There are 11 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Wakefield by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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 London Kings Cross  •  3 h 11 min

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

$45 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport South to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Wakefield National Express

$38 - $51

9 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Stevenage
  2. Take the train from Stevenage to Wakefield Westgate

$54 - $79

Train East Midlands Trains  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Wakefield Kirkgate

$65 - $140

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Wakefield 226 miles

$45 - $70

Train, Tube to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the Tube from Victoria Underground Station to Paddington Underground Station
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  4. Take the train from Leeds to Wakefield Westgate

$108 - $304

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Leeds

$135 - $404

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Leeds

$125 - $437

Train to Southampton, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) SOU - LBA

$121 - $336

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Leeds

$103 - $276

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Wakefield Westgate

$173 - $454

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Wakefield is to bus which costs £29 - £40 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Wakefield is to train which costs £30 - £55 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Wakefield is 185 miles. The road distance is 226 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Wakefield, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Wakefield. However, there are services departing from London Gatwick Airport South and arriving at Wakefield via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Wakefield. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Wakefield Westgate via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 11 min.

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Wakefield via London St Pancras International LL and London Kings Cross in around 3 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Wakefield via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 in around 6 h 10 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Stevenage
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
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
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Wakefield Westgate
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $90
Train from Stevenage to Wakefield Westgate
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$28 - $45
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Leeds to Wakefield Westgate
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$10 - $16
1st Class
$18 - $27
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Train from Leeds to Wakefield Westgate
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$2 - $4
Off-Peak Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Single
$6 - $10
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Leeds to Wakefield Westgate
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Wakefield Kirkgate
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Wakefield Westgate
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Wakefield Westgate
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $30
Anytime Single
$26 - $40
Off-Peak Single
$9 - $14
Train from Newcastle to Wakefield Westgate
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
South Western Railway
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Gatwick Airport South to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Wakefield
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com

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