London Gatwick Airport

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London Gatwick International Airport

Discover the UK's second biggest international airport, the London Gatwick International Airport, as well as its facilities and features, top destinations to fly to from the airport and with which airlines you can do this.

About London Gatwick International Airport

London Gatwick International Airport (IATA: LGW) is a major international airport in Crawley, United Kingdom. Gatwick Airport is the second busiest international passenger traffic airport in the UK, after London Heathrow Airport. London Gatwick is a hub for British Airways and Norwegian Air Shuttle.

The airport is the second busiest airport in the world to only operate one runway. In 2018, Gatwick Airport saw passenger use of 46 million.

London Gatwick International Airport Location

The airport is located 29.5 miles (47,5 km) south of Central London:

 

Facilities

 

Gatwick Airport is full of facilities and services that offer passengers ease and comfort.

Facilities Include:

A variety of dining and shopping options available from popular high street cafe restaurants, upmarket bistros, and a wide variety of shops.

Free WiFi Internet Access

Accessible facilities for disabled passengers

Family facilities (baby changing, kids zones and more)

Shower Rooms

Business Services with workstations and internet access

Free drinking water dispensers

Baggage Carts

ATMs

Currency Exchange

Chapel and prayer room

 

Lounges Include:

Club Aspire Lounge (North and South Terminals): Available facilities include a wide menu of food and drinks, business and resting zones, free WiFi, separate family areas, and charging points.

Clubrooms (North and South Terminals): offer WiFi, disabled access, newspapers and magazines, television, food and beverages

My Lounge (North and South Terminals): offers WiFi, newspapers and magazines, game room, food and beverages, television, disabled access

No. 1 Lounge (North and South Terminals): passengers can enjoy food and beverages, a bistro with table service, WiFi, air conditioning, TV, family room, conference facilities and more

Regus Express Business Lounge (South Terminal): passengers can enjoy non alcoholic beverages, showers WiFi, newspapers and magazines, a telephone, TV

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse (North Terminal): beverages (alcoholic and non alcoholic), children's area, WiFi, spa services, disabled access, internet stations and more

 

Book Lounge Passes for London Gatwick Airport

Did you know that you can buy lounge passes for London Gatwick Airport with Alternative Airlines? You can purchase them for Club Aspire Lounge, No1 Lounges, Clubrooms, My Lounge, plus additional products: brunch packages at Grain Store Cafe and Premium Gatwick Security.

Runways

Gatwick International Airport currently has one runway which is actively used, with an additional runway in case of emergencies and heavy traffic.

Terminals

North Terminal

Gatwick's North Terminal was the largest construction project south of London in the 1980s, and is home to the world's largest passenger air bridge. The North Terminal houses all of easyJet's flights, alongside largely long-haul flights. Alongside easyJet, the other airlines operating from Gatwick's North Terminal are Aeroflot, Virgin Atlantic, Qatar Airways, Air China, Air Transat, Rwandair, TUI, Westjet, Icelandair, China Eastern, Emirates, and Georgian Aiways.

South Terminal

The South Terminal deals with most of the airport's traffic and is the original terminal of the airport - it was first opened on 9th June 1958. All British Airways flights now fly to and from the South Terminal.

 

Airlines that fly to Gatwick International Airport

The following table consists of all the airlines that fly passenger services from Gatwick Airport:

