There are 6 ways to get from Birmingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$87 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 46 min

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

$24 - $31

4 alternative options

Train Chiltern Railways  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$86 - $141

Train CrossCountry  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport

$83 - $137

Night bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the night bus from Birmingham to Gatwick Airport London National Express

$35 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 145.7 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to bus which costs £18 - £24 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 2 h 3 min and costs £65 - £120.

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The distance between Birmingham and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 190 km. The road distance is 233 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to get from Birmingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Birmingham and arriving at Gatwick Airport London. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Gatwick Airport via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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

You can take a train from Birmingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via London Euston, Euston Underground Station, Victoria Underground Station, and London Victoria in around 2 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via London Victoria Coach Station in around 4 h 46 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Birmingham to Gatwick Airport London
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.com

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