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There are 5 ways to get from London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train  •  30 min

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

£9 - £23

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Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Victoria to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 28.7 miles

£70 - £90

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from London Victoria to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 28.7 miles

£4 - £7

Shuttle  •  50 min

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

£55 - £80

Towncar  •  50 min

  1. Take a town car from London to London Gatwick Airport 29.4 miles

£90 - £130

London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train

The train journey time between London and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is around 37 min and covers a distance of around 27 miles. The fastest train normally takes 27 min. Operated by Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express, the London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train service departs from London Victoria and arrives in Gatwick Airport. Typically 1585 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 to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train schedules

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which costs £9 - £23 and takes 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Victoria and arriving at Gatwick Airport. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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The distance between London and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 24 miles. The road distance is 28.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 30 min and costs £9 - £23.

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The train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport takes 30 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Southern, depart from London Victoria station.

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London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Gatwick Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 29 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from London to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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  • Distance: 24.5 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

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

Southern operates a train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £9 - £23 and the journey takes 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£12 - £16
Other operators
Taxi from London Victoria to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
£70 - £90
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
Clapham Common Taxi Rank
Phone
+44 800 118 2494
Website
cabs.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from London to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
£55 - £80
Towncar from London to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
£90 - £130

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