Located in West Sussex, 45km from London, Gatwick Airport is London's second largest airport, with even better access to the CBD since the railway link was completed in 2013. Now passengers can get to and from London and Gatwick on the Gatwick Express Train, which is a 30-minute journey. There are also buses, taxis and express coaches, and car rental companies operate from both the North and South Terminals. There's also a free 24-hour shuttle train between these two terminals.
Most flights to London Gatwick are provided by either low-cost or charter airlines, flying to various European holiday resorts as well as worldwide destinations including Dubai, Beijing, Orlando, Harare and Toronto.
The airport offers extensive facilities, including restaurants, bars and cafes, duty-free shops, newsagents, souvenir stores, Business and First Class lounges, currency exchange facilities and ATMs and public telephones. Visitors can enjoy paid-for wireless internet access, a 24-hour internet cafÃ© and left luggage facilities if they are between flights and want to leave their luggage at the airport while they visit the city.
Hotels are also available at the airport as well as nearby for those arriving or departing at odd hours, and car hire is also available through a variety of international car rental companies.
Parents with babies are also well-catered for, with baby changing rooms and a children's play area available. There are also showers, prayer rooms and a medical centre offering vaccinations.
- Name: London Gatwick Airport
- IATA: LGW
- ICAO: EGKK
- Latitude: 51.1481020000000000
- Longitude: -0.1902780000000000
- Municipality: London
- Country: United Kingdom
- Elevation: 202 ft (62 m) above sea level
- Length runway: 10879 ft (3316 m)
- Width runway: 147 ft (45 m)