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

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Train  •  14 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to East Croydon

$9 - $15

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Bus, line 405 bus  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal to Redhill Bus Station 100|Fastway / ...
  2. Take the line 405 bus from Redhill Bus Station to West Croydon Bus Station 405

$11

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Croydon 21.5 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Croydon 21.5 miles

$4 - $7

Towncar  •  30 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Croydon 21.5 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Croydon station. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal and arriving at West Croydon Bus Station via Redhill Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at East Croydon. Services depart every 10 minutes. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Croydon is 16 miles. The road distance is 21.5 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Croydon without a car is to train which takes 14 min and costs .

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The train from Gatwick Airport to East Croydon takes 14 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Croydon bus services, operated by Metrobus, depart from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal station.

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

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Croydon is to train which takes 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 405 bus, which costs and takes 1 h 31 min.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Croydon bus services, operated by Go Ahead London, arrive at West Croydon Bus Station.

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

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Croydon.
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  • Distance: 16 miles
  • Duration: 14 min

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

Southern operates a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Croydon every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 14 min. Thameslink also services this route every 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Croydon via Redhill Bus Station in around 1 h 31 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Metrobus
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Bus from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal to Redhill Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Go Ahead London
Phone
0343 222 1234
Email
communications@goaheadlondon.com​
Website
goaheadlondon.com
Bus from Redhill Bus Station to West Croydon Bus Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
goaheadlondon.com
Other operators
Taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Croydon
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Metro Cars
Phone
+44 1293 415415
Website
metro-cars.co.uk
United Cars
Phone
+44 1293 429429
Website
unitedcars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Croydon
Estimated price
$100 - $150

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Croydon is 22 miles. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Croydon.

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