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Bristol to Gatwick Airport

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Departures: up to 8 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Bristol to Gatwick Airport

Our coaches from Bristol Coach Station to Gatwick Airport run up to 8 times per day with fares starting at just £23.*

Plus, with a guaranteed seat, free Wi-Fi, plenty of legroom and a generous luggage allowance, you can travel in style for less.

Bristol to Gatwick journey information
Fastest journey time 3 hrs 35 mins
Cheapest price From £23 *
Distance (approx) 241km
No. of stops 2 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 0:55am/16:00pm

Our Bristol to Gatwick services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

200 coach towards Gatwick Airport

Our 200 service travels up to 6 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Bristol Bus & Coach Station
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5)
  • Gatwick Airport (North)
  • Gatwick Airport (South)

201 coach towards Gatwick Airport

Our 201 service travels up to 2 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Bristol Bus & Coach Station
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5)
  • Gatwick Airport (North)
  • Gatwick Airport (South)

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Luggage

You can take two 20kg suitcases and one item of hand luggage per adult on our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

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Departing from Bristol

Bristol Coach Station is based in Bristol City Centre, a short walk from the bustling Broadmead shopping district and within easy reach of train and bus transport links.

Take a look at our Bristol Coach Station facilities.

Arriving at Gatwick Airport

To ensure a stress-free travel experience we recommend you get to the airport at least 3 hours before your scheduled flight departure time.

Gatwick Airport has a wide range of fantastic facilities to keep you entertained between trips. Less than five minutes from the terminal, you'll find newsagents, restaurants, and other shops including coffee shops, clothing, entertainment for the kids and much more.

Take a look at our Gatwick Airport facilities pages for more information:

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Bristol to Gatwick?

The first coach leaves from Bristol Coach Station at 0.55am, arriving at Gatwick South Terminal at 4.30am.

When is the last coach from Bristol to Gatwick?

The last coach leaves from Bristol Coach Station at 16.00pm, arriving at Gatwick South Terminal at 19.50pm.

How much is the coach from Bristol to Gatwick?

A one-way journey from Bristol to Gatwick is available from £23*.

How long does the coach take from Bristol to Gatwick?

Coach journeys from Bristol to Gatwick take on average 3 hrs 35 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Bristol to Gatwick?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 16 November 2022 for travel between 16 November 2022 and 15 March 2023.

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