How to Transfer Between Gatwick and Heathrow Airports by Bus

Gatwick to Heathrow by Coach
Travelers can enjoy a hassle free, direct services between Gatwick and Heathrow airports using the National Express coach services. National Express coach runs a high frequency service with up to six times an hour. Journey time is 75 minutes and cost is £25 (£40 return) but could be more expensive as booking time is close to journey time so booking ahead of time online is recommended. Allocating time for waiting, it’s best to allow two hours for the entire trip.

1) At Gatwick Airport, follow signs to Baggage Reclaim to collect luggage and exit
2) Find National Express Aiport coach services at the ground floor of South Terminal

Coach via Central London
If you have plenty of time to spare, you may wish to consider making a stop at Central London where you save or fares connecting Gatwick to Heathrow.

  • Cost from Gatwick to Victoria: From £8
  • Cost from Victoria to Heathrow: From £6

Total journey time: About 3 hours at total fare from £13

If you have more time while at Central London, you may even visit a few nearby attractions such as St Barnabas Pimlico, St Gabriel’s Church Pimlico, Ecclestone Square or join the Golden Tours.

Heathrow to Gatwick by Coach
National Express Bus offers the only direct connection from Heathrow to Gatwick airports (or vice versa). Tickets can be bought online, from the ticket desk found at the airport or from the bus driver. Passengers can board the bus at bus stations at Terminal 4, Terminal 4, or the central bus station serving terminals 1 – 3.

Tips:

1. If you have limited connecting time (4 hours or less), book a National Express ahead.
2. If you are in a relatively bigger group (4+ passengers), consider pre-booking a licensed car/van (starting at £50) as it might be cost-effective.
3. Travelers who take the transfer on Monday morning or Friday/Sunday afternoon or evening should add at least an hour to journey time.
4. Coaches allow maximum of 2 medium sized luggage per passenger. Larger/bulky items are under the discretion of coach driver

Contact National Express Airport: 0871 781 8181.

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