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“The Airport Express!”

published 24/03/2011

ProReliable and fast.

ConsExpensive ticket cost.

In a day and age that travelling from A to B can be a painful and somewhat financially expensive experience, its good to know on the occasional times that you need to get to a major transportation hub that something like the Gatwick Express actually exists. With Gatwick Airport on the main London...

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Good

Profrequent, efficient

Consprice and less than friendly staff

I've used the Gatwick Express service for 3 return trips and one single from Gatwick airport to London Victoria now and have very mixed opinions on the service. It is convenient that the ticket is open (my only reason for using the service). This means that if you are flying into Gatwick airport...

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“Not very Express”

published 05/06/2001

ProFrequent trains (usually), non-stop

Consslow and expensive

Having used this direct train to Gatwick for the past 8 months to and from work, I think I'm in a good position to write about the Gatwick Express. The Gatwick Express is one of the Airport Express trains that runs from London to Gatwick. The other 2 Express trains are the Heathrow Express (from...

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Excellent

ProIn op

ConsIn op

The Gatwick Express which departs from London Victoria is the most practical and cheapest way to get to Gatwick Airport, whether you plan to travel abroad or pick up a friend/relative from the airport the Express will take you directly to Gatwick with no hassles. Even though i`m a motorist a...

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Excellent

“Gatwick express”

published 10/07/2001

ProFast, Clean, buy tickets on the train, with cash, ...

ConsLack of luggage space (which is being modified for...

At the beginning of the year Gatwick Express recieved the majority of there new Juniper (Electric Trains) 8 in total, at any one time they run 7 trains between the airport and victoria. After many comments from Tourist's and regular commuters on the lack of Luggage space they have recently taken...

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Excellent

Provery quick, comfort is good, trains are regular

Consnone

When going on a trip to London last month I needed to get into the city centre of London from the airport. The airport was Gatwick and I had heard of local trains that go through Gatwick but I had also heard of the Gatwick Express. I went on the website to have a look and from the picture the...

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Excellent

“express it is”

published 12/08/2000

Progreat timetable

This servie is brilliant from Victoria to Gatwick in about 30 minutes with trains running evry 15 minutes. The trains are nice with plenty of space for luggage and is well organised. The tickets are reasonable for such a quick service and can be bought on the train so no looking for change or the...

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“Gatwick express trains”

published 01/12/2015

Proclean, comfortable trains.

Conssmall doors made it hard to enter the train with l...

Gatwick express is a express train service in the south of England, U.K. the service takes from Gatwick airport to central London with in 30 minutes. and from the south coast of Brighton to London in 30 minutes. This all depends on rail conditions. I was told trains run half hourly and there is...

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Good

“New Gatwick Express”

published 16/03/2001

ProConvinient service

ConsUncomfortable trains

The original Gatwick express provided an excellent service. Quarter hourly services from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria and back. The trains were originally formed from ex-Intercity coaching stock and an electric locomotive. The ride was smooth, and many people enjoyed travelling this way. At...

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“Economy Express”

published 20/08/2002

ProFast and convenient

ConsFirst class section needs improving

London Gatwick is not really in London at all, but located somewhere near Surrey. This makes it rather difficult to reach from the London area - invariably there are long traffic jams, turning what in perfect conditions can be fifty minutes drive into a nightmare lasting three or more hours. The...

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Not for me

Progets you to the airport directly from central lond...

Consunreliable

Summary: Not a reliable service Sunday 17 February tried to get on the 6pm after a long flight home. Confronted with huge crowd and long queues at the ticket gates. There had been an electrical failure and no trains were running. The failure may not be Gatwick Express's fault - but it is...

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“Welcome to rip-off Britain”

published 28/05/2010

ProExists

ConsSlow, expensive

The train is slow and expensive. There are much cheaper trains to Victoria and if you need to get to somewhere in the Central London there is another train route to London Bridge or King Cross. There use to be a healthy competition between Gatwick express and the other tarin companies on the...

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“Gatwick Express Downgrade”

published 02/08/2011

Profaster

Consnot as good as it was

First a quick review of the normal service: I used to travel frequently on Gatwick Express (GEX) and was impressed by the their brand new trains. These have now been phased out. GEX now uses old train wagons with narrower doors, less luggage space. It is a qualitative down grade from was...

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“terrible”

published 19/08/2010

Pronone

ConsStressful and no communications

I booked my train ticket in advance and left plenty of time to get to Gatwick. Upon arrival at Victoria there was chaos. Gatwick Express was not running any trains and there was no advice on how to get to Gatwick. I ended up having to get a very expensive taxi to Gatwick to make sure I get to my...

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Not for me

ProA bit faster than the standard route

ConsConfusing ticketing arrangements. Staff member we...

Arriving at Victoria late at night due to a cancelled Easyjet flight and an additional 6 hours travelling via Luton, I purchased a ticket for Gatwick from the machine. Once on board, the ticket inspector told me that my ticket was invalid and that I would have to pay an excess charge of £5. She...

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