London Gatwick Airport, North Terminal

Photo, 2008 Martin Roell


London Gatwick is an international airport located about 45 km south of the capital. Equipped with two Terminals (North and South), it is the second largest airport in the United Kingdom for passenger traffic. Not only; Gatwick, falls within the ranking of the ten busiest airports in Europe!

Duty free and over 50 store present, where to shop and spend a few hours in peace. The choice is also wide from the culinary point of view with restaurants, bars and numerous fast-food restaurants; you can choose between local and international cuisine. The shops are open every day from 04: 00 to 20: 30 (T North) and 04: 00 to 21: 00 in South Terminal.

Below is a list of carriers and direct connections to London Gatwick:

Aegean Airlines: Athens. season: Heraklion.
Aer Lingus: Dublin, Knock. Seasonal charters: Friedrichshafen, Geneva, Grenoble, Lyon South
Aeroflot: Moscow-Sheremetyevo.
Air Arabia Maroc: Casablanca, Fez, Tangier.
airBaltic: Line.
Air Canada Rouge, seasonal: Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver.
Air Europa: Madrid.
Air Malta: Malta.
Air Transat: Toronto-Pearson. season: Calgary, Montréal-Trudeau, Vancouver South
AlbaStar, seasonal charter: Palma de Mallorca.
Austrian Airlines, seasonal: Innsbruck.
Belavia: Minsk.
British Airways: Algiers, Alicante, Amsterdam, Antigua, Barbados, Barcelona, ​​Bermuda, Bordeaux, Cancún, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Faro, Fort Lauderdale, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Genoa, Glasgow, Granada, Jersey, Kingston-Norman Manley, Lanzarote, Lima, Málaga, Malta, Marrakech, Mauritius, Naples, Nice, New York-JFK, Oakland, Orlando, Port of Spain, Port, Providenciales, Punta Cana, Rome-Fiumicino, Saint Kitts, St. Lucia, Salzburg, San José de Costa Rica, Seville , Tampa, Tenerife-South, Tirana, Tobago, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Verona, Vienna. Seasonal: Bari, Bodrum, Cagliari, Cape Town, Catania, Dalaman, Friedrichshafen, Geneva, Grenoble, Heraklion, Ibiza, Innsbruck, Larnaca, Limoges, Malé, Paphos, Pisa, Rhodes, Thessaloniki South.
Cathay Pacific: Hong Kong South
China Airlines: Taipei-Taoyuan.
Croatia Airlines, Seasonal: Split.
EasyJet: Aberdeen, Agadir, Alicante, Almería, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, ​​Bari, Basel / Mulhouse, Belfast-International, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bologna, Bordeaux, Brindisi, Budapest, Catania, Copenhagen, Krakow, Edinburgh, Faro, Fuerteventura, Gibraltar, Geneva, Glasgow, Gran Canaria, Granada, Hurghada, Innsbruck, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Lanzarote, La Palma, Larnaca, Lisbon, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Lyon, Funchal, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Marrakech, Marseille, Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Montpellier, Monaco, Murcia, Nantes, Naples, Nice, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Paris-CDG, Pisa, Porto, Prague, Reykjavík-Keflavík, Rome-Fiumicino, Seville, Sofia, Stuttgart, Tallinn, Tenerife-South, Thessaloniki, Toulouse, Valencia, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Zurich. season: Ajaccio, Antalya, Bastia, Biarritz, Bodrum, Brest, Kefalonia, Chania, Corfu, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Figari, Friedrichshafen, Grenoble, Heraklion, Ibiza, Izmir, Kalamata, Kos, La Rochelle, Menorca, Mykonos, Olbia, Östersund, Preveza , Pula, Rhodes, Salzburg, Santiago de Compostela, Santorini, Split, Tivat, Turin, Varna, Zakynthos.
Emirates: Dubai-International.
Enter Air, seasonal charter: Corfu, Heraklion, Kos, Rhodes, Skiathos, Thessaloniki, Zakynthos.
Finnair, seasonal: Ivalo (from the 14 / 12 / 17).
flybe: Newquay.
Georgian Airways: Tbilisi.
Germany: Pristina. Seasonal charter: Chambéry, Corfu, Heraklion, Kos, Lemnos, Lyon, Rhodes, Samos, Skiathos, Thessaloniki, Zakynthos.
Iberia Express: Madrid.
Icelandair: Reykjavik-Keflavik.
Sundial: Naples, Cagliari, Olbia.
Monarch Airlines: Alicante, Almeria, Barcelona, ​​Faro, Funchal, Gibraltar, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Lanzarote, Lisbon, Málaga, Menorca, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife South, Venice, Zagreb. Seasonal: Antalya, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Friedrichshafe, Geneva, Grenoble, Ibiza, Innsbruck, Kittilä, Larnaca, Lyon, Paphos, Preveza, Rhodes, Salzburg, Turin, Verona.
Montenegro Airlines, seasonal: Tivat.
Norwegian Air Shuttle: Aalborg, Alicante, Barcelona, ​​Bergen, Budapest, Copenhagen, Faro, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Gran Canaria, Madrid, Málaga, Oslo-Gardermoen, Palma de Mallorca, Stavanger, Stockholm-Arlanda, Tenerife-Sun , Trondheim. Seasonal: Cephalonia, Chania, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Grenoble, Ibiza, Reykjavík-Keflavík, Rovaniemi, Salzburg, Santorini, Split, Tromsø. Seasonal: Grenoble, Lleida-Alguaire, Sofia.
Norwegian Long Haul: Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, Oakland, Orlando. season: Las Vegas, San Juan.
Nouvelair, seasonal charter: Djerba, Monastir.
Pegasus Airlines: Istanbul-Sabiha.
Seasonal: Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman South
Royal Air Maroc: Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat.
Rwandair: Kigali.
Ryanair: Alicante, Belfast-International, Cork, Dublin, Shannon, Seville.
Small Planet Airlines, seasonal: Athens, Banjul, Kefalonia, Corfu, Chania, Grenoble, Heraklion, Ivalo, Haugesund, Kos, Larnaca, Gran Canaria, Malta, Preveza, Rhodes, Santorini, Skiathos, Tirana, Volos, Zakynthos.
SmartWings: Prague.
SunExpress: İzmir.
Swiss International Air Lines, seasonal: Geneva, Zurich.
TAP Portugal: Lisbon, Porto.
Thomas Cook Airlines: Antalya, Burgas, Bodrum, Cancún, Kefalonia, Dalaman, Enfidha, Fuerteventura, Holguín, Heraklion, Hurghada, Izmir, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Malta, Paphos, Punta Cana, Sharm El Sheikh, Tenerife South. season: Almería, Banjul, Barbados, Cape Town, Cayo Coco, Corfu, Djerba, Faro, Geneva, Goa, Genoa, Grenoble, Heraklion, Ibiza, Innsbruck, Lleida-Alguaire, Kalamata, Kavala, Kos, Larnaca, Lemnos, Menorca, Naples, Olbia, Orlando, Palma de Mallorca, Preveza, Reus, Rhodes, Rovaniemi, Sal, Salzburg, Santorini, Skiathos, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Turin, Zakynthos.
Thomson Airways: Agadir, Alicante, Antalya, Boa Vista, Cancún, Dalaman, Dubai-Al Maktoum, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Girona, Heraklion, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lanzarote, Liberia, Luxor, Málaga, Malta, Marrakesh, Marsa Alam, Mauritius, Montego Bay, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Puerto Plata, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, Sal, Sharm El Sheikh, Tenerife South, Varadero. season: Almeria, Alghero, Aruba, Barbados, Bodrum, Burgas, Catania, Chania, Colombo, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro, Ibiza, İzmir, Jerez, Kavala, Kefalonia, Kos, Larnaca, Menorca, Mykonos, Naples, Olbia, Orlando-Sanford, Phuket, Preveza, Pula, Reus, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Split, Thessaloniki, Venice, Zakynthos. Seasonal Charters: Chambéry, Fagernes, Geneva, Innsbruck, Ivalo, Kittilä, Kuusamo, Salzburg, Sofia, Tivat, Toulouse, Turin, Verona.
Tianjin Airlines: Chongqing, Tianjin, Xi'an.
Tunisair: Tunis.
Turkish Airlines: Istanbul-Atatürk, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen.
Ukraine International Airlines: Kiev-Boryspil.
Virgin Atlantic: Antigua, Barbados, Cancún, Granada Havana, Las Vegas, Montego Bay, Orlando, Saint Lucia, Tobago, Varadero.
Vueling: Asturias, Barcelona, ​​Bilbao, Florence, Paris-CDG, Rome-Fiumicino, Santiago de Compostela, Rennes.
WestJet: Calgary, Toronto-Pearson. Seasonal: Edmonton, Ottawa, St. John's, Vancouver, Winnipeg.
Wizz Air: Bucharest.
WOW air: Reykjavik-Keflavik.



