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

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Map of how to get from ExCeL London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 25.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 8 min

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

Thameslink operates a train from ExCeL London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $14 - $20 and the journey takes 31 minutes.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Avg. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Custom House (for ExCel) DLR Station to Shadwell DLR Station
Avg. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Shadwell to Clapham Junction
Avg. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$3 - $5
Cash
$6 - $9
Oyster Card
$4 - $6
Other operators
Taxi
Avg. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$230 - $280
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
Avg. Duration
54 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from ExCeL London to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$160 - $230

How far is it from ExCeL London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)?

The distance between ExCeL London and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 41 km. The road distance is 74 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from ExCeL London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)?

The cheapest way to get from ExCeL London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £9 and takes 54 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from ExCeL London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)?

The quickest way to get from ExCeL London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to taxi which takes 54 minutes and costs £200.

Is there a direct train between ExCeL London and London Gatwick Airport (LGW)?

No, there is no direct train from ExCeL London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Custom House (for ExCel) DLR Station and arriving at Gatwick Airport via Shadwell and Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 hour 37 minutes.

How long does it take to get from ExCeL London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)?

It takes approximately 1 hour 8 minutes to get from ExCeL London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.