There are 6 ways to get from Southampton 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 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

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 50 min

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

$22 - $30

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Gatwick Airport

$45 - $70

Train #2  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Horsham

$46 - $70

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

$200 - $280

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 4 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 Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Horsham
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
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 4 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
$200 - $280

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Southampton and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 91 km. The road distance is 118 km.

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 29 min.

The quickest way to get from Southampton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which takes 1 h 29 min and costs £11 - £17.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Gatwick Airport. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 57 min.

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

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