London Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport is the busiest single runway airport in the world, the second largest airport in the UK and the tenth busiest international airport in the world. There are currently around 80 airlines, for passengers on flights to/from London, which operate from Gatwick's two terminals, serving over 220 destinations.
- Airport code: LGW
- London Gatwick Airport
Directions By Car
Gatwick Airport is 28 miles (45km) south of London, linked directly to the M23 at Junction 9 and to the A23 London-Brighton road.The M25 London orbital motorway is a ten-minute drive away (Junction 7), providing connections to the national road and motorway network.
Satellite navigation information
If you are using a satellite navigation system here are some useful postcodes:
South Terminal: RH6 0NP
North Terminal: RH6 0PJ
The Short Stay Car Parks for each terminal are signposted from roads into Gatwick, and are a short walk from check-in.Gatwick Valet Parking operates from designated drop-off points on the terminal forecourts. Gatwick Airport Long Term Parking is located a short courtesy coach ride from the terminals.
Drivers may set passengers on flights from Gatwick down in the designated areas on the terminal forecourts. However, for security reasons there is a strict no-waiting policy on the forecourt. If you wish to accompany passengers into the terminal you must use the Short Stay Car Park. If you are picking passengers up from the airport, you must use the Short Stay Car Park. Car Park 3 (South Terminal) operates a special tariff of 15 minutes' parking for £1.
Directions By Train
Gatwick Airport is 30 minutes from central London via the non-stop Gatwick Express rail service, and has national rail links to destinations around Britain. The rail station is linked directly to the South Terminal, and is a few minutes from the North Terminal by free transit train. Rail information and ticket desks are located in the station and in the arrivals areas of both terminals.
Gatwick Express is the fastest rail link between the airport and central London. Non-stop trains run to and from London Victoria every 15 minutes and the journey takes 30 minutes (35 minutes on Sundays). A standard single ticket costs £16.90 and a standard return is £28.80. Tickets can be bought on board at no extra cost. For details of special offers and to book in advance, visit the Gatwick Express website or ring +44 (0)845 850 1530 (UK only).