There are 4 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Channel Tunnel by train or bus

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 via St Pancras International  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$50 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Dover, Eastern Docks (Ferry Port) 007 / ...

$22 - $29

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Redhill to Tonbridge
  2. Take the train from Tonbridge to Dover Priory

$39 - $60

Bus, train  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Three Bridges Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial 291
  2. Take the train from Tonbridge to Dover Priory

$42 - $52

Questions & Answers

The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Channel Tunnel is 73 miles.

The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Channel Tunnel without a car is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs .

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

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Channel Tunnel is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Channel Tunnel.
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  • Distance: 73.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Channel Tunnel, France?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Channel Tunnel via London St Pancras International LL, St Pancras International, and Dover Priory in around 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Channel Tunnel via London Victoria Coach Station, Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station, and Dover, Eastern Docks (Ferry Port) in around 5 h 36 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Tonbridge to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Bus operators
Metrobus
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Bus from Three Bridges Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
metrobus.co.uk
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Dover, Eastern Docks (Ferry Port)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Dover
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus

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