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All you need to know about Gatwick airport

From getting to Gatwick airport to baggage and security arrangements, Holiday Extras has everything you need to know about Gatwick airport right here all in one place. Be wise and swot up before you go.

Facilities at Gatwick - great shopping, food and drink

You'll find plenty to do at both the North and South terminals at Gatwick. Escape the crowded terminal and relax for up to three hours before you fly in one of our Gatwick airport lounges? Prices start from just £14.95 per person.

Gatwick airport

Getting to Gatwick airport

Gatwick airport

Gatwick airport is easy to get to from London and the south-east, being just 10 miles south of the M25 (junction 7). The most direct route from London is via the A23 and M23 (junction 9a), which takes about an hour depending on traffic. We've lots of great Gatwick parking options. Pre-book and you could save up to 60% on the gate rate.

Gatwick airport by coach and rail

Gatwick by coach

Another popular option with our customers are our Gatwick hotels with coach packages. National Express coaches will take to Gatwick airport and will drive you back home after your holiday. We can also organise rail travel to Gatwick airport, direct to the South terminal. There's a free bus service available to take you from the airport station to the North terminal.

Gatwick luggage information

Gatwick airport hand luggage
  • Liquids are allowed in containers of up to 100ml
  • Pushchairs and wheelchairs are allowed but must be screened
  • Laptops are now allowed as hand luggage
  • Some airlines only except one item of hand luggage
  • Dimensions no larger than: H:56cm, W:45cm, D:25cm
  • Liquids must be carried in a small,clear re-sealable bag not bigger than 20x20cm

For more information about baggage restrictions including hand luggage allowance and liquid containers, see our Gatwick baggage and security page.

Gatwick airport news

Sharm El Sheikh named number one dive site | Book your airport hotel before flying
The Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh has been named the number one dive site and can be discovered from Gatwick Airport

Moat House Hotel at Gatwick | Great value hotel stays at Gatwick Airport
The Best Western Moat House Hotel at Gatwick Airport is now available to book with Holiday Extras at unbeatable low prices

Best Western Moat House Gatwick | Superb value dining
A meal at the Best Western Moat House Gatwick is worth stopping over for. Dine in one of the Gatwick Moat House's two restaurants and put a sparkle into your stay.