Transport For London, TFL Journey Planner, Official London Transportation Information

The Oyster Card, Train Fares Reduced

The oyster crd is a prepaid card that you top up as you use up travel credit. You pay ten pounds up front for the card and pay an amount of advanced credit depending on your expected transport usage.  Fares are substantially reduced with use of the oyster card.  Buy at a newsstand or train station and swipe as you enter the train platforn and again as you exit.  Turn the card in for a refund of the ten pound deposit and any credits remaining when your vacation ends.
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Gatwick Airport Transportation, Airport Transfer To London England

Gatwick Airport is 30 minutes south of Central London's Victoria Station by the Gatwick Express Rail Service.
      From Victoria Station trains and buses run to all parts of London and they connect to the suburbs. 

See airport transfer Information at www.gatwickexpress.com

                                                      Gatwick Airport Transfer

The "Southern" Rail Service

  • The Southern Rail Service runs every 15 minutes and connects to Clapham Junction and Victoria Station.  The cost is 11.75 pounds (one way ) and takes 35 minutes.        www.southernrailway.com   (10 Pounds to Tower Bridge Station at Tower Bridge on the Thames River )

    London's St. Pancras Train Station where trains serve to Paris and Brussels.

Walk one block Victoria Coach Station for bus to Paris

    Train Service 

  • Gatwick Express Rail Service
    The Gatwick Express train runs to London's Victoria Station. (north of the River Thames and slightly west of Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square) The cost is 16.85 pounds for a single (one way) and 27.90 for a round trip ticket, The trip takes about 30 minutes.  (tel. 0845 850-1530)          
  • Web www.gatwickexpress.com 

Bus Service

Transportation Gatwick Airport, Trains, Subway, Buses 

Eustus Station,
Eustus Station, north of the center of London (Trafalgar Square/Westminster) is served by commuter rail that includes conventional trains and underground. (tube)

Midland Trains
The Midlands train is an above ground rail that is fast (few stops) but the more costly option. Much of London is served by express trains, tube, and bus, all running along parallel routes. London is also served by fast trains (high speed) to other major cities and to France via the Channel Tunnel.

Conventional Trains
London's Gatwick offers conventional trains, express and normal, and also bus to the center of London at Victoria Station..  Prices vary greatly. Bus and the Southern Railway are the least expensive options for travel from Gatwick Airport to London.

Taxis
Taxis make the trip from Gatwick Airport to Central London for around 99 Pounds

National Express, Buses

Coaches run from the North and South Terminals of Gatwick Airport to Victoria Station in London every thirty minutes for 8 Pounds (one way)  Service turns hourly after ten pm.
www.national express.com telephone o871-781-8181

Stations, Rail and Bus

Find good rail and bus service to much of London and England from many stations that interconnect.. 
Destinations
Destinations and bus numbers are listed on large lighted display panels in the bus and train stations.  Information booths are also available and staffed by helpful attendants. 
Airpot Transfer
The bus trip from an outlying Airport such as Gatwick, Heathrow, or Stansted on a local bus will cost between 5 and 8 pounds.  Pay the driver on the bus.  The drivers will make change.  The Oyster card is a popular way to travel.

Changing of the Guards
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Gatwick Airport Transportation

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