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

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Train East Midlands Trains  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the train from Derby to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport

$74 - $103

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Bus  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Derby to Gatwick Airport London South National Express / ...

$40 - $65

2 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport

$93 - $146

Drive  •  2h 45m

  1. Drive from Derby to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 167.7 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Derby to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Derby to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which costs £55 - £80 and takes 2h 39m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Derby and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Derby to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Derby and arriving at Gatwick Airport via London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 39m.

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The distance between Derby and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 135 miles. The road distance is 167.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Derby to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs £55 - £80.

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It takes approximately 2h 39m to get from Derby to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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

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Derby to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Derby station.

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The best way to get from Derby to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs £55 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 5h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Derby to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 135 miles
  • Duration: 2h 39m

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

You can take a train from Derby to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via London St Pancras International LL in around 2h 39m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Derby to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 5h 35m.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Thameslink
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
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 Derby to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
National Express

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

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Derby to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Gatwick Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Derby to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 168 miles. It takes approximately 2h 45m to drive from Derby to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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