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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads

$74 - $136

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus UK  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Abbey Wood, UWE Entrance North M25

$27 - $44

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 50 min

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

$35 - $50

Bus via Heathrow Central Bus Station  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London to Heathrow Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Bristol, Bus Station 200 / ...

$44 - $63

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol 135.6 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol is to drive which takes 2 h 17 min and costs £21 - £35.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Bristol is 173 km. The road distance is 217 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Terminal Bus Station and arriving at Bristol, Bus Station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Bristol Temple Meads via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol via Reading in around 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bristol every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min.

Train operators
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
Train from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Bristol, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Bristol, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Abbey Wood, UWE Entrance North
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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