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Christmas and New Year 2017

Major route improvement work affecting Gatwick Express services over the Christmas and New Year period

Please plan ahead if you are travelling between 23 December and 1 January as improvement work as well as the normal service alterations over this period will mean that services will be amended.

Overview of service alterations

Christmas Eve

Services will shut down early from approximately 20:00 on Sunday 24 December. Please check your last trains carefully before you travel.

Christmas Day and Boxing Day

No train service on Gatwick Express on Monday 25 or Tuesday 26 December. On 26 December, a limited bus service will operate as follows:

  • Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport (non-stop) every 30 minutes between 05:00 and 23:00
  • Between Gatwick Airport and Brighton calling at Haywards Heath only every 30 minutes between 08:00 and 22:00

Please allow extra time for your journey and seek alternative routes if possible. Queuing systems will be in place and you may not be able to board the first bus if space is not available.

Saturday 23, Wednesday 27, Thursday 28, and Friday 29 December

The service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport will be reduced to run every 30 minutes only.

New Years Day

On Monday 1 January, a Sunday service will operate.

Planning my journey

Full details of train and rail replacement bus services will be included in on-line journey planners from the beginning of October and you should use these to plan your specific journeys. Information is included in the ‘Buy tickets’ functionality on this website or by visiting and using the journey planner.