AIRLINE DESTINATION
Aegean Airlines *Seasonal:* Athens
Aer Lingus Dublin, Knock
Air Arabia Maroc Fez, Marrakech, Tangier
airBaltic Riga, Tallinn
Air China Shanghai–Pudong
Air Europa Madrid
Air Malta Cagliari, Malta
Air Transat Toronto–Pearson *Seasonal:* Montréal–Trudeau, Vancouver
Aurigny Guernsey
Austrian Airlines *Seasonal charter:* Innsbruck
Azores Airlines *Seasonal:* Ponta Delgada
Belavia Minsk
BH Air *Seasonal:* Burgas, Varna *Seasonal charter:* Sofia (begins 21 December 2019)
British Airways Algiers, Alicante, Amsterdam, Antalya (resumes 30 April 2020), Antigua, Barbados, Bergamo, Bermuda, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Cancún, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Faro, Funchal, Genoa, Glasgow, Gran Canaria, Grenada, Jersey, Kingston, Lanzarote, Las Vegas, Málaga, Malta, Marrakech, Mauritius, Naples, New York–JFK, Nice, Orlando, Paphos, Porto, Port of Spain, Providenciales, Punta Cana, Rome–Fiumicino, St. Kitts, St. Lucia–Hewanorra, Salzburg, San José de Costa Rica, Seville, Tampa, Tenerife–South, Tirana, Tobago, Turin, Venice, Verona *Seasonal:* Almeria, Bari, Cagliari, Cape Town, Catania, Cologne/Bonn, Dalaman, Geneva, Grenoble, Heraklion, Ibiza, Innsbruck, Kos, Larnaca, Lima, Lyon, Malé, Menorca, Nuremberg, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Thessaloniki, Toronto–Pearson, Vienna
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai–Pudong
Croatia Airlines *Seasonal:* Split
Delta Air Lines Boston (begins 22 May 2020)
easyJet Aarhus, Agadir, Alicante, Almería, Amsterdam, Ancona, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Basel/Mulhouse, Belfast–International, Berlin–Tegel, Bologna, Bordeaux, Budapest, Catania, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Faro, Funchal, Geneva, Gibraltar, Glasgow, Granada, Gran Canaria, Hamburg, Hurghada, Innsbruck, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kraków, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Lisbon, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Marrakech, Marseille, Milan–Linate, Milan–Malpensa, Montpellier, Munich, Murcia, Nantes, Naples, Nice, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Pisa, Porto, Prague, Reykjavík–Keflavík, Rome–Fiumicino, Seville, Sofia, Stuttgart, Tallinn, Tenerife–South, Thessaloniki, Toulouse, Valencia, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Zurich *Seasonal:* Ajaccio, Antalya, Aqaba, Bastia, Biarritz, Bodrum, Brindisi, Chania, Corfu, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Figari, Friedrichshafen,[129] Grenoble, Heraklion, Ibiza, Izmir, Jerez de la Frontera, Kalamata, Kefalonia, Klagenfurt, Kos, La Palma, La Rochelle, Menorca, Mykonos, Östersund, Preveza, Pula, Rhodes, Rovaniemi, Salzburg, Santiago de Compostela, Santorini, Split, Tel Aviv, Tivat, Turin, Varna, Volos, Zadar, Zakynthos
easyJet Europe Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bordeaux, Lisbon, Lyon, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Porto, Toulouse, Venice
Emirates Dubai–International
Enter Air *Seasonal charter:* Hurghada (begins 20 December 2019), Sharm El Sheikh (begins 22 December 2019)
Finnair *Seasonal:* Ivalo, Kittilä
Georgian Airways Tbilisi
Iberia Express Madrid
Icelandair Reykjavík–Keflavík
Iraqi Airways Baghdad1, Erbil, Sulaimaniyah
Jazeera Airways Kuwait City
Montenegro Airlines *Seasonal:* Tivat
Norwegian Air Shuttle Alicante, Barcelona, Bergen, Boston, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Gran Canaria, Helsinki, Los Angeles, Madrid, Málaga, Miami, New York–JFK, Orlando, Oslo–Gardermoen, Palma de Mallorca, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, San Francisco, Stavanger, Stockholm–Arlanda, Tampa, Tenerife–South, Trondheim *Seasonal:* Austin, Catania, Chania, Chicago–O'Hare, Corfu, Denver, Dubrovnik, Faro, Kefalonia, Rovaniemi, Santorini, Seattle/Tacoma, Split, Tromsø
Pegasus Airlines *Seasonal:* Dalaman
Qatar Airways Doha
Rossiya Saint Petersburg
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
RwandAir Kigali2
Ryanair Alicante, Cork, Dublin, Shannon
Smartwings Prague
Swiss International Air Lines *Seasonal:* Geneva
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon, Porto
Titan Airways *Seasonal charter:* Banjul, Bergen, Chambéry, Grenoble, Turin
TUI Airways Agadir, Alicante, Boa Vista, Cancún, Enfidha, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Lanzarote, La Palma, Liberia, Málaga, Malta, Marrakech, Marsa Alam, Mauritius, Montego Bay, Paphos, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, St. Lucia–Hewanorra, Sal, Sharm El Sheikh (resumes 16 February 2020), San José del Cabo, Tenerife–South *Seasonal:* Alghero, Almeria, Antalya, Aruba, Barbados, Bodrum, Burgas, Catania, Chania, Colombo–Bandaranaike, Corfu, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Faro, Girona, Goa, Heraklion, Ibiza, Innsbruck, Ivalo, İzmir, Jerez de la Frontera, Kavala, Kefalonia, Kittilä, Kos, Krabi, Kuusamo, Lamezia Terme, Langkawi, Larnaca, La Romana, Menorca, Naples, Olbia, Orlando/Sanford, Palma de Mallorca, Pattaya–U-Tapao, Phuket, Phu Quoc, Podgorica, Porto Santo, Preveza, Pula, Reus, Rhodes, Rijeka, Rovaniemi, Salzburg, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Split, Thessaloniki, Varna, Venice, Verona, Zakynthos *Seasonal charter:* Chambéry, Geneva, Memmingen (begins 21 December 2019), Sofia, Toulouse, Turin
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Ankara, Istanbul, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen *Seasonal:* Antalya, Bodrum
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev–Boryspil
Virgin Atlantic Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Havana (ends 7 June 2020), Montego Bay, New York–JFK (resumes 21 May 2020), Orlando, St. Lucia–Hewanorra (ends 7 June 2020), Tobago
Vueling Alicante, Asturias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Florence, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Rome–Fiumicino
WestJet Calgary, Toronto–Pearson *Seasonal:* Halifax, Vancouver
Wizz Air Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Gdańsk, Kraków (begins 23 February 2020)

