Lancaster to Gatwick Airport by train

  • First train
    05:13
  • Last train
    22:26
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 41m
  • Distance
    368 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 27m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lancaster to Gatwick Airport by train

Fast trains from Lancaster to Gatwick Airport take around 3 hours and 41 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 368 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lancaster and Gatwick Airport.

1. Are there direct trains from Lancaster to Gatwick Airport?

Journeys between Lancaster and Gatwick Airport usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 19 departures on the route from Lancaster to Gatwick Airport every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 13 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Lancaster to Gatwick Airport?

The Lancaster to Gatwick Airport train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 41 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Lancaster to Gatwick Airport train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Gatwick Airport is usually scheduled to depart Lancaster around 05:13 and the last train is around 22:26. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lancaster around 06:36, and the last at 20:57.

When to book Lancaster to Gatwick Airport train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Lancaster to Gatwick Airport by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lancaster and Gatwick Airport?

More than one train company operates on the route from Lancaster to Gatwick Airport, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Gatwick Express
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.