Flights booked, luggage checked, keys, tickets, all
checked. And then you remember : your flight is coming into Heathrow and out of
Gatwick. The next logical questions that pops into your mind is : “How am I
going to get from one to the other.”
No worries, we have you covered. You can have your pick
between bus, train & taxi.
First you need to walk to the Central Bus Station. All buses start/terminate at the Central Bus station (Terminals 2 and 3).
Buses will always visit Terminal 5, but not all schedules visit Terminal 4.
The walk from Terminals 2 or 3 to the bus station takes about 10 minutes. Its luggage trolley friendly and is mostly along moving walkways and lifts. Its also underground so need to worry about the weather.
You can travel free from Terminal 4 to the Central Bus station by Heathrow Express train which runs every 15 minutes.
there is no direct rail service between Heathrow to Gatwick. You must go via central London as follows:
train ( Heathrow Express)- tube or taxi - then train ( Gatwick Express/First
fastest rail route is as follows:
It takes approximatley 5 to 10 minutes depending on terminal to arrive at
the rail station.
Take the Heathrow Express to Paddington station (15 minutes from Heathrow
Central Rail station for Terminals 1 and 3, 23 minutes from Terminals 4 or 5.
It comes every 15 minutes and the cost
From Paddington you go to Farringdon by Circle Line (it takes 16 minutes,
but allow 7 minutes for the interchange) - £4.30
From Farringdon you get to Gatwick by First Capital Connect (41 minutes,
allow another 5 minutes for the interchange) - £9.90
Gatwick station to South Terminal - 5 minutes
Gatwick station to North Terminal - 15 minutes via shuttle
Total cost: £33.20, travel time at least 1 hour 40 minutes if connections
are instant with no waiting for trains to arrive. Sometimes this journey can be
Remember to allow yourself plenty of time! Besides the journey times quoted here you’ll need to take into consideration things like passport control, baggage reclaim, waiting for buses, check-in, airport security and maybe taking a coffee break.