London Gatwick International Airport
Gatwick Airport is the second largest airport after Heathrow. Statistics show that Gatwick has the busiest single runway in the world serving around 200 destinations every day. Both charter and scheduled flights fly in and out of the airport on a daily basis.
Passengers can easily transfer to and from the centre of London which generally takes around one hour. Gatwick is only 28 miles from Central London and is well connected by rail as well as road.
If you are travelling to the airport by car there's plenty of car parking space, however it may be wise to make enquiries about paying in advance to secure parking during the busy summer holiday period.
There are excellent facilities at both of Gatwick's two terminals such as shops, restaurants and bars where you can buy duty free shopping while enjoying a meal before your flight. There are also many cheap hotels close by which are ideal if you have any early morning departure flights or late evening arrival flights.
Cheap Overnight Accommodation - Where Should I Stay ?
Why not book a (family) room in a hotel near Gatwick airport so you can enjoy some of the many attractions? There are a wide range of inexpensive hostels and motels to choose from, most of which offer budget price rooms. Booking an affordable b&b or hotel will leave you with more spending money in your pocket for things to do near Gatwick.
Spend the day in Brighton, one of the UK's best loved seaside resorts. It will take you around 30 minutes to get there by road or rail. Have a walk along the pier or spend a few hours topping up your tan on Brighton beach.
How about experiencing the sights and sounds of central London before your flight? Hop on a double decker open top tour bus so you can see the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Tower of London, the Eye and much more.
When flying in and out of Gatwick Airport choosing the best accommodation can make your travel itinerary more relaxing. The Internet has a plethora of information regarding cheap hotels, hostels and motels.
It's also reassuring to know that the vast majority of hotel properties also provides a free shuttle service (transfer or transport) to and from Gatwick Airport. It depends what you're after when choosing accommodation which is often reflected in the competitive prices for b&b or bed and breakfast establishments, low budget hotels to luxury five star hotel chains.
The local nearby towns of Horley and Chorley which are only around a 10 minute drive from the airport provide secluded and quiet family room accommodation. When reserving a place to stay so you are near to Gatwick, it's important to see exactly what's included in the price. Does your property have free Wi-Fi internet access for instance which can be absolutely essential for business travellers? Is there free car parking? What is the distance between London Gatwick and your hotel?