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

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Recommended option

Train Southern, line 197 bus  •  52 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

$12 - $24

Cheapest option

Train  •  59 min

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

$11 - $26

5 alternative options

Train Thameslink, line 197 bus  •  1 h

  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 - $16

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill Station 26.9 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill Station 26.9 miles

$5 - $9

Towncar  •  43 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Forest Hill Station 26.9 miles

$110 - $160

Uber  •  43 min

  1. Take an Uber from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill Station 26.9 miles

$55 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill Station is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill Station is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 43 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Forest Hill Station is 20 miles. The road distance is 26.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 52 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill Station, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill Station. 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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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill Station.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 20.2 miles
  • Duration: 52 min

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill Station 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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
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
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Norwood Junction
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $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 Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$55 - $80
Access
$70 - $95
Assist
$70 - $95
UberX
$70 - $95
UberXL
$100 - $140
Exec
$130 - $180
Lux
$210 - $290
Taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Forest Hill Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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 Forest Hill Station
Estimated price
$110 - $160

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