UK’s second largest
Gatwick Airport is the second largest airport after UK’s largest and major airport ; Heathrow. Statistics show that it has the busiest single runway in the world serving around 200 destinations every day. Both charter and scheduled flights fly in and out from the runway 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 accommodation 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 the 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.
Where Should I Stay ?
Why not book a (family) room in a hotel nearby 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. Making a reservation for an affordable b&b or hostel will leave you with more spending money in your pocket for things to do near Gatwick. When reserving a place to stay so you are near to the departure or arrival hall, 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 or hostel style accommodation?
Cheap Accommodation near London Gatwick Airport
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 this international airfield 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 hostels to luxury five star hotel chains.
The closest value for money hotel to the airport terminals is 3 star Central Premier Inn. This hotel is situated next to the North Terminal, and a 24-hour hotel shuttle bus travels between the hotel and the 2 terminals every 20 minutes.
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With Shuttle Transfers to North and South terminal
Many hotels nearby Gatwick airport offer a (free) shuttle to and from the airport. Close to the airport and Crawley town centre is the Crowne Plaza Gatwick-Crawley.
This newly renovated property is just a few miles from away from the departure hall and the M23. From this hotel a shuttle bus service operates regularly between the hotel and the landing field in Horley England.
Some Facts and Location of LGW in England UK
Name : Gatwick Airport
Information : Parking, Flight Status
Location : the terminal is situated north of the town of Crawley in West Sussex, around 29 miles or 47 km from central London.
Other major airports in the region offering international and domestic flights are London Heathtrow (LHR), London Luton (LTN), Stansted Airport (STN), London City (LCY) and Southend (SEN). Plenty of budget friendly accommodation can be found nearby these airfields as well. Popular are hotels with parking esp. around Southend and Stansted.
Address : West Sussex RH6 0NP, England, United Kingdom (UK)
IATA Code : LGW
Main Airlines : mainly served by Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Monarch Airlines, Ryanair, EasyJet, Aer Lingus, and British Airways.
Flight connections to and from the United States are provided by British Airways, Monarch Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Thomas Cook, Thomson Airways, and Virgin Atlantic.
Flights to Canada are operated by Air Transat, Monarch Airlines.
Terminals : two passenger terminals, North and South.
satnav postcode South Terminal : RH6 0NP
satnav postcode North Terminal : RH6 0PJ
Region : South East England
County : West Sussex
Tel. : +44 844 892 0322
The airport is directly linked via the non-stop Gatwick Express with London Victoria station in central London. There are also direct services to London Bridge, City Thameslink, St Pancras International rail hub for the Eurostar, London Farringdon and Clapham Junction and rail links to destinations all around the UK.
Frequent rail services operate direct to Brighton, Reading, the seaside town of Eastbourne, Southampton and the harbour port of Portsmouth.
Coach services connect Gatwick international in London with more than 400 towns and cities all over the UK.
Most bus services operate from the lower South Terminal forecourt, and some also call at the North Terminal. National Express coach services runs frequent from both North and South Terminal to many places in the United Kingdom.
LGW International is directly linked to the M23 motorway at Junction 9 and to the A23 London-Brighton road. Juntion 7 of the M25 is a ten-minute drive away. The satnav postcodes are for South Terminal RH6 0NP and for the North Terminal RH6 0PJ.
Nearest Hotels : in the towns and villages of Gatwick, Crawley, and Horley.
Attractions nearby RH6 0NP and RH6 0PJ terminals
Archway Theatre Horley (The Drive, Horley RH6 7NQ, England UK): cosy and small theatre, operated by a membership organisation, the Archway Theatre Company. Well worth a visit.
Lets Race (59/61 Brighton Road, Horley RH6 7HJ, England – Formerly Pure Tech Racing): racing and motorsport entertainment centre. Recommended to anyone who enjoys racing.
Gatwick Aviation Museum (Vallance By-Ways, Lowfield Heath Road, Charlwood RH6 0BT, England): open air aviation museum displaying a collection of post war aircraft and cold war exhibits.
Tilgate Park (Titmus Drive, Tilgate, Crawley RH10 5PQ, England): largest and most popular park in the area with lakes, lawns, gardens, woodland and bridleways. Fantastic for picnics and walks.