International travel

Trains to/from London Gatwick

Flying from London Gatwick airport? Save money by leaving the car at home and travelling by train to the airport with First Capital Connect.

We operate a direct train service to and from central London to Gatwick airport in 30 minutes, in addition to services from Brighton, St Albans, Bedford and Luton.

Benefits of travelling by train

  • Direct services to five central London stations - London Bridge, City Thameslink, Blackfriars, Farringdon and St Pancras International.
  • Around 30 minute train travel time to London Bridge and the Tube network.
  • Under an hour to St Pancras International for connections to the North East.
  • Four daytime rail services an hour to East Croydon, central London, Luton, Bedford and Brighton.
  • Hourly service to central London throughout the night.
  • One-change connections throughout the South East.

London Gatwick Airport rail connections

UK, European and long-haul flights operate from both Gatwick terminals. The Gatwick Airport rail station is directly linked to the South Terminal and is a few minutes from the North Terminal by a free transit train link.

Rail information and ticket desks are located in the rail station and within the arrival areas of both terminals.

Anytime group travel to the airport

For groups of 3, 4 or 5 passengers travelling to the Airport and travelling in one or both directions during the Peak, the ‘Anytime Small Group’ fare could be for you:

  • The ‘Anytime Small Group’ fare offers a 25% discount off the individual ‘Anytime Return’ fare for groups of 3, 4 or 5 passengers travelling together for both the outward and the return journey to/from either Luton or Gatwick Airport from ANY First Capital Connect served station. 
  • It will allow travel on any train, with return travel valid for one month from the date shown on the ticket. 
  • There are NO Railcard or Child discounts with this product (There is NO Child Half Fare or Child £2.00 Flat Fare available with this product). 
  • The ‘Anytime Small Group’ is ONLY sold as an adult ticket, but children will be allowed to be included as part of the group using this ticket.

Checking in

Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport in good time for their flight. You should book your train to Gatwick so that you arrive approximately 2 hours before the scheduled flight departure for domestic and European flights and 3 hours for intercontinental flights.

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