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What is the fastest way to get to Bournemouth from Gatwick airport?

by gosheto Online Now May 23, 2008 at 5:41 AM

My flight is arriving around midnight.
Is there a coach station at Gatwick where I can take a bus to Bournemouth, or do I have to go to another station, like London Victoria, first? I'd rather not travel 90 mins to London only to head back south later.
Also, I looked at railway timetable - don't think they have a train until 7:15 a.m. But feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

Thanks in advance.

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  • Re: What is the fastest way to get to Bournemouth from Gatwick airport?

    by gosheto Online Now May 23, 2008 at 5:49 AM

    Actually, it seems like National Express coaches depart from Gatwick.
    The earliest one is at 5:35 am though ;-(

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    Re: What is the fastest way to get to Bournemouth from Gatwick airport?

    by leics Online Now May 23, 2008 at 9:13 AM

    www.nationalexpress.com will give you coach times and fares. There are number of times (earliest is above) and fares are 28GBP one-way. I would be sensible to book online in advance, to be sure of a seat on the coach you want.

    www.nationalrail.co.uk will give you times and fares. You have no chance of a train there at midnight, but there are trains into London.

    So it's a choice between 'sleeping' at Gatwick and getting on the early coach, or paying for a night's accommodation in London. One answer might be to book a slot in the Gatwick Yotel; you can pay for time there in blocks of 4+ hours, and at least you'd get a bed and a shower. www.yotel.com

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  • Re: What is the fastest way to get to Bournemouth from Gatwick airport?

    by gosheto Online Now May 23, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Thanks.

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