There are 8 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelsea by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train  •  25 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Clapham Junction

$14 - $35

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Bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...

$11 - $14

6 alternative options

Train, Tube  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Blackfriars
  2. Take the Tube from Blackfriars Underground Station to South Kensington Underground Station District / ...

$16 - $23

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelsea 31.5 miles

$150 - $180

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelsea 31.5 miles

$6 - $10

Shuttle  •  47 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from London Gatwick Airport to Chelsea

$150 - $220

Towncar  •  47 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Chelsea 31.5 miles

$120 - $180

Uber  •  47 min

  1. Take an Uber from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelsea 31.5 miles

$75 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelsea is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelsea is to train which costs £11 - £25 and takes 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Clapham Junction. Services depart every 10 minutes. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Chelsea is 23 miles. The road distance is 31.5 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelsea without a car is to train which takes 25 min and costs £11 - £25.

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The train from Gatwick Airport to Clapham Junction takes 25 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelsea bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelsea train services, operated by Southern, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelsea is to train which takes 25 min and costs £11 - £25. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £11 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelsea bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelsea train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Clapham Junction station.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelsea.
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  • Distance: 23 miles
  • Duration: 25 min

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

Southern operates a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelsea every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $14 - $22 and the journey takes 25 min. Gatwick Express also services this route every 20 minutes. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelsea every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Blackfriars
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Blackfriars Underground Station to South Kensington Underground Station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelsea
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$75 - $95
Access
$75 - $110
Assist
$75 - $110
UberX
$75 - $110
UberXL
$110 - $160
Exec
$150 - $210
Lux
$250 - $350
Taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelsea
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Metro Cars
Phone
+44 1293 415415
Website
metro-cars.co.uk
United Cars
Phone
+44 1293 429429
Website
unitedcars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from London Gatwick Airport to Chelsea
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Chelsea
Estimated price
$120 - $180

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