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There are 7 ways to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train South Western Railway  •  1h 36m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport

$38 - $71

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Bus  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Gatwick Airport London South National Express / ...

$24 - $66

5 alternative options

Train Great Western Railway  •  2h 49m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport

$64 - $104

Bus, train  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Airport, Airport Parkway to Southampton City Centre, Central Station U1c
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Horsham

$44 - $73

Drive  •  1h 25m

  1. Drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 74.3 miles

$15 - $23

Towncar  •  1h 25m

  1. Take a town car from Southampton Airport to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 74.3 miles

$150 - $220

Towncar #2  •  1h 25m

  1. Take a town car from Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport 74.3 miles

$150 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Southampton Airport Parkway and arriving at Gatwick Airport via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 36m.

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The distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 54 miles. The road distance is 74.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs £29 - £55.

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It takes approximately 1h 36m to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Southampton Airport Parkway station.

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The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs £29 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £55 and takes 4h 16m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 74 miles. It takes approximately 1h 25m to drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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Map of how to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 54.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 36m

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

You can take a train from Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Clapham Junction in around 1h 36m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) every 4 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $30 and the journey takes 3h.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Horsham
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
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
Unilink
Phone
023 8059 5974
Email
talk2us@unilinkbus.co.uk
Website
unilinkbus.co.uk
Bus from Southampton Airport, Airport Parkway to Southampton City Centre, Central Station
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
unilinkbus.co.uk
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 Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
National Express
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Southampton Airport to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Towncar from Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$150 - $220

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