There are 4 ways to get from Croydon to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, taxi, 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  •  14 min

$9 - $45

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. 20.4 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  28 min

  1. 20.4 miles

$4 - $7

Towncar  •  28 min

  1. 20.4 miles

$100 - $150

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

Southern operates a train from Croydon to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 14 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from East Croydon to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from East Croydon to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $18
Other operators
Taxi from Croydon to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Croydon to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$100 - $150

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Croydon and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 26 km. The road distance is 33 km.

The cheapest way to get from Croydon to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 28 min.

The quickest way to get from Croydon to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 14 min and costs £7 - £35.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from East Croydon and arriving at Gatwick Airport. Services depart every 10 minutes. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

The train from East Croydon to Gatwick Airport takes 14 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.