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Train  •  2 h 6 min

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

$37 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London to Leicester National Express / ...

$35 - $50

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leicester 142.8 miles

$30 - $45

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leicester via London St Pancras International LL and London St Pancras International in around 2 h 6 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leicester every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$23 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$65 - $95
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Leicester is 178 km. The road distance is 229 km.

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leicester is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 23 min.

The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leicester is to train which takes 2 h 6 min and costs £27 - £70.

No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leicester. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Leicester via London St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 6 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gatwick Airport London and arriving at Leicester. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leicester, including transfers.

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