London Gatwick Airport

General information

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).

Airport Map

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 75 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 £ 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
47 km
£ 95.-

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!

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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 (U2)
  • British Airways (BA)
  • Norwegian (DY)
  • TUI Airways (BY)
  • Virgin Atlantic (VS)


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.


Premier Inn London Gatwick Airport - North Terminal, Crawley

Located on site at Gatwick's North Terminal, this Premier Inn is a minute's walk from the main entrance and the transit train to the South Terminal. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, modern rooms and a Thyme Restaurant.


Hilton London Gatwick Airport, Horley

Hilton London Gatwick Airport is linked by a direct covered walkway to the South Terminal, and offers air-conditioned, soundproofed rooms and a 24-hour fitness centre.


BLOC Hotel Gatwick, Horley

Offering modern, comfortable accommodation, BLOC Hotel is located within the South Terminal of London’s Gatwick Airport. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is accessible throughout.

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 Hotel, London

The May Fair 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!


Skip-the-Line London Zoo Ticket

Skip the line at 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

Accept your exclusive invitation to Madame Tussauds London. Star in immersive experiences like The Voice and Star Wars and get up close and personal with more than 300 lifelike wax figures of your favorite celebrities.

Tour & transport

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards (and witches) around the muggle world of London. Meet your guide in Soho and find out which House you belong in, then visit Diagon Alley, Platform 9 ¾, and more.


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