Gatwick Aiport, 28 miles (45km) south of London, is the world's busiest single runway airport serving international and nation flights from its north and south terminals. It's well connected to the city centre by rail, bus and car.
Airport Code: LGW
Distance: from central London: 28 miles (45km)
Contact: For flight and travel information call: 44 (0)870 000 24 68
Address: Gatwick Airport, West Sussex
Postcode: South Terminal: RH6 0NP
North Terminal: RH6 0PJ
For a personal and hassle-free introduction to London, it makes sense to use of one of the many private transfer providers servicing Gatwick Airport. The service is often cheaper than the equivalent taxi fare and definitely much less trouble.
Private transfers allow you to avoid queuing or searching for transport - your driver meets you with a personalised sign in the airport Arrivals Hall, assists you with your luggage, escorts you to your vehicle and transfers you straight to your hotel.
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The Gatwick Express is the fastest train service running from Gatwick Airport into central London. Frequency: It operates seven days a week and runs directly into London Victoria train and Tube station. Trains are non-stop. Trains from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria start at 4.35am and 5.20am and then run every 15 minutes from 5.50am to 12.35am with the last trains leaving at 12.50am and 1.35am. Trains from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport start at 3.30am and 4.30am and then run every 15 minutes from 5am to 11.45pm, with the last trains leaving at 12.01am and 12.30am. Duration: The journey takes 30 minutes (35 minutes on a Sunday). Tickets: Tickets can be purchased on the train. Other Services: Connex South Central and Thameslink also run services to and from Gatwick, with a slightly longer journey time of 35 minutes. There are four/five trains per hour, Monday to Friday, with an hourly service overnight. Contact: For information on all these services call the National Rail Enquiry service on: 08457 48 49 50.
Airport Cars Gatwick is Gatwick Airport's official concessionaire. Taxis can be pre-booked with fares paid in advance by cash or credit card, or at the end of the journey. Cars with swivel seats are available for disabled travellers. A Black Cab taxi holding up to 5 people can also be picked up from outside the airport. A Black Cab taxi holds up to 5 people and can be picked up from outside the airport. To avoid the inevitable queues for taxis, you can book in advance through London Black Cabs. 48-hours notice is required for airport transfers. Flights arrival times are monitored by reservation staff so you do not need to worry about delays to your flight. You will be met outside the customs area by your driver who will assist you in carrying your luggage to the vehicle. London Black Cabs can also arrange your return journey at the time of booking.
Journey time by private taxi or Black Cab into central London is 60 - 70 minutes.
To book through London Black Cabs or for more information call: 07957 696673.
For Airport Cars Gatwick, Gatwick office call: 44 (0)1293 550000.
For Airport Cars Gatwick, London office call: 44 (0)20 8668 4545.
Gatwick Airport is 28 miles (45 kms) south of London.
On leaving the airport, join the M23 motorway at Junction 9 and follow the M23 and A23 to London.
Journey time to central London is approximately 60 - 75 minutes.
A Congestion Charge applies to all cars entering central London from Monday to Friday 7am-6.30pm.