London Gatwick Airport
The airport is one of the busiest in Europe, mainly used by British Airways, easyJet, TUI Airways, Norwegian and Thomas Cook Airlines. 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 are interconnected by a monorail (Inter-terminal shuttle).
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.
|London Heathrow Airport||40km|
|London City Airport||42km|
|London Southend Airport||77km|
|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 75 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 £ 95.-. 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:
- easyJet (U2)
- British Airways (BA)
- Norwegian (DY)
- TUI Airways (BY)
- Virgin Atlantic (VS)
Hotels near the airport
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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: Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames
Indulge in one of England's best traditions and enjoy a 1.5-hour Afternoon Tea cruise along the River Thames, seeing some of the city’s most historic buildings, while enjoying a pot of tea, served alongside a selection of delicate sandwiches and cakes.
Harry Potter: Warner Brothers Studio Tour and Transfers
Take the bus from central London for this magical full-day tour of the Warner Brothers Studio. Go behind the scenes of the Harry Potter film sets to explore the enchanting props and costumes, and walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters.
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