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

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Fly London Gatwick to Edinburgh  •  2h 1m

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

$46 - $133

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Fly London Gatwick to Inverness  •  2h 44m

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

$35 - $162

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Fly London Gatwick to Glasgow  •  1h 56m

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

$44 - $151

Fly London Gatwick to Aberdeen  •  2h 14m

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

$43 - $175

Train to London City, fly to Glasgow  •  4h

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

$92 - $325

Train  •  6h 25m

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

$245 - $379

Bus  •  10h 20m

  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 Glasgow National Express

$134 - $172

Train, night bus  •  11h 42m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Buchanan Bus Station M20

$61 - $125

Drive  •  7h 8m

  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 1h 56m.

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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 1h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Glasgow via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 20m.

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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 6h 25m.

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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 6h 25m and costs £180 - £300.

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It takes approximately 2h 1m 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, depart from Gatwick Airport London South 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 2h 1m and costs £35 - £110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £180 - £300 and takes 6h 25m, you could also bus, which costs £100 - £140 and takes 10h 20m.

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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: 2h 1m

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

easyJet, British Airways and Ryanair fly from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh every 4 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 6h 25m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Gatwick to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from London Gatwick to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from London City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
National Express
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
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
Megabus UK
Night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
Megabus UK

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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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 7h 8m 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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