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London - Horley Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 31 daily trains from London to Horley. Traveling by train from London to Horley usually takes around 45 minutes, but the fastest Gatwick Express train can make the trip in 31 minutes.

Distance23 mi (37 km)
Fastest train0h 31m
Lowest price$20.73
Trains per day30
Most frequent serviceThameslink
Train lines3

Which train should you take from London to Horley?

There are 3 train lines with service from London to Horley. Thameslink is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 18 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Gatwick Express50h 32m$39.12
Southern80h 41m$26.10
Thameslink180h 50m$24.07
  • The Gatwick Express is a train service that provides direct travel between Victoria station and Gatwick Airport railway station, with intermediate stops at Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Hassocks, and Preston Park. The trains operate on a half-hourly schedule and provide standard, non-reserved seating as well as first-class compartments. The trains also offer additional luggage storage spaces and free WiFi for passengers.

  • Southern Railway is part of the British rail network serving stations predominantly between central London and the British south coast. Destinations include Brighton, Gatwick Airport, and Worthing. WiFi and accessible restrooms are available on most trains, plus the option to upgrade to a first-class ticket with extra legroom.

  • Thameslink services run 24 hours a day with trains usually every 20-30 minutes, and coverage between Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire, and London. Thameslink has separate first-class cars, and standard-class seating may be standing room only during peak hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between London and Horley is approximately 23 miles, or 37 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 31 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Horley.

Trains departing from London to Horley tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs London at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 31 scheduled trains on most days. 30 of these are direct connections to Horley. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Horley to London.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where is the train station in London?

Main departure station: City Thameslink

London has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Horley.

All train stations in London:

  • City Thameslink

  • Victoria Rail Station

  • Balham Station

Where is the train station in Horley?

Main arrival station: Gatwick Airport Railway Station

Horley receives travelers from London at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Horley:

  • Gatwick Airport Railway Station

  • Horley Station

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