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Gatwick Airport Information

Gatwick Airport is one of the largest and busiest airports in the UK, second only to London Heathrow. It is the busiest single runway airport in the world, with 31 million people flying from here each year, on over 100 airlines, to almost 200 destinations across the world.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is easily accessible by road and rail, being well-signposted on the motorways and well-served by regular trains. The airport is located 28 miles from central London in the south-east of England.

Flying from Gatwick Airport means departing from one of two terminal buildings; the North terminal or the South terminal. There is a convenient monorail Inter Terminal train that connects the two, with trains running regularly every three minutes and taking just 2 minutes to make the journey.

As you would expect from such a large and busy airport, airport parking is in abundance at Gatwick. If you are travelling to the airport by car, Airparks can recommend and superb range of affordable Gatwick Airport parking options to suit your needs. Booking in advance with Airparks can save you up to 60% off the on-the-gate parking prices, and all our car parks are covered by our Best Price Guarantee.

Gatwick Airport Inter-Terminal Transfer

The terminal connecting trains run every 3-4 minutes - taking under two minutes from each terminal:

North Terminal If you transfer to the South Terminal, the monorail is on The Avenue shopping floor which is between the Departure/check-in level and the Arrivals level.

South Terminal The monorail station can be found on the main Departures/Arrivals floor close to the main Gatwick Airport train station. Follow the signs.

Gatwick Airport Security Arrangements/Check-in

15,000 banned items are being confiscated every day from passengers, at Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick airports. The whole system has slowed down because people are still carrying sharp objects in their hand luggage. In the UK, an extra £30m of additional investment has been ploughed into airport security and improving surveillance at the major airports. Tighter security measures at UK Airports means that checking in for your flight at Gatwick Airport can take longer.

Airport Coach station

Gatwick Airport's coach station is at the ground floor of the South Terminal and most services also call at the North Terminal. There are coach information and ticket desks in the arrivals areas of both terminals.

Baggage Allowances/Luggage Restrictions

The majority of airlines base their allowances on recommendations from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). If your hold baggage is heavier than the allowance, the airline is entitled to charge an excess baggage charge. If your cabin luggage is overweight or too big, you might be asked to check it in to the hold. If doing so takes your hold luggage above your hold baggage allowance, you might have to pay excess baggage charges. Sometimes, you will get right to the boarding gate before you are asked to check your bags into the hold.

Gatwick Airport Terminal Information

Each Arrivals concourse has an information desk where multi-lingual staff are on hand to deal with enquiries 24 hours a day. BAA, the authority that runs Gatwick Airport, also have a new and expanding service for tracking the flight that you are interested in meeting or catching called the 'Flying Messenger'.

Gatwick Airport Contacts Telephone Number
Customs and Excise +44 (0)208 910 3744
British Transport Police +44 (0)1293 549304.
Skyview +44 (0)1293 502244
North Terminal information +44 (0)870 000 2468
South Terminal information +44 (0)870 000 2468
Business Centre +44 (0)1293 555777
Baggage Storage +44 (0)1293 502014
Lost Property +44 (0)1293 503162
Medical Services +44 (0)1293 507400
Gatwick Railway Station +44 (0)8457 484950
Gatwick Express +44 (0)0845 8501530
National Rail Enquiries +44 (0)0845 7484950
Thameslink Trains +44 (0)020 7620 6333
South East Trains +44 (0)8706 030 405
National Express Coaches +44 (0)8705 757 747
Taxis - North Terminal +44 (0)1293 507 448
Taxis - South Terminal +44 (0)1293 502 808

Gatwick Airport Parking

Ace Meet & Greet Gatwick - Cheap parking with no transfer
ACE Meet and Greet Gatwick parking offers a convenient parking option. There's no need to find a parking space or take a transfer because a chauffeur will meet you outside your departure terminal and park your car for you.

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Airparks Gatwick, formerly BCP, offers convenient and competitively priced parking at Gatwick airport. Book online today with Airparks and enjoy the lowest price, with savings of up to 60% off the on-gate price to be had when you book in advance.

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Airparks Gatwick Meet & Greet - Great value valet parking
Airparks Meet & Greet will meet you at the Gatwick airport terminal on your departure & return, saving you heaps of time and hassle at the airport. On top of this, discounts of up to 60% off can made on your Gatwick Airport car parking when you pre-book.

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Airparks operate reliable and efficient park and ride services to airports across the country. Park and Ride means that you park in a secure car park and then get a transfer to the airport terminals.

Gatwick Long Stay Plus - Ideal for Gatwick South Terminal
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Gatwick Official Valet Parking North - Valet for North Terminal
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Gatwick Airport by Road vs rail, coach or taxi - how to get there
Gatwick Airport is ideally situated 28 miles south of London, with direct links to both the M23 at Junction 9 and the A23 London-Brighton road. If you are travelling from further afield Gatwick Airport is also just 10 minutes from the M25 at Junction 7.

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Getting to and from Gatwick terminals is quick and easy thanks to the range of transfers that are available to get you to your check-in desk.

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Gatwick Airport Hotels

Gatwick Courtyard by Marriott
The Gatwick Courtyard by Marriott is a new three star hotel located on-site at the airport.

