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Airport London Gatwick

Gatwick Airport
West Sussex
Tel: +44 (0) 844 892 0322

Airport code: LGW

By Train to Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Express

Gatwick Airport is 30 minutes from central London via the non-stop Gatwick Express, and has rail links to destinations all around the UK.

The railway station is linked directly to the South Terminal, and is a few minutes from the North Terminal by free transit shuttle. There are rail information and ticket desks and in the arrivals areas of both terminals as well as in the station.

Gatwick Express is the fast train between the airport and central London. Non-stop trains run to and from London Victoria every 15 minutes and take 30 minutes (35 minutes on Sundays).

Discounted tickets can be bought online at, or at the station.

For further details of prices, special offers and to book in advance, visit the Gatwick Express website or ring +44 (0)845 850 1530 (UK only).

Other rails services

The following services call at Gatwick Airport. You should buy tickets before boarding the train.
First Capital Connect website
Southern website
First Great Western website

Buses and coaches to Gatwick Airport


Frequent coach services connect Gatwick with more than 400 UK towns and cities. Direct services run to destinations including Heathrow, central London, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge and Norwich.

Local Buses

Local buses run between Gatwick and many local destinations including Crawley, Horley, Redhill, East Grinstead, Caterham and Horsham. Buses call at both terminals. The main services running to and from Gatwick are listed below and operated by Metrobus.

Driving to Gatwick

Gatwick is 28 miles (45km) south of London, linked directly to the M23 at Junction 9 and to the A23 London-Brighton road.

The M25 is a ten-minute drive away (Junction 7), providing connections to the national road and motorway network.

If you’re using satnav our postcodes are:

  • South Terminal: RH6 0NP
  • North Terminal: RH6 0PJ

Use the AA route planner to find directions.

Drop-off and pick-up

If you are picking passengers up, you must use a short stay car park

Car parking

Both short stay car parks are signposted from roads into Gatwick, and are a short walk from the terminals.

Valet parking operates from Short Stay car park 2, level 2 in South Terminal, and Short Stay car park 5, level 3 in North Terminal.

Long term parking is located a short coach ride from the terminals.

If your trip is longer than a couple of days, then long stay parking is the best option There are a number of car parks to choose from but all are secure and well maintained with transfer times of approximately 5 minutes.

Book Gatwick parking

View a map of all Gatwick’s car parks

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