There are 5 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bournemouth by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  2 h 46 min

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

$58 - $118

Cheapest option

Bus via Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 201 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London to Bournemouth National Express / ...

$24 - $31

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Bournemouth Station National Express / ...

$29 - $45

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

$260 - $360

Questions & Answers

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 takes 1 h 57 min and costs £17 - £26.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Bournemouth is 130 km. The road distance is 175 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bournemouth, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Terminal Bus Station and arriving at Bournemouth Station. Services depart every four hours, 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 46 min.

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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 46 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bournemouth every 4 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Bournemouth Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Bournemouth
Estimated price
$260 - $360

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