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London Gatwick Airport Guide

London Gatwick

We operate flights into and out of two terminals at London Gatwick. Your flight number indicates which terminal applies for your flights:

  • All flight numbers between 8000 – 8999 operate from the North terminal
  • All other flight numbers operate from the South terminal

There is a 24-hour shuttle which will transfer you between terminals in just 2 minutes. This service runs every few minutes and is free.

Passenger notification: If the flight you have booked leaves London Gatwick before 08.30 you can check in for this flight the night before from 20:00; this will give you the opportunity to leave your baggage at the airport. You will be issued with a boarding pass so you can go straight to security for your flight the following morning.

Due to changes in UK security measures we strongly recommend that you arrive at the airport 2 hours before your departure to ensure you have sufficient time to get to your boarding gate.

By road

London Gatwick is approximately 45km (28 miles) south of London. From the M23 motorway, leave at junction 9, or take the A23 London to Brighton road.

By taxi

Pre book your door-to-door airport transfers with easyJet’s partner Holiday Taxis. We cater for the Business and Leisure Traveller.

Taxi services are available outside the terminal buildings. You will find taxi offices in both the North and South terminals. A journey to Central London will take approximately 1 hour.

By rail


Only 30 minutes between Gatwick Airport and central London (giving access to Victoria underground), with trains departing every 15 minutes during the day.

For more details about the service please call +44 (0)845 850 1530 for information.

The following rail services also stop at Gatwick Airport station:

First Capital Connect

Trains run every 15 minutes to Brighton (via Mid Sussex) and to Bedford via East Croydon, London Bridge, St Pancras International and Luton.

There are services to King's Lynn, Peterborough and Cambridge from St Pancras International.


Northbound trains run to London Victoria via East Croydon and Clapham Junction, and to London Bridge via East Croydon.

Southbound services run to Brighton, Eastbourne, Portsmouth and Southampton.

First Great Western

Services run to Redhill, Guilford and Reading. Money-saving Gatwick Flyaway fares are available.

Tickets for all services must be purchased prior to boarding the train.

By coach

All coach services stop at London Gatwick's coach station on the ground floor of the South Terminal. A transit service operates between the South and North terminals.

The National Express will take you to London Victoria. Journey time is approximately 90 minutes. The last departure from London Gatwick is 22.15 hours.

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Airport transfers run from up to every 12 minutes at peak times, 7 days a week except Christmas Day.

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Local buses run direct between London Gatwick airport and destinations including Crawley, Horley, Redhill and Horsham. Buses call at both the North and South terminals.

The four main services running to and from the airport are as follows.

Fastway 10

Stops at City Place, Manor Royal Industrial Area, Crawley town centre, Southgate Avenue, Broadfield and Bewbush.

Bus runs every 8 minutes and is a daily 24 hour service.

Fastway 20

Stops at Horley town centre, Langshott, City Place, Gatwick Road, Three Bridges, Southgate Avenue and Broadfield.

Bus runs every 20 minutes and is a daily service which runs until late.

Route 100

Stops at Redhill, Horley town centre, Court Lodge, Salfords, East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, City Place(certain journeys), Manor Royal Industrial Area, Northgate, Crawley Town Centre and Maidenbower.

Bus runs every 20 minutes and is a daily service running until late.

Gatwick Direct 200

Stops at City Place, Manor Royal Industrial Area, Langley Green, Ifield, Gossops Green, Bewbush, Faygate, Roffey, North Heath and Horsham.

Bus runs every 30 minutes as far as Bewbush and hourly to Horsham.
Daily from early until late. This service runs from the South Terminal only.

Airport hotels

Catching an early morning flight? Want to board your flight feeling rested, refreshed and completely unhurried? Or perhaps you’d like to collapse straight into your bed after a tiring journey? Take a look at our selection of comfortable and convenient airport hotels.

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