Gatwick to Stansted Airport by train

Fastest public transfer option with change of transportation in central London

Gatwick Express Train At London Victoria Station

Whilst there is no direct train between Gatwick and Stansted Airport, but by using the airport trains into Central London from both airports train is still the quickest public transport transfer option between the two airports. The alternative National Express Gatwick - Stansted coach service is direct but is slower as it operates via Heathrow Airport and follows London's orbital motorway around London.


Unfortunately the Gatwick and Stansted airport trains do not terminate at the same train station in London so you have a tedious additional transfer between the London stations using the London Underground.

Fastest transfer between Gatwick & Stansted

Gatwick Express, Gatwick Airport - London Victoria - journey time 30 minutes, frequency every 15 minutes.

London Underground Victoria - Tottenham Hale - journey time 20 minutes, frequency every 3 minutes.

Stansted Express, Tottenham Hale Station - Stansted Airport - journey time 36 minutes, frequency every 15 minutes.

The above trio of trains are the fastest way, there are many permutations using all the public transport options available from either airport.

Budget transfer between Gatwick & Stansted

Southern Trains, Gatwick Airport - London Victoria - journey time 45 minutes, frequency every 5- 15 minutes.

National Express Bus, Victoria - Stansted - journey time 80-115 minutes, frequency 2 times an hour.

There are left luggage facilities at Liverpool Street and Victoria train stations and Victoria Coach Station.

London - Gatwick Airport Comparison of Fares 2018


Standard Adult Fare*



Bus/Coach options

National Express Bus to Victoria



easyBus to West Brompton



Train options

Southern Train to Victoria (Train Ticket)



Southern Train to Victoria (Oyster)



Southern Train to Zone 1 (Oyster)



Thameslink Train to St Pancras (Train Ticket)



Thameslink Train to St Pancras (Oyster)



Gatwick Express Train (Ticket on day)



Gatwick Express Train (Advance online)



Gatwick Express Train (Oyster)



Gatwick Express Train (Web Duo online)



Shuttles & Private Cars/Coaches

Hotel Van Shuttle



Saloon/Sedan Car (2 People)



Small Bus (12 People)



* Standard adult ticket. Return leg within one month.

† Online only return ticket for 2 adults.

~ Cheapest Off Peak and Anytime fares
Off Peak at any time except journeys Monday to Friday from 0630 to 0930.

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London - Stansted Fare Comparison of Public Transport 2018


Standard Adult Fare



Stansted Express - Liverpool Street



Stansted Express Web Duo - (2 people)



National Express - Stratford

£3.50-£10 †

£7-£20 †

National Express - Liverpool Street

£3.50-£10 †

£7-£20 †

National Express - Victoria via Waterloo

£5-£12 †

£10-£24 †

National Express - Marble Arch /Portman Square/Paddington

£5-£12 †

£10-£24 †

Airport Bus / Terravision - Stratford /Liverpool Street



Airport Bus / Terravision - Baker Street/Victoria



# Promotional fare only available at Stansted Express web site, for 2 people travelling together

† Lowest fare online only advance purchase Funfare tickets - limited number of tickets, the earlier you book the better the availability. Higher fare is for payment on the day or at short notice online.

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