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

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Train  •  38 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Gatwick Airport

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Bus  •  43 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton to Gatwick Airport London North National Express

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Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brighton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 26.4 miles

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Brighton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 26.4 miles

Towncar  •  32 min

  1. Take a town car from Brighton to London Gatwick Airport 26.4 miles

Brighton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train

719 Weekly Trains
38 min Average Duration
£8 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Brighton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brighton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to taxi which costs £55 - £70 and takes 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brighton and arriving at Gatwick Airport London North. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brighton and arriving at Gatwick Airport. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 38 min.

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The distance between Brighton and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 23 miles. The road distance is 26.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Brighton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 38 min and costs £8 - £21.

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The train from Brighton to Gatwick Airport takes 38 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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

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Brighton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Brighton station.

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The best way to get from Brighton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 38 min and costs £8 - £21. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £6 and takes 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 22.8 miles
  • Duration: 38 min

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

Thameslink operates a train from Brighton to Gatwick Airport every 20 minutes. Tickets cost £11 - £14 and the journey takes 38 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Brighton to Gatwick Airport London North every 2 hours. Tickets cost £4 - £6 and the journey takes 43 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Brighton to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£11 - £14
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 Brighton to Gatwick Airport London North
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Brighton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
£55 - £70
Taxi Link
Phone
+44 1273 595 959
Website
taxilinkbrighton.co.uk
Henfield Private Hire
Phone
+44 7825 794 634
Website
henfieldprivatehire.co.uk
City Cabs Brighton
Phone
+44 1273 205 205
Website
205205.com
Brighton Taxis
Phone
+44 1273 358 545
Website
brighton-taxi-booking.co.uk
Brighton and Hove Radio Cars
Phone
+44 1273 204 060
Website
brightontaxis.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Brighton to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brighton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 26 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Brighton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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