There are 5 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Clacton-on-Sea by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea

$47 - $71

Cheapest option

Bus via London Victoria Coach Station  •  6 h 20 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 Clacton-on-Sea National Express

$22 - $27

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 230 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) 250 / ...

$52 - $64

Drive  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Clacton-on-Sea 104.6 miles

$22 - $35

Towncar  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Clacton-on-Sea 104.6 miles

$250 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Clacton-on-Sea is to drive which costs £17 - £25 and takes 1 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Clacton-on-Sea is to drive which costs £17 - £25 and takes 1 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) station to Clacton-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from South Terminal Bus Station and arriving at Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 36 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Clacton-on-Sea is 72 miles. The road distance is 104.6 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Clacton-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 2 h 37 min and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Clacton-on-Sea, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at South Terminal Bus Station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Clacton-on-Sea is to train which takes 2 h 37 min and costs £35 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £50 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Clacton-on-Sea is 105 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Clacton-on-Sea.

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  • Distance: 72 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 37 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Clacton-on-Sea, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Clacton-on-Sea via London Bridge, London Bridge Station, Liverpool Street Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Clacton-on-Sea via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) in around 5 h 36 min.

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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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 Clacton-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Clacton-on-Sea
Estimated price
$250 - $340

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