The Gatwick Airport or also known as London Gatwick is a large international airport. With over 40 million passengers a year it is the second busiest airport in the UK, after Heathrow and in the top ten of busiest airports in Europe.
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Which airlines fly to London Gatwick Airport?
- British Airways
- Qatar Airways
- BA CityFlyer
- Iberia Express
- Norwegian Air Shuttle
- Aer Lingus
There are more airlines flying to London Gatwick Airport. See here for a complete list of airlines flying to London Gatwick Airport or look for flights to London.
How many runways and passenger terminals does London Gatwick Airport have?
Gatwick is one of the busiest airports in the world with only one runway.
London Gatwick Airport has two terminals. The South Terminal, which opened in 1958 with a then revolutionary design of using enclosed piers and North Terminal which opened in the 1980s. Since then a few enlargements have been carried out, mostly new piers to allow for the increase in passengers. Since January 2017 the North Terminal is used for all EasyJet flights while the South Terminal is used for British Airways and Virgin Atlantic flights. Both terminals are connected by a 1.2 km long elevated, automated, mono-rail shuttle train.
Where is London Gatwick Airport located?
The Gatwick Airport is located about 50 km south of London.
How to get from the airport to London city centre by public transport?
Gatwick Airport is located 50 km from London city center so getting to and from the airport can take some time. You have various options though and prices vary a lot.
The Gatwick Airport Train Station is located just outside the terminal. The Gatwick Express is the quickest options. This train departs every 15 minutes, takes about half hour and a one-way ticket is £ 20. Or you can take the Southern Railway which follows same route as the Gatwick Express but it stops at intermediate stations and takes 5 minutes more, one-way ticket is £ 14.40. The best rail option is the Thameslink which will take you to Kings Cross station in 45 minutes for just £ 10.
EasyBus and National Express run shuttle bus services from the airport to London Victoria and Earl's Court. Departures are every half hour, one-way ticket £ 7 and the journey takes about 1,5 hours. There are also direct buses to London Heathrow and Stansted Airport.
How much does a taxi cost from the airport to London city centre?
Considering the long distance you need to travel to downtown London a taxi is not the best option. It can take 2 hours and costs £ 70 or more. Better take a train first and then switch to taxi.
All prices quoted here were found in June 2017
What are popular destinations from London Gatwick Airport?
Most flights from London Gatwick Airport are to Amsterdam and to Barcelona but there are many more flights to other destinations as well, most of them by British Airways. Every day there are flights to 50 destinations from London Gatwick Airport. Here are the most popular destinations:
- 1. Amsterdam: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
- 2. Barcelona: Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN)
- 3. Madrid: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD)
- 4. Paris: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
- 5. Doha: Doha International Airport (DOH)
- 6. Faro: Faro Airport (FAO)