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Your journey does not end the moment you land at the airport. In fact, most troubles start while commuting from airport to the city or the other way. This is why airport transfers play a crucial role. Are you travelling through London Gatwick airport and wondering how to fix the next phase of the journey? Surely, everyday newer means of travelling and commuting options are added to the chart. Often guided by popular notions, at times it gets difficult to choose which means will be the ideal choice while travelling from London Gatwick to Central London.

Trains, buses, airport transfer taxis and coach hire services are popular ground transport options available with each offering their own USPs. But when it comes to travelling in big groups for your corporate or leisure needs, education/sports or community group transfers, make no mistake in choosing your travel partner. Your priority then demands you to pick an option which offers door-to-door pick & drop, luggage porting and chauffeured drive, pre-travel confirmed bulk booking and highest levels of professional chauffeurs at your service.
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TripCenter
  • Point to point transfers / day hire, multi-day hire
  • 3 seater cars – 89 seater luxury passenger coaches
  • You can choose your own vehicle (1000+ vendors)
  • Extremely suitable when travelling with luggage or in big group
  • Dedicated chauffeur waits for you for pickup/ drop beforehand
  • Travel time from Gatwick to Central London is just over 60 minutes on average
  • Private chauffeured transport comes to you
  • Live pricing available
  • Confirmed pre-booking of vehicle / seats in bulk at a single point of time possible
  • Higher the number of seats booked, lower is the cost
 Thames Link

 

  • Point to point transfers
  • Public transport
  • You cannot choose your vehicle
  • Not suitable when travelling with luggage or in big group
  • You need to port your own luggage/reach station
  • Travel time from Gatwick to London bridge station (central london) is 32 minutes + the time taken to reach station from your destination/ hotel
  • Tickets can be pre-booked
  • Fixed pricing
  •  Can not book tickets / seats in bulk
  • Higher the number of seats booked, higher is the cost
Online Travel
Agents
  • Airport transfers
  • 3 seater cars – 16 seater passenger minibuses
  • You cannot choose your vehicle – supplied by vendor
  • Suitable for limited group size and luggage
  • No dedicated chauffeur assigned / need to wait for the vehicle to arrive
  • Travel time from Gatwick to Central London is just over 60 minutes on average
  • Variable transport options
  • Variable pricing – subject to change without notice
  • Cannot book vehicle / seats in bulk at a single point of time
  • Higher the number of seats booked, higher is the cost
Ride Hailing
Services
  • Point to point transfers
  • 3 seater cars – 6 seater vans
  • You cannot choose your vehicle – supplied by vendor
  • Not suitable when travelling with luggage or in big group
  • No dedicated chauffeur assigned / need to wait for the vehicle to arrive
  • Travel time from Gatwick to Central London is just over 60 minutes on average
  • Variable transport options
  • Variable pricing – subject to change without notice
  • Cannot book vehicle / seats in bulk at a single point of time
  • Higher the number of seats booked, higher is the cost

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As you read, we are sure you will be able to choose the most suitable transport mode for you keeping in mind your budget, comfort and ease of travelling. Along with transport, get useful information about nearby places, hotels and other details which will help make your stay and travel prompt and in accordance to your needs.

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Travelling by Public Transport
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The cost for a standard single adult train ticket from Gatwick airport to Central London is £15.00. The fare is reduced if you use any travel or pay as you go Oyster Card.

You can reach Central London from Gatwick airport using the Thameslink train services. These trains do not offer a direct service and take you through various stations of London between Gatwick airport and Central London. To reach Central London, you need to take the London Bridge train. Gatwick Express is another option but there are no direct services for Central London. The Gatwick Express operates between the Gatwick airport and Victoria Station; and the distance between Victoria Station and Central London being 1.6 miles, can be covered by coach or by private ground transport.

When travelling from London Gatwick to Central London by the Thameslink service, the travel time varies from 35 min to 60 min depending upon change in station(s) required. But at times the fastest time taken by the train is around 32 minutes. If you take the Gatwick Express, which operates from the Gatwick airport and terminates at Victoria Station London, the travel time is of 30 min. But you will need to add the time taken for you to reach Central London from Victoria Station which is another 1.6 miles.

Oyster or pay as you go cards are a popular option used extensively in place of train tickets while travelling in London. Though these cards do not alter the fare much when used for Gatwick Express, using the card for Thameslink alters your fare extensively and you are saved from peak-season price surge.

Gatwick airport is very well connected with every public transport mode and no other airport is as well-connected with train connections as this airport is. You can also opt for coach services like National Express to commute from London Gatwick to Central London but given the heavy traffic conditions, travel time tends to be long.

