If you interchange between the Gatwick Train journey and the London Underground / DLR networks you will have to pass through ticket barriers at the interchange rail station. In other journeys, a paper ticket will be cheaper.

If you interchange between the Gatwick Train journey and the London Underground / DLR networks you will have to pass through ticket barriers at the interchange rail station.

Oyster is a smartcard scheme run by Transport for London. Using an Oyster card on Gatwick Express. The fare structure from Gatwick has been fiendishly complicated for years, and it's fair to say oyster won't solve that. You can use the Oyster card on buses, Tubes, trams, the Docklands Light Railway, London Overground and most National Rail services in London.

More about: | Gatwick Airport | Oyster | contactless payments On the Gatwick Express service Oyster is not a particularly attractive option, (apart from convenience if you already have an Oyster or will use one within London). If Oyster Card is good for travel within London, is Oyster Card also the best way to get from Gatwick itself to Central London and back?. Oyster card and Contactless You can pay for your Gatwick Express travel with an Oyster card or a contactless card – but if you buy online we’ll give you a 10% discount and find you the best price.

Don’t buy Visitor Oyster Cards.

To fix this they changed the extension fares for Gatwick/Redhill such that they would always charge the full fare, only limited by the caps applicable to Gatwick/Redill area.

Buying online in advance is still £2 cheaper, while travelling to Gatwick on slower National Rail services costs £8 using Oyster. Gatwick has no Oyster fare zone and specific fare cap, your Oyster is just debited for the fare between Gatwick and London. Gatwick has no Oyster fare zone and specific fare cap, your Oyster is just debited for the fare between Gatwick and London. It's too late for me to mail order the Oyster Card but it says I can buy it at the Gatwick Airport upon arrival.. Peak travel for these companies is Monday to Friday from 0630 to 0930 and from 1600 to 1900.

It is cheaper to buy tickets direct on-line from the Gatwick Express website, (banner link above) than use Oyster.

Hatfield Assoc of Rail Travellers May 20, 2020 at 12:32 pm on Brief Updates As more people start returning to work, we are looking to give our rail user. No more fumbling round and queueing when you just want to get home. Unless I have misunderstood you, you are telling me that, provided I travel at off-peak times, the cost of simply “touching in” with my Oyster card at Gatwick, and taking a non-Gatwick Express train to Victoria will only be £8.00 and that if I continue on to Oxford Circus on the tube, that will only cost me an extra £2.20 for a total of £10.20. Gatwick Airport passengers can travel by rail to and from central London using Oyster and contactless payment cards from today. The fare from Gatwick to East Croydon is ridiculously cheap which had the effect of making any trip from Gatwick/Redhill area to London on contactless work out cheaper than GTR wanted it to. It’s quick and easy to buy an Oyster card, top up online and add your Travelcard or season ticket.

Graham RG Jones May 21, 2020 at 8:48 am on Mixing Oyster and Paper Tickets Hi Mike, I have to make a one-off, any time, any day return journey from.

The prices for single fares on normal services can be found in the Single Fare Finder, and based on it a trip from Gatwick to East Croydon costs £5.20 peak / £3.00 off peak, to London Bridge (or other southern rail terminal like Victoria) it would cost £14.20/£8.10 and across the city (Rail + Underground including travelling in Zone 1) £16.50/£10.30.

A single adult fare from Victoria or London Bridge to Gatwick using Oyster costs £15.50 during peak times and £8.50 off peak.

In some circumstances, the oyster fare will be cheaper than a paper ticket - example East Croydon to Gatwick.

They seem to list prices of £14.20 or £19.80 Express to/from Gatwick. You can buy Regular Oyster Cards at the Gatwick Railway Station and they’ll add the young person’s discount too.