There are 9 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre by train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train Southern  •  44 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to London Waterloo

$18 - $29

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Train Thameslink  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Blackfriars

$14 - $19

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the bus from London Bridge Station to South Bank, Royal Festival Hall Rv1

$17 - $21

Bus  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...

$15 - $17

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre 30.5 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre 30.5 miles

$6 - $10

Shuttle  •  50 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from London Gatwick Airport to Southbank Centre

$150 - $220

Towncar  •  50 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Southbank Centre 30.5 miles

$120 - $170

Uber  •  50 min

  1. Take an Uber from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre 30.5 miles

$70 - $95

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre station. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd via Victoria, Eccleston Bridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at London Blackfriars. Services depart every 20 minutes. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Southbank Centre is 24 miles. The road distance is 30.5 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre without a car is to train which takes 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 44 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre, including transfers.

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

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre train services, operated by Southern, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre is to train which takes 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 1 min.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at London Waterloo station.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre.
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  • Distance: 24.3 miles
  • Duration: 44 min

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre via Clapham Junction and London Waterloo in around 44 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min.

Train operators
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
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Blackfriars
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from London Bridge Station to South Bank, Royal Festival Hall
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $95
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uber.com
Pool
$70 - $95
Access
$75 - $110
Assist
$75 - $110
UberX
$75 - $110
UberXL
$110 - $150
Exec
$150 - $210
Lux
$250 - $340
Taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
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
Shuttle from London Gatwick Airport to Southbank Centre
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Southbank Centre
Estimated price
$120 - $170

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre is 30 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southbank Centre.

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