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

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Train via Eastbourne  •  2h 3m

  1. Take the train from Rye to Hampden Park (Sussex)
  2. Take the train from Hampden Park (Sussex) to Gatwick Airport

£20 - £57

4 alternative options

Train  •  2h 42m

  1. Take the train from Hastings to Gatwick Airport

£21 - £55

Line 100 bus, line 99 bus, train  •  3h 43m

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Rye, Railway Station to Hastings Town Centre, station 100 / ...
  2. Take the line 99 bus from Hastings Town Centre, station to Eastbourne Town Centre, Gildredge Road 99
  3. Take the train from Eastbourne to Gatwick Airport

£21 - £48

Drive  •  1h 13m

  1. Drive from Rye to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 63 miles

£9 - £14

Towncar  •  1h 13m

  1. Take a town car from Rye to London Gatwick Airport 63 miles

£30 - £120

Rye to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train

The train journey time between Rye and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is around 2h 35m and covers a distance of around 63 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 11m. Operated by Southern Service, the Rye to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train service departs from Rye and arrives in Gatwick Airport. Typically 95 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 35m
Fastest train time:
2h 11m
Train distance:
63 miles
Trains per week:
95
Cheapest price:
£20
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:39
Last train departs at:
22:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rye to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train schedules

Rye → London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rye to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Rye to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rye to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Rye and arriving at Gatwick Airport via Hampden Park (Sussex). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 3m.

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The distance between Rye and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 42 miles. The road distance is 63 miles.

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The best way to get from Rye to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train via Eastbourne which takes 2h 3m and costs £20 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2h 3m to get from Rye to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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Rye to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Southern Service, depart from Rye station.

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Rye to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Southern Service, arrive at Gatwick Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rye to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 63 miles. It takes approximately 1h 13m to drive from Rye to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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Map of how to get from Rye to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 41.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 3m

What companies run services between Rye, East Sussex, England and London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England?

You can take a train from Rye to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Hampden Park (Sussex) in around 2h 3m.

Train operators
Southern Service
Phone
+44 3451 27 29 20
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Rye to Hampden Park (Sussex)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £22
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£9 - £13
Anytime 1st Class
£16 - £22
Train from Hampden Park (Sussex) to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £35
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£11 - £17
Anytime 1st Class
£23 - £35
Train from Hastings to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £45
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£16 - £23
Anytime 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Eastbourne to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £35
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£12 - £17
Anytime 1st Class
£24 - £35
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Rye, Railway Station to Hastings Town Centre, station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach South
Bus from Hastings Town Centre, station to Eastbourne Town Centre, Gildredge Road
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Stagecoach South
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Rye to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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