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There are 11 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light) by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train via London Kings Cross  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Leeds

$45 - $69

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Bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express / ...

$29 - $63

9 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Stevenage
  2. Take the train from Stevenage to Leeds

$55 - $79

Train East Midlands Trains  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Leeds

$103 - $184

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light) 235.9 miles

$50 - $75

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Leeds

$132 - $364

Train, subway to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the subway from Victoria station to Paddington station
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA

$100 - $259

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Leeds

$120 - $391

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Leeds

$100 - $236

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Leeds

$135 - $449

Train to Southampton, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) SOU - LBA

$113 - $291

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light) is to bus which costs £22 - £50 and takes 6 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light) is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light) station. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light). However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Leeds via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 57 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light) is 193 miles. The road distance is 235.9 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light) without a car is to train which takes 3 h 57 min and costs £30 - £55.

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light), including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light) 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 Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light) is to train which takes 3 h 57 min and costs £30 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £50 and takes 6 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light).
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  • Distance: 192.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light), England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light) via London St Pancras International LL, London Kings Cross, and Leeds in around 3 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light) via London Victoria Coach Station and Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street in around 6 h 51 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Stevenage
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $90
Train from Stevenage to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $80
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $65
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Train from Sheffield to Leeds
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $13
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Single
$25 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Leeds
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Greater Anglia
South Western Railway
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
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light) train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Leeds station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light) is 236 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light).

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 560+ hotels available in Leeds City Centre, The Headrow (The Light). Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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