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

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Train  •  4h 44m

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

$86 - $153

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Bus  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Ilminster, Market House to Hammersmith Bus Station Superfast 2
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to Gatwick Airport London South National Express / ...

$16 - $19

2 alternative options

Line 30 bus, train  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the line 30 bus from Ilminster, Market House to Axminster, Rail Station 30
  2. Take the train from Axminster to Clapham Junction

$58 - $101

Drive  •  2h 35m

  1. Drive from Ilminster to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 152.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Ilminster to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to bus which costs £12 - £15 and takes 5h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Ilminster to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ilminster to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Ilminster, Market House and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South via Hammersmith Bus Station and Heathrow Airport London T5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 54m.

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The distance between Ilminster and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 121 miles. The road distance is 152.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Ilminster to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 4h 44m and costs £65 - £120.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m to get from Ilminster to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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Ilminster to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by Berrys Coaches, depart from Ilminster, Market House station.

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The best way to get from Ilminster to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 4h 44m and costs £65 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £15 and takes 5h 54m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ilminster to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 152 miles. It takes approximately 2h 35m to drive from Ilminster to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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Map of how to get from Ilminster to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 121.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 44m

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

You can take a train from Ilminster to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Taunton, Bus Station, Taunton, The Parade, Taunton Station, Taunton, and Reading in around 4h 44m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ilminster to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Hammersmith Bus Station, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5, and Heathrow Airport London T5 in around 5h 54m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Taunton to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
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
Buses of Somerset
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Ilminster, Market House to Axminster, Rail Station
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
Berrys Coaches
Website
berryscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Ilminster, Market House to Hammersmith Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
berryscoaches.co.uk
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 Heathrow Airport London T5 to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
National Express

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