Bus to Gatwick Airport

Taking a bus to Gatwick Airport means that you are dropped off at the forecourt outside the South Terminal and if you prefer all buses and coaches stop at the North Terminal. The bus is a great option as there are a number of frequent direct coach services from some of the UK’s major cities. Direct bus services operate from the following places:

  • Central London
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Birmingham
  • Oxford
  • Norwich
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge

Buses can be than from most other UK cities and may involve a connection in Central London at Victoria Coach Station. The coach services are operated by National Express with some routes operating a daily service. Coach and bus tickets can be purchased at both terminals or even on board some services.

National Express

National Express is the largest coach operator in the UK with a large fleet of busses that crisscross the UK motorway network. They offer a cheap and comfortable way of travelling long distances linking all major UK towns, cities and airports. For more information see National Express.


The Easybus is an airport transfer bus service that links central London with frequent services leaving every 15 minutes. The service operates for 21 hours per day from early morning till 1am and provides a very cheap and reliable transfer service with low cost fairs starting at only £2. For more information and ticker sales see Easybus.com.

Coach travel to Gatwick has many benefits as it is a fast and reliable transfer option that takes away the need for airport parking which incurs a greater cost. It is recommended for travellers on a budget and where a train service is not possible. Facilities on the Gatwick Coach services are excellent with comfortable seats, plenty of legroom and space for baggage. On some services onboard toilets and entertainment is available to make your coach journey as comfortable as possible.