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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 55 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Clacton-on-Sea

$46 - $68

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Colchester National Express / ...

$44 - $62

3 alternative options

Line 344 bus, train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the line 344 bus from Clapham Junction Station to Bishopsgate, Wormwood Street 344
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea

$47 - $69

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

$240 - $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) to Clacton-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Clacton, Pier Avenue via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 46 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 55 min and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 55 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, depart from Gatwick Airport London South 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 55 min and costs £35 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester 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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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Clacton-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 72 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 55 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, Stratford station, and Stratford (London) in around 2 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Clacton-on-Sea via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street in around 5 h 46 min.

Train operators
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
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Clacton-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Clapham Junction Station to Bishopsgate, Wormwood Street
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Colchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Clacton-on-Sea
Estimated price
$240 - $340

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