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There are 6 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Loker by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train, bus via Lille Flandres  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Courtrai to Poperinge Ic / ...
  4. Take the bus from Poperinge Station perron 1 to Westouter Rodeberg 29

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Train, bus  •  11h 31m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Kortrijk Central Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Courtrai to Poperinge Ic / ...
  4. Take the bus from Poperinge Station perron 1 to Westouter Rodeberg 29

4 alternative options

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  2h 52m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Loker

Drive, car ferry  •  4h

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Loker

Fly to Paris CDG, train, bus  •  4h 37m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Courtrai to Poperinge
  4. Take the bus from Poperinge Station perron 1 to Westouter Rodeberg

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train, bus  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LGW - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Poperinge
  4. Take the bus from Poperinge Station perron 1 to Westouter Rodeberg

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Loker by train, tram, walk and bus

The journey time between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Loker is around 5h 27m and covers a distance of around 516 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 53m. Operated by Thameslink, Eurostar, Ilevia and others, the London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Loker service departs from Gatwick Airport and arrives in Westouter Rodeberg. Typically 23 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

23 Weekly Services
5h 27m Average Duration
€116 Cheapest Price
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United Kingdom → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from United Kingdom

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Loker is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Loker is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Loker is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Belgium.

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Last updated: 20 Jan 2022
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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Loker is to train and bus which costs £22 - £45 and takes 11h 31m.

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The fastest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Loker is to drive and Eurotunnel. Taking this option will cost £150 - £165 and takes 2h 52m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Loker is 210 km.

The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Loker without a car is to train and bus via Lille Flandres which takes 5h 27m and costs £95 - £330.

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It takes approximately 5h 27m to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Loker, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Loker is 1h ahead of London Gatwick Airport (LGW). It is currently 5:18 AM in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and 6:18 AM in Loker.

Vueling Airlines and easyJet offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 82+ hotels available in Loker. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Loker.
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  • Distance: 209.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 27m

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

There is no direct connection from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Loker. However, you can take the train to London St Pancras International LL, take the walk to London St Pancras Eurostar, take the train to Lille Europe, take the walk to Lille Europe, take the tram to Gare Lille Flandres, take the walk to Lille Flandres, take the train to Courtrai, take the walk to Courtrai, take the train to Poperinge, take the walk to Poperinge Station perron 1, then take the bus to Westouter Rodeberg. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Loker via London Victoria, London Victoria Green Line Station, Kortrijk Central Bus Station, Courtrai, Poperinge, and Poperinge Station perron 1 in around 11h 31m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €250
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €420
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€65 - €180
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €420
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €21
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Courtrai to Poperinge
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €14
Train from Anvers-Central to Poperinge
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €21
1st Class
€22 - €35
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€158
Website
Eurotunnel
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€25 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Poperinge Station perron 1 to Westouter Rodeberg
Ave. Duration
2 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Kortrijk Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Union Ivkoni
Ferry operators

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