Travelling with contactless and Oyster between Gatwick Airport and London

You can now use a contactless payment or Oyster card for pay as you go travel between Gatwick Airport and London on Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services.

With pay as you go, you don’t need to queue to buy a ticket. Just touch your card on the yellow card reader at the start of your journey, and use the same card to touch out again at the end. You will automatically be charged the right fare for the journey you’ve made.

Please note, if you are making a return journey, it may be cheaper to buy a paper return ticket.

Pay as you go single fares

London Victoria – Gatwick Airport (Gatwick Express)  £19.80 £19.80 
London Terminals* – Gatwick Airport (Not Gatwick Express)  £14.00 £8.00 
Zone 1 (Underground) - Gatwick Airport (Not Gatwick Express)  £16.20 £10.20 

*London Victoria (Southern only); London Bridge; London Blackfriars; City Thameslink

Gatwick Express is not included in price capping or the Travelcard zone.

Find out more

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