.

Departing from Gatwick Airport

Gatwick is home to dozens of fantastic facilities to keep you busy before your journey. 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:

Arriving in London

London Victoria Coach Station is just 300 metres from the tube network, which is served by the Victoria Line, the District Line and the Circle Line. A bus stop is directly outside the coach station, and is served by many routes from the city centre.

Take a look at our London Victoria Station facilities.

 

Delayed flight

Travelling from Gatwick Airport to London?

Choose our flexible ticket option to give you peace of mind in the event of a changed or delayed flight. For just £5 each way, our Change Coach Add-on gives you all the flexibility you need:

  • 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 Coach Add-on means you can just jump on the next available transfer from Gatwick to London.

When booking, simply add the 'Change Coach' option to your ticket in the Add Extras section.

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to buy my ticket from Gatwick to London onboard my National Express coach?

Yes* you can, however it is always advisable to purchase an advance ticket as services may become full due to pre-booked customers.

To purchase a ticket onboard your coach from Gatwick to London, please be aware of the following:

  • Drivers can accept cash only. To avoid delays please ensure you have the correct change.
  • If your journey from London to Gatwick requires a change of coach, you must purchase a ticket on board each new coach.
  • Please ensure you obtain a physical ticket from the driver which you should carry at all times.
  • All our drivers should be able to sell tickets, although if there are ticketing facilities available they may refer you to the ticket office, to purchase your ticket.

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.

*Except at Heathrow Airport where tickets must be purchased from the ticket desk, ticket machine or in advance of travel.

 

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

Yes, we can help you do that. When you arrive at Gatwick 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 Gatwick to London. What should I do if my flight is delayed?

When booking a coach from Gatwick Airport to London 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 Coach 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 Gatwick to London whilst booking a flight through the Ryanair website, but I have not received my ticket?

Tickets purchased through Ryanair.com for Gatwick Airport 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...

Gatwick to London route stops include:
  • Gatwick Airport London (South Terminal)
  • Gatwick Airport London (North Terminal)
  • Banstead
  • London Vauxhall
  • London Victoria Coach Station

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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 

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*Limited availability. £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 06 June 2018 for travel between 06 June and 28 September 2018.
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