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London Gatwick Airport

General information

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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Nearby airports

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.

Airport Distance
London Heathrow Airport 40km
London City Airport 42km
London Southend Airport 77km
London Luton Airport 81km
Southampton Airport 85km
London Stansted Airport 86km
Bristol Airport 178km
Birmingham Airport 180km



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
47 km

Travel by car

Public transport

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.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

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
47 km
£ 90.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

London Gatwick Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at London Gatwick Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at London Gatwick Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at London Gatwick Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

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:

  • easyJet
  • British Airways
  • Norwegian
  • TUI Airways
  • Virgin Atlantic


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near London Gatwick Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

Hotels in London

Looking for the best hotels in London? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hilton London Canary Wharf, London

This stylish 4-star hotel is 5 minutes' walk from Canary Wharf London Underground Station and one Tube stop from the O2 Arena. It has modern, air-conditioned rooms, a gym, free Wi-Fi in public areas, and a restaurant and bar.


citizenM Tower of London, London

citizenM Tower of London is located directly above Tower Hill Underground Station. Offering spectacular views on the river Thames, Tower of London and Tower Bridge, citizenM offers 370 luxury fitted rooms and a food and beverages available 24/7.


The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Mayfair London, London

The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel opened in 1927 and this luxurious 5-star hotel is situated in the heart of Mayfair, surrounded by the parks, theatres and attractions of London’s West End.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near London Gatwick Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


London Zoo: Entry Ticket

Book your ZSL London Zoo entrance ticket in advance and discover just under 15,000 animals in an oasis in the heart of the capital surrounded by Regent's Park, listed buildings, and beautiful gardens.


Madame Tussauds London

Step into the spotlight at Madame Tussauds London, the home of famous fun in the capital. Star in immersive experiences and get up close with more than 250 lifelike figures of your favorite celebrities. Enjoy plenty of fun new additions.

Tour & transport

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

Embark on an interactive Harry Potter tour around central London with a guide. Choose from either a boat or London Underground trip.


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