There are 7 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham by train, bus, tram, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  56 min

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

$20 - $34

Cheapest option

Line 400 bus, line 466 bus, line 314 bus  •  3 h 4 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

$10 - $12

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Line 119 bus, line 314 bus  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 119 bus from East Croydon Rail Station to Bromley South Station 119
  2. Take the line 314 bus from Bromley South Station to Eltham High Street Passey Place 162 / ...

$12 - $24

Tram, line 162 bus  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the tram from East Croydon Tram Stop to Beckenham Junction Tram Stop Tram
  2. Take the line 162 bus from Beckenham Junction Station to Eltham High Street Passey Place 162

$15 - $29

Taxi  •  43 min

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

$180 - $220

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 43 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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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Eltham is 22 miles. The road distance is 40.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 56 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham, including transfers.

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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 4 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 56 min.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham without a car is to train which takes 56 min and costs £15 - £27.

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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: 56 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 56 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 34 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southeastern
London Tramlink
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Tram from East Croydon Tram Stop to Beckenham Junction Tram Stop
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from East Croydon Rail Station to Bromley South Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Bromley South Station to Eltham High Street Passey Place
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Beckenham Junction Station to Eltham High Street Passey Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Addington Village Interchange to Eltham High Street Passey Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal to Caterham, Douglas Brunton Day Centre
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.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
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
arrivalondon.com
Other operators
Taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Eltham
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
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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