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London Gatwick Airport

General information

The airport is one of the busiest in Europe, mainly used by British Airways, easyJet, TUI Airways and Norwegian. 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 Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport in India. The airport has good train connections to London and Brighton.


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 has London Gatwick Airport?

London Gatwick Airport consists of two terminals, North Terminal and South Terminal.

Does London Gatwick Airport have an Automated People Mover (APM)?

Yes, London Gatwick Airport has an Automated People Mover which is called the Gatwick Airport Transit. The Gatwick Airport Transit connects the North and South Terminal with each other.

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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 55 minutes to get to the centre of London.

From LGW Airport to London City centre by Car
47 km
55 min

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 £ 85.-. 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
55 min
£ 85.-

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

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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:

  • 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.


Arora Hotel Gatwick/Crawley, Crawley

This award-winning 4-star hotel is 10 minutes’ drive from the North and South Terminals of Gatwick Airport and offers direct shuttle transfers. Crawley Railway Station is located next to the hotel and trains run every half an hour to Central London.

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.


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, 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.


Amba Hotel Marble Arch, London

Located at the west end Oxford Street and just 2 minutes' walk from Hyde Park, Amba Hotel Marble Arch (formerly the Thistle Marble Arch) boasts unlimited, fast, free WiFi, a free minibar in every room and Nespresso® machines in all rooms.

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

Visit London Zoo. With over 720 animal species, exciting and innovative new exhibits and heritage buildings almost as famous as their inhabitants, it's a great day out in London for visitors of all ages. Gorillas, penguins and more await!


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 new additions and new fun in 2020.

Tour & transport

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide in Soho and find out which House you belong in, then walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards and witches while visiting Diagon Alley.


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