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Overnight Gatwick Express services

No overnight services between 23:30 and 05:00 until further notice

This reduction in the Gatwick Express service is to allow Network Rail to carry out additional engineering work to improve route reliability. Southern & Thameslink services continue to run throughout the night although journey times may be extended.

The trains that are no longer operating may show when booking tickets in advance on some journey planners.

Please check our full list of the trains which are not running before purchasing a ticket.

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How many tickets?

You may not have more than 9 passengers in total

You may not have more than 9 railcards

Ticket validity


There’s more flexibility with using tickets onboard, when you buy online. However, same-day travel is only available when you buy your ticket from a ticket office.

First Class & Standard Class Single and Returns

Print at Home Anytime Return tickets are valid for one calendar month from the start date for both the outward and return journeys. Print at Home Anytime Single tickets are valid for one day on the date shown on the ticket. Your journey must be made from the outward date specified when making your booking and return within the terms and conditions of your ticket purchased. If you travel on a day for which your Print at Home ticket is not valid, a new ticket must be purchased.


For tickets issued by national Ticket on Departure or Post, the outward journey must be made within 5 days, and including, of the date shown on your ticket and return journeys must be made within one calendar month. These tickets will be accepted by any TOC between Gatwick and London Victoria.

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First Class & Standard Class Single

These tickets are valid only for the date on the ticket.

First Class & Standard Class Return

You must make your outward and return journeys within one calendar month of the date on your ticket.

First Class & Standard Class Day Return

Valid Monday to Friday, you can use these tickets when you leave Gatwick Airport after 09:30, or at anytime from London Victoria. You can start your return journey up to 01:35 on the day after you made your outbound journey.

On Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays, outward and return travel is valid on any train.

First & Standard Class Carnet

You can use each of your ten tickets for one single journey at any time of the day, in either direction, for 12 months from the issue date on the ticket.