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Find out about your transport options for getting from Gatwick airport to UCL.


Please note that journey times take into account the time taken to move between stations and costs are based on an average of booking at different times of the day, with both peak time and off-peak time train costs listed.


Coach

A coach is like a big bus that travels between cities on the motorway. The National Express coach company runs a coach service between London Gatwick airport and London Victoria station.

The coaches depart from both the North and South terminals at London Gatwick airport and tickets can be bought from the National Expess ticket desk at each terminal or you can buy them in advance on their website.

Bloomsbury campus

Route, journey time and cost

Go to either the North or South terminal at London Gatwick airport and take the:


  1. National Express coach to London Victoria coach station. 2 hours 10 minutes. £10.
  2. Change to the Victoria line (northbound) to Warren Street station. 14 minutes. £2.50.
  • Total time = about 2 hours and 30 minutes.

  • Total cost = about £12.50.

Visit the National Express website to book their tickets.

UCL East

Route, journey time and cost

Go to either the North or South terminal at London Gatwick airport and take the:


  1. National Express coach to London Victoria coach station. 2 hours 10 minutes. £10.
  2. Change to the Victoria line (northbound) to Oxford Circus station. 15 minutes.
  3. Change to the Central line (eastbound) to Stratford station. About 25 minutes. £2.60 off-peak time/£3.20 peak time.
  • Total time = about 3 hours.

  • Total cost = about £12.60 off-peak time/£13.20 peak time.

Visit the National Express website to book their tickets.


Train

There are a few different train options to get from London Gatwick airport to central London. The London Gatwick airport train station is located in the South terminal:

  • via Thameslink;
  • via Southern Railways;
  • via Gatwick Express.
Bloomsbury campus

Route, journey time and cost

Go to the train station in the South terminal of London Gatwick airport.


Thameslink

  1. London Gatwick airport station to St Pancras International station. 54 minutes. About £12.90.
  2. Change to Circle, Hammersmith & CIty or Metropolitan lines (westbound) to Euston Square station. 8 minutes. £2.50 at any time.
  • Total time = about 1 hour 2 minutes.
  • Total cost = about £15.40.

Visit Thameslink's website for more information on booking their tickets.


Southern Railways

  1. London Gatwick airport station to London Victoria station. 38 minutes. About £12.50.
  2. Change to the Victoria line (northbound) to Warren Street station. 9 minutes. £2.50.
  • Total time = about 47 minutes.
  • Total cost = about £9.50.

Visit Southern Railways' website for more information on booking their tickets.


Gatwick Express

  1. London Gatwick airport station to London Victoria station.  35 minutes. £18.50.
  2. Change to the Victoria line (northbound) to Warren Street station. 9 minutes. £2.50.
  • Total time = about 44 minutes.
  • Total cost = about £21.

Visit Gatwick Express' website for more information on booking their tickets.

UCL East

Route, journey time and cost

Go to the train station in the South terminal of London Gatwick airport.


Thameslink

  1. London Gatwick airport station to London Bridge station.  37 minutes. About £12.50.
  2. Change to the Jubilee line (eastbound) to Stratford station. 23 minutes. £2.60 off-peak time/£3.20 peak time.
  • Total time = about 1 hour..
  • Total cost = about £15.10 off-peak time/£15.70 peak time.

Visit Thameslink's website for more information on booking their tickets.


Southern Railway 

  1. London Gatwick airport station to London Victoria station. 38 minutes. About £12.50.
  2. Change to the Victoria line (northbound) to Oxford Circus station. 15 minutes.
  3. Change to the Central line (eastbound) to Stratford station. About 25 minutes. £2.60 off-peak time/£3.20 peak time.
  • Total time = about 1 hour 18 minutes..
  • Total cost = about £15.10 off-peak time/£15.70 peak time.

Visit Southern Railways' website for more information on booking their tickets.


Gatwick Express

  1. London Gatwick airport station to London Victoria station. 35 minutes. £18.50.
  2. Change to the Victoria line (northbound) to Oxford Circus station. 15 minutes.
  3. Change to the Central line (eastbound) to Stratford station. About 25 minutes. £2.60 off-peak time/£3.20 peak time.
  • Total time = about 1 hour 15 minutes..
  • Total cost = about £21.10 off-peak time/£21.70 peak time.

Visit Gatwick Express' website for more information on booking their tickets.​​​​​​


Taxi/ride share

From Gatwick airport, there are plenty of options for taxis and ride shares. You can be picked from either the South or North terminal.

  • via Airport Cars Gatwick;
  • via London Black Cabs;
  • via Ride share.
Bloomsbury campus

Route, journey time and cost


Airport Cars Gatwick

  1. Gatwick airport pick-up to Bloomsbury campus.
  • Total time = About 1 hour 25 minutes. 
  • Total cost = About £133.

Visit Airport Gatwick Cars' website for more information on booking with them.


London Black Cabs

  1. Gatwick airport pick-up to Bloomsbury campus.
  • Total time = About 1 hour 25 minutes. 
  • Total cost = About £120.

Visit TfL's website for a general breakdown of taxi fare costs in London.


Ride share

  1. Gatwick airport pick-up to Bloomsbury campus.
  • Total time = About 1 hour 25 minutes. 
  • Total cost = About £82.

Uber

Bolt

UCL East

Route, journey time and cost


Airport Cars Gatwick

  1. Gatwick airport pick-up to UCL East.
  • Total time = About 1 hour.
  • Total cost = About £125.

Visit Airport Gatwick Cars' website for more information on booking with them.


London Black Cabs

  1. Gatwick airport pick-up to UCL East
  • Total time = About 1 hour.
  • Total cost = About £105.

Visit TfL's website for a general breakdown of taxi fare costs in London.


Ride share

  1. Gatwick airport pick-up to Bloomsbury campus.
  • Total time = About 1 hour.
  • Total cost = About £89.

Uber

Bolt