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London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

Full Airport Name

London Gatwick Airport


London Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, RH6 0NP, UK

Airport Code


Country Code



(0)870 000 2468





Number of Terminals


Time Zone

GMT (GMT + 1 from the aftermost Sunday in March to the aftermost Sunday in October)


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

Transfer Amid Terminals

There is a chargeless Transit train, which links the North and South terminals 24 hours a day.

Driving Directions

The airport is affiliated to the M23 motorway. Turn off at alliance 9 and chase signs for the airport. London Gatwick is additionally attainable from the A23 London-Brighton Road.

Car Parking

Each terminal has a concise car esplanade with absolute admission to the terminals via covered walkways; these are operated by NCP (tel: (0)870 600 7050; website: Long-term parking is additionally accessible in car parks added from the terminals; a chargeless shuttle bus runs amid the car parks and the terminals. Cartage can book at atomic 96 hours in advance; this can be done through BAA Advance (tel: (0)870 000 1 000; website: Valet parking is accessible and operated by NCP. Chauffeured parking is additionally accessible from CPS (tel: (0)870 411 1118; website: Vehicle alteration amid airports, car valeting/servicing and claimed chauffeuring can additionally be abiding through CPS.

Car Hire

Companies accommodate Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Civic and Thrifty. Offices are amid in appointed car rental barrio on the Lower Forecourt Road at both terminals.

Public Transport

Rail: The Gatwick Accurate alternation (tel: (0)845 850 1530; website: runs to London Victoria Base (journey time: 30 minutes). There is additionally a Thameslink (tel: (0)20 7620 6333) service, which runs to London King's Cross (journey time: 50 minutes) as able-bodied as added London stations. Admonition on all civic abuse biking is accessible through the 24-hour Civic Abuse enquiries band (tel: (0)845 748 4950; website: Road: Limousine: Chauffeur-driven cars are provided by Checker Cars (tel: (0)800 747 737). Coach: There are added than 400 accurate drillmaster account operating circadian from the drillmaster stations at both terminals. The capital drillmaster base is amid on the arena attic of the South Terminal, with best casework operating from here. Principal routes additionally stop at the North Terminal station. Civic Accurate (tel: (0) 870 575 7747; website: accomplish best of the services. Civic Accurate no.700 coaches accomplish to Heathrow Airport, from both terminals. The Civic Accurate Shuttle no.025 runs to London Victoria Station. The Gatwick Flyer (tel: (0)1708 730 555) runs to destinations east of London, and coaches accomplish from the South Terminal base only. There are drillmaster admonition and admission desks amid in the Arrivals avenue of both terminals. Admonition on biking to/from the airport is accessible anticipation the Airport Biking Band (tel: (0)8705 747 777).

Information and Admonition Desks

Each Arrivals avenue has an admonition board (tel: (0)870 000 2468) breadth multi-lingual agents are on duke to accord with enquiries 24 hours a day.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: Both terminals accept bureaux de change and ATMs. There is a column appointment and a 24-hour Internet café in the South Terminal. Wireless Internet affiliation is additionally accessible in the North Terminal. Eating and drinking: There are abounding restaurants, confined and cafés amid in both terminals. Shopping: There are abounding shops at the airport, including several duty-free outlets. The airport has additionally afresh alien a home commitment account and a accumulating service. Added admonition is accessible from the BAA Shopping Admonition Band (tel: (0)800 844 844). Luggage: Left-luggage accessories are accessible in both terminals. A absent acreage account is additionally operated by the Excess Accoutrements Company (tel: (0)1293 503 162). Added facilities: These accommodate babyish alteration apartment and showers, a children's comedy area, a medical centre alms vaccinations (tel: (0)1293 507 400) and adoration rooms.

Conference and Business Facilities

There are business facilities, including telephone, fax, archetype and secretarial casework and appointment and affair rooms, at London Gatwick Hilton Auberge (tel: (0)1293 518 080) at the South Terminal and Le Meridien London Gatwick Auberge (tel: (0)1293 567 070) at the North Terminal. There is one controlling lounge in the South Terminal, the Servisair Lounge (tel: (0)870 787 6877), and one in the North Terminal, the Aviance Alexandra Suite (tel: (0)1293 507 203).

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

Special abetment is accessible for disabled passengers. There are ramps and/or lifts breadth necessary. Wheelchair advance and accouterment and admonition with accoutrements are additionally provided on request. Reserved basement is amid throughout the airport, and there is additionally appointed parking for brand holders. There is an consecration bend installed in the terminals, as able-bodied as disabled toilets. Cartage acute abetment should acquaint the accordant airline afore travelling. Travel-Care (tel: (0)1293 504 283) provides admonition to anyone who needs abetment and is amid in The Village, in the South Terminal.


Airport hotels accommodate the London Gatwick Hilton Auberge (tel: (0)1293 518 080) at the South Terminal, and Le Meridien London Gatwick Auberge (tel: (0)1293 567 070 or (0)870 400 8494) at the North Terminal. The Biking Inn (tel: (0)870 238 3305) is anchored a five-minute airing abroad from the North Terminal. Added adjacent hotels accommodate the Gatwick Moat House, Ramada Plaza Gatwick, Holiday Inn Gatwick, Renaissance Gatwick, Gatwick Belmont and Holidan Inn Express. A auberge catch account is accessible at the British Auberge Catch Centre desks (tel: (0)1293 504 605 or (0)800 783 4060) in the Arrivals area.