There are 4 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dorset by train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 53 min

$70 - $107

Cheapest option

Bus via Heathrow Airport London  •  6 h 48 min

  1. National Express / ...
  2. National Express / ...

$37 - $51

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. 206 / ...

$45 - $56

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. 126.6 miles

$27 - $40

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dorset via Southampton Central, Dorchester South, and Dorchester, South Station in around 4 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dorset via Heathrow Airport London, POOLE, Dorset, Poole, Bus Station, Blandford, Crown Hotel, and Blandford, Market Place in around 6 h 48 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to POOLE, Dorset
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Poole, Seldown Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Dorset is 159 km. The road distance is 203 km.

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dorset is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 17 min.

The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dorset is to drive which takes 2 h 17 min and costs £20 - £30.

No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dorset. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London and arriving at Puddletown, Dorchester Road Traffic Lights via Heathrow Airport London, Poole, Bus Station and Blandford, Market Place. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 48 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dorset, including transfers.

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