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Gatwick Staff Discount Card

If your work is based at Gatwick Airport, then you may be eligible to buy a Gatwick Staff Discount Card. With this card you can benefit from discounted train tickets on from your home station to Gatwick Airport.

What is the Gatwick Staff Discount Card?

The Gatwick Staff Discount Card is

  • a Railcard for staff based at Gatwick Airport
  • offers 25% saving on rail travel in the card area
  • for use between your home station and Gatwick Airport

How to qualify for your discount card

To apply for a Gatwick Staff Discount Card your employment must be based at Gatwick Airport, and you must have either:

Valid photo identification, in the form of:

  • Gatwick photo identification card (with unique identification number) issued by the Gatwick ID centre
  • or Rail photocard (you will need to supply a passport size and quality photo)


Proof of employment status, in the form of:

  • Gatwick photo identification card
  • or A letter from your employer on headed paper verifying you are based at Gatwick Airport, your work address and your status as a staff member

Your Gatwick Staff Discount Card will have your staff identification or rail photocard number on it. If you do not have valid photo identification and proof of employment status, you will not be able to collect your discount card.

Both the Gatwick Staff Discount Card and discounted tickets bought using the Card are non-transferrable, and may not be used by anyone but the Card Holder (you).

How to get your Discount Card

Take your application form, photo identification and proof of employment status to the Southern train ticket office in the South Terminal to collect your discount card.

Once you have your Gatwick Staff Discount Card you can purchase your discounted train tickets from any station within the card area upon presentation of the card and your photo identification.

Prices and validity

The validity of any season or train ticket must be covered by the validity of the discount card.

Using your discount card

When traveling you must carry with you:

  • Your discounted train tickets
  • Gatwick Staff Discount Card
  • Gatwick Airport Staff Photo ID, or Rail Photocard ID
  • Proof of employment letter if you do not have a Gatwick Airport Staff Photo ID

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Replacing lost cards 

If you lose your Gatwick Staff Discount Card you can apply for a duplicate by completing the form below. A £20 administration fee will be charged for issuing the duplicate.

There will be no refunds given on the Gatwick Staff Discount Card.

 Download the duplicate card application form

What train tickets you can buy

You can buy:

  • Season tickets: Weekly, Monthly, and any other period up to the expiry date of your Gatwick Staff Discount Card. The origin station must be your home station (which will be printed on your Gatwick Staff Discount Card) and the destination station must always be Gatwick Airport. Annual Season tickets bought with the Gatwick Staff Discount Card do not qualify for Annual Gold Cards
  • Singles, Returns, and Day Return tickets
  • First Class and Standard Class tickets
  • Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets

You cannot buy:

  • Flexi Season tickets
  • Any ticket for use on an Oyster card
  • Travelcards or London Underground tickets
  • Add-on fares for any bus services or events admission
  • Train tickets for travel outside of the area map
  • Discounted tickets for anybody other than the card holder (you)
  • Train tickets that have an expiry date after the expiry date of the Gatwick Staff Discount Card

Tickets can be purchased for travel on Gatwick Express, Southern, South Western Railway, Thameslink, Great Northern, Southeastern, Great Western Railway and London Overground services.