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

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Train South Western Railway  •  1 h 42 min

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

$40 - $61

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Bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to South Terminal Bus Station 206 / ...

$22 - $30

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Horsham

$45 - $69

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 73.5 miles

$15 - $23

Towncar  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take a town car from Southampton to London Gatwick Airport 73.5 miles

$190 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station station and arriving at South Terminal Bus Station station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Gatwick Airport via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 42 min.

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The distance between Southampton and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 57 miles. The road distance is 73.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from Southampton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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Southampton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station.

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

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The best way to get from Southampton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs £30 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £23 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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

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Southampton 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 to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 57.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Clapham Junction in around 1 h 42 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) every 2 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $30 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $22
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
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 Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to South Terminal Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Southampton to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$190 - $270

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