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

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Train  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil

£70 - £105

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Train, bus  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff National Express / ...

£26 - £56

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Bus  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station Oxf
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport to Cardiff City Centre Uk042 / ...

£49 - £57

Drive  •  3h 16m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hirwaun 190.3 miles

£29 - £45

Fly, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bristol (BRS) LGW - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

£55 - £230

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hirwaun by train and bus

The journey time between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Hirwaun is around 5h 57m and covers a distance of around 193 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 57m. Operated by First Great Western Service, Great Northern, Transport for Wales and others, the London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hirwaun service departs from Gatwick Airport and arrives in Hirwaun, Lamb Inn. Typically 70 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 57m
Fastest journey time:
4h 57m
Journey distance:
193 miles
Services per week:
70
Cheapest price:
£80
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:10
Last service departs at:
20:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hirwaun train and bus schedules

Departing Monday, August 2, 2021

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) → Hirwaun
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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hirwaun is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3h 16m.

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The fastest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hirwaun is to drive which takes 3h 16m and costs £29 - £45.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) station to Hirwaun. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station and arriving at Hirwaun, Clock via London Heathrow Airport, Cardiff, Kingsway GC and Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 8m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Hirwaun is 151 miles. The road distance is 190.3 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hirwaun without a car is to train which takes 5h 23m and costs £70 - £110.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hirwaun, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hirwaun bus services, operated by Oxford Bus Company, depart from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hirwaun is to train which takes 5h 23m and costs £70 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £60 and takes 7h 8m.

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There is no direct flight from London Gatwick Airport to Bristol Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hirwaun bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Cardiff City Centre station.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hirwaun.
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  • Distance: 150.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 23m

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hirwaun via Reading, Cardiff Central, Merthyr Tydfil, and Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 5 in around 5h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hirwaun via Heathrow Central Bus Station, London Heathrow Airport, Cardiff City Centre, Cardiff, Kingsway GC, and Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 5 in around 7h 8m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£50 - £190
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£50 - £190
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Biarritz
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£60 - £220
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £270
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £270
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Mahon
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£80 - £270
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Inverness
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£55 - £210
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £210
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Split
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£90 - £290
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Faro
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£95 - £300
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£95 - £300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£13 - £85
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £260
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £25
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£20 - £25
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £50
Train from Reading to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £90
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £35
Bus operators
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Heathrow Airport to Cardiff City Centre
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hirwaun is 190 miles. It takes approximately 3h 16m to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Hirwaun.

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Aurigny, Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Bristol Airport.

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