Oyster cards valid for Gatwick travel

Travelling to Gatwick by train from London? You can now use your Oyster card.

From today, 11 January 2016, Oyster cards and contactless payment methods will be accepted on Gatwick Express, Southern and Thameslink trains at Gatwick Airport station and five other stations on the London to Gatwick route: Horley, Salfords, Earlswood, Redhill and Merstham.

Gatwick Express Passenger Services Director, Angie Doll, said: “We are delighted that our passengers will be able to use pay as you go to travel between Gatwick Airport and London. This is yet another example of how we are making it easier for our passengers to travel by National Rail using state-of-the-art payment technology, and one of many customer benefits we are introducing and delivering across GTR such as a new Gatwick Express train fleet, 1,400 new carriages for the Thameslink programme and a £50m investment on improving our stations.”

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