|Journey time||From 3h 37m|
|Distance||183 miles (295 km)|
|Frequency||18 trains per day|
|Arrival station||Gatwick Airport|
|Train operators||CrossCountry, London Overground, Great Western Railway, TransPennine Express, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, Thameslink, Transport for Wales, Southern|
The average journey time by train between Manchester and Gatwick Airport is 7 hours and 56 minutes, with around 18 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Manchester to Gatwick Airport is 3 hours and 37 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Manchester to Gatwick Airport can start from as little as £42 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Manchester to Gatwick Airport. Travelling from Manchester to Gatwick Airport by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Manchester to Gatwick Airport leaves at 03:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Manchester to Gatwick Airport leaves at 02:11. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Manchester to Gatwick Airport cover a distance of around 183 miles (295 km) during the journey.
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