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There are 3 ways to get from Bristol to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport

$72 - $129

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Bus  •  3 h 50 min

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

$35 - $50

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 135 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station station and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Gatwick Airport via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 8 min.

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The distance between Bristol and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 108 miles. The road distance is 135 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 3 h 8 min and costs £55 - £100.

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Bristol to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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Bristol to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Bristol to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 3 h 8 min and costs £55 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 107.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

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

You can take a train from Bristol to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Reading in around 3 h 8 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bristol to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Bristol to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Gatwick Airport London South station.

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Bristol to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Gatwick Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 135 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to drive from Bristol to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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