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.
Getting to 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
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
- 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
Gatwick airport shopping | Shop and Collect
Shoppers tempted by great savings can buy as much as they like and arrange to collect purchases on their return.
Roadworks near Gatwick
Essential road works are underway on Gatwick Airport's North Perimeter Road that may affect users of Gatwick parking facilities
Gatwick flights to New York | Book airport parking in advance
The car park is located close to Gatwick airport and serviced by a regular transfer bus. Gatwick Airparks is perfect for short or long stays.