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GENERAL TRAVEL INFORMATION
Address: London Gatwick Airport West Sussex
RH6 0NP, England, UK
Location: Gatwick airport is located 24.3 miles (39.1 km) South of central London
Latitude: 51' 9' 0" N 
Longitude: 0' 11' 0" W
The International airport codes for Gatwick Airport are:
IATA code is: LGW
ICAO code is: EGKK

M25
The M25 is the orbital motorway that encompasses the whole of greater London. In fact in practical terms the M25 now determines the areas considered to be within London by being a man border around it.

Gatwick Airport is located just over 9 miles from the M25, an almost straight run along the M23.
Stansted Airport, Heathrow Airport and Luton Airport are also located very close to the M25 motorway which means travel by road to each of these airports is most practically travelled via the M25 even though the distances are far greater than travelling in a straight line.

Please note that the M25 motorway is notorious for traffic delays and so all journey times shown on this page are a guide only.

Bus and Coaches
The majority of coach services are not wheelchair accessible, but will carry wheelchairs for passengers who are able to board the bus/coach unaided.
Several companies run coach and bus services from Gatwick to all parts of the UK. Most of the routes are run from the upper level of the South Terminal and most will also stop at the lower level of the North Terminal which is the arrivals level. The Gatwick Coach Station is actually located on the lower level of the South Terminal.

Direct connections to popular destinations include Heathrow, central London, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge and Norwich.
For more bus and Coach information click here

London Bus
London buses do not operate from Gatwick.

Taxi Cab
London Taxis do not pickup from Gatwick Airport although they do drop off there. London black cabs are licensed to operate within the London area only. Gatwick is in West Sussex and outside this specified zone.
Taxis or more accurately Private Hire Vehicles can be hired directly at the airport. Cars are operated at Gatwick by a firm called Checker Cars.
They have an office in the North Terminal arrivals area and also in the northern entrance building leading to the South Terminal and these desks are signposted. They also have a main office at the Gatwick Taxi Feeder park.
Checker Cars at Gatwick have a fixed fare policy and all destinations are quoted before your ride so there are no nasty surprises at your destination.
Cost into central London is around £80 plus the congestion zone charge if travelling in the controlled zone.
phone: 01293 567700

Minicab
A minicab is a private vehicle that can only be hired by being pre-booked. You can contact our partner minicab company here. Minicabs are nearly always cheaper than London taxis for medium to long journeys.
As a general guide expect to pay around £60 into central London from Gatwick for up to 4 passengers. Charge varies between companies and does not include extra waiting time or larger than standard vehicles.

Train
Gatwick has a Station underneath the South Terminal, allow 10 minutes to walk from the terminal to the station. You get between stations for free by using the monorail link between the two buildings. Both terminals have rail information desks and also facilities for purchasing tickets. You can also buy tickets in the station itself.
From here the non-stop service into London known as the Gatwick Express runs.
Read more about Gatwick Train Services

Connecting between North and South terminals:
A driverless and fully automated monorail link runs 24 hours between the South and North terminals.
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