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There are 8 ways to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 31 min

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

$125 - $204

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Bus  •  7 h 30 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 Gatwick Airport London South National Express

$29 - $37

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Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport

$108 - $169

Drive  •  3 h 50 min

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

$50 - $75

Line 43 bus to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow, subway, train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the line 43 bus from Rusholme, Great Western St to Manchester City Centre, Hulme St
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  3. Take the subway from Paddington station to Victoria station
  4. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$113 - $337

Fly Manchester to Southend, train  •  5 h 9 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

$96 - $344

Fly Manchester to Southampton, train  •  5 h 4 min

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

$82 - $209

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

$117 - $284

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to bus which costs £22 - £29 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which costs £95 - £160 and takes 3 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Rusholme Ctr and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 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.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 3 h 31 min and costs £95 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 3 h 31 min and costs £95 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £29 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 182.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

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, Chinatown, Manchester Piccadilly, London Euston, Euston station, Victoria station, and London Victoria in around 3 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Manchester City Centre, Chinatown, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 7 h 30 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 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
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 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Greater Anglia
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London 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 Rusholme, Great Western St to Manchester City Centre, Hulme St
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 234 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to drive from Greater Manchester to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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British Airways offers flights from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 312+ hotels available in London Gatwick Airport (LGW). Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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