There are 9 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Scotland by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly London Gatwick to Edinburgh  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Edinburgh (EDI) LGW - EDI

$46 - $133

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Fly London Gatwick to Inverness  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Inverness (INV) LGW - INV

$36 - $160

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Fly London Gatwick to Glasgow  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Glasgow (GLA) LGW - GLA

$44 - $151

Fly London Gatwick to Aberdeen  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Aberdeen (ABZ) LGW - ABZ

$43 - $175

Train to London City, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Glasgow (GLA) LCY - GLA

$92 - $325

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 26 min

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

$245 - $380

Train LNER  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central

$80 - $120

Bus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 230 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Glasgow National Express

$134 - $167

Drive  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Glasgow 441.2 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Scotland is to fly which costs £30 - £120 and takes 1 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Scotland is to fly which costs £30 - £120 and takes 1 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) station to Scotland. However, there are services departing from South Terminal Bus Station and arriving at Glasgow via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Glasgow Central via London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 26 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Scotland is 423 miles. The road distance is 441.2 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 6 h 26 min and costs £180 - £290.

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It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Scotland, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at South Terminal Bus Station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Scotland train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Scotland is to fly which takes 1 h 54 min and costs £30 - £110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £180 - £290 and takes 6 h 26 min, you could also bus, which costs £100 - £130 and takes 10 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 423.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 54 min

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

British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair fly from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Glasgow via London St Pancras International LL and London Euston in around 6 h 26 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from London City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Gatwick to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Train operators
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 Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
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 South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Scotland train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Scotland is 441 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 8 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Scotland.

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Ryanair, British Airways and easyJet offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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