Gatwick Airport Maps and Directions

How to get to Gatwick Airport by car including directions, maps and driving distances.

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.

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

In the chart above, 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, it can save you up to 60% of the drive up cost, and gaurentees 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 are welcome to park in the dedicated parking bays in the short stay areas, at both terminals, free of charge.

Hotels in London

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.

Gatwick-bound travellers should take the A23 and M23 south from London, while rail passengers need only to be in reach of London’s Victoria Station and the frequent Gatwick Express service. Other major towns and cities in the Gatwick area include Crawley, Croydon, and Guildford.

Information on this page is known to be correct as of March 2017