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Timetables

Our trains run twice per hour, taking you between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. To see the exact departure and arrival times, download our timetable here

We are currently in a period of ongoing Industrial Action which may impact your journey. For the latest information and guidance please visit our Industrial Action page.

Our route

Gatwick Express is a non-stop train between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

At Gatwick Airport, the train station is situated in the heart of the airport at the South Terminal. If you’re travelling to or from the North Terminal, a fast inter-terminal transit shuttle connects the North Terminal to the train station and the South Terminal.

London Victoria is well connected to other travel links. It’s on the London Underground’s Victoria, District and Circle lines, making it easy to get around central London. If you’re headed elsewhere, Victoria bus station is next door, and it’s only a short walk to the National Express coach station.

Planning and re-checking your journey

Journey planners are updated to reflect the timetable we plan to operate and Online timetables are available below. Please note that these timetables do not reflect:

Dates when online journey planners are updated is available here.

Want to travel on a quieter train? We show how busy we expect trains to be in our online timetables and live departures. More information available here.

Ticket information

For details of the availability of advance fares, visit the advance ticket availability information here. If your pre-booked journey is changed, for example the time is amended, then you can either continue to travel on the revised timetable or apply for a refund.

Summary of the service we plan to operate

Until Saturday 10 December

Journey planners are showing the service we are currently running. You can also find downloadable timetables below.

From Sunday 11 December

Journey planners are now showing the service we will operate. Downloadable timetables will be available from week commencing 5 December.


Key Changes to Southern and Gatwick Express

All services via Gatwick Airport

The times of these trains will change slightly


Key Changes to Thameslink and Great Northern

East Grinstead to Bedford
Two additional services will run in the AM and PM peak

Littlehampton to Bedford
The two trains per day on this route will run between Littlehampton and London Bridge only (please note that these will start running on 3 January 2023)

Bedford to Gatwick Airport via Redhill
All of these services will be extended to Three Bridges and will call additionally at South Croydon. They will no longer call at Merstham – Check journey planners for alternative services

Brighton to Bedford and Brighton to Cambridge
There will be altered train times and calling patterns between Brighton and Gatwick Airport

More information on the background to these changes is available on the Latest on our rail service page.

Festive period 2022

Following the announcement that industrial action will take place in December and January we are working to determine how this and any engineering work will affect our services over Christmas and New Year.

Please check back here closer to the time, and always remember to plan your journey in advance at National Rail.


Gatwick Express app

Buy eTickets, plan your trip, see live service updates and more with our free Gatwick Express app