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

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Wareham to Clapham Junction

$51 - $77

Cheapest option

Line 50 bus, bus via Heathrow Airport London T5  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the line 50 bus from Swanage, Bus Station to Westbourne Arcade 50
  2. Take the bus from Westbourne to Heathrow Airport London T5 205
  3. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to Gatwick Airport London South 200 / ...

$24 - $31

3 alternative options

Line 50 bus, bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 50 bus from Swanage, Bus Station to Westbourne Arcade 50
  2. Take the bus from Westbourne to Gatwick Airport London South National Express / ...

$28 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Swanage to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 138.1 miles

$29 - $45

Towncar  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take a town car from Swanage to London Gatwick Airport 138.1 miles

$300 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Swanage to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to line 50 bus and bus which costs £18 - £24 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Swanage to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swanage station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Swanage, Bus Station and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South via Westbourne and Heathrow Airport London T5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

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The distance between Swanage and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 87 miles. The road distance is 138.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Swanage to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 4 h 28 min and costs £35 - £60.

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It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from Swanage to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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Swanage to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by More Bus, arrive at Swanage, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Swanage to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 4 h 28 min and costs £35 - £60. Alternatively, you can line 50 bus and bus, which costs £18 - £24 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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Swanage 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 Swanage to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 138 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to drive from Swanage to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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  • Distance: 87.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 28 min

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

South Western Railway operates a train from Swanage to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swanage to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Westbourne Arcade, Westbourne, and Heathrow Airport London T5 in around 5 h 29 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Swanage, Bus Station to Westbourne Arcade
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
morebus.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 Westbourne to Heathrow Airport London T5
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Westbourne to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Swanage to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$300 - $420

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