Gatwick Airport by Our Airport Guide
Gatwick by Our Airports Guide welcomes you to our information guide for Gatwick airport located in the United Kingdom. Gatwick is the third busiest airports in the world and has flights to all points around the globe and is located approximately 28 miles south of London. Other alternative London airports are Heathrow, Luton and London City.
Getting to Gatwick by Car
Gatwick Airport Terminals North and South are located to the south of London on the M23 and off the M25 (The main motorway running round the outside of London). Please note to get to the different terminals you will need different directions. For example Gatwick South Terminal is the first terminal located on the M23 and Gatwick North Terminal is a mile further down the M23.
If you are coming from the north of England you would get to the M25/M23 Gatwick Junction by either the M1 or M40, from the West you would come in on the M4/M25/M23 passed Windsor, from the South West you would use the M3 to get to the M25/M23, from the East you would use the M25/M23 and from the South the M23 You can use the Google maps to find Gatwick Airport by clicking here and also directions to Gatwick.
Airport Parking for London Gatwick
At Gatwick airport you have On-site Short Stay parking, On-site Long Stay parking, Off-site Long Stay parking and Meet and Greet or Valet parking. Gatwick car parking can be a cheap or expensive, with Meet and Greet services available to cheap airport parking at off-site locations such as Purple Parking which use a mini bus transfer you and your cases. If you are travelling with young children one option that comes recommended by me is to use the meet and greet service as this reduces the number of transfers you as a parent have to do with the children and their bags, toys, etc.
Getting to Gatwick on Public Transport
Gatwick is accessible by the Gatwick Express and the London Underground. There is also a bus – rail link coach services at Gatwick Airport running to and from London and other major cities such as Reading, Oxford, Woking and Watford.
Gatwick Taxi Service and Chauffeur Transfers
A Taxi to or from Gatwick airport London can be arranged with specialist Gatwick Taxi firms or a taxi rank can be found outside arrivals the North & South Terminals at Gatwick. Chauffeur transfers to Gatwick can be arranged in advance and a list can be found on our Taxi page.
Shopping at Gatwick
Gatwick airports terminals shops are located in different sections of Gatwick’s terminals Check-in, Departures, Baggage Reclaim and Arrivals. Here is a comprehensive list of Gatwick North Terminal 1 Shopping, Gatwick South Terminal.
With Tips on Travelling with Young Children and Infants
When flying from Gatwick we are hoping you have allowed plenty of time to enjoy all the facilities at Gatwick airport and not be stressed. We want you to have all the knowledge that you need to guide you through Gatwick Terminals and it’s security control so we have written a few pages with some tips on what will happen at Gatwick security control and what thing you can take on the plane with your children.
Duty Free – UK
When flying into Gatwick from Europe you can bring in an unlimited amount of most goods, but check the Duty Free restrictions as it all has to be for your own use. Coming from outside the EU into Gatwick there are more Duty Free restriction. It is always a good idea to check before you travel and in my experience if in doubt and there is no internet access, ask the cabin crew on the plane they are generally very helpful.
Luggage Restrictions by Airline
After struggling to help my brother out by finding which airline is the most generous with it’s bagage allowance we have put together a page that will allow you to look up and go to the airlines hand luggage and hold luggage restrictions and allowances.
Care Hire at Gatwick
Whether you are dropping of or picking up a Hire car at Gatwick it is worth knowing where the car rental companies are located and how to get to them. We have made a page so you can find out fast which car rental company suites you and you traveller tastes. With links to the relevant hire car companies and showing what restrictions they have and what documents you will need.
Gatwick Departures and Arrivals
Whether you are dropping passengers off or picking them up it is now easy to find out which terminal they are arriving at. Our quick search allows you to find which terminal at Gatwick is used by which airline to fly to specific destinations. With link to Gatwick’s arrivals and departures boards, the postcodes for each of Gatwicks airport terminals and suggestions for how early you should arrive before your flight departs.