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There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport

$87 - $155

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to South Terminal Bus Station 201 / ...

$40 - $65

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 167.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to London Gatwick (LGW) CWL - LGW

$50 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arriving at South Terminal Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Gatwick Airport via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 133 miles. The road distance is 167.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs £65 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Cardiff to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cardiff to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs £65 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 5 h, you could also fly, which costs £35 - £170 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 133 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Reading in around 3 h 33 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 5 h.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Venice
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
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 Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to South Terminal Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
nationalexpress.com

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There is no direct flight from Cardiff Airport to London Gatwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 167 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Cardiff to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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Vueling Airlines, Thomas Cook, Norwegian Air International and five other airlines offer flights from Cardiff Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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There are 311+ hotels available in London Gatwick Airport (LGW). Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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