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There are 7 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Brighton and Hove by train, bus, night train, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  23 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton

$14 - $35

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Bus Metrobus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Crawley, Bus Station to Brighton, London Road Shops 271 / ...

$7 - $9

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Bus National Express  •  35 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Brighton National Express / ...

$10 - $12

Night train  •  35 min

  1. Take the night train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton

$12 - $22

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Brighton and Hove 26.3 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Brighton and Hove 26.3 miles

$5 - $9

Towncar  •  32 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Brighton and Hove 26.3 miles

$110 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Brighton and Hove is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Brighton and Hove is to train which costs £11 - £25 and takes 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Brighton. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Brighton. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Brighton and Hove is 22 miles. The road distance is 26.3 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Brighton and Hove without a car is to train which takes 23 min and costs £11 - £25.

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The train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton takes 23 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Brighton and Hove train services, operated by Gatwick Express, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Brighton and Hove is to train which takes 23 min and costs £11 - £25. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £9 and takes 35 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Brighton and Hove.
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  • Distance: 22.5 miles
  • Duration: 23 min

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

Gatwick Express operates a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Brighton and Hove hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 23 min. Southern also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Brighton and Hove every 3 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $12 and the journey takes 35 min.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Brighton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Metrobus
Phone
+44 1293 449191
Email
info@metrobus.co.uk
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Bus from Crawley, Bus Station to Brighton, London Road Shops
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
metrobus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Brighton and Hove
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Metro Cars
Phone
+44 1293 415415
Website
metro-cars.co.uk
United Cars
Phone
+44 1293 429429
Website
unitedcars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Brighton and Hove
Estimated price
$110 - $160

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

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Brighton and Hove train services, operated by Gatwick Express, arrive at Brighton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Brighton and Hove is 26 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Brighton and Hove.

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