There are 7 ways to get from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 46 min

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

$120 - $196

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to London Gatwick Airport South National Express / ...

$38 - $54

5 alternative options

Train via Birmingham International  •  6 h 22 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

$114 - $179

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

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

$45 - $75

Bus, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$119 - $340

Bus, fly to Southend, train  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southend (SEN) MAN - SEN
  3. Take the train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
  4. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport

$103 - $352

Bus, fly to Southampton, train  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Clapham Junction

$88 - $212

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to bus which costs £29 - £45 and takes 7 h 15 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 46 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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It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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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 London Gatwick Airport South via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 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 22 min.

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The best way to get from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £90 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £29 - £45 and takes 7 h 15 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 46 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 Underground Station, Victoria Underground Station, and London Victoria in around 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 in around 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Greater Anglia
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
South Western Railway
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Chester to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to London Gatwick Airport South
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
EasyBus
Website
easybus.com
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
easybus.com

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