The North terminal at Gatwick caters largely for long-haul flights. The main airlines operating from Gatwick North terminal are British Airlines, easyJet and charter airlines Thomsonfly and First Choice Airways.
Gatwick North terminal floor plan
The North terminal at Gatwick is spread over four floors. The areas and services are all well sign-posted and separated into clearly defined zones.
First floor: The first floor contains public and domestic arrivals areas and baggage reclaim areas.
Second floor: The second floor has a range of shops, restaurants and cafés and the passport control desks.
Third floor: The check-in and departures area with baggage claim and security gate.
Fourth floor: The departure lounge with restaurants and cafés.
North terminal Gatwick facilities
The North terminal has a complete range of facilities aimed at all travellers. You'll find a good selection of high street stores, newsagents, restaurants and cafés as well as information desks, disabled toilets and bureaux de change.
There is a wide range of retail stores throughout the terminal. Landside of the terminal there are 16 shops including high street names such as Monsoon, HMV, The Body Shop and La Senza. Beyond the security gates there are 33 more stores including a Harrods, Next, Hamleys and Ted Baker.
Fashion & Accessories
Essentials & Beauty
Technology & Entertainment
Books & Magasines
Cafés and restaurants
There are about 15 different cafés and restaurants throughout the North Terminal. These range from fast-food outlets like McDonalds, Seafood and Sushi restaurants to classic pub food and coffee shops.
Light Snacks and Fast Food
Bars and Coffee Houses
Bureaux de change
There are bureaux de change desks at check-in, departures and arrivals to provide foreign currency for your holidays.
There is internet access and wireless hotspots in the check-in area, the departures area, domestic arrivals and in The Avenue. The departures lounge also has e-mail, games, scanning, printing, fax and office software.
There are public toilets on every floor of the North terminal at Gatwick. There are also baby change facilities and showers.
There is an information desk in the main arrivals area with multi-lingual staff offering assistance.
The North terminal has a chapel on the ground floor next to arrivals for people of all faiths to use for worship and meditation. A half-hour Christian service is held every Sunday and weekdays.
Parking at Gatwick North Terminal
Most car park providers at Gatwick airport service both terminals with just a couple of exceptions. This means you have a great choice of professional services to choose from.
Park and Ride options include Airparks, renowned for great value and friendly staff, Long Stay parking within the airport boundary and the ever-popular Summer Special.
Meet and Greet options for Gatwick North terminal include Maple Manor, Official Valet Parking and Airparks. Maple Manor also offers a Meet and Greet service with valeting service at a great price.
Hotels at Gatwick North terminal
There is a wide choice of hotels located near to Gatwick airport, ranging from two to four stars.
Because the North and South terminals are connected by a free monorail service, it is easy to transfer from one to the other. Some hotels will only provide transfers to the South terminal but this shouldn't be seen as an inconvenience because of the easy access to the North terminal from there
Check out our full list of Gatwick hotels for further details of price and facilities.
Airport lounges at Gatwick North terminal
Relax in a private lounge while you wait for your flight at the North terminal. Gatwick has two lounges at the North terminal where you can enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks in comfort.
The Aviance Executive Suite has disabled access, and the Wentworth Servisair lounge has wifi connection. Both Lounges have televisions, phones and internet access so your wait doesn't have to a bore.
Take a look at our Gatwick lounges page to compare prices and availability.