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Gatwick Airport visitor information

 London Gatwick Airport has grown from just 186,000 annual passengers to more than 45 million in the last 60 years, making it the UK’s 2nd-largest airport. LGW is situated in Horley, Surrey, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) south of central London, with roughly an hour’s travel time by car depending on your starting point and travel conditions. The airport is about 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of the coastal city of Brighton.


Gatwick Airport terminals

London Gatwick features 2 terminals: a north terminal and a south terminal. They have 143 gates between them and an interterminal shuttle that connects them, with a travel time of just 2 minutes. Each terminal serves a number of different airlines, including:

  • Aeroflot

  • Air Arabia

  • Air China

  • Air Malta

  • British Airways

  • Croatia

  • EasyJet

  • Emirates

  • Flybe

  • Icelandair

  • Qatar

  • Ryanair

  • Thomas Cook

  • Tunisair

  • Virgin Atlantic

  • Wizz


Gatwick Airport restaurants

Whether you want breakfast or dinner, sushi or sandwiches, London Gatwick Airport’s restaurants have got you covered. With a variety of bistros, cafes, and other food outlets, Gatwick Airport’s food options will make sure you don’t fly on an empty stomach.


Getting around Gatwick Airport

To go from one terminal to the other, you’ll need to take the interterminal shuttle, which has a journey time of just 2 minutes and runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Shuttle station entrances are located in the ground-floor Arrivals of the North Terminal and Level 2 of the South Terminal. Gatwick Airport is also the best-connected airport by rail in the UK, with direct connections in London and across the country. The train station is located near the shuttle station at the South Terminal.


Things to do in Gatwick

At Gatwick Airport’s shopping area, you can browse and purchase from many of the world’s best brands in clothing and accessories, gadgets, cosmetics, and alcohol. There’s a selection of food, drink, and newspaper retailers before security, while the rest of the shops and the duty-free shopping area can be found after the security check. LGW also offers reserve-and-collect services, allowing you to pre-purchase and collect from retailers whether you’re arriving or departing. Signing up for the myGatwick membership service can also offer you exclusive deals with retailers and restaurants, as well as discounts on parking and airport lounge services.


Hotels near London Gatwick Airport

If you need to stay overnight before an early-morning flight or need to book an easy overnight layover for the big family holiday, LGW has plenty of options for hotel lodging. Booking directly through the airport, you can get deals at hotels ranging from Premier Inn to Hampton, with pre-book savings of up to 70%. In addition, a number of hotel and parking packages will let you park at the hotel on the night before a meet-and-greet service at the terminal the next day.


Points of interest

Many interesting attractions are right on Gatwick Airport’s doorstep, whether you’re visiting or spending time before a trip, including these:

  • Gatwick Aviation Museum

  • The Hawth Theatre

  • Lingfield Park racecourse

  • Surrey Hills

Find more information about London Gatwick Airport here.


Gatwick Airport (LGW) transfers

Looking for an alternative to the traditional Gatwick Airport shuttle or taxi? Whether you’re heading from Gatwick Airport to London or London to Gatwick Airport, get where you’re going with Onyx. Request a ride to and from LGW at the tap of a button.

Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NP, United Kingdom
+44 844-892-0322

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 Request a journey

When you’re ready, open the Onyx booking portal to request a ride to your destination. Choose the EMA airport transportation option that suits your group size and luggage needs.

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Booking confirmation

After you’ve confirmed the calculated fare and payment details, you will receive an email of confirmation shortly afterwards. 

Meet your driver

Go to your assigned EMA pickup location. Your uniformed chauffeur will be waiting for you, ready to take you to your next destination.  

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Pickup at Gatwick Airport (LGW)

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