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There are 3 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bath by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Bath Spa

$63 - $120

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Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Bath National Express

$44 - $62

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Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bath 130.1 miles

$27 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bath is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bath is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bath. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Bath via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bath. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Bath Spa via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 42 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Bath is 97 miles. The road distance is 130.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bath without a car is to train which takes 2 h 42 min and costs £45 - £95.

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bath, including transfers.

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

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bath train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bath is to train which takes 2 h 42 min and costs £45 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bath.
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  • Distance: 96.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bath via Reading in around 2 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bath via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 4 h 30 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 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
Train from Reading to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $70
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Bath
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bath train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Bath Spa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bath is 130 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bath.

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