Millions of passengers travel from London Gatwick airport, to the largest city of Northern England, Manchester every year. Manchester is mainly known for its football team but however it is a developing centre of culture and economy. The city has its own international airport and several major railway stations. The two airports were once connected by flights but not anymore. Piccadilly line connects Manchester with London. Distance between London Gatwick and Manchester is about 188 miles and this distance can be covered by the following ways.
National Express coach directly serves only Sheffield and Leeds in Northern England. Therefore passengers need to stop over at London Victoria station to take the transit link. Most buses and coach services from Gatwick terminate at Victoria station. Passengers can choose to complete their journey by the Piccadilly railway link from Euston or simply stick to the National Express Coach.
Trains are quicker than buses but slightly more expensive. First Capital Connect train starts from the North terminal of Gatwick. There is no direct rail link between the two places and the train takes you to Victoria station where Passengers have to take the Underground tube. The Finsbury tube line takes you to London Euston from where you need to take the Piccadilly railway link to Manchester and the journey takes more than 3 hours. Some passengers also choose to travel via Reading without having to pass through Central London.
There is no way you can directly reach Manchester from Gatwick other than booking a taxi. Taxis are available at both terminals of Gatwick airport. If you have pre booked a taxi, the driver will be awaiting you at the arrivals hall. Taxis can drop you off directly at any destination with a fixed price. Taxis come with a lot of extra perks such as free waiting time, 24/7 availability and most importantly the luxury of travelling.