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There are 6 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by bus, train, subway, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  1h

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station Lgw

£8 - £13

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Train, subway  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the subway from Paddington station to Victoria station
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

£15 - £58

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 44.3 miles

£100 - £130

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 44.3 miles

£6 - £10

Towncar  •  46 min

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 44.3 miles

£30 - £120

Towncar #2  •  46 min

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport 44.3 miles

£30 - £120

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) → London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 46 min.

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The fastest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to taxi which takes 46 min and costs £100 - £130.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Central Bus Station station and arriving at Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arriving at Gatwick Airport via Paddington station and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 10m.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 25 miles. The road distance is 44.3 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 bus which takes 1h and costs £8 - £13.

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The bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station takes 1h including transfers and departs every two hours.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by Oxford Bus Company, depart from Heathrow Central Bus Station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Heathrow Express, depart from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by Oxford Bus Company, arrive at Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station.

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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: 1h

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

Oxford Bus Company operates a bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost £8 - £13 and the journey takes 1h.

Train operators
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£4 - £7
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£6 - £11
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £15
Off-Peak Single
£5 - £9
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£9 - £14
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington station to Victoria station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
£100 - £130
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
Majestic Cars UK Limited
Phone
+44 207 1276 550
Website
majestictaxis.com
Hounslow Minicab
Phone
+44 208 577 1111
Website
hounslowminicab.co.uk
Heathrow Taxis
Phone
+44 20 3475 8961
Website
taxi-from-heathrow-airport.co.uk
Airport Taxis & Transfers
Phone
+44 7808 789 089
Jayride
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Southern Service, arrive at Gatwick Airport 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 46 min to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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