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.

Recommended option

Train via St Pancras International  •  2 h 46 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 - $74

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) 007 / ...

$22 - $27

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Dover Priory

$51 - $90

Line 400 bus, train, travel  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the line 400 bus from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal to Redhill Bus Station 400 / ...
  2. Take the train from Redhill to Tonbridge
  3. Take the train from Tonbridge to Dover Priory
  4. Travel from Dover Priory to Channel Tunnel

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Channel Tunnel is to bus which costs £16 - £21 and takes 5 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Channel Tunnel is to train which costs £35 - £60 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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

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

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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 46 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, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) in around 5 h 42 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 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from London Victoria to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Tonbridge to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Redhill to Tonbridge
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal to Redhill Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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