London Gatwick Airport

Last updated: Wednesday, October 4, 2023


London Gatwick Airport is a large airport located in London, United Kingdom. It serves London and the surrounding areas.

It operates scheduled services and is identified by the IATA code LGW.

London Gatwick Airport is situated in the continent of Europe, specifically in the country of United Kingdom, with latitude 51.148102 and longitude -0.190278.

It has an elevation of 61.57 meters (202 ft) and is identified by the GPS code EGKK.

Elevation61.57 m (202 ft)
AddressHorley, Gatwick RH6 0NP, United Kingdom
WebsiteLondon Gatwick Airport
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Airport address

London Gatwick Airport

Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NP, United Kingdom

Which country is London Gatwick Airport?

London Gatwick Airport is situated in London, which is in United Kingdom, a country located on the continent of Europe.

How do I get from London Gatwick Airport to city centre?

There are several options to get from London Gatwick Airport to the city center:

  1. Gatwick Express: This is the fastest and most convenient option. The Gatwick Express train runs every 15 minutes and takes around 30 minutes to reach London Victoria Station in the city center. Tickets can be purchased at the airport or online.

  2. Southern Railway: Regular Southern Railway trains also run from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria Station. These trains are slightly slower than the Gatwick Express but are often cheaper. The journey takes around 35-40 minutes.

  3. Thameslink: Thameslink trains connect Gatwick Airport to various stations in central London, including Blackfriars, Farringdon, and St Pancras International. The journey time varies depending on the destination but generally takes around 45-55 minutes.

  4. National Express Coaches: National Express operates coach services from Gatwick Airport to several locations in central London, including Victoria Coach Station, Marble Arch, and Paddington Station. The journey time can vary depending on traffic conditions but usually takes around 1-2 hours.

  5. Taxis and Private Transfers: Taxis and private transfers are available at the airport. They offer a more convenient and direct option, but they can be more expensive compared to other modes of transport.

It is recommended to check the schedules and fares of each option before your journey to choose the most suitable one for you.

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Most common questions

Below are quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about London Gatwick Airport.

  1. How far is London Gatwick Airport from central London? London Gatwick Airport is located approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of central London. It takes around 30-45 minutes to travel to central London by train or car, depending on traffic conditions.

  2. What airlines operate at London Gatwick Airport? London Gatwick Airport serves as a hub for several major airlines, including British Airways, easyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle, TUI Airways, and Virgin Atlantic. Additionally, numerous other international and regional airlines operate flights to and from Gatwick, offering a wide range of destinations.

  3. Are there public transportation options available from London Gatwick Airport? Yes, there are several public transportation options available from London Gatwick Airport. The airport has its own railway station, providing frequent train services to central London and other destinations across the country. Additionally, there are numerous bus and coach services connecting the airport to various locations in London and beyond. Taxis and car rental services are also readily available at the airport for those preferring private transportation.


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