There are 9 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Darmstadt by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly London Gatwick to Frankfurt  •  3h 55m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Frankfurt (FRA) LGW - FRA

86€ - 363€

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Bus via Frankfurt  •  17h 22m

  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 Frankfurt

46€ - 69€

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Fly London Gatwick to Stuttgart, train  •  3h 52m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Stuttgart (STR) LGW - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf

50€ - 264€

Train to London City, fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Frankfurt (FRA) LCY - FRA

101€ - 368€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Frankfurt (FRA) LHR - FRA

81€ - 328€

Train  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

191€ - 520€

Bus  •  18h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N815 / ...

46€ - 64€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 16m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Darmstadt

237€ - 284€

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 35m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Darmstadt

108€ - 169€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Darmstadt is to bus via Frankfurt which costs £35 - £60 and takes 17h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Darmstadt is to fly and train which costs £40 - £230 and takes 3h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Darmstadt. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Darmstadt via London Victoria Coach Station and Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Darmstadt. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Darmstadt Hbf via London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 43m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Darmstadt is 639 km.

The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Darmstadt without a car is to train which takes 8h 43m and costs £160 - £450.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Darmstadt, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Darmstadt is to fly which takes 3h 55m and costs £70 - £320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £160 - £450 and takes 8h 43m, you could also bus via Frankfurt, which costs £35 - £60 and takes 17h 22m.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Darmstadt.
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  • Distance: 638.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 55m

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

Ryanair, Swiss and 12 other airlines fly from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Darmstadt hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Darmstadt via London St Pancras International LL, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 8h 43m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 440€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
190€ - 750€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Flights from London Gatwick to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 1000€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
850€ - 3000€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 360€
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 700€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 650€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Train operators
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Stuttgart, Stuttgart central station to Darmstadt, Darmstadt central station
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Flixtrain
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
14€ - 18€
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
16€ - 20€
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 27€
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
10€ - 15€
Anytime 1st Class
20€ - 27€
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 27€
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
10€ - 15€
Anytime 1st Class
20€ - 27€
Gatwick Express
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 350€
Standard
100€ - 130€
Standard Premier
150€ - 190€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
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
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Book at
National Express
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Schedules at
elines.cz
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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There is no direct flight from London Gatwick Airport to Frankfurt Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 45m and has one stopover.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Darmstadt bus services, operated by Eurolines CZ, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Darmstadt is 1h ahead of London Gatwick Airport (LGW). It is currently 10:12 PM in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and 11:12 PM in Darmstadt.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Darmstadt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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TAP Portugal, Vueling Airlines, Air France and seven other airlines offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 387+ hotels available in Darmstadt. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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