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Gatwick Airport Guide
London Gatwick Airport is situated five km north of the centre of Crawley, West Sussex, and forty five km south of Central London.
It’s London’s second largest airport and second busiest by total passenger traffic in the United Kingdom after Heathrow.
In 2016, Gatwick ranked as the world’s 28th busiest airport when it comes to passenger numbers, ninth busiest in terms of Int passengers and eight largest in Europe by passenger numbers.
There’s a train service running from the south terminal to the city with a journey time of approximately thirty five mins and a nine pounds one way price at the time of writing. The Gatwick Express is a slightly faster more expensive option.
There are coach services from both the north and south terminal operated by Nationwide, the journey would take around ninety minutes.
South and North Terminal
The Airport has two terminals but just 1 runway which is one of the busiest in the world. It acts as a major hub with more than eighty different scheduled and charter airlines using the airport. There are flights to more than two hundred destinations around the world, handling more than thirty million passengers annually.
It is located twenty five miles from Heathrow Airport and less than a mile from junction 9 of the M23. It has superb road, bus and rail networks with travel providers operating from London Victoria and towns such as Brighton and Worthing.
When you arrive at the airport you’ve several options for transport to your destination. If somebody is coming to pick you up from Arrivals there is a meeting point close to the BAA Information Desk in International Arrivals.
The staff are multi lingual and the desks are open 24/7.
If you land at the north terminal then you can get a high speed transit train which runs at 2 minute intervals to take you to the south. The journey time is only a few minutes.
Both terminals provide a good array of shops, restaurants and bars both before and after security. The VIP/executive lounges are within the departures lounge after security.
Parking at the Airport
If you are leaving your car at the airport there are options for short and long term stays. All car parks have 24 hour security, frequent patrols and CCTV cover.
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