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London Gatwick

London Gatwick Airport (LGW)


Located three miles (5km) north of the town of Crawley in West Sussex and 28 miles (45km) south of central London, London Gatwick Airport is the second-largest airport in London and the United Kingdom.

Despite the long distance from central London, London Gatwick Airport takes advantage of excellent public transport links into the city for a surprisingly easy commute. Flights to London Gatwick are provided by a variety of low-cost and charter airlines, offering flights to a number of popular holiday resort areas such as the Canary Islands, Costa del Sol, and Greece. The airport also offers flights to many global capitals.

The airport has a variety of restaurants and duty-free shops, but that's just the beginning of the entertainment at London Gatwick Airport. The facility's No. 1 Lounges offer everything from complimentary refreshments and games to spas and mini-cinemas, making any layover at London Gatwick a pleasure.


The airport is situated 28 miles (45km) south of London.

Getting to the city

The easiest and quickest way into London from Gatwick is on the Gatwick Express train, which takes 30 minutes to the central Victoria railway station. Local buses call at both terminals and run between Gatwick and key destinations including Crawley, Horley, Redhill and Horsham. Taxis are also available from the airport into town, while coaches take passengers to destinations including Heathrow, central London, Bristol and Brighton (ticket desks are in the North and South Terminals). Car rental companies operate from both terminals. Taxis and mobile app based taxi services, such as Uber, are also available.


GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).


Tel: +44 344 892 0322.

Car rental

Car rental companies such as Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz operate from both terminals.

Airport Taxis

Taxis from Gatwick Airport are available outside the Arrivals Hall and a taxi to London city centre will take roughly an hour to an hour-and-a-half, as this road can be very busy. Mobile app based taxi services, such as Uber, are also available.

Transfer between terminals

The two terminals are linked by the Inter Terminal Transit train that leaves every few minutes.


Both terminals have shops, restaurants, bars, bureaux de change, ATMs, baby changing rooms and children's play areas. There are lounges in both terminals that offer multiple services for both business and leisure, for a fee. In the South Terminal, there is a medical centre offering vaccinations and the Regus Express Business Lounge, featuring meeting rooms, refreshments, showers, a document station, high-speed internet and distraction-free private work spaces. Disabled facilities at the airport are good; those who require special assistance should contact their airline in advance.


Short-term and long-term parking is available, and a free shuttle services the parking areas further away from the terminal building.

Departure Tax




WiFi is available.

Business Lounges

There are business lounges located in each terminal offering free internet, fax, copying and scanning services as well as meeting rooms with audio-visual equipment.

London Gatwick Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

Parking: Passengers should book their Gatwick Airport Parking in advance to get the best rates.