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There are 4 ways to get from Nottingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport

$73 - $102

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Bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Nottingham Station Street to Gatwick Airport London South National Express / ...

$35 - $60

2 alternative options

Train via Bedford  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Bedford
  2. Take the train from Bedford to Gatwick Airport

$66 - $95

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Nottingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 167 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Nottingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nottingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nottingham Station Street station and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nottingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Nottingham and arriving at Gatwick Airport via London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 57 min.

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The distance between Nottingham and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 132 miles. The road distance is 167 miles.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs £55 - £80.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Nottingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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Nottingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Nottingham Station Street.

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Nottingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Nottingham station.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs £55 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Nottingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 131.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

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

You can take a train from Nottingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via London St Pancras International and London St Pancras International LL in around 2 h 57 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Nottingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 4 h 50 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Train from Nottingham to Bedford
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Bedford to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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 Nottingham Station Street to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Nottingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Gatwick Airport London South station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nottingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 167 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to drive from Nottingham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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