|London - Gatwick (LGW)
Tel: 0870 000 2468
South of London, near Crawley
Gatwick International Rail track
Number of terminals:2
Number of passengers:20 million
Number of airlines:30
Number of runways: two (North and South)
Gatwick Airport is located 48km south of London and is quite further from Heathrow.
The airport has 2 terminals. Car, Taxi, trains, and bus can reach it.
Car Hire: There is unbeatable Car Hire service
providers allowing you to Rent a Car whilst you travel to the city
Taxis: It takes quite some time to reach by taxis.
Trains: The Gatwick Express is the fastest service and reasonably
priced and goes to Victoria Station; trains depart every 15 minutes.
Bus: Shuttle buses operate between Gatwick and Heathrow.
Flight line: Flight services operate between the airport
and central London (Victoria Coach Station)
These services are often cheaper and definitely much less trouble.
INFORMATION AND HELP DESKS
Each Arrivals concourse has an information desk (tel: (0)870 000
2468) where multi-lingual staff are on hand to deal with enquiries 24
hours a day.
Transport: There are several large Car Hire companies based at
Money and communications: Both terminals have bureaux de change and
ATMs. There is a post office and a 24-hour Internet café in the South
Terminal. Wireless Internet connection is also available in the North
Eating and drinking: There are many restaurants, bars and
cafés located in both terminals.
Shopping: There are many shops at the
airport, including several duty-free outlets. The airport has also
recently introduced a home delivery service and a collection service.
More information is available from the BAA Shopping Information Line (tel:
(0)800 844 844).
Luggage: Left-luggage facilities are available in
both terminals. A lost property service is also operated by the Excess
Baggage Company (tel: (0)1293 503 162). Other facilities: These
include baby changing rooms and showers, a children's play area, a
medical centre offering vaccinations (tel: (0)1293 507 400) and prayer
CONFERENCE AND BUSINESS FACILITIES
There are business facilities, including telephone, fax, photocopy and
secretarial services and conference and meeting rooms, at London
Gatwick Hilton Hotel (tel: (0)1293 518 080) at the South Terminal and
Le Meridien London Gatwick Hotel (tel: (0)1293 567 070) at the North
Terminal. There are two executive lounges in the South Terminal, the
Sir Robert Hardingham Suite (tel: (0)1293 502 2400) and the Servisair
Lounge (tel: (0)870 787 6877), and one in the North Terminal, the
Aviance Alexandra Suite (tel: (0)1293 507 203).
Special assistance is available for disabled passengers. There are
ramps and/or lifts where necessary. Wheelchair push and provision and
help with baggage are also provided on request. Reserved seating is
located throughout the airport, and there is also designated parking
for badge holders. There is an induction loop installed in the
terminals, as well as disabled toilets. Passengers requiring
assistance should inform the relevant airline before traveling.
Travel-Care (tel: (0)1293 504 283) provides advice to anyone who needs
assistance and is located in The Village, in the South Terminal.
Airport hotels include the London Gatwick Hilton Hotel (tel: (0)1293
518 080) at the South Terminal, and Le Meridian London Gatwick Hotel (tel:
(0)1293 567 070 or (0)870 400 8494) at the North Terminal. The Travel
Inn (tel: (0)870 238 3305) is situated a five-minute walk away from
the North Terminal. Other nearby hotels include the Gatwick Moat
House, Ramada Plaza Gatwick, Holiday Inn Gatwick, Renaissance Gatwick,
Gatwick Belmont and Holidan Inn Express. A hotel reservation service
is available at the British Hotel Reservation Centre desks (tel:
(0)1293 504 605 or (0)800 783 4060) in the Arrivals area.
There are also several other Rent a Car companies just a short walk
from the airport. Many of the companies offer free transport to the
depot to collect your car and you can return your car to the airport
on your departure.