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

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  •  24 min

  1. Take the train from Purley to Gatwick Airport

$8 - $45

4 alternative options

Line 405 bus, line 400 bus  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 405 bus from Purley Tesco to Redhill Bus Station 405
  2. Take the line 400 bus from Redhill Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal 400 / ...

$9 - $11

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 16.8 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 16.8 miles

$3 - $6

Towncar  •  21 min

  1. Take a town car from Purley to London Gatwick Airport 16.8 miles

$100 - $140

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

Thameslink operates a train from Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 24 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Redhill Bus Station in around 1 h 6 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Go Ahead London
Phone
0343 222 1234
Email
communications@goaheadlondon.com​
Website
goaheadlondon.com
Bus from Purley Tesco to Redhill Bus Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
goaheadlondon.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Redhill Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
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
Metro Cars
Phone
+44 1293 415415
Website
metro-cars.co.uk
United Cars
Phone
+44 1293 429429
Website
unitedcars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Purley to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$100 - $140

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Purley and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 20 km. The road distance is 27 km.

The cheapest way to get from Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 21 min.

The quickest way to get from Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to taxi which takes 21 min and costs £60 - £80.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Purley and arriving at Gatwick Airport. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 24 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Purley Tesco and arriving at Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal via Redhill Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 6 min.

The train from Purley to Gatwick Airport takes 24 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.