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There are 6 ways to get from London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by subway, train, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended option

Subway, train  •  52 min

  1. Take the subway from Paddington station to Victoria station Circle
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

£11 - £26

5 alternative options

Subway, train via London Blackfriars  •  1h 23m

  1. Take the subway from Paddington station to Blackfriars station Circle
  2. Take the train from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport

£16 - £19

Taxi  •  53 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 30.7 miles

£75 - £95

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 30.7 miles

£4 - £7

Shuttle  •  54 min

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

£55 - £80

Towncar  •  53 min

  1. Take a town car from London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport 30.7 miles

£30 - £120

London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by walk, subway and train

The journey time between London Paddington Station and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is around 2h 6m and covers a distance of around 31 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 47 min. Operated by London Underground (Tube), Southern Service and Gatwick Express, the London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) service departs from London Paddington Station and arrives in Gatwick Airport. Typically 31 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 6m
Fastest journey time:
47 min
Services per week:
31
Cheapest price:
£11
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:02
Last service departs at:
23:02

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) walk, subway and train schedules

London Paddington Station → London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 53 min.

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The fastest way to get from London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to subway and train. Taking this option will cost £11 - £26 and takes 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Paddington station and arriving at Gatwick Airport via London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 52 min.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 25 miles. The road distance is 30.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to subway and train which takes 52 min and costs £11 - £26.

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It takes approximately 52 min to get from London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), depart from Paddington station.

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London Paddington Station 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 Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 31 miles. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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There are 174+ hotels available in London Gatwick Airport (LGW). Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 25.1 miles
  • Duration: 52 min

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

There is no direct connection from London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, you can take the walk to Paddington station, take the subway to Victoria station, take the walk to London Victoria, then take the train to Gatwick Airport. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Paddington station, Blackfriars station, and London Blackfriars in around 1h 23m.

Train operators
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)
Subway from Paddington station to Blackfriars station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £16
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£13 - £16
Other operators
Taxi from London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
£75 - £95
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
The Keen Group
Phone
+44 20 8875 4994
Website
thekeengroup.co.uk
Station Cars Surrey
Phone
+44 20 8546 5555
Website
stationcarsnetwork.co.uk
Station Cars London
Phone
+44 20 8778 7878
Website
stationcarslondon.com
One-Number Taxi
Phone
+44 871 871 8710
Website
the-london-taxi.com
Ola UK
Phone
+44 77 8745 4870
Website
olacabs.com
MyLifyt London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 7005 0090
Website
mylifyt.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 3633 1777
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Dial-A-Cab
Phone
+44 20 7253 5000
Website
dialacab.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab.co.uk
Celine Travel Ltd
Phone
+44 20 8050 3595
Website
celine-minicab.co.uk
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.co.uk
Minicabs North London
Phone
+44 208 226 5472
Website
minicabsnorthlondon.co.uk
Putney Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 3603 5257
Website
putneycabsairporttransfers.co.uk
Clapham Common Taxi Rank
Phone
+44 800 118 2494
Website
cabs.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
£55 - £80
Towncar from London Paddington Station to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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