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London Gatwick Airport (LGW), UK - Guide and Flight Details

London Gatwick airport location

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Map of London Gatwick airport showing access roads and location of car parks

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London Gatwick Airport is located 46Km South of London, close to the M23, with a good rail connection into the city

Then M25 is approximately 13 Km to the north of the airport and the M23 2 Km east, with a link into the airport.

Gatwick airport has 2 terminals, the north terminal and the south terminal, approximately 1 km apart.
Both terminals have short term car parks immediately opposite.


Accessibility has been described as Good (CAA 2019/20).

To and From the Airport

The Gatwick Express rail link gives a 30 minute journey time to and from the city via the railway station which is adjacent to the South Terminal, and runs every 15 minutes. Several other rail services operate, including a direct link to Luton.
There is a free transit train link between the two terminals, running every few minutes 24hrs a day, with a journey time of approximately 2 minutes.

There are good bus services between the airport and London city or local areas (most stopping at both terminals).
There is also a non-stop bus link between Gatwick and Heathrow airports, running upto 125 times per day, with a journey time of approximately 80 minutes.
National Express coaches run to various destinations including Sutton. Mitcham, Streatham, Stockwell, Vauxhall, and Victoria for approximately 8 pounds.
National also run a service to local hotels for approximately 3 pounds.
Easybus run a service to Earls Court and West Brompton every 20 minutes during the day, with a journey time of 65 minutes, for as little as 2 GB Pounds when booked in advance.
A taxi from the airport to central London is likely to cost around 120 GB Pounds.

Terminal Facilities

Within the 2 terminals at Gatwick (north and south) there are approximately 32 bars/restaurants, a large number of shops, Internet kiosks, FREE WiFi Internet access, and phone or laptop charging points.

Airport Hotels

The Hampton by Hilton hotel is attached to the north terminal, as is the Sofitel, while the Premier Inn is opposite.
The 245 roomed BLOC Hotel opened in 2014, adjacent to the departures security area in the South Terminal and the Hilton hotel is also nearby. The YotelAir, located in the South terminal has cabins for a few hours, or overnight

Interesting Facts

London Gatwick airport has Airport Carbon Accreditation, at the Neutrality level.

46.5 million passengers passed through London Gatwick airport in 2019, an increase of 1% from the previous year, making it the UK's second busiest airport. Passenger numbers in 2020 dropped to 10.1 million due to the covid pandemic.

Gatwick has until recently, also been the world's busiest single runway airport.

London Gatwick Airports Web site can be accessed Here

Airports Near to London Gatwick Airport

London City , UK (43 Km)

London Heathrow , UK (41 Km)

London Luton , UK (82 Km)

London Southend , UK (77 Km)

London Stansted , UK (87 Km)

Shoreham Brighton City, UK (36 Km)

Airlines and Flights from London Gatwick Airport to Europe

We have 17 regional or flights from Ireland listed Here

Air Europa, flying to: Portugal, Spain

Airbaltic, flying to: Estonia, Latvia

Belavia, flying to: Belarus

British Airways, flying to: Austria, Cyprus, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey

Croatia Airlines, flying to: Croatia

Czech Airlines, flying to: Czech Republic

EasyJet, flying to: Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey

Finnair, flying to: Finland

Icelandair, flying to: Iceland

Montenegro Airlines, flying to: Montenegro

Norwegian, flying to: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

Pegasus Airlines, flying to: Turkey

Ryanair, flying to: Spain

SmartWings, flying to: Czech Republic

TAP Portugal, flying to: Portugal

TUI, flying to: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Turkey

Turkish Airlines, flying to: Turkey

Ukraine International Airlines, flying to: Ukraine

Vueling, flying to: France, Italy, Spain

Wizz Air, flying to: Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Spain

Regional Flights, or Flights From Ireland to London Gatwick Airport

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There are regional flights from the following UK and/or Ireland airports to London Gatwick Airport:

Aberdeen (686 Km)(CO2?)

Belfast City (542 Km)(CO2?)

Belfast International (561 Km)(CO2?)

Cork (579 Km)(CO2?)

Dublin (484 Km)(CO2?)
Aer Lingus

Edinburgh (574 Km)(CO2?)

Glasgow (595 Km)(CO2?)
British Airways

Guernsey (256 Km)(CO2?)
Aurigny Air Services

Inverness (753 Km)(CO2?)

Ireland West (659 Km)(CO2?)
Aer Lingus

Isle of Man (443 Km)(CO2?)

Jersey (259 Km)(CO2?)

Manchester (283 Km)(CO2?)
British Airways

Newquay (347 Km)(CO2?)

Shannon (622 Km)(CO2?)