There are 8 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Manchester Piccadilly Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$115 - $190

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

$30 - $38

6 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Manchester Piccadilly

$109 - $181

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Manchester Piccadilly Station 236.6 miles

$50 - $75

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester  •  3 h 32 min

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

$115 - $338

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 15 min

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

$104 - $370

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 30 min

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

$83 - $209

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 11 min

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

$124 - $291

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to bus which costs £22 - £29 and takes 7 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to train which costs £85 - £150 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Manchester Piccadilly Station is 184 miles. The road distance is 236.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Manchester Piccadilly Station, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Manchester Piccadilly Station station. However, there are services departing from London Gatwick Airport South and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Manchester Piccadilly Station. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Manchester Piccadilly Station, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Manchester Piccadilly Station via London St Pancras International LL and London Euston in around 3 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Manchester Piccadilly Station via London Victoria Coach Station and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 7 h 37 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
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
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
South Western Railway
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
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 London Gatwick Airport South to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com

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