- Apr 17, 2018
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Thameslink and Southern are great connections to London. As a local I can't recommend Gatwick Express to anyone, they charge upwards of £18 for the exact same journey that you can make on Southern for £6, the only difference is GX is non-stop while southern makes a few local stops. The total difference in time? It's timetabled two minutes faster to take the "express", at least as of the 19:00 departure, at peak the difference may be 5 minutes or so. Both trains go from LGW to Victoria, on the same tracks, and the same headways if not more frequent on Southern.Also, LGW rail service to London Bridge and onward through the city is fabulous (better than LHR). Once Crossrail opens the Elizabeth Line LHR will be better connected, but for now LGWs Express and Tameslink services are better for City & Docklands (via Jubilee Line)
As for Gatwick vs Heathrow, absolutely Gatwick also has great transit connections that really make the distance no problem. That being said all London airports have train service we can only dream of in Boston... But don't worry we have a bus...