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

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Train, Tube  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$45 - $81

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Bus London Buses  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to East Croydon Rail Station X26

$12 - $18

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Bus National Express  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Gatwick Airport London South National Express / ...

$12 - $18

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 44.2 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 44.2 miles

$9 - $14

Towncar  •  45 min

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport 44.2 miles

$130 - $190

Uber  •  45 min

  1. Take an Uber from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 44.2 miles

$100 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to taxi which costs £160 - £190 and takes 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 25 miles. The road distance is 44.2 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train and Tube which takes 1 h 7 min and costs £30 - £65.

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It takes approximately 1 h 7 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Gatwick Airport London South station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 44 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 25.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 7 min

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

National Express operates a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) hourly. Tickets cost $14 - $17 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Oxford Bus Company also services this route every 2 hours.

Train operators
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to East Croydon Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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uber.com
Pool
$100 - $130
Access
$100 - $150
Assist
$100 - $150
UberX
$100 - $150
UberXL
$160 - $220
Exec
$210 - $290
Lux
$360 - $480
Taxi from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$130 - $190

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