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

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Train via St Pancras International  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport

$49 - $68

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Bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd 022 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Sutton to Gatwick Airport London South National Express

$21 - $25

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Train  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury East to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$46 - $78

Line 333 bus, line 7 bus, bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 333 bus from Faversham, Railway Station to Chequers Bus Station 333
  2. Take the line 7 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial 7 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Three Bridges Station 291

$34

Drive  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 66.9 miles

$14 - $21

Towncar  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take a town car from Canterbury to London Gatwick Airport 66.9 miles

$180 - $260

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South via Elephant & Castle Station, London Road Morden Station and London Sutton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Gatwick Airport via London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 1 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 55 miles. The road distance is 66.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 2 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to get from Canterbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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

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Canterbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Canterbury West station.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 2 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 38 min.

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

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Canterbury 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 Canterbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 54.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 1 min

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

You can take a train from Canterbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via St Pancras International and London St Pancras International LL in around 2 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd, Elephant & Castle Station, London Road Morden Station, Sutton Station, and London Sutton in around 3 h 38 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Canterbury East to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Thameslink
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 Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Sutton to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Faversham, Railway Station to Chequers Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Metrobus
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Three Bridges Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Canterbury to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$180 - $260

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Yes, the driving distance between Canterbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 67 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to drive from Canterbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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