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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 28 min

$138 - $214

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. National Express / ...
  2. National Express

$33 - $41

6 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 55 min

$112 - $184

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. 237.2 miles

$50 - $75

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 4 min

  1. LHR - MAN

$123 - $335

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 57 min

  1. SEN - MAN

$104 - $367

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 15 min

  1. SOU - MAN

$83 - $206

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. LHR - LBA

$134 - $295

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Old Trafford via London Victoria, Victoria Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly, Piccadilly (Manchester Metrolink), and Exchange Quay (Manchester Metrolink) in around 3 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Old Trafford via London Victoria Coach Station, Manchester, Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower), and Old Trafford, Wharfside Way/Matt Busby Way (Brick Warehouse) in around 7 h 53 min.

Airlines
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
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
Train operators
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 - $27
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Thameslink
Website
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
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $22
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 Victoria
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Old Trafford is 294 km. The road distance is 380 km.

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Old Trafford is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 7 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Old Trafford is to train which takes 3 h 28 min and costs £100 - £160.

No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Old Trafford. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London and arriving at Old Trafford, Wharfside Way/Matt Busby Way (Brick Warehouse) via London Victoria Coach Station and Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Old Trafford, including transfers.

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