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There are 5 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1h 32m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Dartford

$23 - $34

Cheapest option

Line 119 bus, line 269 bus  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the line 119 bus from East Croydon Rail Station to Bromley North Station 119
  2. Take the line 269 bus from Bromley North Station to Bexleyheath, Friswell Place 269

$15 - $19

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  39m

  1. Take a taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford 37.3 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  39m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford 37.3 miles

$8 - $12

Towncar  •  39m

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Dartford 37.3 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 39m.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford is to taxi which costs £75 - £95 and takes 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Dartford via London Bridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 32m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Dartford is 26 miles. The road distance is 37.3 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford without a car is to train which takes 1h 32m and costs £17 - £26.

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It takes approximately 1h 32m to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford 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 Dartford is to train which takes 1h 32m and costs £17 - £26. Alternatively, you can line 119 bus and line 269 bus, which costs £11 - £15 and takes 2h 20m.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Dartford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford is 37 miles. It takes approximately 39m to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford.
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  • Distance: 25.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 32m

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford via London Bridge in around 1h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford via East Croydon, East Croydon Rail Station, Bromley North Station, Bexleyheath, Friswell Place, and Bexleyheath, Mayplace Rd West Bexleyheath Clock Twr in around 2h 20m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Dartford
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southeastern
Bus operators
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from East Croydon Rail Station to Bromley North Station
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Bromley North Station to Bexleyheath, Friswell Place
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford
Ave. Duration
39m
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Jayride
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Dartford
Estimated price
$130 - $190

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