Gatwick (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK) is London’s second airport, serving a large spectrum of places world-wide. It is the world’s busiest single runway airport and is split into a North and South Terminal. The two terminals are linked by a free shuttle train (5 minutes). The train station is located in the South Terminal. To get to the centre of the city, the following options exist:

  • By rail: Gatwick Express, ☎ +44 845 850 1530, Every 15 min, journey time 30-35 min. To London Victoria. Travelcard not valid. For the cheapest fare visit their website.
  • By rail: Southern Railway, ☎ +44 845 127 2920, Every 15 min, journey time 35-40 min. To London Victoria via Clapham Junction. Much cheaper than Gatwick Express.
  • By rail: First Capital Connect, ☎ +44 871 200 2233, To London Bridge, Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras International, Luton Airport and further north. Much cheaper than Gatwick Express.
  • By bus: easyBus, Every 15-20 min, journey time 60-90 min. To Earl’s Court/West Brompton. Book online.
  • By bus: National Express, Every 30 min, journey time 75-110 min. To London Victoria. Book online.
  • By Minicab, ☎ +44 7505 616915. Journey time 90-120 min.
  • By car. 47 km (29 mi).
  • By cycle, There is a long-distance cycle path into Central London, but as it involves an indirect route, going over the North Downs and through South-East London, it will likely be quite a ride. For adventurous people.

When departing, note that after passing through security you will find no drinking fountains in the South Terminal departure lounge.