• Our partners include:

  • National Express
  • RailEurope
  • ThamesLink
  • Virgin Trains
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Uber

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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2h

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport

$38 - $59

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Gatwick Airport London South National Express / ...

$43 - $54

Drive  •  1h 27m

  1. Drive from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 86.5 miles

$18 - $27

Towncar  •  1h 27m

  1. Take a town car from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport 86.5 miles

$210 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 27m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 27m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 4m.

More details

The distance between Colchester and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 69 miles. The road distance is 86.5 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 2h and costs £28 - £50.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 2h and costs £28 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 4h 4m.

Mode details

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 86 miles. It takes approximately 1h 27m to drive from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Get driving directions

Map of how to get from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
Launch map view
  • Distance: 68.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h

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

You can take a train from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Stratford (London), Stratford station, London Bridge station, and London Bridge in around 2h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 4h 4m.

Train operators
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 Colchester to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
National Express
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$210 - $300

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Book your Colchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

Search and book

There are 327+ hotels available in London Gatwick Airport (LGW). Prices start at $63 USD per night.

More details