London Gatwick Airport Essential Travel Guide

Getting to and from London Gatwick Airport

By Train

The Gatwick Express provides a non-stop service between central London and a number of other companies provide train services to a range of UK destinations. Call National Rail Enquiries on call +44 (0)845 748 4950 for further information including ticket prices and timetables.

By Bus and Coach

Local bus services are in operation between Gatwick Airport and a number of destinations including Crawley, Horsham and Redhill. Long distance coach services are in operation between Gatwick Airport and over 400 UK destinations. Contact National Express on +44 (0)871 781 8181 or book online with easyBus

By Taxi

Checker Cars provide taxi services from Gatwick Airport, with booking offices located in both the North and South Terminals. For further information contact 44 (0) 1293 567700 or go to

By Car or Motorbike

Gatwick Airport is situated twenty eight miles to the south of London, with direct links to Junction 9 of the M23 Motorway. Junction 7 of the M25 Motorway is 10 minute drive away. If you are using satellite navigation systems you are advised that the postcode is RH6 0NP for the South Terminal and RH6 0PJ for the North Terminal.

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Gatwick Airport flight information

To check which terminal your flight is scheduled to leave from go to

Disabled facilities at Gatwick Airport include

  • Reserved seating areas allocated for travellers with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible telephones
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities
  • Ramps and wider access pathways
  • Help points
  • Free wheelchair use within the terminal
  • Ambulift
  • Induction loops
Travelcare offers help and assistance to all disabled Travellers and is situated at Gatwick Village South Terminal. Call Travelcare on +44 (0)1293 504 283 to request assistance.

Travelling with babies and young children

The majority of eateries at Gatwick Airport provide children's menus and highchair facilities. Essentials such as baby infant formula and nappies can be purchased at the airport along with toys, books and puzzles to keep children entertained. Baby changing a feeding facilities are located in the check in area and en route to the gates. There are also baby changing facilities situated in the transfer area and in the arrivals hall. GameGrid provides a variety of arcade entertainment with branches located both before and after security and in the arrivals hall.

Airport Information

You can contact the main switchboard at Gatwick Airport by calling +44 (0) 844 335 1802. For a list of important contacts go to

Lost Property

For lost property enquiries contact the Excess Baggage Company located in the South Terminal, or call + 44 (0) 1293 503162. You can also

Changing money at the airport

Travelex and Moneycorp provide foreign currency exchange services at a number of bureaux de change located in both the North and South Terminal. You can pre-order commission free foreign currency with Moneycorp for collection upon arrival at Gatwick Airport. Contact +44 (0)1293 568 689 for further information.