There are 5 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 11 min

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

$83 - $150

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Bus  •  4 h 25 min

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

$35 - $55

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  3 h 11 min

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

$84 - $136

Train Chiltern Railways  •  3 h 12 min

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

$82 - $139

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

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

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham is to train which costs £60 - £120 and takes 2 h 11 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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It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Gatwick Airport South and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth station. Services depart every three hours, 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 11 min.

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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 11 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Birmingham every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
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
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Gatwick Airport South to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.com

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