Local transport


There is a train station in Terminal South. The Gatwick Express (tel: +44(0)845 850 1530) goes to Victoria Station in London, travel time is 30 minutes, the Thameslink (tel: +44(0)20 7620 6333) connects the airport to King’s Cross Station, travel time is 50 minutes. Further information about the train system can be obtained through National Rail (tel: +44(0)845 748 4950).

Car and bus

The airport is 45 kilometers south of London along the motorway M23 (exit 9). The airport is also accessible from the road between London and Brighton (A23).

Express buses leave from both terminals to London, but the main station is on the ground floor of Terminal South, most buses go from Terminal North to London. National Express (tel: +44(0) 870 575 7747) goes to Heathrow (bus line 700) and Victoria Station (line 025) among other places. The Gatwick Flyer (tel: +44(0)1708 730 555) only leaves from the South Terminal to destinations east of London. There are ticket offices in the Arrivals Hall of both terminals for bus tickets (tel: +44(0)8705 747 777).

Car rental - London Gatwick Airport

In front of both terminals buildings, there are counters for car rental companies: National/Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Dollar/Thrifty and Europcar. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.


Taxis are in front of the Arrivals Hall of both terminals. Take into account that the road to London is frequently very busy and a taxi ride to the center of the city can last 60–90 minutes, the price is £60.00–£90.00.

Airport Parking

There is a place for short-term parking at both terminals with a direct, covered connection with the terminal. A free shuttle bus goes from the long-term parking area to both terminals. The parking places are managed by NCP (tel: +44(0)870 600 7050). You can also reserve a parking place online or by telephone (tel: +44(0)870 000 1 000). The Airport Parking Directory website offers a service where you can compare the rates of multiple London Gatwick Airport parking suppliers. They work together with Airport Parking Shop.