Travelling to Croydon from Gatwick Airport:
A selection of the best options for getting to Croydon
from London's Gatwick Airport...
Option 1- Let the train take the strain......
Overground train from Gatwick South Terminal.
This is our preferred option, the train connection from Gatwick Airport is fast and frequent. The train station is situated in the South Terminal so you will need to take the shuttle if you arrive at the North Terminal, it's a very simple journey and only takes a few minutes.
Once at Gatwick Airport train station, check the board for the next fastest train to East Croydon. Trains are frequent and the journey normally takes around 15 mins.
Private car hire/taxi is our second choice. We can recommend an excellent car service which you can easily book online. When you arrive at the airport they will be waiting for you with a placard with your name on.
They will take you directly to the apartment and the drive takes around 35 minutes or more depending on the traffic.
Expect to pay around £45 for up to four people. Larger vehicles are available for those with lots of luggage or larger groups. For four persons with minimal luggage this works out at less than £12 each so is well worth considering particularly when you factor in the hassle of getting on and off trains with baggage and/or children.