New airport service ready for take-off

Starting next month (Monday, December 7), the UK’s largest coach operator is to begin turning the wheels on the new round-the-clock straight-to-the-terminal service – which will be the only means of travelling between Gatwick and Kent direct via public transport.

The service calls at both University of Kent campuses, stopping at Keynes Bus Stop, Canterbury and Dock Road, Medway. 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 dedicated National Express service will serve both terminals from locations throughout Kent up to eight times a day, with journey times taking as little as an hour with tickets on sale now.

“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.” – Gatwick Airport Chief Commercial Officer, Guy Stephenson.

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 their dedicated Low Fare Finder.

For further information visit our National Express webpage.