Gatwick International Airport is a smaller airport 28 miles south of London with air services to Europe. The complex is easily navigable. However it should be noted that there are two terminals, North and South. Details and map of the terminals can be found here.
The Terminals are connected by a three quarter of a mile two way people
mover track transit system, driverless trains.
Road and rail transport are frequent.
There is road access to the M23 and the A23 which is the London to Brighton road. Northward this connects with the M25 the circular ring road round London. There is access to Reigate via the A217. Between them these roads provide access to the west depending on the area required, Make for the A303 or the A30, both good roads to the west.
Hire cars are available from all popular firms. A simple idea is to book online in advance on this site, please click the link above. (no booking fees!) Or you can book online at Gatwick Airport. In both cases most of the popular car hire firms are available.
This is a large airport and it has loads of car parking.
Both North and South Terminals have long stay parking with connections by bus from the car parks to the terminals.
Valet and Premium parking is also available at both Terminals.
Short Stay Parking is very close to the airport and handy if you are only there for a short period.
National Express coaches call at Gatwick International Airport as part of their major airport link services. Pretty handy, hassle free transport.
Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 21 actually goes under the South Terminal. There is even a lift to ground level for cyclists in Zone 1 – look for the signs. Route 21 goes more or less traffic free to Horley to the north and Three Bridges and Crawley to the south.
For further information on cycling in Wessex go to the
Cycling in Wessex and the Cycling in Southwest England
If you are coming with hiking boots as a companion check out the Walking Trails pages.
Trains travel north to London and south to the Sussex and Hampshire coasts. Travel by train to Portsmouth Harbour and catch the ferry to the wonderful
Isle of Wight
First Great Western trains use the station and provide services directly to Reading, Oxford and the counties of South West England.
Accommodation in the vicinity is plentiful and the local area specialise in B & B to cater for passengers to and from Gatwick. Horley is a good bet. Booking is an excellent idea however! Some B&B's will pick you up and take you back to the airport, a very useful idea.
Return from Gatwick International Airport to Home
for when you arrive
There are some delightful cottages around the county. Probably one near where you would love to stay.
Want a cute car? Large car? Small car? Whatever you need you will find it here. You will probably even find your favourite car hire firm here and Car Rentals do not add a penny to their price for looking all over for you!
Please note that National Express coach services have been suspended due to the current pandemic.
Why not travel by Coach
If you do decide the leave the car at home and help the environment too, why not go National Express. They run coaches all over the country. Some pretty good fares too.
Just imagine - sit back and relax, no hassling with the traffic!!!
Do you know that you can book on your mobile phone and they will send the ticket as a text!!!!
Virgin Trains is an excellent main line railway.