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

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

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Train Southern, line 197 bus  •  54 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to East Croydon
  2. Take the line 197 bus from Cherry Orchard Road East Croydon Station to Forest Hill Station London Rd 197

$13 - $17

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Train  •  59 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to East Croydon
  2. Take the train from East Croydon to Forest Hill

$12 - $19

5 alternative options

Train Thameslink, line 197 bus  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Norwood Junction
  2. Take the line 197 bus from South Norwood, Norwood Junction Station to Forest Hill Station London Rd 197

$13 - $17

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill 26.8 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill 26.8 miles

$5 - $9

Towncar  •  42 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Forest Hill 26.8 miles

$110 - $170

Uber  •  42 min

  1. Take an Uber from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill 26.8 miles

$65 - $85

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Forest Hill via East Croydon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 59 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Forest Hill is 20 miles. The road distance is 26.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill without a car is to train and line 197 bus which takes 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 54 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill train services, operated by Southern, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Forest Hill station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill is 27 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill.
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  • Distance: 20.2 miles
  • Duration: 54 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Forest Hill, Greater London, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill via East Croydon in around 59 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to East Croydon
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from East Croydon to Forest Hill
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to East Croydon
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Norwood Junction
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Cherry Orchard Road East Croydon Station to Forest Hill Station London Rd
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from South Norwood, Norwood Junction Station to Forest Hill Station London Rd
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$65 - $85
Access
$65 - $95
Assist
$65 - $95
UberX
$65 - $95
UberXL
$95 - $140
Exec
$130 - $180
Lux
$220 - $300
Taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Metro Cars
Phone
+44 1293 415415
Website
metro-cars.co.uk
United Cars
Phone
+44 1293 429429
Website
unitedcars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Forest Hill
Estimated price
$110 - $170

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