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Transport to Gatwick Airport

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Transport to Gatwick Airport

Hi everyone

I am staying near west Brompton Station and will need to travel to Gatwick South Terminal. I am thinking of the following

Option 1. From West Brompton to Clapham Junction. Then take Southern Railway from Clapham to Gatwick

Option 2: From West Brompton to Victoria station then take Gatwick Express.

I wonder which is recommended?

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1. Re: Transport to Gatwick Airport

Option one would be my choice.

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2. Re: Transport to Gatwick Airport

Definitely option 1. Cheaper and more sensible.

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3. Re: Transport to Gatwick Airport

What dates?

There's scheduled engineering work towards Gatwick over the Christmas period.

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4. Re: Transport to Gatwick Airport

What dates?

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+1.

Not just for Christmas, but other weekends/holidays too. The West London Line (i.e. West Brompton) does get hit with engineering works from time to time.

If the West London Line (West Brompton-Clapham Jct) is operating when you travel, it's definitely the better of the two options, indeed the best of any options.

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5. Re: Transport to Gatwick Airport

Option 1 is the preferred route, just check times ahead as it's holiday season soon.

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6. Re: Transport to Gatwick Airport

My trip is this fri at 12pm. Will this be ok? Do I need to arrive at Gatwick airport 2 hours ahead of my flight? I am flying to Amsterdam

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7. Re: Transport to Gatwick Airport

This Friday (tomorrow) is no problem. Definitely go via Clapham Junction.

And yes you should arrive at Gatwick 2 hours before your departure. Indeed I'd plan to arrive earlier (2.5-3 hours). That's in case there are delays on the trains as it gives you more contingency. And there were really bad delays last Friday caused by a power failure. Not saying that will happen tomorrow (it's rare) but it shows why you should allow a lot of time for delays and possibly other options.

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10. Re: Transport to Gatwick Airport

Post 8 is nonsense. Gatwick Express and Southern are just brand names - the operator is the same company for both. Gatwick Express are more likely to be cancelled during disruption than Southern branded trains,

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