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Coach travel from Gatwick Airport to London

From £8 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 40 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 17 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Gatwick Airport to London in 1 hr 40 mins (fastest journey)

Our coaches currently travel from Gatwick Airport to London (Victoria Coach Station) up to 17 times a day, with prices from £8 one-way*.

Our fastest journey from Gatwick North Terminal to London Earl's Court will get you there in 1 hour 40 minutes. With reliable services, low fares, and stylish travel, you can travel with confidence once again.

Gatwick to London journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hrs 40 mins (to Earl's Court)
Cheapest price from £8
Distance (approx) 43km
No. of stops 2 (fastest service, other services may vary)
First & last journey daily 3:35am/23:35pm (from South Terminal)

Our Gatwick to London services & stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

025 coach towards London

Our 025 service travels up to 17 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Gatwick Airport (South)
  • Gatwick Airport (North)
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5)
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • London (Earl's Court)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

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Departing from Gatwick Airport North Terminal

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 at London Victoria Coach Station

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.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Gatwick to London?

The first coach leaves from Gatwick South Terminal at 3.35am, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 5.50am.

When is the last coach from Gatwick to London?

The last coach leaves from Gatwick South Terminal at 23.35pm, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 1.50am.

How much is the coach from Gatwick to London?

A one-way journey from Gatwick to London is available from £8*.

How long does the coach take from Gatwick to London?

Our fastest coach journey from Gatwick to London takes 1 hour and 40 mins to our Earl's Court stop.

What happens if I miss my coach or my flight is delayed?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 1 June 2022 for travel between 1 June 2022 and 28 September 2022.

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