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Nottingham to Gatwick Airport by train

It takes an average of 4h 10m to travel from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport by train, over a distance of around 131 miles (210 km). There are normally 80 trains per day travelling from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport and tickets for this journey start from £18 when you book in advance.

First train

03:07

Last train

00:25

Departure station

Nottingham

Arrival station

Gatwick Airport

Journey time

From 2h 38m

Distance

131 miles (210 km)

Frequency

80 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £18

Train operators

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, Hull Trains, East Midlands Railway, Thameslink, London North Eastern Railway, Southern

Taking the train from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport in 2 hours 38 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 4 hours 10 minutes to travel the 131 miles (210 km) from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 38 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 80 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You're likely to be travelling with London North Eastern Railway, Great Western Railway or East Midlands Railway to Gatwick Airport. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.

Book train tickets from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £18.00. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices in our Journey Planner, for example when you travel at Off-Peak times or use a Railcard.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Gatwick Airport by train, or check our timetable above to view live train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport take?

The average journey time by train between Nottingham and Gatwick Airport is 4 hours and 10 minutes, with around 80 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Nottingham and Gatwick Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport is 2 hours and 38 minutes.

How much does the train from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport cost?

Train ticket prices from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport can start from as little as £18 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.

Is there a direct train from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport?

No, there are no direct train services from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport. Travelling from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport leave?

The first train from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport leaves at 03:07. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport leave?

The last train from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport leaves at 00:25. 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.

What's the distance between Nottingham and Gatwick Airport by train?

Trains travelling from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport cover a distance of around 131 miles (210 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Gatwick Airport to Nottingham.

Cheap train tickets from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport

Train tickets from Nottingham to Gatwick Airport start at £18 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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