London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
AddressWest Sussex, RH6 0NP, United Kingdom
Telephone0844 892 0322
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT Greenwich Mean Time: GMT/UTC -0 (GMT/UTC +1 from March 30 to October 26, 2014)
MapLondon Gatwick Airport
LocationLondon Gatwick Airport is located 45 km (28 miles) south of London.
Airport codeLGW
Airport newsPlans for a high-speed rail link between London Gatwick and London Heathrow Airports are being considered. Additionally, work began in 2013 on the demolition and rebuilding of Pier 1, which is due for completion in 2015.
Transfer between terminalsThere is a free 24-hour shuttle train that links the North and South Terminals.
Driving directionsLondon Gatwick Airport is clearly signed from the London motorway network, including the M25 (junction 7), which is a short distance away. London Gatwick Airport is directly accessible from the M23 motorway (junction 9) and the A23 (London to Brighton road).
Car rentalCar rental companies located at London Gatwick Airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Sixt.
Public transport and taxisCoach: There are more than 400 express coach services operating daily from the coach stations at both terminals. The main coach station is located on the ground floor of the South Terminal, with most services operating from there. Principal routes also stop at the North Terminal. There are desks providing coach information and tickets in the arrivals concourses of both terminals. EasyBus ( runs services to Earl's Court. National Express (tel: 0871 781 8181; operates services to London Heathrow Airport and central London from both terminals. National Express Coach 25 connects to London Victoria Station. Oxford Bus (tel: 01865 785 400; links the North and South Terminals to Oxford. The Gatwick Flyer (tel: (01708) 730 555; runs to destinations east of London from the South Terminal station only.
Taxi: Taxi booking desks (tel: (01293 550 000; are located in the North Terminal arrivals area and the northern entrance to the South Terminal; taxis wait outside the terminal buildings. Taxis can also be reserved in advance on the airport website. Fares into central London are around £100.
Rail: The railway station is adjacent to the South Terminal. The Gatwick Express (tel: 0845 850 1530; runs regularly between 04:35 and 01:35 to London Victoria Station (travel time: 30 minutes; fare: £19.90—a discounted rate is available online). The Thameslink (tel: 0845 748 4950; service stops at London St Pancras International (travel time: 50 minutes; fare: from £8.90) and other London stations before heading north to Luton and Bedford. Southern (tel: 08451 27 29 20; services connect the airport with London Victoria (travel time: 32 minutes; fare: £14.40) and the south coast. Information on all national rail travel is available through the 24-hour National Rail Enquiries line (tel: 0845 748 4950;
Car parkingEach terminal has a short-term parking facility that’s linked to the terminal via covered walkways. Long-term parking is available in lots further from the terminals; a free shuttle bus runs between these facilities and the terminals. Passengers can reserve parking in advance (tel: 0844 811 8311; Valet parking is also available.
Information and help desksEach arrivals concourse has an information desk with multilingual staff on hand to respond to inquiries 24 hours a day.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: Bureaux de change facilities and ATMs are available in the arrivals and departures areas of both terminals.
Communications: Public telephones are located throughout London Gatwick Airport. There is a 24-hour Internet café in the South Terminal; paid wireless Internet access is also available. Postboxes are located in the post-security departure areas of the South and North Terminals and at check-in in the North Terminal.
Food: There are numerous restaurants, bars, and cafés located in both terminals (both pre- and post-security).
Shopping: There are many shops at London Gatwick Airport, including fashion boutiques, souvenir retailers, and newsstands. Several duty-free outlets are available for passengers leaving the EU. The airport also offers home delivery and pick-up services for items purchased within the terminal.
Luggage: Left-luggage facilities are available in both terminals. A lost property service is operated by the Excess Baggage Company (tel: (01293) 503 162). Luggage trolleys are available for a £1 deposit. A porter service (tel: 0844 693 1113) is located in the baggage claim areas.
Other facilities: Other facilities at London Gatwick Airport include baby-changing rooms, showers, a children's play area, prayer rooms, and a medical center offering vaccinations (tel: (01293) 507 400).
Conference and business facilitiesThere are extensive business facilities and meeting rooms at the No. 1 Lounge (tel: 08442 646 440; in the North Terminal; the No. 1 Lounge in the South Terminal offers similar services but does not have meeting space. There are one additional executive lounge in the South Terminal (Servisair Lounge) and two in the North Terminal (Aspire Lounge and the Aviance Alexandra Suite). Away from the terminals, meeting rooms are available at the Gatwick Centre (tel: (01189) 635 814;, which is close to the South Terminal. Business facilities, including telephone, fax, photocopy, and secretarial services and conference and meeting rooms, are also available at London Gatwick Hilton Hotel (tel: (01293) 518 080; at the South Terminal and at Sofitel London Gatwick (tel: (01293) 567 070; at the North Terminal.
Disabled facilitiesSpecial assistance (tel: 0844 892 0322) is available for disabled passengers. There are ramps or elevators where necessary, accessible toilets, induction loops, and reserved seating. Designated parking spaces for disabled badge holders are available in the short-term parking lots linked to the terminal buildings. Wheelchair assistance and help with baggage is also available on request. Passengers requiring further assistance should inform their airline before traveling.
Airport hotelsThere are a number of hotels at London Gatwick Airport, and a range of accommodation options in the surrounding area (some of which offer shuttle services to and from the airport). Our London Gatwick Airport guide includes the following hotels:

London Gatwick Hilton Hotel
London Gatwick Hilton Hotel is located at the South Terminal of London Gatwick Airport and is linked to the airport via a covered walkway. The hotel offers a "park and fly" package and has a range of bars and restaurants.
London Gatwick Airport, South Terminal
Crawley, United Kingdom
Tel: (01293) 518 080.

Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel
Boasting a choice of dining options and meeting facilities, this mid-range hotel is located at the North Terminal of London Gatwick Airport and is linked to the South Terminal by monorail.
North Terminal Gatwick Airport
West Sussex, United Kingdom
Tel: (01293) 567 070.

Airport accommodation with a twist, Yotel is a "capsule" hotel located in the international arrivals hall in the South Terminal. Rooms, which are booked by the hour, are arranged in a cabin-style layout and include a shower, free Wi-Fi Internet access, and a desk.
Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Arrivals
West Sussex, United Kingdom
Tel: (020) 7100 1100.

Premier Inn Gatwick Airport
The budget Premier Inn is situated within a five-minute walk of the North Terminal. The hotel has an on-site restaurant and meeting space and offers a "park and fly" parking facility.
North Terminal, Longbridge Way
Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom
Tel: 0871 527 8406.

Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport
A ten-minute drive from Gatwick Airport and offering a "park and fly" facility, the Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport is a good budget option. Suitable for those staying on business, the hotel boasts 12 meeting rooms and offers Wi-Fi Internet access and a shuttle bus service for a fee.
Povey Cross Road
Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom
Tel: 0871 942 9030.

Courtyard London Gatwick Airport
Within walking distance of the South Terminal, the Courtyard London Gatwick operates a regular shuttle bus service to the terminals. Among its range of facilities are business services, a fitness center, and parking space.
London Gatwick Airport
Buckingham Gate, United Kingdom
Tel: (01293) 566 300.
Full airport nameLondon Gatwick Airport
State or provinceUnited Kingdom
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