Gatwick International Airport

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.

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Gatwick Busy North terminal

Busy North Terminal at Gatwick International Airport
Photo by Martin Roell

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.

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By Road

Road sign M23

M23 at Crawley in Sussex looking north to
Photograph by Kentem in the public domain.

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.

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Hire Cars

Hire cars are available from all popular firms.  You can book online at Gatwick Airport.

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Car Parking

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.

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By Coach

Coaches arriving at the North Terminal, Gatwick Airport

Coaches arriving at the North Terminal, Gatwick
Photograph © N Chadwick

National Express coaches call at Gatwick International Airport as part of their major airport link services. Pretty handy, hassle free transport.

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By Bike or Hiking

NCN 21 as it goes under the South Terminal

Cycle Way 21 as it prepares to go under South Terminal
Photograph © Oliver Dixon

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 pages.

If you are coming with hiking boots as a companion check out the Walking Trails pages.

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Rail Transport

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.

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Accommodation near Gatwick Airport

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. Check out hotels and B&B's with a shuttle bus.

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Other pages that may be of interest

Getting to and around Wessex

HeathrowInternational Airport

Southampton International Airport

Bournemouth International Airport

Bristol International Airport

Exeter International Airport

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Sky Train Shuttle

Sky Train Shuttle, runs every few minutes between the North and South Terminals
Photograph © Oliver Dixon

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Useful Information

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Public Transport

National Express

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!!!!

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National Rail Journey Planner.

For train journeys all over the United Kingdom connecting the places you want to go efficiently and quickly.

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Traveline is a very useful resource for public transport throughout Wessex, even local buses. In fact all over the United Kingdom.

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