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Hot weather - always carry water with you

Travelling during hot weather

  • Always take a bottle of water with you - avoid dehydration
  • If you feel unwell, don't get on the train - seek help from a member of staff at the station or use the station Help Point
  • If you feel unwell while on the train - get off at the next stop and use the station Help Point

Sometimes, we have to alter our services during very hot weather. This can mean a change to service provision and/or speed restrictions put in place to minimise stressing the rails. Click here to find out more.

 

Staff Shortages

Due to a staff shortage the following Gatwick Express train services will be subject to cancellation this afternoon;

from Gatwick Airport 19:05. 20:35, 20:50, 21:50 and 23:35

from London Victoria 19:45, 20:00, 21:00 and 22:45

We are very sorry for the inconvenience this will cause you on your journey today, as an alternative tickets will be accepted on Southern train services between London and Gatwick.

 

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Non-stop service between London and Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Express is the fastest and only non-stop train service between central London and Gatwick Airport.*

Gatwick Express is one of the most popular and favourite train services in the United Kingdom, having won the independent National Passenger Survey a number of times.

Operating between London Victoria station and Gatwick Airport, our dedicated airport train service is renowned for its speed and frequency. Departing every 15 minutes, with no traffic jams, taxi queues or stops to worry about, you can be in the centre of London (Victoria), or right inside Gatwick airport (South Terminal) in just 30 minutes.

Designed to take the hassle out of transferring to and from Gatwick airport - and with the air traveler in mind - accommodation in Express Class (Standard) is comfortable, modern and air-conditioned with a range of drinks and light refreshments served at the seat. First Class interiors provide a calming and spacious environment and include large reclining seats with tables, complimentary news papers and at seat refreshment service.

Gatwick Express customers at London’s Victoria station can check their flight details here as well as before they board the train with dedicated flight information display screens showing the flight number, destination, departure time and departure terminal.

The platform at Gatwick Airport is conveniently positioned directly beneath the South Terminal so customers have a quick escalator ride up into the terminal and can be at check-in within minutes.

Since 1984, we’ve operated the only non-stop train service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

Every year we help over 4.7 million travellers make the journey between London and Gatwick Airport. We cover some 1.6million miles - almost six times the distance to the moon.

Managed and operated by Southern, we have 300 staff, some of whom are multilingual to help meet, greet and help foreign travellers at our stations.

Some fast facts about Gatwick Express:

  • We cover 4320 miles a day - or 1.6million a year
  • We carry some 13,000 travellers a day
  • We run 160 services a day, over a 27-mile stretch of track
  • Our busiest day is Friday
  • Our services run into the South Terminal of Gatwick Airport

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* ‘Fastest way’ based on average timetabled journey time on routes between central London and Gatwick Airport.