National Express spreads its wings at Gatwick
National Express is spreading its wings at Gatwick Airport with the launch of a new round-the-clock service providing a daily direct link between the airport and Kent.
The UK’s largest coach operator is launching a 24/7 straight-to-the-terminal service - the only means of travelling between Gatwick and Kent direct via public transport.
Starting in December, a dedicated National Express service will serve both terminals from locations throughout Kent eight times a day, with journey times taking as little as an hour. Tickets are bookable from today (Friday 9 October).
Pick up and drop off points will include Canterbury, Chatham, Gillingham, Maidstone, Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. Travel times will be up to 45 minutes quicker than their rail counterparts, all of which involve at least one change.
The move signifies a significantly enhanced National Express presence at Gatwick – the coach company already serves the airport from London, South Wales, the South Coast, the Midlands and East Anglia, operating hundreds of thousands of passenger journeys a year.
National Express Managing Director Tom Stables said: “Our new services to Gatwick offer for the first time a direct link from the airport to Kent by public transport and underline our position as the UK’s number one provider of straight-to-the-airport travel.”
Gatwick Airport Chief Commercial Officer Guy Stephenson said: “With so many passengers and employees regularly travelling between Gatwick and Kent we are delighted that National Express will be providing a direct transport link. By increasing connectivity with Kent and providing the only direct public transport link we look forward to welcoming even more passengers to the airport.”
National Express is Britain’s biggest coach operator serving over 900 destinations, including towns, cities and major airports across the UK. The coach company operates around 19 million journeys each year, around a third of which are to airports.
Online fares start at £5 one-way and the cheapest available fares can be found using a dedicated Low Fare Finder.
To book or for more information visit www.nationalexpress.com