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

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Train via Southampton Central  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth

$57 - $117

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Bus via Heathrow Airport London T5  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T5 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road National Express / ...

$24 - $30

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Bournemouth

$44 - $76

Bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road National Express / ...

$28 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bournemouth 109.1 miles

$23 - $35

Towncar  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Bournemouth 109.1 miles

$250 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bournemouth is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bournemouth is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bournemouth. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Bournemouth via Southampton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 44 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Bournemouth is 81 miles. The road distance is 109.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bournemouth without a car is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs £40 - £90.

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It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bournemouth, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bournemouth is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs £40 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £24 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bournemouth.
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  • Distance: 81.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bournemouth via Southampton Central in around 2 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bournemouth via Heathrow Airport London T5 in around 3 h 26 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.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 Heathrow Airport London T5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Bournemouth
Estimated price
$250 - $360

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bournemouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bournemouth train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Bournemouth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bournemouth is 109 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bournemouth.

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