Britain’s second busiest airport is situated south of London
and is a lot less busy than Heathrow. Many trans-Atlantic flights, as well as African destinations, depart from Gatwick and the airport consists of North and South Terminals,
connected by a monorail, the joruney takes just 2 minutes.
Arriving and departing by train is easy, there is a mainline train station is in the South Terminal. Both terminals have exchange bureaux, ATMs, airport information desks, shops, duty-free outlets, restaurants and bars. There is a post office in the South Terminal and
an adjacent medical centre in Ashdown House offering immunisations.
Gatwick North Terminal has separate arrival areas for domestic and international flights.
Gatwick Airport offers a good variety of shops including Accessorize, La Senza, Monsson, Sunglass Hit, Tie rack, Harrods, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Next, Ted Baker, Swatch, Boots, Body Shop, Clinique, Dixons, HMV, JD Sports, WH Smith and Hamleys.
Dining options include - EAT, Joes Kitchen, Garfunkels, Yo Sushi, M&S, McDonalds, Aqua, Costa, Lloyds Bar, Wetherspoon, Starbucks.
Conference and Business Facilities
The airport provides a Fast Track priority service for business class travellers, and a full range of business services at the London Gatwick Hilton Hotel ((+44) 01293
518 080) and the Le Meridien London Gatwick Hotel ((+44) 01293 567 070) nearby.
If you have a special need and require assistance the key to a successful trip is planning. Here are our tips:
If you have a disability or you experience mobility difficulties and need assistance at the airport, you must contact your airline at least 48 hours before you fly. Give as much notice as possible for both the outbound and return journey, so you get the help you need. Of course, if we don’t get any warning, we’ll still try to do our best to help.
Even if you are fairly mobile, there can be long distances to walk, so you might still need a little extra help.
After letting your airline know you need assistance, if you want more information about the help we can give you at Gatwick, please call +44 (0)844 335 1802 and select option 2 for G4S, who provide special assistance at the airport.
To get assistance you must arrive at the agreed meeting point no later than two hours before the published flight departure time, or arrive at check-in no later than one hour before the departure time.
Estimated arrival times can be found on BBC CEEFAX pages 445 and 446 or ITV Teletext pages 185 and 186. By touch-tone phone, dial 0870 0002468 and listen to the instructions.
Each arrivals concourse has an information desk where multi-lingual staff are on hand to deal with enquiries, usually 24 hours a day. Public address announcements
are made from the desks and they have message boards.
For insurance reasons, no items (including keys, packages etc) may be left at the desks or on the message boards.
For public annoucements please call +44 (0) 870 000 2468.
Directions to Gatwick Airport
Full detailed directions are provided to each Gatwick car park or Gatwick hotel in your email booking confirmation. The information here is for those travelling to the airport by other means, or those who wish to research possibilies before they book online. Click here for directions.
Gatwick is 28 miles (45km) south of London, linked directly to the M23 at Junction 9 and to the A23 London-Brighton road. The M25 is a ten-minute drive away (Junction 7), providing connections to the national road and motorway network. If you’re using satnav Gatwicks postcodes are: South Terminal: RH6 0NP North Terminal: RH6 0PJ.
Good Views of the Planes
Both terminals at Gatwick are ideal locations to watch the planes land and take off. These top spots (all in departures, after Security) offer a superb window on the action.
North Terminal: Costa (upper level), Red Lion Cafe Bar, Aqua Bar, Garfunkel's, Starbucks and Lloyds No1. Passengers using Pier 6 (Gates 101 to 113) can watch the aircraft from Wetherspoon Express – At the Pier 6 access bridge you can actually see the planes passing below you.
South Terminal: You can get great views of aircraft on the stands and taxiways from The Bridge Bar or Frankie and Benny's.
Bureaux de change, Internet Access, Toilets, Information desks, Multi Faith Chapel.
Cheap Gatwick Parking
We provide a wide range of different Gatwick Parking options to suit all requirements and budgets. Options include Long Stay North Parking, Long Stay South Parking, Short Stay PArking, Maple Manor Meet and Greet and Valet Parking options to name but a few.