There are 7 ways to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

£81 - £261

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Bus  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the bus from MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St to HEATHROW Airport London T5 National Express
  2. Take the bus from HEATHROW Airport London T5 to GATWICK Airport London South National Express / ...

£14 - £18

5 alternative options

Train via Reading  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport

£104 - £273

Drive  •  3h 55m

  1. Drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 235.6 miles

£40 - £60

Fly Manchester to London Heathrow, train  •  3h 39m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

£65 - £278

Fly Manchester to Southampton, train  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Clapham Junction

£77 - £293

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

£70 - £280

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to bus which costs £14 - £19 and takes 5h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which costs £80 - £270 and takes 2h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St and arriving at GATWICK Airport London South via HEATHROW Airport London T5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Gatwick Airport via Euston station and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 52m.

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The distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 184 miles. The road distance is 235.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 2h 52m and costs £80 - £270.

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It takes approximately 2h 52m to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 183.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 52m

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

You can take a train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via London Euston, Euston station, Victoria station, and London Victoria in around 2h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St and HEATHROW Airport London T5 in around 5h 39m.

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British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £310
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £260
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £50
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£20 - £25
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £50
South Western Railway
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £19
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £20
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 MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St to HEATHROW Airport London T5
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Bus from HEATHROW Airport London T5 to GATWICK Airport London South
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 2h 52m and costs £80 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £19 and takes 5h 39m.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at GATWICK Airport London South station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 236 miles. It takes approximately 3h 55m to drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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British Airways offers flights from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 397+ hotels available in London Gatwick Airport (LGW). Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs £3 - £17.

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