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Stansted Airport to Gatwick Airport by train

  • First train
    05:30
  • Last train
    00:30
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 56m
  • Distance
    87 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    67
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 8m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Stansted Airport to Gatwick Airport by train

Fast trains from Stansted Airport to Gatwick Airport take around 1 hour and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 87 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Stansted Airport and Gatwick Airport.

1. Are there direct trains from Stansted Airport to Gatwick Airport?

Journeys between Stansted Airport and Gatwick Airport usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 69 departures on the route from Stansted Airport to Gatwick Airport every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 63 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Stansted Airport to Gatwick Airport?

The Stansted Airport to Gatwick Airport train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Stansted Airport to Gatwick Airport train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Gatwick Airport is usually scheduled to depart Stansted Airport around 05:30 and the last train is around 00:30. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Stansted Airport to Gatwick Airport train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Stansted Airport to Gatwick Airport by train.

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Which train companies operate between Stansted Airport and Gatwick Airport?

More than one train company operates on the route from Stansted Airport to Gatwick Airport, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Gatwick Express
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.