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

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Train  •  1h 53m

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to West Ham
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport

$27 - $44

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Bus  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London South National Express / ...

$19 - $25

3 alternative options

Train, line 344 bus  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the line 344 bus from Liverpool Street Station to Clapham Junction Station 344 / ...

$36 - $64

Drive  •  1h 8m

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 62.2 miles

$13 - $20

Towncar  •  1h 8m

  1. Take a town car from Southend-on-Sea to London Gatwick Airport 62.2 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 11m.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 46 miles. The road distance is 62.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs £20 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1h 53m to get from Southend-on-Sea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Southend-on-Sea station.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs £20 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £20 and takes 4h 11m.

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Southend-on-Sea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Gatwick Airport London South station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend-on-Sea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 62 miles. It takes approximately 1h 8m to drive from Southend-on-Sea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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Map of how to get from Southend-on-Sea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 46.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 53m

What companies run services between Southend-on-Sea, England and London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England?

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via West Ham, West Ham station, London Bridge station, and London Bridge in around 1h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via London Victoria Coach Station in around 4h 11m.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to West Ham
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Liverpool Street Station to Clapham Junction Station
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
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 Southend-on-Sea to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
National Express
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Southend-on-Sea to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$170 - $250

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