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There are 9 ways to get from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train Southern  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport

$19 - $28

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Bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London South National Express

$14 - $17

7 alternative options

Line 507 bus, train  •  50 min

  1. Take the line 507 bus from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd to Victoria Bus Station 507 / ...
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$18 - $38

Train Thameslink  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport

$14 - $19

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 29.1 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 29.1 miles

$6 - $9

Shuttle  •  48 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport

$150 - $210

Towncar  •  48 min

  1. Take a town car from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport 29.1 miles

$120 - $170

Uber  •  48 min

  1. Take an Uber from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 29.1 miles

$80 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to shuttle which costs £110 - £160 and takes 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Blackfriars and arriving at Gatwick Airport. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 24 miles. The road distance is 29.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 48 min and costs £14 - £22.

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It takes approximately 48 min to get from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 48 min and costs £14 - £22. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £13 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 24.3 miles
  • Duration: 48 min

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

You can take a train from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via London Waterloo and Clapham Junction in around 48 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Blackfriars to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
London Buses
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$80 - $110
Access
$85 - $120
Assist
$85 - $120
UberX
$85 - $120
UberXL
$120 - $170
Exec
$140 - $190
Lux
$230 - $310
Taxi from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Towncar from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$120 - $170

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

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Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Gatwick Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 29 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Waterloo Station to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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