(3 star hotel)
from the airport
Exotic flair, just off the M23
Enter your postcode for directions:Longitude -0.14541
DirectionsLeave the M23 at junction 10a and turn right at the roundabout. The hotel will be on your right.
Staying in the Gatwick Europa, you could almost think you were staying in a Tuscan villa, except for the weather, of course! Still, it's a lot easier to get to than the actual Mediterranean; just pull off the M23 and the hotel is right there. From there, it's less than 20 minutes to get to either terminal on a direct shuttlebus. It's hard to find an airport hotel that's this easy, but still with this much character.
By car: Leave the M23 at junction 10a and turn right at the roundabout. The hotel will be on your right.
By public transport: The nearest station is Three Bridges, and a taxi from there to the hotel costs £5. Alternatively, get a train or coach to Gatwick airport, then catch the hotel's transfer bus, which costs £5 return. You need bus G4, which leaves from stop 12 at the South terminal, and stop 8 at the North terminal. The bus runs every 45 minutes at peak times. A taxi from the airport will cost around £14; hotel staff will be happy to help you book with a reputable firm.
Getting to the airport: The Europa's transfer bus runs to the airport 24 hours a day. It runs every 45 minutes at peak times - for exact times, just give the hotel a call. The journey to the South terminal takes 15 minutes, and the North terminal takes 20 minutes. The bus costs £2.50 for children aged two to 16; children under two travel free.