There are 9 ways to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$141 - $229

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London National Express

$38 - $47

7 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport

$119 - $190

Drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 240.8 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Manchester to London Heathrow, train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$129 - $346

Fly Manchester to Southend, train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southend (SEN) MAN - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
  3. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport

$102 - $351

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$139 - $301

Fly Manchester to Southampton, train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Clapham Junction

$88 - $214

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Southampton, train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Southampton (SOU) LBA - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Clapham Junction

$143 - $329

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England?

You can take a train from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Irlams o' th' Height, Bolton Rd/Heights Roundabout, Salford Crescent, Manchester Piccadilly, Euston Underground Station, and London Victoria in around 3 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Irlams o' th' Height, Bolton Rd/Heights Roundabout, Pendleton, Salford Shopping Ctr/Hankinson Way (Pharmacy), Manchester, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 8 h 17 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Avg. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Avg. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton
Avg. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton via Belfast City
Avg. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Avg. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton
Avg. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $28
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Greater Anglia
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Avg. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Leeds
Avg. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $26
South Western Railway
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to London Victoria Coach Station
Avg. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London
Avg. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)?

The distance between Greater Manchester and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 299 km. The road distance is 385 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)?

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to bus which costs £35 and takes 8 h 17 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)?

The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 3 h 55 min and costs £140.

Is there a direct bus between Greater Manchester and London Gatwick Airport (LGW)?

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Irlams o' th' Height, Bolton Rd/Heights Roundabout and arriving at Gatwick Airport London via Pendleton, Salford Shopping Ctr/Hankinson Way (Pharmacy), Manchester and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 17 min.

How long does it take to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)?

It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.