Gatwick Airport Directions & Maps

How to get to Gatwick Airport by car including maps & directions as well as driving distances from various, close by locations.

Gatwick Airport North Terminal Postcode: RH6 0PJ
Gatwick Airport South Terminal Postcode: RH6 0NP

Gatwick Airport Directions by Car

London Gatwick is directly linked to the M23 motorway at Junction 9 and the A23 London-Brighton road. In just 10 minutes you can reach the M25 at Junction 7 which will connect you to the UK’s extensive road and motorway network.

Gatwick by Car – Maps

Gatwick Airport
(Gatwick RH6 0NP, United Kingdom)

Driving Information

Distances in miles when driving from:

Basingstoke 62 Brighton 28
Cambridge 96 Chelmsford 61
Clapham 25 Croydon 19
Dartford 35 Dorking 13
Guildford 34 Kingston Upon Thames 27
Portsmouth 62 Reading 65
Redhill 7 Southampton 91
Tunbridge Wells 23
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In this chart, 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 at Gatwick Airport

If you’re picking up passengers you can use either long stay where you’d get 2 hours of free parking and use the direct bus service to the terminal or park up in one of the short stay car park.

If you’re dropping off passengers, you can use one of the designated areas outside the terminal:

North Terminal: On the lower level forecourt between the multi-storey and Sofitel Hotel.
South Terminal: Also found on the lower level forecourt.

You will have to pay £5 for 10 minutes and then £1 for any additional minute that you stay for up to 20 minutes. The maximum you’ll be charged is £25 for staying for 30 minutes!

Car Parking at Gatwick Airport

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, it can save you up to 60% of the drive up cost, and guarantees you a space.

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 by Gatwick Airport

Motorcycles are welcome to park in the dedicated parking bays in the short-stay areas, at both terminals, free of charge.

Hotels in London Gatwick Airport

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Despite what the airport’s slogan – ‘Your London Airport’ – may suggest, Gatwick Airport is not located within the English capital. However, London is a 30-minute train ride from Gatwick and roughly an hour’s journey on the road. Therefore, hotels in London are ideal for holidaymakers from distant reaches of the UK.

If you have a particularly early departure time or your flight lands pretty late at night, booking into a Gatwick Airport Hotel is a must. Browse our selection of nearby hotels; some are right on the airport grounds whilst others are a short drive away. Options range from your cheap and cheerful budget hotels to 4* luxury at worldwide chains.