There are 5 ways to get from Shaftesbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus, 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  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Gillingham (Dorset) to Clapham Junction

$48 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row 29 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ringwood to London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 205
  3. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 to London Gatwick Airport South 200 / ...

$39 - $46

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row 29 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, Endless Street to Southampton City Centre, Central Station X7 / ...
  3. Take the train from Southampton Central to Horsham

$60 - $89

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Shaftesbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 120 miles

$25 - $40

Towncar  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take a town car from Shaftesbury to London Gatwick Airport 120 miles

$270 - $380

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shaftesbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shaftesbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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The distance between Shaftesbury and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 89 miles. The road distance is 120 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Shaftesbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shaftesbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall and arriving at London Gatwick Airport South via Salisbury, Blue Boar Row, Ringwood and London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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

South Western Railway operates a train from Shaftesbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shaftesbury to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Salisbury, Blue Boar Row, Ringwood, Meeting House Lane, Ringwood, and London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 in around 5 h 35 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Wheelers Travel
Website
wheelerstravel.co.uk
Bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
wheelerstravel.co.uk
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Salisbury, Tesco
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Endless Street to Southampton City Centre, Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Ringwood to London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 to London Gatwick Airport South
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Shaftesbury to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$270 - $380

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