There are 5 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 55 min

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

$68 - $130

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Bus Megabus UK  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Abbey Wood, UWE Entrance North M25

$26 - $43

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Bristol, Bus Station National Express / ...

$35 - $50

Bus via Heathrow Central Bus Station  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 230 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Bristol, Bus Station 200 / ...

$44 - $56

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol 135.6 miles

$29 - $45

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

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Bristol Temple Meads via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Bristol is 108 miles. The road distance is 135.6 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol without a car is to train which takes 2 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol is to train which takes 2 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 50 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol.
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  • Distance: 107.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol via Reading in around 2 h 55 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 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
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 South Terminal Bus Station to Bristol, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Bristol, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Abbey Wood, UWE Entrance North
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
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uk.megabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol is 136 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol.

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