Gatwick Airport Bus into London Victoria

Cheapest Transfer Option Between Gatwick & Central London

Gatwick - Central London Coach
Gatwick - Central London Coach

The Gatwick Airport London Bus is performed by National Express and run into London's Victoria coach station. There is also another service called easyBus that runs higher frequencies in small minibuses to Fulham Broadway Underground Station, less central than London Victoria.

The return fare on the coach is much less than the single fare on the Gatwick Express train. There is no direct motorway route into Central London so progress is comparatively slow and peak hours traffic congestion can cause delays.

The frequency is broadly hourly.

The London terminus is at Victoria Coach Station, a 5 minute walk south of Victoria Rail and Underground Station. The number 11 bus runs down Buckingham Palace Road past the rail and coach coach stations.

National Express Bus Gatwick & London

Victoria coach station has the normal toilets and snack bars and is a bit like a busy regional airport. In Victoria Coach Station is a good left luggage office with rates by the hour as well as the day that is cheaper than the facilities at the airports and rail stations.

At Gatwick Airport the coaches pickup from both North and South Terminals.

National Express Coach

For up to date timetables and tickets follow the link below to the National Express Web Site.

You will save yourself time by purchasing tickets in advance. Tickets ordered online are e-tickets, emailed to your inbox immediately after ordering.

You have to stipulate a specific transfer time reserving you a seat. If your flight is late or early, you can travel on other schedules but the seat is not reserved. At non airport locations you have to turn up for the departure on your ticket.

Timetables, Fares & Ticketing Between Gatwick and London Victoria

Adult Fare: (cheap promotional fares on-line in advance)
£5.50/£8.00 Single, £11.00/£14.00 Return

Children's Fares Available.
E tickets immediately dispatched to your inbox, use link left.
For full timetables click through on link button left.

National Express

National Express Tickets & Timetables

National Express are the benchmark national carrier offering services to nearly all towns and cities in England and Wales and to the main cities in Scotland.

Cheapest promotional fares are available online in advance. Normally a return fare is much, much cheaper than two single fares. Unlike the railways tickets bought online are true etickets, visitors from overseas can pay by credit card and have their tickets delivered by email in a couple of minutes.

Formally the baggage allowance that goes into the hold is 2 cases, neither of which should be heavier than 20kg. Drivers load the bags and they are not weighed, most drivers are very flexible as long as you are not taking obvious advantage. Things like bikes and other outsize luggage are carried subject to the discretion of the driver and them being properly packed so they do not damage other peoples luggage. (Check the National Express web site for a full list of banned items).

Overview Of Gatwick - Central London Transfers
With Links To Detail Pages
Public Transport One Way Return Travel
Promotional Tickets
Gatwick Express £16.95* £27.90* 30 mins 4 for 2, and 5 for price of 3 tickets
First Capital Trains £9.90# £18.00# 45 mins Common track closures at weekends.
Southern Trains £13.50# £27.00# 40 mins Some advance tickets £5.00-£10.00
National Express Bus £5.50/£8.00 £11.00/£14.00 90 mins Cheap fares are on-line.
easyBus From £2 each way* 70 mins £10 each way buying ticket on day.
* Online fare # Standard travel anytime fare  

Transfers by vehicle will be highly variable in time and is highly dependent on traffic congestion and destination in Central London.
60-90 minutes is typical

8,12,16 Seat + Bigger Buses