National Express to Gatwick Airport & London

Bus to Gatwick & Central London

Is The National Express to Gatwick Right For You?

National Express to Gatwick Airport can be the cheapest option. It drops off on the way into London, so it may be quicker depending on your destination in London. However between London and Gatwick Airport can be a slow journey. Central London to Gatwick is only 48km (30 miles) however there is no direct motorway. The train can be found to be quicker and most cost effective. 


National Express Gatwick Luggage Allowance

You can carry two medium-sized suitcases - weighing up to 20kg (44 lbs) each - plus one small piece of hand luggage per person. Drivers loading the baggage do not weigh bags. Customers will be permitted to pool their individual allowances if they are travelling in a group or as a family, but they must be travelling on the same ticket.

National Express Gatwick - Victoria Bus Service Operating Hours & Journey Times

The National Express Gatwick - Victoria Bus Service broadly runs roughly every 30 minutes, 60 times a day 24/7  everyday of the week. 

Journey time is scheduled as 90 minutes for the entire journey end to end, Victoria to Gatwick Airport, but clearly delays through road congestion happen so do give yourself plenty of contingency going to the airport.

National Express to Gatwick Airport & London Boarding Points

The terminus in London is at Victoria Coach Station. Victoria Coach Station is just a like a busy regional airport. Coaches leave every couple of minutes, there are airport style departure screens and departure gates where you board the coach.


National Express to Gatwick buses pick up and drop at both Gatwick terminals. At the North Terminal the National Express coaches park in front of the terminal doors, easyBus park in a small bus station about 150 yards away.

National Express  Gatwick  Fares & Tickets

The cheapest tickets are on-line in advance from the National Express web site.

National Express have various ticket categories for Bus to Gatwick

Funfare Tickets

The cheapest National Express to Luton fares are on-line only called “funfares” and do not allow any changes of any kind.

Amendable Not Refundable Tickets

If you buy a return ticket, even the cheapest ticket may well be called “Amendable Not Refundable”.  This ticket is not refundable but the journey date and time can be changed prior to the departure date and time.

Amendable and Refundable

The last option is to purchase a fully flexible fare which again you pay a supplement for. In order to claim a refund, you must cancel your ticket at least 72 hours in advance and fees apply.

Group Discount (For 3 people or more)

If you're travelling on the National Express services in a group of four or more, you can obtain 25% off passenger one-way fares. You must book at least 3 day in advance for this