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

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Recommended option

Train via St Pancras International  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International Eurostar / ...

$43 - $69

Cheapest option

Bus, line 7 bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Three Bridges Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial 291
  2. Take the line 7 bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Maidstone, The Cannon 7 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Maidstone, The Cannon to Ashford, County Square 10X

$29

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Redhill to Tonbridge
  2. Take the train from Tonbridge to Ashford International

$29 - $47

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ashford 61.4 miles

$13 - $19

Towncar  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Ashford 61.4 miles

$170 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ashford is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ashford is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ashford. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal and arriving at Ashford, County Square via Three Bridges Station, Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial and Maidstone, The Cannon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ashford. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Ashford International via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 39 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Ashford is 45 miles. The road distance is 61.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ashford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs £30 - £55.

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It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ashford, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ashford bus services, operated by Metrobus, arrive at Three Bridges Station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ashford train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ashford is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs £30 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus and line 7 bus, which costs £23 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ashford.
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  • Distance: 45.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ashford via London St Pancras International LL and St Pancras International in around 1 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ashford via Three Bridges Station, Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial, and Maidstone, The Cannon in around 4 h 27 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from Tonbridge to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Ashford(Kent) Int.
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $50
Premier
$57 - $63
Bus operators
Metrobus
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Bus from Three Bridges Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Maidstone, The Cannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Maidstone, The Cannon to Ashford, County Square
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Ashford
Estimated price
$170 - $240

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