LGW - London Gatwick Airport
West Sussex, RH6 0NP
|Telephone: +44 844 335 1802|
|Airport Code: LGW|
London Gatwick Airport Information
Since 1988 Gatwick Airport has had north and south terminals: but still only has one runway. It is the busiest single runway airport in the world, the second busiest airport in the UK (after London Heathrow), and ranks in the top ten busiest airports in Europe.
Once best known as the airport for holidays and charter flights, Gatwick Airport has is now a major hub for scheduled services, which now account for over a quarter of the passengers who pass through this airport. Over 80 different airlines operate from Gatwick Airport, serving around 200 destinations around the world and handling over 34.1 million passengers in 2006. On a busy day in the summer the airport handles over 800 plane movements.
London Gatwick Airport is 32 miles from the centre of London, 25 miles from Heathrow Airport and less than a mile from junction 9 of the M23.
They are in the process of installing a new inter-terminal transit system and a connecting bus service is currently in operation between Gatwick's North and South Terminals. The service departs from the upper forecourt of both terminals every three minutes during the day (04.00 to 18.00) and every six minutes at night. Please allow up to 20 minutes to transfer between terminals during this period.
The train transit service will be closed until May 2010 when the first of the new shuttles comes into service, followed by the second at the end of July. The new shuttle service will be fully operational at the beginning of August 2010.
London Gatwick Airport Car Hire
The car hire buildings for both terminals are on the Lower Forecourt Road of the airport. For full information check our information page on car hire at London Gatwick
There are eight major car hire companies located at the airport which are: Alamo at Gatwick - Avis at Gatwick - Dollar at Gatwick - Enterprise at Gatwick - Europcar at Gatwick - Hertz at Gatwick - National at Gatwick - Thrifty at Gatwick
London Gatwick Airport Transfers
You can get to and from London Gatwick Airport by a variety of methods including Private London Gatwick Airport Transfers. With a Private Transfer you would be met in the arrivals hall by your own driver who will then take you on to your chosen destination.
London Gatwick Airport Arrivals
There is a meeting point near the BAA Information Desk in International Arrivals, if someone is coming to pick you up when you arrive. The staff are multi lingual and the desks are normally open 24 hours/7 days. For full details on the arrivals area and live flight arrival information visit our page on London Gatwick Airport Arrivals
London Gatwick Airport Departures
Both the north and south terminals at Gatwick Airport offer express check in, on line check in and day before check in. There is a good range of shops, restaurants and bars both before and after security. Both executive lounges are in the departures lounge after security. For full details on the departures area and live flight departure information visit our page on London Gatwick Airport Departures
London Gatwick Airport Flights
You can fly all over the world from London Gatwick Airport on scheduled and charter flights. Check out our London Gatwick Airport flights for details on airlines and holiday companies, where they fly to and their contact numbers.
We also provide details on flights from: Gatwick to Austria - Gatwick to Barbados - Gatwick to Belgium - Gatwick to Bulgaria - Gatwick to Canada - Gatwick to Croatia - Gatwick to Cuba - Gatwick to Cyprus - Gatwick to Czech Republic - Gatwick to Denmark - Gatwick to Egypt - Gatwick to Finland - Gatwick to France - Gatwick to Germany - Gatwick to Ghana - Gatwick to Greece - Gatwick to Grenada - Gatwick to Hungary - Gatwick to Iceland - Gatwick to India - Gatwick to Ireland - Gatwick to Italy - Gatwick to Jamaica - Gatwick to Kenya - Gatwick to Libya - Gatwick to Lithuania - Gatwick to Luxembourg - Gatwick to Maldives - Gatwick to Malta - Gatwick to Mexico - Gatwick to Morocco - Gatwick to Netherlands - Gatwick to Nigeria - Gatwick to Norway - Gatwick to Poland - Gatwick to Portugal - Gatwick to Russia - Gatwick to Spain - Gatwick to Switzerland - Gatwick to Trinidad & Tobago - Gatwick to Tunisia - Gatwick to Turkey - Gatwick to Ukraine - Gatwick to United Arab Emirates - Gatwick to USA
London Gatwick Airport Taxis
Taxi services at Gatwick are operated by Checker Cars, who are the only taxi company who can use the taxi ranks at the airport.
All other taxi companies can only stop on the terminal forecourts to drop off or pick up passengers.
London Gatwick Airport Buses & Coaches
Gatwick Airport is well served by both local bus routes and national routes covered by National Express. For full details on routes and timetables visit our guide to buses at London Gatwick and guide to coaches at Gatwick
London Gatwick Airport Trains
There are good options and links from the train station at the airport. The station is linked to the South Terminal which a transit train which is free, linking to the North Terminal. For information on routes, charges and timetables visit our guide to trains at London Gatwick
London Gatwick Airport Parking
are plenty of car parking options at the airport, short stay and
long stay, in both terminals. All car parks have 24 hour security,
frequent patrols and CCTV cover.
Check out London Gatwick Airport parking on the website for full details and tariffs.
London Gatwick Airport Shops
Gatwick Airport has plenty of shops to choose choose from in the north and south terminals. There are most items you would need for your journey and holiday. Click here to find out more about London Gatwick Airport shops.
London Gatwick Airport Bars and Restaurants
There are a wide range of places to eat and drink in the airport, from snacks and burgers to caviar and champagne. Our guide to bars and restaurants at London Gatwick gives you full details on what's available.
London Gatwick Airport Lost Luggage & Left Luggage Storage
For more details on missing luggage and lost property, as well as luggage storage facilities visit our Gatwick Airport lost & left luggage guide.
London Gatwick Weather
For full details on the weather at Gatwick and the surrounding area, as well as a 5 and 10 day forecast and annual climate information for the London area click on the link
London Gatwick Airport Further Information
Read our London Gatwick passenger services section for details on disabled facilities, internet access, First Aid centres, pet transportation and where you can change your money in each terminal at London Gatwick Airport.