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There are 7 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Plymouth

$128 - $240

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Plymouth, University M6

$46 - $90

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Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express

$74 - $97

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth 228.1 miles

$45 - $75

Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  2. Take the train from Newquay to Plymouth

$75 - $216

Fly London Gatwick to Cardiff, train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Cardiff (CWL) LGW - CWL
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth

$123 - $454

Train to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$101 - $351

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth station. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Plymouth via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 49 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Plymouth is 183 miles. The road distance is 228.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth without a car is to train which takes 4 h 49 min and costs £95 - £190.

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth is to train which takes 4 h 49 min and costs £95 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £55 - £75 and takes 6 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 183.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth via Reading in around 4 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 6 h 50 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Reading to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $55
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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 Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Plymouth, University
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Plymouth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth is 228 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth.

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Flybe offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport.

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