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There are 6 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1h 27m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Shepperton

£16 - £35

Cheapest option

Line 465 bus, line 216 bus  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the line 465 bus from Dorking station to Cromwell Road Bus Station 465
  2. Take the line 216 bus from Cromwell Road Bus Station to Ashford Common, Napier Road 216

£9 - £10

4 alternative options

Bus, line 8 bus, line 290 bus  •  2h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London North to Heathrow Airport London T5
  2. Take the line 8 bus from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 to Elmsleigh Bus Station 8 / ...
  3. Take the line 290 bus from Elmsleigh Bus Station to Ashford Common, Chertsey Road 290 / ...

£9 - £11

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton 38 miles

£90 - £110

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton 38 miles

£5 - £9

Towncar  •  42 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Charlton 38 miles

£30 - £120

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton by trains

The train journey time between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Charlton is around 1h 28m and covers a distance of around 41 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 9m. Operated by Southern and South Western Railway, the London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton train service departs from Gatwick Airport and arrives in Shepperton. Typically 259 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 28m
Fastest train time:
1h 9m
Trains per week:
259
Cheapest price:
£16
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:50
Last train departs at:
23:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton train schedules

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) → Charlton
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton is to drive which costs £5 - £9 and takes 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton is to taxi which costs £90 - £110 and takes 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London North and arriving at Ashford Common, Chertsey Road via Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 and Elmsleigh Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Shepperton via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 27m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Charlton is 22 miles. The road distance is 38 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton without a car is to train which takes 1h 27m and costs £15 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1h 27m to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London North station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton train services, operated by Southern, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton is to train which takes 1h 27m and costs £15 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus and line 8 bus and line 290 bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 2h 7m.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton.
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  • Distance: 21.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 27m

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton via Clapham Junction in around 1h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton via Heathrow Airport London T5, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5, and Elmsleigh Bus Station in around 2h 7m.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London North to Heathrow Airport London T5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Elmsleigh Bus Station to Ashford Common, Chertsey Road
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Dorking station to Cromwell Road Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Cromwell Road Bus Station to Ashford Common, Napier Road
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£0
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
£90 - £110
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
Majestic Cars UK Limited
Phone
+44 207 1276 550
Website
majestictaxis.com
Henfield Private Hire
Phone
+44 7825 794 634
Website
henfieldprivatehire.co.uk
Gatwick Cars
Phone
+44 1293 550 000
Website
taxis.gatwickairport.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Charlton
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Ashford Common, Chertsey Road station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Shepperton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton is 38 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Charlton.

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