Getting to Gatwick Airport (train from London Bridge)
Arrive at London Bridge station
Follow the signs with double red arrows. In the UK, that sign is for trains
You may pass through this area if you come from this side of the station
Now locate ticketing areas
Use the ticket office if you want to ask questions to a staff
Otherwise self-serve ticketing machine works fine too!
Let’s get started
Touch to start
Gatwick is on the quick link on the first screen. You can also search for a destination
Start typing your search and Gatwick Airport appears
These are the confusions that might prompt you to head to a ticket office and ask
Let’s go for Any Permitted. Surprise! No options for single ticket. I don’t want no season ticket to Gatwick!
Let’s forget about this and use the quick link back in the first screen
Looking more promising
Proceed to pay
Look at the payment card processing screen on the side
Enter PIN, and when it’s approved, remove card
Check if you got it right
Now there are 2 types of train info boards. This one lists trains by departure time.
Find the first one that says Gatwick Airport. There seems to be a 08:30 one on platform 4 with slight delay
You may also see this A-Z departures boards.
Scan through destination list alphabetically - locate “G”
Now this one is saying the next train to Gatwick is the 08:35 delayed to 08:39 on platform 4. OK, platform 4 anyways.
Now get through hear gates
Find platform 4. Head up to the platform
Since this is London , of course trains can be delayed or cancelled. Always budget in extra time!!!
Recommendation of a staff: I’m not sure, but if I were in your shoes I would try head to East Croydon and change
which of course also took more than an hour to get to. Look at these - no I didn’t budget enough extra time for this
Finally there. Trains arrive at South Terminal. You may still need to get to the North Terminal.
You’ll need to take the shuttle
Board the shuttle
Still trying to enjoy
Nope. Arrived 10:10 for 11:00 flight. Counters empty.
That’s what happens when they have “overrunning engineering work” PLUS signalling problem.... #londonlife