Gatwick Crowne Plaza Hotel
The Crowne Plaza (formerly the Clarion) is a 4 star hotel situated 4 miles from Gatwick Airport. Include parking in your booking to combine services and save money.

The Hilton Gatwick - Airport hotel connected to the terminal
It doesn't get any more convenient than a stay at the Hilton Gatwick. You can walk from the Hilton to Gatwick's South terminal via the covered walkway.

Gatwick Airport Hilton Hotel - Discounted stays at the terminal
Connected to the South Terminal, the Hilton at Gatwick is ideal for anyone wanting a simple airport stay. Include parking with a single click and save even more.

Gatwick Airport Premier Inn - a top-quality Gatwick Airport hotel
Ideal for those travelling from Gatwick’s north terminal, the Gatwick Airport Premier Inn is a comfortable, welcoming hotel in a great location. Enjoy a relaxing stay here before or after your flight. Pre-booking online with Airparks will save you mo

Gatwick Alexander House
The Alexander House is an elegant 4 star country hotel located within easy distance of Gatwick Airport.

Gatwick Arora International Hotel
The Arora International is a modern, luxury 4 star hotel situated in Crawley town centre.

Gatwick Cambridge Hotel
The Cambridge is a budget 2 star hotel offering low cost accommodation near to Gatwick airport.

Gatwick Copthorne Hotel
The four star Copthorne Gatwick airport hotel is set in large unspoilt grounds consisting of wooded areas and landscaped gardens.

Gatwick Corner House Hotel
The 2 star Corner House hotel is conveniently situated ust minutes from Gatwick Airport in the town of Horley.

Gatwick Copthorne Effingham Hotel
The Copthorne Effingham is a 4 star hotel situated 6 miles from Gatwick Airport.

Gatwick Europa Hotel
The Europa Gatwick Airport hotel is a budget three star hacienda style hotel - offering a good start to your holiday or for an airport stopover for ease and convenience.

Gatwick Express By Holiday Inn Hotel
The Holiday Inn Express hotel at Gatwick retains the reliable standards of a Holiday Inn but at a low price.

Excellent Value Gatwick Felbridge Hotel
The Felbridge is a 3 star hotel situated near the town of East Grinstead 8 miles from Gatwick Airport.

Gatwick George Hotel
The three star George Hotel is near to Gatwick Airport and provides a traditional night's rest before your flight.

Gatwick Holiday Inn
The Gatwick Holiday Innis a 4 star hotel located just 1 mile from the airport. The Holiday Inn offers 8 or 15 days car parking,

Gatwick Ibis Hotel
The Ibis is a 2 star hotel offering very reasonable room rates and ideal for an airport stopover.

Langshott Manor Hotel
Langshott Manor is an exquisite 4 star hotel situated 6 miles from Gatwick Airport in award-winning grounds.

Gatwick Menzies Chequers Hotel
The Menzies Chequers is a quality 4 star hotel close to Gatwick Airport, formerly known as the Thistle.

Gatwick Mercure Hotel - airport acommodation and parking
The Mercure is a luxurious hotel located on the perimeter of Gatwick airport. Booking a Gatwick Airport hotel is a great way to start or end your trip away on a high note, and can actually work out cheaper than booking airport parking on its own.

Gatwick Moat House Hotel
The Moat House is a modern 3 star hotel ideally situated only 1 mile form Gatwick Airport.

Gatwick Ramada Plaza Hotel
The Ramada Plaza is a luxurious, modern 4 star hotel situated 4 miles from London Gatwick Airport.

Gatwick Russ Hill Hotel | Airparks
The Russ Hill Hotel is a budget hotel which provides excellent value for money.

Gatwick Skylane Hotel
The Skylane is a small, privately owned, budget hotel 3 miles from Gatwick airport.

Gatwick Sofitel Hotel - great value airport accomodation
Perfect for those travelling from the north terminal at Gatwick Airport, the Gatwick Sofitel Hotel is a luxurious 4-star hotel offering a choice between classic, deluxe or executive rooms. Pre-book online with Airparks for discounted rates.

Gatwick Premier Inn Hotel
The Premier Inn is a 3 star hotel ideally located close to the North Terminal at Gatwick Airport.

Travelodge Gatwick - Airport hotel rooms at great prices
The Travelodge is a 3 star hotel situated 2 miles from Gatwick Airport, perfect for travellers looking to save money and improve their pre or post holiday journey.

Gatwick White House Hotel
The 2 star Whitehouse hotel has a friendly atmosphere and is located just minutes from Gatwick Airport.

Gatwick Worth Hotel
The Worth Hotel is set in the heart of Sussex countryside within easy reach of Gatwick Airport.

Gatwick Ibis Hotel
The Ibis is a 2 star hotel offering very reasonable room rates and ideal for an airport stopover.

Gatwick Stanhill Court Hotel
The Gatwick airport Stanhill is a 3 star hotel situated 4 miles from Gatwick airport.

Gatwick Airport Lounges

Gatwick Servisair
Enjoy the silence in a comfortable atmosphere with free drinks and snacks before your flight.

