London Gatwick Airport Guide


If you are travelling to or from London Gatwick Airport, you may wish to know a little about the local transport links and the facilities the airport has to offer. Whether you’re travelling on a major route and booking flights from Belfast to London Gatwick or a smaller hub, such as Jersey to London Gatwick flights, you’re sure to find our helpful guide useful.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) information

Airport Name: London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

Location: The airport is located to the south of the city of London, roughly 40km from the centre.

Contact Information: Ring Rd S, London Gatwick Airport, Gatwick, West Sussex, RH6 0RN. Telephone: +44 (0)844 335 1802?.

Transport links and parking

London Gatwick Airport is well served by local transport and there are a number of options for your journey to and from the airport.

London Gatwick Airport parking

There are short stay and long stay car parks at London Gatwick Airport. The long stay car park at the South Terminal is within walking distance of the airport, while a free shuttle bus will take you to the terminal building from the North Terminal long stay car park. Both the North and South Terminal short stay car parks are within walking distance of the terminal buildings. There are also pick-up and drop-off points at the airport. It is best to book parking in advance of your journey as you could make significant savings.

London Gatwick Airport by public transport

The London Underground service does not run to London Gatwick but the airport is served by a railway station, from which regular express trains depart to central London. Trains run every 15 minutes and the journey to London Victoria, from where the rest of the city is easily accessible by tube, takes around 30 minutes. It is also possible to get trains from the airport to other locations, such as St Pancras International, Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton and Reading. There are also buses available from both terminals. These local services run between London Gatwick and nearby towns such as Crawley, Horley, Redhill and Horsham.

London Gatwick Airport taxis

Taxis are available from London Gatwick Airport and it is possible to pre-book. However, taxis in London are expensive and a typical journey into the centre of the city will cost around £95, plus an £8 congestion charge if your journey takes you within the charging zone.

London Gatwick Airport car hire

It is possible to hire a car at the airport upon arrival. It is not necessary but you may wish to book in advance to secure your desired vehicle and the best possible deal. A number of car hire companies operate from the airport. Their offices are located on level 1 of the North Terminal.

London Gatwick Airport information for business travellers

If you are flying to or from London Gatwick Airport for business, you may wish to know a little about the facilities the airport has to offer.

Internet access

Wireless internet access is available throughout the airport and it is easy to use - simply open your browser and follow the payment instructions. There are also internet facilities available if you do not have a wireless enabled device with you.

Other business facilities

There are meeting rooms at the airport, located in the No. 1 lounge in the North Terminal, and you must pre-book if you wish to use these facilities. There are also business lounges in both terminals, which are ideal if you wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main departure lounge.

Along with flights from the major cities listed below, we also run flights from smaller destinations, including flights from the Isle of Man to London Gatwick and flights from Guernsey to London Gatwick.

For more information about London Gatwick Airport, visit their website: London Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick Airport Flights

Flybe operates flights from London Gatwick Airport to the following destinations:
  • Aberdeen
  • Belfast City
  • Benbecula
  • Bergerac
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow Intl
  • Guernsey
  • Inverness
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Kirkwall
  • Nantes
  • Newcastle
  • Newquay
  • Paris CDG
  • Stornoway
  • Sumburgh

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