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

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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 22 min

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

$118 - $210

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London to Birmingham National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Chester National Express

$48 - $67

6 alternative options

Train via Birmingham International  •  6 h 24 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

$114 - $191

Drive  •  3 h 55 min

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

$45 - $75

Fly London Gatwick to Liverpool  •  4 h 35 min

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

$50 - $276

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, bus  •  4 h 50 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 bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street

$123 - $342

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester, bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street

$112 - $374

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, bus  •  5 h 48 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 bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street

$91 - $213

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester is to train which takes 3 h 22 min and costs £85 - £160.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Chester is 293 km. The road distance is 368 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester, including transfers.

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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 and arriving at Chester via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 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 24 min.

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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 Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and London Euston in around 3 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chester via Birmingham in around 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Nantes
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Nice
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Naples
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Venice
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
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
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
South Western Railway
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12

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