There are 7 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Balham (Station) by train, bus, night train, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  33 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Clapham Junction

$15 - $23

Cheapest option

Bus, line 355 bus  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Mitcham National Express
  2. Take the line 355 bus from Mitcham Fair Green to Balham 355

$13 - $14

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Night train  •  43 min

  1. Take the night train from Gatwick Airport to Balham

$13 - $20

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Balham (Station) 26.2 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Balham (Station) 26.2 miles

$5 - $9

Towncar  •  40 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Balham (Station) 26.2 miles

$110 - $160

Uber  •  40 min

  1. Take an Uber from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Balham (Station) 26.2 miles

$60 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Balham (Station) is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Balham (Station) is to train which costs £11 - £18 and takes 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Balham (Station). However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Balham via Mitcham Fair Green. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Balham. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Balham (Station) is 20 miles. The road distance is 26.2 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Balham (Station) without a car is to train which takes 33 min and costs £11 - £18.

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It takes approximately 33 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Balham (Station), including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Balham (Station) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Balham (Station).
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  • Distance: 19.9 miles
  • Duration: 33 min

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

Southern operates a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Balham (Station) every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $14 - $22 and the journey takes 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Balham (Station) via London Mitcham and Mitcham Fair Green in around 1 h 26 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Night train from Gatwick Airport to Balham
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 Gatwick Airport London South to London Mitcham
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
London Buses
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Balham (Station)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$60 - $80
Access
$65 - $90
Assist
$65 - $90
UberX
$65 - $90
UberXL
$95 - $130
Exec
$130 - $180
Lux
$210 - $290
Taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Balham (Station)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Metro Cars
Phone
+44 1293 415415
Website
metro-cars.co.uk
United Cars
Phone
+44 1293 429429
Website
unitedcars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Balham (Station)
Estimated price
$110 - $160

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