Servisair Ascot Lounge - a luxury Gatwick Airport lounge
Chill out in Gatwick's Servisair Ascot airport lounge up to 3 hours before take off. Drinks and snacks are inclusive as you relax in this contemporary lounge. Get away, treat yourself, and relax in style away from the noise of the public departure lounge.

Gatwick Airport Directions

Gatwick Airport Directions
Located 28 miles from central London, this airport is clearly signposted and simple to find. Gatwick is linked to the M23 and the A23.

Gatwick Alexandra House Directions
Gatwick Alexandra House is between East Grinstead and Crawley on Turners Hill.

Gatwick Travelodge Directions.
Gatwick Travelodge is in Chrch Road immediatley in front of Gatwick airport.

Gatwick Arora International Directions
The Arora International is in the centre of Crawley in Southgate Avenue.

Gatwick Cambridge Hotel Directions
Just north of Gatwick airport on the A23, the Cambridge hotel is in easy distance.

Gatwick Copthorne Hotel Directions
Exit the M23 at J10 and take the A264 to East Grinstead. The Copthorne Hotel is located on the first exit of the first roundabout.

Gatwick Corner House Directions
The Corner House hotel is in Horley, just 2 minutes from Gatwick airport.

Gatwick Courtyard by Marriott Directions
Excellent hotel, ideal for a relaxing stay before or after a flight

Gatwick Copthorne Effingham Hotel Directions
Copthorne Copthorne Effingham hotel is next to the A264 off J10 of the M23.

Gatwick Europa Hotel Directions
Exit the M23 at J10A and turn right at the roundabout, following signs for Crawley. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and cross the motorway. The Europa Hotel is on the right.

Gatwick Express By Holiday Inn Directions
The Express by Holiday Inn is in the centre of Crawley off the M23, J10.

Gatwick Felbridge Hotel Directions
The Felbridge hotel is off J10 of the M23 on the A264 to East Grinstead.

Gatwick George Hotel Directions
Situated in the centre of Crawley, the George hotel is in George Hotel High Street.

Gatwick Hilton Directions
Exit from M23 at junction 9 and follow signs for Gatwick Airport. At the first roundabout turn left towards South Terminal, the Gatwick Hilton hotel is signposted to the right.

Gatwick Airport Holiday Inn Directions
Gatwick Airport Holiday Inn is only 2 minutes away from the airport terminals.

Gatwick Ibis Hotel Directions
The Ibis Hotel is on the A23 between Crawley and Gatwick airport.

Gatwick Langshott Manor Directions
Exit M23 at J 9, follow A23 to Redhill past terminals. Follow signs to Horley (A23). Turn left at Chequers Thsitle Hotel, turn right onto Ladbrooke Road. Gatwick Langshott Manor Hotel is 250m on the right

Gatwick Menzies Chequers Hotel Directions
Eexit the M23 at J9 and follow the signs for Gatwick Airport, then A23, then Redhill. After 3rd roundabout you will see the Gatwick Menzies Chequers Hotel to the left of the Shell garage

Gatwick Airport Mercure Directions
The Mercure hotel at Gatwick is only 2 minutes away from the International airport terminals.

Gatwick Moat House Directions
Just off J9 of the M23, the Moat House hotel is next to Gatwick International Airport.

Gatwick Premier Inn Directions
Exit the M23 at junction 9 and follow the signs for Gatwick Airport. At the first roundabout go straight on. The Gatwick Premier Inn is located on the next roundabout.

Gatwick Crowne Plaza Hotel Directions
Exit the M23 at junction 10 and take the A2011 ring road. At the next roundabout follow signs to Horsham. The hotel is at the junction with the A23.

Gatwick Ramada Plaza Directions
Exit the M23 at J10 and follow signs to Crawley. The Ramada hotel is at the next roundabout on the left.

Gatwick Russ Hill Directions
The Russ Hill hotel is behind Gatwick airport in Charlwood.

Gatwick Skylane Hotel Directions
The Skylane is on the A23 north of Gatwick airport, past Horley.

Gatwick Sofitel Hotel Directions
Exit M4 at Junction 4, follow signs for Heathrow Terminal 1, 2 and 3. At the roundabout follow signs for A4 Central London. The Sofitel is on the left.

Premier Inn Gatwick Central Hotel Directions
Directions to Premier Inn Gatwick Central.

Gatwick Travelodge Directions
Directions to London Gatwick Travelodge

Gatwick White House Directions
Exit M23 at J9. At roundabouts follow signs to Gatwick Airport, then A23, then Redhill. After 3rd roundabout, take the 4th turning on the right, the White House hotel is on the left

Gatwick Worth Hotel Directions
Exit M23 at J10, follow A264 to East Grinstead. At roundabout follow signs for 'The Three Bridges,' take 1st left into 'The Old Hollow,' at top of road turn right to Turners Hill. Gatwick Worth Hotel is on right.

Gatwick Premier Travel Inn Crawley Directions
Exit M23 at J11, follow A23 to Crawley & Gatwick. Go over 2 roundabouts, follow this road until you see the Gatwick Premier Travel Inn Crawley on opposite side of dual carriageway