How to Connect Between Heathrow & Gatwick Airport
Need to pop over to Gatwick from Heathrow Airport or vice versa? If you need to make it to your connecting flight in plenty of time and within budget, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a helpful transportation guide to transfer you quickly and smoothly between airports.
How to Get From Heathrow to Gatwick
The trip from Heathrow to Gatwick is ridiculously easy. Here are the most popular ways to get from A to B:
National Express: Take the National Express coach to Gatwick, which is the most direct route and a popular choice when you’re wrangling luggage and wee ones. The route should take around 1 hour and 15 minutes and costs £25.
Train: Take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington, get off at Paddington Station, take the Victoria line to Victoria Station, and jump on the Gatwick Express to the airport. While not direct, the Heathrow to Gatwick train line is slightly cheaper at around £18 and avoids any road congestion to get you there in roughly 45 minutes.
As with any transfer, be sure to give yourself some wiggle room in your schedule if anything gets delayed.
How to Get From Gatwick to Heathrow
Here are the quickest ways to get from Gatwick to Heathrow Airport:
National Express: Take the National Express 707 line towards Northampton. Get off at the Heathrow Airport London station (which will put you near Terminal 5).
Train: From the airport, take the Gatwick Express towards London Victoria, get off at the Victoria Station, hop onto the Paddington line, get off at Paddington Station, take the Heathrow Express to the terminals.
Alternative Transportation Options Between Airports
If you’re a fan of Uber or other rideshare services, you have options. Uber is available at the four major terminals at Heathrow and both terminals at Gatwick. Simply choose individual pickup or uberPOOL if you’re looking to save some cash and don’t mind some buddies for the ride. Taxis are also an option, though the price tag can rattle the change out of your pocket.
Tips for Travelling Between Airports
Give yourself a cushion of time before your next flight, as traffic in London can be, well, a pest. Without traffic, you’re looking at around a 45 to 60-minute trip to make the 60 km journey. All you need to ask yourself is how much you’re willing to spend and if you don’t mind public transportation or prefer individual rides. You have options!