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There are 4 ways to get from Swansea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport

$111 - $199

Cheapest option

Train, fly  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to London Gatwick (LGW) CWL - LGW

$49 - $244

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station to Gatwick Airport London South National Express / ...

$50 - $75

Drive  •  3h 25m

  1. Drive from Swansea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 204.9 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Swansea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Swansea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Swansea Bus Station station and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Swansea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Swansea and arriving at Gatwick Airport via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 36m.

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The distance between Swansea and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 167 miles. The road distance is 204.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Swansea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 4h 36m and costs £85 - £160.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m to get from Swansea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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

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Swansea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Swansea station.

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The best way to get from Swansea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 4h 36m and costs £85 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £60 and takes 6h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 167.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 36m

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

You can take a train from Swansea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Reading in around 4h 36m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Swansea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6h 20m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Reading
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
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 Swansea Bus Station to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
National Express

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There is no direct flight from Cardiff Airport to London Gatwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Swansea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Gatwick Airport London South station.

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Swansea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Gatwick Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Swansea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 205 miles. It takes approximately 3h 25m to drive from Swansea to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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KLM, Ryanair, Aer Lingus and three other airlines offer flights from Cardiff Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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