Would love to hear personal recommendations for travel from Gatwick to London near Victoria station. We will be going on Sunday May 26, after spending a night at Wotton House.
From your thread asking about London to Heathrow, I assume you will be a party of four. Take a Southern train from the airport to Victoria. No need to book in advance. Simply show up at the station and ask for the Group Save fare (4 for the price of 2). The Gatwick Express also has a 4 for the price of 2 offer, but it's more expensive than the Southern offer.
hi, > commuter train. may take longer and cheaper than Gatwick Experss. > gatwick Express (GE) takes if i remeber correctly (iirc) 30 minutes. there are probably others, but im usually want dont want to take tooo long. i may try the commuter train this sept for fun. happy trails.
I'm surprised that you are contemplating heading to London from Wotton House via Gatwick. If it is the Wotton House that I found, a PH Hotel between Dorking and Guildford, then their website says that the nearest station is Dorking, 3 to 4 miles away. You would go right past Dorking on the way to Gatwick. There are major train stations at both Guildford and Dorking. The Guildford station is on a main Southwest Trains line between the southwest and London Waterloo station. There are frequent trains into London, but you need to watch how long they take. The fast ones are as fast as 37 minutes; the slow ones can take an hour and a quarter. Anytime Single fares are £12.00. Dorking trains are provided by both Southwest Trains into Waterloo and Southern Railway into Victoria, with some late night Southern trains terminating instead at London Bridge. Both types of trains take 50 minutes to London, and call at many of the same stations but the Southern trains call at fewer of them while taking the same amount of time. The Anytime Single fare on the Southwest Trains is £11.40, but if you time the Southern train right and can go off-peak you can get a Super Off Peak walk-up fare for as low as £8.60. If you go all the way to Gatwick both the Gatwick Express and the Southern Railway fares are higher - you are much further out - and the Gatwick Express takes 30 minutes into Victoria, the Southern Railway takes 34 to 37 minutes, also into Victoria. There is a third choice from Gatwick - First Capital Connect, formerly known as Thameslink. It is less frequent, makes more stops, goes through the City and Blackfriars, and through a station connected to Kings Cross/St Pancras. It is less expensive and the ride is considerably less fancy than the others.