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

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Dorchester South

$67 - $99

Cheapest option

Bus via London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 to POOLE, Dorset National Express / ...

$36 - $42

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Poole, Seldown Coach Station 206 / ...

$41 - $52

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dorset 126.6 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dorset is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dorset is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Dorset is 99 miles. The road distance is 126.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dorset, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dorset. However, there are services departing from London Gatwick Airport South and arriving at Puddletown, Dorchester Road Traffic Lights via London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Poole, Bus Station and Blandford St Mary, Tesco. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dorset.
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  • Distance: 99.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

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 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dorset via London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, POOLE, Dorset, Poole, Bus Station, and Blandford St Mary, Tesco in around 6 h 29 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 to POOLE, Dorset
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Poole, Seldown Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com

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