There are 9 ways to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$131 - $217

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to London Gatwick Airport South National Express

$32 - $41

7 alternative options

Train East Midlands Trains  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Gatwick Airport

$108 - $153

Drive  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 233.6 miles

$50 - $75

Bus to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow, Tube, train  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Moss Side, Maine Rd (School) to Manchester City Centre, Hulme St (The Dancehouse)
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  3. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station
  4. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$118 - $344

Fly Manchester to Southend, train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southend (SEN) MAN - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
  3. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport

$99 - $353

Fly Manchester to Southampton, train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Clapham Junction

$85 - $212

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$127 - $298

Fly Manchester to London City, train  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London City (LCY) MAN - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport

$95 - $392

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to bus which costs £23 - £35 and takes 8 h 11 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which costs £95 - £170 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 182 miles. The road distance is 233.6 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd and arriving at London Gatwick Airport South via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 11 min.

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

You can take a train from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly Stn (Railway Bridge), Manchester Piccadilly, London Euston, Euston Underground Station, Victoria Underground Station, and London Victoria in around 3 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Manchester City Centre, Dickinson St (Hotel), Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 8 h 11 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Manchester to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$90 - $130
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Peterborough to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Greater Anglia
South Western Railway
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to London Gatwick Airport South
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Moss Side, Maine Rd (School) to Manchester City Centre, Hulme St (The Dancehouse)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Manchester Community Transport
Phone
0161 946 9255
Email
info@manct.org
Website
manct.org
Bus from Moss Side, Claremont Rd to Manchester City Centre, Gt Bridgewater St (Palace Theatre)
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
manct.org

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