Private Ground Transport Services
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Booking a taxi is easy as you can get a taxi for Central London from each terminal. It is recommended when you are travelling with luggage or have kids/elderly members travelling with you. Another advantage of hiring a taxi service is that you get pick and drop service at your doorstep; they pick you directly from the airport and drop you at your exact location.

Each terminal is well equipped with taxi services and the approximate fare or cost of travelling from London Gatwick to Central London by taxi would be £55–£60 with travel time of just over 60 minutes.

One can easily book an Uber from every terminal of Gatwick for Central London. While taxis will cost you £55–£60 for Gatwick airport to Central London ride, an Uber may cost you high depending upon the availability and surge in prices.

Private Chauffeured Services
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Gatwick airport has a very robust network of private transfer or ground transport. Of course one can take the taxi available from the airport terminal or book an Uber, but all of these options will be subject to availability at the time of your arrival. Instead you could pre-book and hire before-hand Gatwick airport to Central London private taxi giving you the assurance of a private vehicle waiting for you at the time of your arrival without going through the ordeal of landing and then trying to book a private vehicle.

Dedicated Airport Transfers
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The biggest advantage to hiring a taxi/cab and chauffeur services is that you not only get point to point services but get a private chauffeured vehicle at your service. While you have options available from various ground transport service providers and Gatwick airport taxi services too, hiring your vehicle through TripCenter gives you few added advantages like live price updates, vehicle of your choice and licensed professional chauffeurs.

There are no direct trains between Gatwick airport and Central London. You can reach Central London from Gatwick airport using the Thameslink train services that take you through various stations of London between Gatwick airport and Central London. To reach Central London, you need to take the London Bridge train. Gatwick Express is another option but there are no direct services for Central London. The Gatwick Express operates between the Gatwick airport and Victoria Station; and the distance between Victoria Station and Central London being 1.6 miles, can be covered by coach or by private ground transport.

Hotels near Gatwick airport

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When looking for decent hotel accommodation or convenient hotel district near Gatwick airport or in Central London, it is advisable to look for options in the district of Victoria or near Victoria Station of Central London. With iconic structures like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace at walking distance, Victoria will give you hotel options from budget to luxury to choose from. These areas have high frequency and easy access to public transport or the underground lines. Weekends tend to get costly in Victoria, so your wallet is not permitting such extravagance you could opt for districts like Kensington, Waterloo or County Hall where you will get budgetary options and prices in lower range when compared to Victoria.

Central London is home to some of the finest names and brands in the hospitality industry. While some are located exactly near the Gatwick airport terminal, few others are located a little away, but not so far so as not to allow you to catch a breath of luxury and indulgence.


Sofitel London Gatwick, North Terminal approach


Hampton by Hilton London Gatwick Airport, North Terminal


YOTELAIR London Gatwick, South Terminal


Courtyard by Marriott London Gatwick Airport, Buckingham Gate


Premier Inn London Gatwick Airport (North Terminal) Hotel


Crowne Plaza London – Gatwick Airport

Premier Inn is UK’s largest hotel brand, with a sprawling network of 750+ hotels and 65,000 rooms across globe. Offering options for leisure and business, one can find a Premium Inn hotel on every route and every popular destination.

Places of Interest

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While you fly in and out of London from Gatwick airport, you have lots on your itinerary to do. Offering attractions for all age-groups and all kinds of entertainment modes, one is sure to run out of time.

  1. Archway Theatre – A small picturesque theatre located beneath the arches of the Horley railway line and hence named Archway is the perfect way to start your Gatwick journey. Located very near to the airport, this 95 seat theatre showcases some of the best local plays. Go ahead, grab a seat and enjoy the evening.
  2. Chessington World of Adventures – A few miles away from the airport, here is your chance to explore the adventurous side of you. Slated to be one among the UK’s top family theme parks, with endless roller-coasters, swings, water-rides and similar ones to test your mettle, this is surely not for the weak-heart. If you have kids travelling with you, do not forget to visit the zoo and sea world.
  3. Epsom Racecourse – Haven’t witnessed any live horse racing? How about visiting the place where the Derby Festival takes place? Gear up to witness the jockeys and their horses fighting it out for the top place. Epsom Racecourse, just a few miles away from the airport, is the official venue of the Derby Festival and racing has events taking place round the year.
  4. Gatwick Aviation Museum London – One activity which you cannot miss is visiting the Gatwick Aviation Museum at Charlwood. Showcasing the iconic aircrafts and names of the British Aircraft, you are sure to be zapped at the exhibits and the Museum. Do not forget to book an advance appointment here.
  5. Let’s Race London – Time to get into the zooming and vrooming F1 mode. Simulators as real as the real F1 racing, you cannot get closer to the actual F1 racing than occupying the driver’s seat in these simulator cars. With sound, ambiance and technicalities matching the F1 race, time flies when you visit this racing arena.

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