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There are 5 ways to get from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$122 - $200

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Bus  •  7 h 10 min

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

$29 - $37

3 alternative options

Train via Birmingham International  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Birmingham International
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport

$116 - $186

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 229.3 miles

$45 - $75

Train, fly, subway  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  3. Take the subway from Paddington station to Victoria station
  4. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$126 - $366

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to bus which costs £22 - £29 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which costs £90 - £160 and takes 2 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Gatwick Airport via Birmingham International and Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 18 min.

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The distance between Chester and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 183 miles. The road distance is 229.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 2 h 43 min and costs £90 - £160.

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It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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

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Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Chester station.

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The best way to get from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 2 h 43 min and costs £90 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £29 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 183.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min

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

You can take a train from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via London Euston, Euston station, Victoria station, and London Victoria in around 2 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via London Victoria Coach Station in around 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Chester to Crewe
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $26
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
First Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Train from Chester to Crewe
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
First Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 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 Chester to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
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

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Chester 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 Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 229 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to drive from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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British Airways offers flights from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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