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Gatwick Airport Maps and Directions

How to get to Gatwick Airport by car including directions, maps and a route planner.

Gatwick by Car - Directions

London Gatwick is 28 miles (45km) south of London, directly linked to the M23 motorway at Junction 9 and to the A23 London- Brighton road. The M25 at Junction 7 is a 10 minute drive from Gatwick Airport, connecting it with the UK's extensive road and motorway network.

If you plan on driving to or from London Gatwick Airport, you can search the AA Route Planner for tailored directions.

Gatwick by Car - Maps

Our map gives you an overview of the surrounding area, which also highlights the most important approach roads:

Driving Information

Distances in miles when driving from:

Kingston Upon Thames27
Tunbridge Wells23

In the chart on the left, we have listed various locations in the South of England with the distances in miles from Gatwick Airport. Use these distances to estimate travel times for your journey.

Drop off / Pick up
For security reasons, private cars may not stop on the terminal forecourt roads for any purpose other than to set down passengers. Waiting is not permitted on the terminal forecourt. Cars left unattended are liable to be towed away by the police and a retrieval charge levied. Please use one of the Short Stay car parks if you need to leave your car unattended while picking up/dropping off airline passengers.

Car Parking
Short and Long Term airport parking is available with regular shuttles running between the long term parking area and the terminals. It is advisable to book airport parking in advance.

Visit Airport Parking Shop to find the best prices when you need Gatwick Airport Parking. They offer the largest variety of airport parking options at over 300 car parks across 30 airports in the UK.

Prices from 8 UK's leading parking brokers are compared, and passengers could save you up to 60% on gate prices by booking in advance.

Motorcycles are welcoem to park in the dedicated parking bays in the short stay areas, at both terminals. They are however subject to the same parking charges as other vehicles.

Filling up near Gatwick

There is a range of 24 hour petrol stations available close to both the North and South Terminals. Check petrol prices on PetrolPrices.com before deciding where to fill up.

Petrol Stations near Gatwick Airport

Petrol StationAddressDistance from Airport
TexacoBrighton Road, Horley, Surrey RH6 7ER0.5 miles
BPRing Road North, London Gatwick Airport, RH6 0NNOn Site
Esso Roundabout Service StationBrighton Road, Horley, Surrey, RH6 7HH0.5 miles
Crawley AutopointWoodfield Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 8EP2.67 miles
Sainsburys West GreenCrawley Avenue, West Green, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 8NF3.17 miles
BP Country Oak Service StationLondon Rd, Crawley RH10 9TA5.8 miles
Pease Pottage Service StationBrighton Rd, Pease Pottage, Crawley RH11 9YA9.9 miles