There are 6 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham by train, bus or car

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$63 - $149

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Bus via London Victoria Coach Station  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express

$24 - $30

4 alternative options

Train Chiltern Railways  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill

$82 - $138

Train CrossCountry  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Birmingham New Street

$78 - $135

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station National Express / ...

$35 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham 147.3 miles

$30 - $50

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Terminal Bus Station station and arriving at Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Birmingham New Street via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 14 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Birmingham is 119 miles. The road distance is 147.3 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at South Terminal Bus Station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham 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 Birmingham is to train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 25 min.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Birmingham New Street station.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 118.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 min

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham via London Victoria, Victoria Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and London Euston in around 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
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
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 South Terminal Bus Station to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham is 147 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham.

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