There are 7 ways to get from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 51 min

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

$140 - $233

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Bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to South Terminal Bus Station 230 / ...

$41 - $57

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Drive  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 256.7 miles

$55 - $80

Train to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  4 h 26 min

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

$123 - $358

Train to Manchester, fly to Southend, train  •  5 h 26 min

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

$106 - $361

Train to Manchester, fly to Southampton, train  •  5 h 21 min

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

$92 - $226

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 1 min

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

$123 - $296

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) station. However, there are services departing from Preston, Lancashire and arriving at South Terminal Bus Station via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 1 min.

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The distance between Preston and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 211 miles. The road distance is 256.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at South Terminal Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 257 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to drive from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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British Airways offers flights from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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Map of how to get from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 210.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

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

You can take a train from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via London Euston, Euston Underground Station, Victoria Underground Station, and London Victoria in around 2 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway in around 8 h 1 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Bradford Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Greater Anglia
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
South Western Railway
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to South Terminal Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com

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