There are 8 ways to get from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 18 min

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

$138 - $209

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London South National Express

$32 - $68

6 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 47 min

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

$119 - $203

Drive  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 256.7 miles

$55 - $80

Train to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  4 h 12 min

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

$126 - $358

Train to Manchester, fly to Southend, train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southend (SEN) MAN - SEN
  3. Take the train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
  4. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport

$107 - $367

Train to Manchester, fly to Southampton, train  •  5 h 9 min

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

$93 - $226

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h

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

$125 - $296

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to bus which costs £24 - £55 and takes 8 h 15 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which costs £100 - £160 and takes 3 h 18 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Preston, Lancashire and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Preston and arriving at Gatwick Airport via London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

More details

The distance between Preston and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 211 miles. The road distance is 256.7 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs £100 - £160.

More details

It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

More details

Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Preston, Lancashire station.

More details

Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Preston station.

More details

The best way to get from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs £100 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £55 and takes 8 h 15 min.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
Launch map view
  • Distance: 210.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

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

You can take a train from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via London Euston and London St Pancras International LL in around 3 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via London Victoria Coach Station in around 8 h 15 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $11
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Bradford Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Greater Anglia
South Western Railway
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 Preston, Lancashire to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $26
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
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 28) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

Search flights

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

More details

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 257 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to drive from Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

Book your Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train tickets online with Rome2rio.

Search and book

Book your Preston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

Search and book

There are 310+ hotels available in London Gatwick Airport (LGW). Prices start at $71 USD per night.

More details