There are 7 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rochester by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train Southeastern  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Rochester

$33 - $60

Cheapest option

Line 400 bus, line 7 bus, line 155 bus  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the line 400 bus from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal to East Grinstead, Whitehall (Queen's Road) 400
  2. Take the line 7 bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Maidstone, Mill Street (Palace Avenue) 7 / ...
  3. Take the line 155 bus from Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street) to Rochester, East Row (The Vineyard) 155

$24 - $29

5 alternative options

Line 119 bus, train  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the line 119 bus from East Croydon Rail Station to Bromley South Station 119
  2. Take the train from Bromley South to Rochester

$25 - $44

Train Thameslink  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Rochester

$27 - $47

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rochester 47.7 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rochester 47.7 miles

$10 - $15

Towncar  •  50 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Rochester 47.7 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rochester is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rochester is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 50 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Rochester is 33 miles. The road distance is 47.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rochester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal and arriving at Rochester, East Row (The Vineyard) via East Grinstead, Whitehall (Queen's Road), Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial and Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Rochester via London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 33.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 31 min

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rochester via London Victoria in around 1 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rochester via East Grinstead, Whitehall (Queen's Road), Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial, Maidstone, Mill Street (Palace Avenue), and Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street) in around 4 h 11 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Victoria to Rochester
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Train from Bromley South to Rochester
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
Train from London Bridge to Rochester
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from East Croydon Rail Station to Bromley South Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal to East Grinstead, Whitehall (Queen's Road)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Maidstone, Mill Street (Palace Avenue)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street) to Rochester, East Row (The Vineyard)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rochester
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Metro Cars
Phone
+44 1293 415415
Website
metro-cars.co.uk
United Cars
Phone
+44 1293 429429
Website
unitedcars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Rochester
Estimated price
$140 - $210

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