Getting to London Gatwick Airport

Getting to London Gatwick Airport By Car

Gatwick airport parking

Gatwick airport parking


London Gatwick is 45kms (28 miles) south of London, directly linked to the M23 motorway at junction 9 and to the A23 London-Brighton road. Just a 10 minute drive away, the M25 further connects with the UK’s extensive road and motorway network.

Getting to London Gatwick Airport By Taxi

Chauffeur driven car hire services are provided by the airports’ official concessionaire, Checker Cars.

There is a quoted fare system and taxis can be pre-booked with fares paid in advance by cash or credit card, or at the end of the journey. Checker Cars has a booking office in the North Terminal arrivals area and a booking office in the northern entrance building leading to the South Terminal.

Cars with swivel seats are available for disabled travellers.

Checker Cars
South Terminal – Tel : +44 (0)1293 502808
North Terminal – Tel : +44 (0)1293 501377

Set down and pick up
For security reasons, private cars may not stop on the terminal forecourt roads for any purpose other than to set down or pick up passengers. Cars left unattended are liable to be towed away by the police and a retrieval charge levied.

If leaving a vehicle unattended to set down or pick up passengers, please use the multi-story car parks.

Getting to London Gatwick Airport By Train

Gatwick railway station at South Terminal has more than 900 services daily to and from all parts of the UK.

The rail station is directly linked to Gatwick’s South Terminal and just a few minutes away from North Terminal via a transit train link. Rail information and ticket desks are in the arrivals areas of both North Terminal and South Terminal.

Gatwick Express is a non-stop service to Victoria Station, London which takes around 30 minutes. From Gatwick, services currently run as follows:
0520 – 0650 hrs service every half-hour
0650 – 2050 hrs service every 15 minutes
2050 – 0050 hrs service every half-hour (with a last service at 0135 hrs)

South Central
Services operate Southwards to Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth, Worthing, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings and other south coast destinations. Services operate Northwards to East Croydon, Clapham Junction, Victoria and Watford Junction.

Connex South Eastern
Services operate to Redhill, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.

Thameslink
This offers services every 15 minutes to Brighton, Croydon, the City, Luton and Bedford.

Thames Trains
Services run to Redhill, Guildford and Reading with some trains running through to Oxford.

Virgin Trains Cross Country
Services operate to destinations including Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.

Getting to London Gatwick Airport By Coach

There are more than 400 express coach services a day from the coach stations at North and South Terminals. Gatwick’s coach station is at the ground floor of South Terminal and principle services also call at North Terminal. There are coach information and ticket desks in the arrivals areas of both terminals.

Speedlink coach services operate from dedicated bases at the South and North Terminals. All other coach services stop at London Gatwick’s coach station on the ground floor of South Terminal. Principal services also call at North Terminal. Other passengers arriving at the South Terminal should take the transit train to the North Terminal if necessary.

The main direct express coaches to London Gatwick are listed below.

Speedlink
This service operates between Gatwick and Heathrow airports. There are dedicated Speedlink points at both South and North Terminal.

Flightlink
Services run to a number of UK destinations including Bristol, Swansea, Cardiff, Nottingham, Coventry, Leeds, Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

Jetlink
These services run to Brighton, East Anglia, Milton Keynes and Northampton.

Oxford Express
This service provides a link between Gatwick and Oxford.

Gatwick Flyer
Offering direct services to Southend.

Further information
Traveline +44 (0)870 608 2608

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