London Gatwick airport (LGW)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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London Gatwick airport (LGW)

Gatwick Airport, opened in 1935, is the second air terminal in order of importance in London. It operates with domestic flights and international destinations throughout the globe.

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Number of Terminals - 2 - North Terminal and South Terminal, open 24 hours a day and connected through a free train that runs around the clock.

Annual passenger traffic: 6.3 million passengers went through it during 2021.

Tel: +44 344 892 0322. Information desks opposite zone K and on the International Departures level of the South Terminal, and in front of zone D and on the Arrivals level of the North Terminal.



Gatwick airport is located 45 km (28 miles) to the south of London.

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Car rental agencies

There are car rental counters in the Arrivals Hall of the North Terminal.

Alamo/National/Enterprise (Tel +44 129 360 9090 - 7:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Avis/Budget (Tel +44 344 544 6001 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturdays from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Sundays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Europcar (Tel +44 371 384 3408 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +44 843 309 3030 - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Sixt (Tel +44 844 499 3399 - weekdays from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)


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Parking services at London Gatwick airport (LGW)

Several parking options, monitored 24 hours a day, are available, in addition to free spaces for motorcycles and valet parking service. Passenger drop-off areas in front of the lower level of both terminals. More information: Tel +44 330 333 9268. Rates

Long Stay South & North - With complimentary shuttle service. The first 2 hours have no charge.
Short Stay South & North - Multi-storey facilities connected to the respective terminals through a covered walkway. Charging stations for electric vehicles available.
Premium Parking South & North - Situated in a dedicated area at the previous car parks, they are the closest to the terminals.
Commuter Parking - Located next to the South Terminal and the train station.
Summer Special - Long-term lot available between March and September, linked to the North Terminal via courtesy shuttle buses.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

There are adapted restrooms, reserved seating areas, induction loops, contrasting signage, accessible transport systems, designated parking spaces, ramps and elevators. To request special assistance, contact your airline at least 72 hours in advance.

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Latest updates: March 02, 2022