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Airport train travel

Take off in no time with Thameslink for fast, frequent travel to Gatwick and Luton Airport

Travelling to Gatwick or Luton Airport? Take Thameslink.

Got a plane to catch? We can help you get there with fast and frequent trains to Gatwick and Luton Airport. With tickets starting at £10.00, and other discounts available, you might just have a little more spending money left too.

Why would I travel by train to the airport?

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It’s quick

Get to your flight on time on our fast, frequent trains to Luton and Gatwick Airport
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Stress free travel

Pre-book your train tickets, or use contactless to avoid queuing for your tickets at the station
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It’s cheaper than you think

With one-way tickets from London to Gatwick Airport
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It’s good for the planet

Taking the train is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel

Which airports can I go to?

You can travel with us to Luton Airport and Gatwick Airport from Brighton, London or Hertfordshire.

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Travel to Luton Airport

Book tickets from £13.50

Tickets to Luton Airport start from £13.50. We’ll include your shuttle bus connection from the station to the airport in the price, making it easier than ever to get from door to departure lounge.

Travel to Gatwick Airport

Book tickets from £10.00

You can book tickets to Gatwick Airport from £10.00, and you may find that it’s simpler than taking the car or the bus.

How do I buy train tickets for the airport?

The best way to buy your train tickets to the airport is to book online. This way you can give yourself more time to find your passport by skipping the ticket queues and save extra money for ice cream with Railcard and GroupSave discounts. You won’t pay booking fees by booking with us, and you can collect your tickets from any station in the UK.

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What tickets can I buy?

When it comes to airport train travel, you’ve got options. Here are some of your best ones:

  • Super Off-Peak and Off-Peak: If you’re flying on a weekend or outside of the busiest times in the morning or evening, you could save money with Super Off-Peak and Off-Peak tickets. Check our journey planner to see what tickets are available for your journey.
  • Anytime: Not sure when your flight will land or worried about delays? Book an Anytime ticket to travel at any time of day, including Peak and Off-Peak times.

Take off in no time

With fast, frequent trains from London to both Gatwick Airport and Luton Airport, it makes sense to start your adventure by train, and take Thameslink.

Help planning your journey

Catching a flight can be stressful sometimes, but a little pre-planning can boost your chances of feeling awesome in Arrivals. Here are a few useful links to help you get to where you really want to be:

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