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

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Train via London Victoria  •  2 h 4 min

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

$62 - $143

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Bus  •  5 h 10 min

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

$24 - $30

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Train  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport

$59 - $124

Train, bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Oxford
  2. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Speedwell Street (Stop S2) to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station LGW|the airline

$84 - $111

Night bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the night bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Gatwick Airport London South National Express

$35 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

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

$30 - $45

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth station and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South. 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 London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 119 miles. The road distance is 145.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 2 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to get from Birmingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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

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Birmingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 2 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 10 min.

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

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Birmingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Gatwick Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 118.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 4 min

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 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via London Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 10 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Thameslink
Bus operators
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Speedwell Street (Stop S2) to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 146 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to drive from Birmingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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