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There are 6 ways to get from Slough to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus, subway, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the train from Slough to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

£18 - £46

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Bus  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the bus from West Drayton Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station U3
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station Lgw

£13 - £24

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Line 81 bus, subway, train  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the line 81 bus from Slough Town Centre, Queensmere Centre to Hounslow West 81
  2. Take the subway from Hounslow West station to King's Cross St. Pancras station
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport

£18 - £22

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Slough to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 45.6 miles

£95 - £120

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Slough to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 45.6 miles

£7 - £11

Towncar  •  48 min

  1. Take a town car from Slough to London Gatwick Airport 45.6 miles

£110 - £160

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The cheapest way to get from Slough to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Slough to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Slough to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Slough and arriving at Gatwick Airport via Paddington station and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 25m.

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The distance between Slough and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 31 miles. The road distance is 45.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Slough to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 1h 25m and costs £17 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1h 25m to get from Slough to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Slough to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 1h 25m and costs £17 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £25 and takes 2h 34m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Slough to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 46 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Slough to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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  • Distance: 30.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 25m

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

You can take a train from Slough to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via London Paddington, Paddington station, Victoria station, and London Victoria in around 1h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Slough to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via West Drayton, West Drayton Station, and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 2h 34m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Slough to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £20
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Slough to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
TfL Rail
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Hounslow West station to King's Cross St. Pancras station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from West Drayton Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Slough Town Centre, Queensmere Centre to Hounslow West
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Slough to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
Minicabs Slough & Windsor
Phone
+44 1753 474 718
Cab Co Slough
Phone
+44 1753 691 212
Website
cabcoslough.co.uk
511 Viking Cars
Phone
+44 1753 511 511
Jayride
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Slough to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
£110 - £160

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