There are 6 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  •  1 h 36 min

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

$38 - $57

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Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 203
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 to South Terminal Bus Station 200 / ...

$25 - $32

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Train Great Western Railway  •  2 h 54 min

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

$64 - $104

Train  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Horsham

$43 - $106

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

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

$15 - $23

Towncar  •  1 h 25 min

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

$150 - $220

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) station. However, there are services departing from Southampton Airport, Airport Parkway and arriving at South Terminal Bus Station via Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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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 1 h 36 min.

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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 1 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 36 min 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) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange station.

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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 1 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 55 min.

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at South Terminal Bus Station.

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

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 1 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 in around 3 h 55 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
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
1 h 33 min
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
42 min
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
1 h 16 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
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 Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 to South Terminal Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Southampton Airport (SOU) to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$150 - $220

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

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