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

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Train  •  1h 38m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Finsbury Park
  2. Take the train from Finsbury Park to Welwyn Garden City

£23 - £30

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Train, bus  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from Clapham Junction Station The Falcon to Finsbury Park Interchange N19
  3. Take the train from Finsbury Park to Welwyn Garden City

£19 - £34

3 alternative options

Train via London  •  1h 38m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from Highbury & Islington to Welwyn Garden City

£19 - £38

Drive  •  1h 15m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Welwyn Garden City 73.5 miles

£11 - £17

Towncar  •  1h 15m

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Welwyn Garden City 73.5 miles

£150 - £210

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Welwyn Garden City by train

The train journey time between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Welwyn Garden City is around 1h 34m and covers a distance of around 50 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 31m. Operated by Thameslink and Great Northern, the London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Welwyn Garden City train service departs from Gatwick Airport and arrives in Welwyn Garden City. Typically 445 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Welwyn Garden City train schedules

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) → Welwyn Garden City
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Welwyn Garden City is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Welwyn Garden City is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Welwyn Garden City is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Welwyn Garden City. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Welwyn Garden City via Finsbury Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 38m.

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It is 45 miles from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Welwyn Garden City. It is approximately 73.5 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Welwyn Garden City without a car is to train which takes 1h 38m and costs £23 - £30.

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It takes approximately 1h 38m to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Welwyn Garden City, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Welwyn Garden City train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Welwyn Garden City train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Welwyn Garden City station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Welwyn Garden City is 74 miles. It takes approximately 1h 15m to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Welwyn Garden City.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Welwyn Garden City.
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  • Distance: 44.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 38m

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Welwyn Garden City, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Welwyn Garden City via Finsbury Park in around 1h 38m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Finsbury Park
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£15 - £18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£15 - £18
Train from Finsbury Park to Welwyn Garden City
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £11
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£9 - £11
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£9 - £13
Anytime 1st Class
£17 - £23
Train from Gatwick Airport to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £21
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£8 - £12
Anytime 1st Class
£15 - £21
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Clapham Junction Station The Falcon to Finsbury Park Interchange
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Welwyn Garden City
Estimated price
£150 - £210

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