Gatwick Express

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Gatwick Express - Info

General

Gatwick Express is the main rail operator between London and Gatwick Airport.   

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Free wifi 

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Solo seats 
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power sockets at all seats 
  • Free wifi 

Catering
No. 

Wifi
Wifi is available for free 

Power sockets  
Available at all 1st class seats.

Children

  • Children up to 4 years travel for free when they don't need an own seat.
  • Children from 5 untill 15 years get a 50% discount on most tickets
  • Seat reservations are possible for kids between 5 and 15, but not for children below 5 years. 

Animals
Small dogs, cats and other small are allowed, max. 2 per person. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times unless contained in a basket. 
Dogs without leads, cats, birds and small animals must be carried in an enclosed basket, cage or pet carrier. Animals and containers must not occupy seats, otherwise a charge will be made. 

Luggage
Officially there is a luggage limit of two large suitcases per passengers with the height+width+length not larger than 158 cm and not heavier then 32 kg each, but in practice this isn't enforced.  There are luggage racks for big suitcases and backpacks near the entrance doors, for smaller bags there is space in the overhead luggage racks and under your seat. 

Boarding 
No. 

Railcards  
You can use all national Railcards on all trains of Arriva Trains Wales. 

Interrail / Eurail / BritRail 
Passengers with a valid BritRailInterrail or Eurail-pass can use all trains. 

Groups 
For groups from 6 persons we offer special group fares, see Group travel by train.

Business
The first class offers all the amenities needed for the business traveller to work and relax on board including special departure lounges, flexible fares and meals and wifi on board. See also Business travel by train.

At the station
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.   

London Victoria - Info

Railway Station London

"London Victoria" is one of the main stations in London and is the starting station for trains to Southampton, Portsmouth and Brighton. 

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 04:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday 06:00 - 01:00

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Bicycle hire: There are Santander hire cycles available near this station. See Santander Bike Hire for further details
  • First class lounge: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Left luggage:  Situated on platform 10. Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00
  • Parking: yes, http://www.trainstationparking.co.uk/

To the Big Ben: 

  • Underground: District to Upminster
  • Walking: 20 minutes
  • Bike: 10 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 24, 11 
  • Taxi: 10 minutes

To London Waterloo: 

  • Underground: -
  • Walking: 33 minutes
  • Bike: 12 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 507
  • Taxi: 14 minutes

To London Kings Cross / St Pancras International: 

  • Underground: Victoria to Walthamstow Central
  • Walking: 72 minutes
  • Bike: 28 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 24
  • Taxi: 22 minutes

To London Euston: 

  • Underground: Victoria to Walthamstow Central  
  • Walking: 62 minutes
  • Bike: 22 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 24
  • Taxi: 18 minutes

Finding your platform:
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

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  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Gatwick Airport Station - Info

Railway Station Gatwick

Gatwick Airport Train Station is located adjacent the South Terminal. For flights to/from the North Terminal a short walk and monorail ride is necessary. 

The journey time to London is about 30 minutes. 

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Sunday 24 Hours a Day

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: no
  • Bicycle hire: no
  • First class lounge: no
  • Wifi: yes
  • Left luggage:  Baggage Storage (Lockers) North Terminal Mon - Sun 05:00 - 22:00. South Terminal Mon - Sun 24 Hours.
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the airport terminal

  • Walking: 1 minute
  • Bike: -
  • Tram: -
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: -

Finding your platform

Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.

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