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About Gatwick Airport
The UK’s second biggest airport, Gatwick is the most efficient single-runway airport in the world and it offers passengers more destinations than any other airport in the country.
Passengers can choose from 228 destinations across 74 different countries, with more and more long-haul services being introduced all the time. Both low cost and charter airlines operate out of Gatwick, offering plenty of choice to customers – these include easyJet, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Norwegian, Emirates, Thomas Cook, Cathay Pacific, TUI and WestJet.
With more than 45.6 million passengers choosing Gatwick every year, and 18.44m passengers flying with its biggest carrier, easyJet, the airport is a firm favourite with the travelling public. Around 83% of Gatwick Airport passengers are travelling for pleasure, while around 17% are business passengers.
Award-winning Gatwick Award offers passengers the best connectivity in Europe. Just 30 minutes away from central London by train, it’s part of London’s ticket-free transport system, which includes the Oyster and Contactless payment network.
Gatwick Airport has two terminals. Gatwick South Terminal opened in 1958, while the North Terminal opened in 1988. The South Terminal is the larger of the two.
Gatwick has 346 check-in desks and a growing number of self-service kiosks, as well as an award-winning app designed to help passengers navigate through the airport.
Getting to Gatwick Airport
Here are the postcodes you need if you’re travelling to Gatwick Airport by car using sat nav:
Gatwick Airport South Terminal postcode: RH6 0NP
Gatwick Airport North Terminal postcode: RH6 0PJ
Exit the M23 at Junction 9 and follow the A23 London-Brighton road to get to Gatwick Airport by car.
You can travel directly to Gatwick Airport by rail using the Gatwick Express service – the station is located a short walk away from the South Terminal. From here, you can reach the North Terminal via shuttle.
Gatwick Airport parking couldn’t be easier. Gatwick Airport long stay car park is for customers who leave their cars at the airport and go on holiday. However, if you feel their prices are too high you can always find cheap Gatwick parking in one of the several off-site Gatwick car parks.
At Airport Park and Ride we offer Gatwick parking from our secure and fully approved partner company, Cophall Parking Gatwick, a very reputable company with over 30 years’ experience in Gatwick parking.
Cophall’s Gatwick parking site is only 10 minutes away from the airport and the company provides on-demand transfers to and from Gatwick Airport resulting in no waiting for scheduled buses. They are known to go above and beyond with their security, resulting in a better system than Gatwick Airport themselves.
You can trust Cophall as they have been Gatwick Airport approved and Park Mark accredited, meaning Cophall’s Gatwick parking site has been vetted by the local Sussex Police. The Park Mark process means local police have verified that Cophall has the right insurance and the necessary security procedures in place to keep your car safe.
Cophall Parking Gatwick also has the “Buy With Confidence” accreditation from Trading Standards, giving you peace of mind when parking at Gatwick with Cophall.
Find out more about the Gatwick Airport approved operators scheme and search to check if a company is a member here.
Shops and Restaurants at Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport passengers are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating, drinking and shopping as there is an ever-expanding number of options available to them within the airport’s extensive retail space.
North Terminal retail outlets include Harrods, Accessorize, Boots, Hugo Boss, Cath Kidston, Dune, Hamleys, Jack Wills, kikki.K, Marks and Spencer, Ted Baker, Fat Face and Jo Malone.
South Terminal shops include Hugo Boss, Accessorize, Cath Kidston, Dune, Fat Face, Harrods, Jo Malone, Marks and Spencer, Next, Reiss, Superdry and Victoria’s Secret.
Restaurants and cafés at Gatwick North Terminal include Armadillo, Comptoir Libanais, Costa, Jamie’s Italian, Pret A Manger, Starbucks, Wagamama, Wetherspoons and Yo!
South Terminal restaurants and cafés at Gatwick include Caffe Nero, Costa, Giraffe, Grain Store, Jamie’s Diner, Nando’s, Pret A Manger, Starbucks, Wetherspoons, Wagamama and Wondertree.