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London Gatwick Airport

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LGW (IATA) United Kingdom

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Due to Covid-19 pandemic, many things around the world have changed in the travel industry. Follow the official instructions issued by the Government before you decide to travel. These restrictions may change overnight, so stay updated right until the date of your departure. UK foreign travel advice for United Kingdom

London Gatwick is the UK’s second busiest airport, opened in 1933, located in West Sussex, 40km south of London. After WWII, the airport has been reconstructed as a backup airport to Heathrow.

Today, Gatwick is the busiest of all of the airports with only 1 runway in the world, having 45 million passengers a year.

It is base to British Ariways, Virgin Atlantic and low-cost Easyjet airlines.

The airport operates from two terminals (North, South). See the list of which airline using which terminal.

  • Terminal North: Aeroflot, Air Transat, China Eastern Airlines, easyJet, Emirates, Icelandair, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Rwandair, TUI, Virgin Atlantic, Westjet,
  • Terminal South: Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air Baltic, Air Europa, Air Malta, Aurigny, Austrian, Belavia, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, Level, Norwegian, Pegasus Airlines, Ryanair, SmartWings, Swiss, TAP, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Vueling, Wizz Air.

There are multiple shops and restaurants available at the airport.

The airport is open 24/7.

London Gatwick Airport Transit

It is easy to transit onto your connection flight in Gatwick Airport as all routes are well signposted. There is a free shuttle train between both Terminals, departing every 2-4 minutes, running 24/7, with journey time taking approximately 30 minutes. The train, however, runs outside the transit zone (at landside), so it is necessary to go through check-in and immigration checks again.You don't have to worry in most cases. If your flights are on the same ticket reservation (most often connection flight with the same airline or airline's partner etc.) the transfer will be within the same terminal, with no need to pass the security again.

London Gatwick Airport Transfer

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12:38 Local time
11 °C Local weather
Available for free for 45 minutes, other connection available near restaurants or fastfoods. WiFi Availability
Available in both North and South Terminals in Arrivals hall. South open 24/7, North 5AM-10PM. Price from £6.00 for 3 hours, £11.00 for 24 hours, £5.00 after 72 hours. Left Baggage