London Gatwick Airport
The airport is one of the busiest in Europe, mainly used by British Airways, easyJet and TUI Airways. London Gatwick Airport has two runways, but they are too close together for simultaneous operations. It is the second busiest single-runway airport in the world, after Mumbai Airport in India. The airport has good train connections to London and Brighton. Thameslink provides a direct train service between London Gatwick Airport and London Luton Airport (Luton Airport Parkway Station). The fastest train connection to the city centre is carried out by Gatwick Express. There are many good hotels at the airport and nearby.
Where is London Gatwick Airport situated?
London Gatwick Airport lies south of the capital London and north of the cities Crawley and Brighton. Its connection to the M23 motorway is excellent, as the airport can be reached within minutes via Junction 9.
How many terminals does London Gatwick Airport have?
London Gatwick Airport consists of two terminals, both terminals have more than 30 boarding gates. North Terminal and South Terminal are connected by an APM automated people mover (Inter-terminal shuttle service). The Shuttle Transit is available 24 hours a day, every few minutes you have a travel option, it takes only 2 to 3 minutes. London Gatwick Airport railway station is located at South Terminal. If you want to know from which terminal your flight departs, it is advisable to check the Terminal Finder.
South Terminal has two floors. On the ground floor you will find the check-in desks and UK & Ireland Arrivals on the left and International Arrivals on the right. You will arrive at the boarding gates via the security check on the first floor. If your flight departs from boarding gates 31-38 (circular satellite pier) keep in mind you still have to walk for 10 minutes after clearing security.
North Terminal has three floors. The Arrivals hall and car rental counters are located on Level 0, Check-in & Bag Drop on Level 1 and Check-in & Bag Drop and security check on Level 2. Buses and taxis are available directly in front of the Arrivals hall on Level 0. If your flight departs from boarding gates 101-113 (Pier 6) keep in mind you still have to walk for 10 minutes after clearing security.
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A good alternative for flying to or from London Gatwick Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United Kingdom.
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|London Luton Airport||81km|
|London Stansted Airport||86km|
The distance from London Gatwick Airport to the centre of London is 47 kilometres. By car, it takes 60 minutes to get to the centre of London.
From LGW Airport to London City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from London Gatwick Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from London Gatwick Airport you can travel by train. Visit the London Gatwick Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from London Gatwick Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of London is about £ 90.-. Book your taxi at London Gatwick Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From LGW Airport to London City centre by Taxi
At London Gatwick Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Avis, Europcar, National (Enterprise Holdings), Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Enterprise, Sixt, Budget and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to London Gatwick Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at London Gatwick Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- British Airways
- TUI Airways
- Virgin Atlantic
Hotels near the airport
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Things to do
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