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

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Train Thameslink  •  38 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge

$16 - $27

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Bus  •  1 h 59 min

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

$15 - $17

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Train Southern  •  43 min

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

$18 - $29

Line 460 bus, train  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the line 460 bus from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal to Epsom, High Street (Shops) 460
  2. Take the train from Epsom to London Waterloo

$16 - $21

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Waterloo Station 30.4 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Waterloo Station 30.4 miles

$6 - $10

Shuttle  •  50 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from London Gatwick Airport to Waterloo Station

$150 - $220

Towncar  •  50 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Waterloo Station 30.4 miles

$120 - $170

Uber  •  50 min

  1. Take an Uber from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Waterloo Station 30.4 miles

$70 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Waterloo Station is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Waterloo Station is to train which costs £11 - £21 and takes 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Waterloo Station 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 1 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Waterloo Station. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at London Waterloo via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Waterloo Station is 24 miles. The road distance is 30.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Waterloo Station without a car is to train which takes 38 min and costs £11 - £21.

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It takes approximately 38 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Waterloo Station, including transfers.

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

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Waterloo Station 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 Waterloo Station is to train which takes 38 min and costs £11 - £21. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £13 and takes 1 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Waterloo Station.
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  • Distance: 24.3 miles
  • Duration: 38 min

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

Thameslink operates a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Waterloo Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $13 - $18 and the journey takes 28 min. Southern also services this route once daily. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Waterloo Station 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
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
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
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
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Clapham Junction to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Epsom to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
southwesternrailway.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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Metrobus
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Bus from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal to Epsom, High Street (Shops)
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Waterloo Station
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 Waterloo Station
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 Waterloo Station
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Waterloo Station
Estimated price
$120 - $170

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

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

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

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