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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via St Pancras International  •  1 h 35 min

$33 - $46

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. 774

$23 - $25

5 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 46 min

$46 - $66

Line 400 bus, line 466 bus, bus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. 400
  2. 466

$24 - $26

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. 46.4 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  48 min

  1. 46.4 miles

$9 - $15

Towncar  •  48 min

  1. 46.4 miles

$150 - $210

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Strood via London St Pancras International LL and St Pancras International in around 1 h 35 min. Alternatively, London General operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Strood once a week. Tickets cost $12 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Strood
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Train from London Victoria to Rochester
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Bus operators
London General
Phone
0343 222 1234
Email
communications@goaheadlondon.com​
Website
londongeneral.co.uk
Bus from Redhill Bus Station to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
londongeneral.co.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 Caterham, Douglas Brunton Day Centre
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arriva London South
Phone
020 8271 0101
Website
arrivalondon.com
Bus from Caterham, Douglas Brunton Day Centre to Addington Village Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
arrivalondon.com
Arriva Kent Thameside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Derry Downs, Carlton Parade to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Strood
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Metro Cars
Phone
+44 1293 415415
Website
metro-cars.co.uk
United Cars
Phone
+44 1293 429429
Website
unitedcars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Strood
Estimated price
$150 - $210

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Strood is 52 km. The road distance is 74 km.

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Strood is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 48 min.

The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Strood is to taxi which takes 48 min and costs £95 - £120.

No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Strood. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Strood via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Strood. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal and arriving at Earl Estate, Elaine Avenue via Redhill Bus Station and Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Strood, including transfers.