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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 9 min

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

$21 - $29

Cheapest option

Line 400 bus, line 466 bus, line 314 bus  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the line 400 bus from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal to Caterham, Douglas Brunton Day Centre 400
  2. Take the line 466 bus from Caterham, Douglas Brunton Day Centre to Addington Village Interchange 466
  3. Take the line 314 bus from Addington Village Interchange to Eltham High Street Passey Place 314

$9 - $10

4 alternative options

Line 119 bus, line 162 bus  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the line 119 bus from East Croydon Rail Station to Bromley South Station 119
  2. Take the line 162 bus from Bromley South Station to Eltham High Street Passey Place 162 / ...

$13 - $17

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham 40.2 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham 40.2 miles

$8 - $13

Towncar  •  43 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Eltham 40.2 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham is to line 400 bus and line 466 bus and line 314 bus which costs £6 - £8 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham is to taxi which costs £140 - £180 and takes 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal and arriving at Eltham High Street Passey Place via Caterham, Douglas Brunton Day Centre and Addington Village Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Eltham via London Bridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 9 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Eltham is 22 miles. The road distance is 40.2 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham without a car is to train which takes 1 h 9 min and costs £15 - £23.

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It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham bus services, operated by Metrobus, depart from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham 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 Eltham is to train which takes 1 h 9 min and costs £15 - £23. Alternatively, you can line 119 bus and line 162 bus, which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham.
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  • Distance: 22.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 9 min

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham via London Bridge in around 1 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham via East Croydon, East Croydon Rail Station, and Bromley South Station in around 1 h 44 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southeastern
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from East Croydon Rail Station to Bromley South Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Bromley South Station to Eltham High Street Passey Place
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Addington Village Interchange to Eltham High Street Passey Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Metrobus
Phone
+44 1293 449191
Email
info@metrobus.co.uk
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Bus from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal to Caterham, Douglas Brunton Day Centre
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
metrobus.co.uk
Arriva London South
Phone
020 8271 0101
Website
arrivalondon.com
Bus from Caterham, Douglas Brunton Day Centre to Addington Village Interchange
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
arrivalondon.com
Other operators
Taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$190 - $230
Metro Cars
Phone
+44 1293 415415
Website
metro-cars.co.uk
United Cars
Phone
+44 1293 429429
Website
unitedcars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Eltham
Estimated price
$130 - $190

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Eltham High Street Passey Place station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham is 40 miles. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham.

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