There are 5 ways to get from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 45 min

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

$38 - $59

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Bus, line 133 bus, train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 70 / ...
  2. Take the line 133 bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 133
  3. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to London - Victoria Station A20
  4. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$37 - $69

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 13 min

  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  •  1 h 27 min

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

$18 - $27

Towncar  •  1 h 27 min

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

$220 - $300

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

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

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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 4 h 13 min.

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

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The best way to get from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs £28 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs £28 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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

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

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  • Distance: 68.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

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 Underground Station, London Bridge Underground Station, and London Bridge in around 1 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 4 h 13 min.

Train operators
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
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from London Stansted Airport to London - Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
cms-tvision.terravisionlondo.netdna-cdn.com
Airport Bus Express
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Colchester to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$220 - $300

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