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There are 8 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Chester

$118 - $209

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Bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Chester National Express

$30 - $36

6 alternative options

Train via Birmingham International  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Birmingham International
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to Chester

$113 - $190

Drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester 230 miles

$45 - $75

Fly London Gatwick to Liverpool  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Liverpool (LPL) LGW - LPL

$49 - $289

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

$130 - $364

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

$118 - $391

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

$98 - $236

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester is to bus which costs £22 - £28 and takes 7 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester is to train which costs £90 - £160 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Chester via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Chester via Reading and Birmingham International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 29 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Chester is 183 miles. The road distance is 230 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester without a car is to train which takes 3 h 28 min and costs £90 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester, including transfers.

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

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester is to train which takes 3 h 28 min and costs £90 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £28 and takes 7 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs £35 - £230 and takes 5 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester.
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  • Distance: 183.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 28 min

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester via London Victoria, Victoria station, Euston station, and London Euston in around 3 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester via London Victoria Coach Station in around 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Newquay
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to Chester
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
First Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Greater Anglia
South Western Railway
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 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 London Victoria Coach Station to Chester
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com

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There is no direct flight from London Gatwick Airport to Liverpool Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Chester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester is 230 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester.

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Flybe, Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Liverpool Airport.

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There are 424+ hotels available in Chester. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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