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

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Train  •  24 min

  1. Take the train from Purley to Gatwick Airport

$7 - $12

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Line 405 bus, line 400 bus  •  1 h 9 min

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

$8

Taxi  •  21 min

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

$80 - $100

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

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Purley Cross and arriving at Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal via Redhill Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 9 min.

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

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The distance between Purley and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 13 miles. The road distance is 16.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 24 min and costs £6 - £9.

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The train from Purley to Gatwick Airport takes 24 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by Go Ahead London, depart from Purley Cross station.

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Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Purley station.

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The best way to get from Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 24 min and costs £6 - £9. Alternatively, you can line 405 bus and line 400 bus, which costs £7 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 12.7 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

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. Southern also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Redhill Bus Station in around 1 h 9 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Go Ahead London
Phone
0343 222 1234
Email
communications@goaheadlondon.com​
Website
goaheadlondon.com
Bus from Purley Cross to Redhill Bus Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
goaheadlondon.com
Metrobus
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Bus from Redhill Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
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
United Cars
Phone
+44 1293 429429
Website
unitedcars.co.uk
Metro Cars
Phone
+44 1293 415415
Website
metro-cars.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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Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by Metrobus, arrive at Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 17 miles. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Purley to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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