There are 5 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southampton by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Southampton Central

$45 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Southampton City Centre, Coach Station 206 / ...

$22 - $30

3 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Central

$39 - $61

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southampton 76.3 miles

$16 - $24

Towncar  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Southampton 76.3 miles

$200 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southampton is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southampton is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Southampton is 57 miles. The road distance is 76.3 miles.

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The train from Gatwick Airport to Southampton Central takes 1 h 53 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Terminal Bus Station station and arriving at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Southampton Central. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 53 min.

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

Southern operates a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southampton hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 1 h 53 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southampton hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $30 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Southampton City Centre, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Southampton
Estimated price
$200 - $280

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