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

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Train  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport

$28 - $50

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn Ra1
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Gatwick Airport London South National Express / ...

$12 - $18

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Reading (Station) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 57.3 miles

$12 - $18

Towncar  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take a town car from Reading (Station) to London Gatwick Airport 57.3 miles

$160 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Reading (Station) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to bus which costs £9 - £14 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading (Station) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading (Station) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Reading and arriving at Gatwick Airport. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 13 min.

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The distance between Reading (Station) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 41 miles. The road distance is 57.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading (Station) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 1 h 13 min and costs £21 - £40.

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The train from Reading to Gatwick Airport takes 1 h 13 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Reading (Station) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by RailAir, depart from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir station.

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Reading (Station) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Reading station.

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The best way to get from Reading (Station) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 1 h 13 min and costs £21 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £14 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Reading (Station) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 41 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 13 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading (Station) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) hourly. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading (Station) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 2 h 30 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Bus operators
RailAir
Phone
01189579425
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Reading (Station) to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$160 - $230

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

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Reading (Station) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Gatwick Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading (Station) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 57 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to drive from Reading (Station) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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