There are 4 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leicester by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 33 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

$35 - $84

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Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport South to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express / ...

$30 - $50

2 alternative options

Train via Bedford  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Bedford
  2. Take the train from Bedford to Leicester

$44 - $79

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

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

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leicester is to drive which costs £24 - £35 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leicester is to drive which costs £24 - £35 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Leicester is 111 miles. The road distance is 142.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leicester, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Gatwick Airport South and arriving at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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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 33 min.

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There are 191+ hotels available in Leicester. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leicester train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Brighton station.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leicester.
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  • Distance: 111.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 min

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 33 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leicester every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Bedford
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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 - $65
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $90
Train from Bedford to Leicester
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $45
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from London St Pancras International to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Bedford to Leicester
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Gatwick Airport South to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com

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