London Gatwick (LGW) is the second largest airport in the UK after Heathrow Airport, and is 45km (28 miles) south of London.
Gatwick Airport's two terminals, North and South, both have a comprehensive selection of shops, bureaux de change, help desks and left-luggage facilities.
There are an excellent range of hotels in the Gatwick area. Many provide a courtesy coach service from Gatwick rail station, which is directly linked to Gatwick's South Terminal. See our Where to Stay section to find and book a hotel near Gatwick Airport.
Gatwick Airport by Rail
The Gatwick Express is the fastest way into Central London. There are trains every 15 minutes between Gatwick Airport's South Terminal and London Victoria Station every day from 4.35am to 1.35am. Standard fares are £19.90 single and £34.90 return. Journey time is 30 minutes and the service is non-stop to Victoria station. Visit the Gatwick Express website for more information.
You can also get the First Capital Connect train to London Bridge, City Thameslink, Blackfriars, Farringdon or St Pancras International. There are four daytime services an hour, and hourly services throughout the night. A standard adult single to St Pancras International is £10. For more details visit the First Capital Connect website.
Southern offers regular train services during the day from Gatwick to London Victoria via East Croydon and Clapham Junction. A standard adult single from Gatwick to London Victoria costs £19.90. For more details visit the Southern website.
Gatwick Airport by Coach
National Express runs frequent services between Gatwick and Victoria Coach Station. Coaches run approximately every 30 minutes. Journey time varies according to route, most are about one hour 20 minutes. Some services stop at Hooley, Wallington, Mitcham Junction, Mitcham London Rd, Streatham, Stockwell and Pimlico. Standard single fares are £8. Book tickets online
easyBus also offers a high-frequency, low-cost express bus service between Gatwick Airport and Earls Court/West Brompton. The easyBus service runs throughout the day and night, direct with no stops. The journey takes just over one hour. Fares start at £2 one-way (online price). Find out more on the easyBus website.
Gatwick Airport by Taxi
There are usually taxis queuing for customers at London's airports. Only use a black cab or reputable mini-cab and never use unauthorised drivers. The official Gatwick taxi concession is Airport Cars Gatwick. You can ask the driver for an estimate of how much your journey will cost beforehand. Find out more from the TfL taxi fares page.
The Gatwick Express rail service has a range of features to make travelling easy for everyone, including dedicated areas for passengers with wheelchairs. For information visit the Gatwick Express website.
Southern provides assistance boarding and alighting from trains, and will alert station staff to the needs of disabled travellers. The company also provides a free taxi service for disabled travellers at stations with restricted access, which takes them to the next accessible station on their route. More information on the Southern website.
First Capital Connect's staff are trained to help passengers with accessibility requirements. You should contact them at least 24 hours before travelling. Visit the First Capital Connect website for more details.
National Express can help with accessibility requirements if you contact them at least 36 hours before you are due to travel. For more details see the National Express website.