London Gatwick Airport is the second largest airport in London and the second busiest airport in the United Kingdom in terms of passenger traffic. Gatwick Airport is one of Europe’s leading airports for point-to-point flights and has the world’s busiest single used runway. The airport has two terminals and one runway. The airport is used by many charter and budget airlines.
There is a station in the South Terminal. Gatwick Express runs from the station to London Victoria station and it takes 30 minutes for the travel. The airport is also connected to King’s Cross Station by the Thames link and the travel time is 50 minutes.
Buses operate from both the terminals and tickets can be booked and collected in the booking offices in both the terminals. Passengers can travel to Heathrow and Victoria Station in the National Express. The Gatwick Flyer takes passengers from South Terminal to destinations east of London.
Car Rental – Gatwick Airport
Counters of car rental companies are available in both the terminals. Anyone can book a taxi in any one of the companies and can make reservations in advance as well.
Travelling in a taxi to and from the airport is highly comfortable. Bookings can be made anytime for transfers to and from the airport (International Callers: 0044 844 351 1234, UK Callers: 0844 351 1234). Bookings are open 24/7 for transfers to any destination in London, the UK.
Short-term parking areas are located close to the terminals and are directly connected to the terminals. Long-term parking areas are found at a little distance away from the terminals. Free shuttle services operate between the terminals and the long-term parking area.
There are three airport hotels and a lot of other hotels around the airport. The South Terminal houses the London Gatwick Hilton hotel and North Terminal houses the Le Meridien London Gatwick hotel and the Premier Travel Inn. In both the terminals, hotel reservations can be made at the counters in the Arrivals.
Shops and Restaurants
Shops, cafes, bars and restaurants keep the airport terminals busy. You can find everything for your taste and can shop a wide range of accessories for you and your family. Delivery can be made to your home if requested.
The counters at the airport terminals function 24/7 and the staffs speak several languages.
Hilton Gatwick and Le Meridien offer all facilities to conduct meetings and conferences. The offices are fully equipped with the essential requirements. Public lounges are available for access in both the terminals.
Wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators, restrooms and telephones are available at all the terminals for the disabled. Reserved seating and parking are available for disabled passengers. All sorts of help are offered through the helpline found in the terminals.
ATMs, money exchange offices, playing area for children, post office, wireless Internet, internet cafe, play corner and many more services are offered to passengers at Gatwick Airport.
Telephone: +44 (0)844 335 1802
IATA airport code: LGW
ICAO airport code: EGKK