There are 5 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hertfordshire by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Finsbury Park
  2. Take the train from Finsbury Park to Welwyn Garden City

$26 - $36

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Train, line 301 bus  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to St Albans City
  2. Take the line 301 bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Welwyn, St Mary's Church 300 / ...

$28 - $38

Bus  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Hemel Hempstead National Express / ...

$28 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hertfordshire 77.1 miles

$16 - $24

Towncar  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Hertfordshire 77.1 miles

$200 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hertfordshire is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hertfordshire is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hertfordshire. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Wheathampstead, Rose Lane via Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes and St Albans, St Peter's Street. 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 Hertfordshire. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Welwyn Garden City via Finsbury Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 42 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Hertfordshire is 47 miles. The road distance is 77.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hertfordshire without a car is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs £19 - £28.

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It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hertfordshire, including transfers.

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

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs £19 - £28. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £27 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hertfordshire.
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  • Distance: 47.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hertfordshire via Finsbury Park in around 1 h 42 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hertfordshire every 2 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Finsbury Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Finsbury Park to Welwyn Garden City
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Finsbury Park to Welwyn Garden City
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Welwyn, St Mary's Church
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 Hemel Hempstead
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Hertfordshire
Estimated price
$200 - $280

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hertfordshire bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Hemel Hempstead station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hertfordshire train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Welwyn Garden City station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hertfordshire is 77 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 18 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hertfordshire.

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