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There are 8 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  42 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Kensington (Olympia)

$15 - $24

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 35 min

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

$11 - $14

6 alternative options

Train, subway  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Blackfriars
  2. Take the subway from Blackfriars station to High Street Kensington station Circle

$17 - $22

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington 32.5 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington 32.5 miles

$7 - $11

Shuttle  •  50 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from London Gatwick Airport to Kensington

$150 - $210

Towncar  •  50 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Kensington 32.5 miles

$120 - $180

Uber  •  50 min

  1. Take an Uber from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington 32.5 miles

$90 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington is to train which costs £11 - £19 and takes 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Kensington (Olympia) via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Kensington is 24 miles. The road distance is 32.5 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington without a car is to train which takes 42 min and costs £11 - £19.

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

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

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

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington is to train which takes 42 min and costs £11 - £19. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £11 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington.
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  • Distance: 23.9 miles
  • Duration: 42 min

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington via Clapham Junction in around 42 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Kensington (Olympia)
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Kensington (Olympia)
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$1 - $3
Cash
$4 - $7
Oyster Card
$2 - $3
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Blackfriars
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Blackfriars station to High Street Kensington station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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 Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$90 - $120
Access
$95 - $140
Assist
$95 - $140
UberX
$95 - $140
UberXL
$140 - $190
Exec
$150 - $220
Lux
$250 - $350
Taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Metro Cars
Phone
+44 1293 415415
Website
metro-cars.co.uk
United Cars
Phone
+44 1293 429429
Website
unitedcars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from London Gatwick Airport to Kensington
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Kensington
Estimated price
$120 - $180

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington train services, operated by London Overground, arrive at Kensington (Olympia) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington is 32 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Kensington.

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