Heathrow to / from Gatwick With London Stopover
With Sightseeing or Overnight Accommodation Opportunities
|London Victoria - Gatwick Airport Train|
If you have a very long gap between your Heathrow and Gatwick flights or prefer the idea of overnighting at a Central London hotel in preference to an airport hotel, then transferring via Central London is very much an option. Indeed the cheapest way of traveling between Heathrow and Gatwick is indirect via Central London rather than the direct Heathrow - Gatwick bus.
The possible permutations of transport you can use are almost endless. On this page we lay out for you a toolkit so you can come to the best solution for you.
The quickest way between Heathrow and Gatwick via London is by train.
The cheapest, but slowest way is by bus between London and Gatwick and by the London Underground between Heathrow and London. You can see the various prices on the tables below.
You can of course do one leg by bus/underground and one by rail, according to your schedule and budget.
|Heathrow - Gatwick Bus|
|Central London Stopover|
|Group & Private Transfers|
Where To Head For In London For Your Stopover
If you are staying overnight or just wanting a stopover then London Victoria is the benchmark location to head for. There is a choice of rail or bus between Gatwick and Victoria and the Underground or National Express coach between Victoria and Heathrow.
If you are on a budget and want to stay overnight, then Kings Cross St Pancras is a good alternative option to consider. There is a direct First Capital train between St Pancras and Gatwick and the Underground will take you direct between Kings Cross St Pancras and Heathrow.
Left Luggage Offices In London For Your Stopover
There are left luggage facilities at St Pancras, Paddington and Victoria rail stations and also at Victoria Coach Station.
The left luggage office at Victoria coach station is slightly cheaper than at the rail stations.
If you want to stay overnight, the most convenient hotel districts would be Victoria or Kings Cross / St Pancras.
|Overview Of Gatwick - Central London Transfers
With Links To Detail Pages
|Public Transport||One Way||Return||Travel
|Gatwick Express||£17.75*||£31.05*||30 mins||4 for 2, and 5 for price of 3 tickets|
|First Capital Trains||£10.00#||£19.00#||45 mins||Cheaper fares available London Bridge|
|Southern Trains||£14.40#||£28.80#||40 mins||Advance online tickets £5.00-£10.00|
|National Express Bus||£8.00||£14.00||90 mins||Advance online fares from £6.50|
|easyBus||From £2 each way*||70 mins||£10 each way buying ticket on day.|
|* 10% online discount fare # Standard travel anytime fare|
|Overview Of Heathrow - Central London Transfers
With Links To Detail Pages
|Public Transport||Indicative Cost||Comments|
|Heathrow Express Train||£20.00||Every 15 minutes, 15/20 minute journey.|
|Heathrow Connect Train||£9.50||Every 30/60 minutes, 25/30 minute journey.|
|National Express Bus||£4.00-£6.00||Highly variable times, 45-50 minute journey|
|London Underground||£3.00-£5.50||Every 5 minutes, 40/60 minute journey.|
|Black London Cab||£45-£70||30/60 minute journey.|
|Private Car||£60-£75||30/60 minute journey.|
|Private Bus ( 8 to 16 seats)||£105-£160||30/60 minute journey.|
Private Heathrow - Gatwick Transfer With Sightseeing/Orientation Tour Of Central London
If you have a long time between flights its perfectly feasible to do some serious sightseeing.
We offer a customised transfer tour service for all sized parties from couples to large tour groups. The economics really become compelling if you have a group of around eight or more
Most people opt for an orientation tour of Central London passing all the main sights with a couple of photo stops. Others prefer just to be dropped off and explore independently and we pick them up at an agreed time keeping the luggage on board the vehicle.
You do not have to go to Central London, Hampton Court and Windsor Castle are possible too. If you have a full day you can even include Stonehenge.
Bear in mind that it can take 90 minutes for a vehicle to travel between Gatwick and London and 60 minutes between London and Heathrow. If you wanted an orientation tour that requires around seven or more hours between flights.