Gatwick Airport Station 02


Overall, the quickest and most convenient solution to get to central London. Gatwick Express is a fast train, which directly connects the airport with the station Victoria London in just 30 minutes. The service is active every day, including Sundays and holidays, from 04: 00 around midnight.

The full-fare ticket, one way, costs £ 17.60; return ticket, £ 31.60; guys from 5 to 16 years, they pay £ 8.75 one way, and £ 15.60 round trip. Free for children under the age of 5. Info and possibility to purchase online, on the official website, through this link.


An excellent alternative to the Gatwick Express. Thameslink connects London Gatwick a Victoria Station, St Pancras International and the airport London Luton. Trains also allow you to reach many British destinations. Brighton it can be reached in about 25 minutes in direct route. Prices per adult, starting from £ 8.50. In just over two hours, however, it is possible to reach Southampton. The ticket, online, starts at £ 15.70 discounted one way.

Often, you can get incredible offers by buying the ticket online on the official website. You could even buy a ticket for a return trip to Victoria, on flexible dates, at £ 15.70. For all info, we recommend to consult the official website from here.


A serious and reliable company, whose trains connect London Gatwick with some important destinations in Great Britain. With Southern trains you can reach Brighton, Eastbourne, Southampton or Portsmouth. For all info, we recommend the official website.


Buses are the best solution for those who want to save some pound. The downside is represented by the travel times, very dilated compared to the train. Just think that the bus to Victoria Station takes about 95 minutes, or triple the Gatwick Express!

National Express connects London Gatwick with numerous destinations in the Capital, including Victoria Station. As mentioned, the times are around the 95 minutes. It must be said, however, that in certain bands, the time is reduced by about 20 minutes. Tickets, depending on the band, cost 8 or £ 9.00, for the price of only anadata. By purchasing a return ticket, you will get a reduction of 25%. The buses are modern and equipped with all comforts, including free wifi. Both London Gatwick Airport Terminals have one stop. For all info and to buy tickets, we recommend the official website from this link.

EasyBus It is a rather inexpensive solution, which allows you to reach West London via Earl's Court / West Brompton in just over an hour. Tickets sold for around £ 9.00.