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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Herne Bay

$46 - $80

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Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station 025
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury 007 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Herne Bay, Fire Station 6 / ...

$26 - $33

4 alternative options

Line 119 bus, train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 119 bus from East Croydon Rail Station to Bromley South Station 119
  2. Take the train from Bromley South to Herne Bay

$41 - $61

Train via St Pancras International  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Herne Bay

$70 - $104

Drive  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Herne Bay 72.9 miles

$15 - $23

Towncar  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Herne Bay 72.9 miles

$190 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Herne Bay is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Herne Bay is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Herne Bay station. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Herne Bay, Fire Station via London Victoria Coach Station and Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Herne Bay. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Herne Bay via London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Herne Bay is 58 miles. The road distance is 72.9 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Herne Bay without a car is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs £35 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Herne Bay, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Herne Bay bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Herne Bay train services, operated by Gatwick Express, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Herne Bay is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs £35 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £26 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Herne Bay.
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  • Distance: 58.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Herne Bay via London Victoria in around 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Herne Bay via London Victoria Coach Station, Canterbury, and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 5 h 20 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Victoria to Herne Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Bromley South to Herne Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Train from St Pancras International to Herne Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Thameslink
Bus operators
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
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
Website
Transport for London
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Herne Bay, Fire Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Herne Bay
Estimated price
$190 - $270

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Herne Bay bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Herne Bay, Fire Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Herne Bay is 73 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Herne Bay.

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