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There are 8 ways to get from Paddington to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by subway, train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended option

Subway, train Gatwick Express  •  47 min

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

$18 - $39

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London South National Express

$14 - $17

6 alternative options

Subway, train Thameslink  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the subway from Paddington to Farringdon station Hammersmith & City / ...
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to Gatwick Airport

$17 - $23

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Paddington to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 33 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Paddington to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 33 miles

$7 - $11

Shuttle  •  51 min

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

$150 - $210

Towncar  •  51 min

  1. Take a town car from Paddington to London Gatwick Airport 33 miles

$120 - $180

Uber  •  51 min

  1. Take an Uber from Paddington to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 33 miles

$75 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paddington to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paddington to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to subway and train which costs £13 - £30 and takes 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paddington station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Paddington Rail Station and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

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The distance between Paddington and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 25 miles. The road distance is 33 miles.

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The best way to get from Paddington to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to subway and train which takes 47 min and costs £13 - £30.

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It takes approximately 47 min to get from Paddington to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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Paddington to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paddington to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 33 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Paddington to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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There are 312+ hotels available in London Gatwick Airport (LGW). Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Paddington to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 25 miles
  • Duration: 47 min

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

National Express operates a bus from Paddington to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington station to Victoria station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington to Farringdon station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Farringdon to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Paddington to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$75 - $100
Access
$80 - $120
Assist
$80 - $120
UberX
$80 - $120
UberXL
$120 - $160
Exec
$160 - $220
Lux
$260 - $360
Taxi from Paddington to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Paddington to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Towncar from Paddington to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$120 - $180

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