Skip navigation

Hello screen reader user. To ensure our website is continually improved and meets the needs of its visitors, we would like to hear your views about our website whilst using your screen reader. Please email your feedback to For more information please read our Accessibility statement. Thank you. Skip navigation

Check times & buy tickets
Outward Journey
Return date and time
Ticket types

Improvement works

Live service info



Station info

Important alert

This is an important announcement

Engineering work this Christmas and New Year - follow the link on our home page.


You are here: Home > Tickets & fares > Ticket types > Gatwick PAYG

Travelling with contactless and Oyster between Gatwick Airport and London

You can now use a contactless payment or Oyster card for pay as you go travel between Gatwick Airport and London on Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services.

With pay as you go, you don’t need to queue to buy a ticket. Just touch your card on the yellow card reader at the start of your journey, and use the same card to touch out again at the end. You will automatically be charged the right fare for the journey you’ve made.

Please note, if you are making a return journey, it may be cheaper to buy a paper return ticket.

Pay as you go single fares

  Peak Single Off-Peak Single
London Victoria – Gatwick Airport (Gatwick Express)  £19.80 £19.80 
London Terminals* – Gatwick Airport (Not Gatwick Express)  £14.20 £8.10 
Zone 1 (Underground) - Gatwick Airport (Not Gatwick Express)  £16.50 £10.30 

*London Victoria (Southern only); London Bridge; London Blackfriars; City Thameslink

Gatwick Express is not included in price capping or the Travelcard zone.

Find out more

  • visit
  • Ask a member of staff
  • Call Transport for London customer services on 0343 222 1234