Top Destinations

The following table contains some of the popular and most-serviced destinations flying from Gatwick Airport:

RANK AIRPORT TOTAL PASSENGERS
1 Barcelona 1,555,323
2 Dublin 1,347,017
3 Málaga 1,089,976
4 Amsterdam 1,085,024
5 Dubai–International 1,029,841
6 Madrid 1,026,627
7 Orlando 876,408
8 Geneva 828,602
9 Alicante 802,860
10 Copenhagen 798,591
11 Palma de Mallorca 782,401
12 Edinburgh 740,904
13 Tenerife–South 704,520
14 Venice–Marco Polo 700,128
15 Faro 700,128
16 Rome–Fiumicino 695,278
17 Jersey 670,763
18 Nice 620,834
19 Glasgow 620,383
20 Belfast–International 595,943
21 New York–JFK 593,620
22 Milan–Malpensa 577,949
23 Stockholm–Arlanda 498,756
24 Paris–Charles de Gaulle 474,869
25 Reykjavík–Keflavík 467,058

 

How to get to Gatwick International Airport

By Train

Gatwick Airport is easily accessible from Central London, Brighton, Portsmouth and other places via train. The Gatwick Express rail service is the fastest way to get to and from Central London from Gatwick Airport (30 minute journey) and services run every day between 5am and 00:30am.

By Car

Gatwick Airport has car parking to suit every need and budget. There are also car rental facilities from AVIS, SIXT, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National and Alamo.

By Coach and Bus

There are number of different coach and bus services passengers can use to get to and from Gatwick Airport, which include: National Express, megabus.com, easyBus, and local bus services from Metrobus.