There are 5 international airports servicing London -
City Airport, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted
The only airport located in the city of London, it is ideally located for those travelling to and from London and Greater London. With great public transport links and road connections,, central London is no more than 30 minutes away on the DLR.
If you’re planning on using public transport, a Visitor Oyster card is a great idea. Top up your Oyster card it works on trains and buses. On the trains, you just tap the card when you embark on your journey and tap again at the end to pay.
There are lots of options for getting to London by train from Gatwick and with the introduction of Oyster and contactless payments, it's quick and easy to hop onboard. The Gatwick Express non-stop train service to Victoria runs every 15 minutes with a journey time of 30 minutes. Book Gatwick Express online and save 10%.
Southern trains services operate four times an hour to Victoria via East Croydon and Clapham Junction with a journey time to Victoria of around 35 minutes. Book Southern Trains
Services to London Bridge, London Blackfriars, Farringdon and St Pancras International also run four times an hour with a journey time of between 30 and 45 minutes. Book Thameslink & Great Northern
Heathrow Express- the fastest link between Heathrow and central London. Non-stop trains run to Paddington every 15 minutes, and journey time is 15 minutes from Terminals 2 and 3 (a few minutes more from Terminals 4 or 5). Find out more: Heathrow Express
London Underground: The most cost-effective rail route to London. Piccadilly Line trains run from all terminals and journey time is 50–60 minutes. Find out more: London Underground
TfL Rail: Departing every 30 minutes, TfL Rail's service links the airport with local stations in West and Central London and the journey time is 30 minutes from Terminals 2 and 3. Find out more: TfL Rail
National Express coach: Coaches run throughout the day, from £10, offering journey times of 40–80 minutes to Victoria coach station (and many other destinations). The first service departs from Victoria Coach Station at 03:00 and arrives at Heathrow's central bus station (for Terminal 2 and 3) at 03:40. The bus arrives at Terminal 5 at 03:55 and Terminal 4 at 04:10. Find out more: National Express
Hop on a frequent direct train from Luton Airport Parkway to Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras International, and you could be there in as little as 24 minutes. The average train journey is 40 minutes. Trains run every 10 minutes on average at peak times and there is a through-the-night limited service (though please check with the train operator). Remember to add to a 10-minute Shuttle Bus transfer to your overall journey time.
With operators running services throughout the day and night, we’re also well-served by central London coach connections; National Express and Green Line. National Express runs frequent coach services between Central London and London Luton Airport 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with 4 departures an hour during the daytime. There are two routes which both pick up / drop off at major rail and Underground stations. Find out more.
Green Line coach service 757 runs to Victoria Coach Station twice hourly throughout the day. Via other key London stops including Brent Cross, Finchley Road, Baker Street, Marble Arch. To find coach times and book tickets, visit the Green Line website.
Stansted Express offers the fastest way to travel between London Stansted Airport and London. Trains depart every 15 minutes and take just 47 minutes to and from London Liverpool Street.
If you have an early flight departing at London Stansted Airport, the train services start at 03:40am - from London Liverpool Street to the airport - on Monday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Find out more: Stansted Express.
Direct trains to the airport: Rail services connect London Stansted Airport to all major destinations across the UK. Getting the train to the airport is easy, because the Station is located directly under the airport. With lifts, escalators and ramps to transport your luggage, it takes just two minutes to walk to and from the terminal. You can buy tickets online, or at the ticket machines or rail information desk located at the station. Save money by pre-booking your train ticket rather than buying on the day of departure.
Coach: There are many coach companies operating daily and frequent services to and from London. Many services have stops which access the London Underground and all key London train stations, including London Paddington, Waterloo, Victoria, Liverpool Street and Kings Cross/St Pancras.