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There are 6 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1h 8m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge Brighton - Bedford / ...
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Dartford London Charing Cross - Gravesend / ...

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Line 119 bus, line 269 bus  •  2h 24m

  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 Friswell Place 269

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Train via London Victoria  •  1h 44m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria Littlehampton - London Victoria / ...
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Dartford London Victoria - Dartford

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford 37.6 miles

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford 37.6 miles

Towncar  •  39 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Dartford 37.6 miles

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford by train

The train journey time between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Dartford is around 1h 8m and covers a distance of around 42 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 4 min. Operated by Thameslink, Southern Service and South Eastern Trains Service, the London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford train service departs from Gatwick Airport and arrives in Dartford. Typically 939 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

939 Weekly Trains
1h 8m Average Duration
£17 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 39 min.

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

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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 8m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Dartford is 26 miles. The road distance is 37.6 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 8m and costs £17 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1h 8m 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 8m and costs £17 - £45. Alternatively, you can line 119 bus and line 269 bus, which costs £15 - £30 and takes 2h 24m.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, arrive at Dartford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford is 38 miles. It takes approximately 39 min 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 8m

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 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford via East Croydon, East Croydon Rail Station, Bromley North Station, Friswell Place, and Mayplace Rd West Bexleyheath Clock Twr in around 2h 24m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £27
Website
https://www.thameslinkrailway.com/
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £19
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£19 - £27
Train from London Bridge to Dartford
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £17
Website
https://www.thameslinkrailway.com/
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£12 - £17
Southern Service
Phone
+44 3451 27 29 20
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
https://www.southernrailway.com/
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £14
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
https://www.southernrailway.com/
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £14
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Bridge to Dartford
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
https://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/
Anytime Day SIngle
£8 - £12
Train from London Victoria to Dartford
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
https://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/
Anytime Day SIngle
£10 - £15
Gatwick Express
Phone
+44 345 850 1530
Website
gatwickexpress.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£12
Schedules at
https://www.gatwickexpress.com/travel-information/plan-your-journey/timetables
Website
https://www.gatwickexpress.com/
Anytime Day SIngle
£12
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dartford
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
£75 - £95
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
Majestic Cars UK Limited
Phone
+44 207 1276 550
Website
majestictaxis.com
Henfield Private Hire
Phone
+44 7825 794 634
Website
henfieldprivatehire.co.uk
Gatwick Cars
Phone
+44 1293 550 000
Website
taxis.gatwickairport.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Dartford
Estimated price
£90

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