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Gatwick Airport Guide Directions to Gatwick Airport
 

map of gatwick airportGatwick Airport By Car

 

Full detailed directions are provided to each Gatwick car park or Gatwick hotel in your email booking confirmation.

 

London Gatwick is 45kms (28 miles) south of London, directly linked to the M23 motorway at junction 9 and to the A23 London-Brighton road. Just a 10 minute drive away, the M25 further connects with the UK's extensive road and motorway network.

If you plan on driving to or from London Gatwick Airport you can search the AA Route Planner for tailored directions. AA Route Planner >

 

Directions to Park and Ride Rapid Transfer

From the M23 Junction 9:
Exit the motorway and follow signs for Gatwick Airport. At the motorway roundabout with traffic lights take the second exit and head towards the airport. At the next roundabout go straight over towards the north terminal. At the next roundabout take the fourth exit heading right toward Crawley, Redhill, the A23. Join the dual carriageway until you reach another roundabout. Once you reach the Longbridge roundabout take fourth exit and head back on yourself, signposted A23(M23) Gatwick, Brighton & Crawley. Do not turn left towards Charlwood. Stay on this road until you get to a roundabout go straight over, staying on the A23 southbound. At the second roundabout take the second exit onto the Old Brighton Road South, signposted for Lowfield Heath/Charlwood. Go 200 yards to mini roundabout, turn left into Charlwood Rd. Airparks is 1.5 miles ahead on the right hand side.

From the M23 Junction 10:
Take third exit signposted Crawley(A2011). At first roundabout take third exit signposted A2011 for Horsham. At next roundabout with traffic lights take fourth exit Redhill/Gatwick A23 Northbound. Stay on A23 northbound, at next roundabout go straight over following signs to Gatwick. At next roundabout take 1st exit Lowfield Heath/Crawley. Go 200 yards to mini roundabout, turn left. Airparks is 1.5 miles on right hand side.

 

Directions to Gatwick Parking Summer Special
Exit the M23 at junction 9 and follow signs for Gatwick airport. Continue straight across the first roundabout following signs for the North terminal. At the next roundabout take the third exit. You will go past a BP petrol station on your right, and continue straight over at the next small roundabout. Follow the road to the next roundabout and turn left following the signs to Summer Special Parking.

 

Directions to Gatwick Long Stay South Terminal

From the North : The advised routes to access the M25 from the North of the country are the M40 (Birmingham, Midlands), the M1 or the A1 from the North East. Once on the M25 head for Heathrow and Gatwick until junction 7. Leave the M25 at junction 7 and head south onto the M23 (signposted Gatwick).

From the West: Take the M4 east in the London direction and then join the M25 towards Heathrow and Gatwick. Turn off the M25 at Junction 7 and go south along the M23 towards Gatwick. From the Southwest take the M3 and then the M25. Head eastbound towards Gatwick until junction 7. Take this junction and join the M23 south heading for Gatwick airport.

From the South: From the South of Gatwick join the A23 North towards the M23 and London. Get on the M23 and carry on to junction 9. From the Southeast take the M20 and head towards London. At junction 3 turn onto the M26 signposted for Heathrow and Gatwick. Join the M25 at junction 5. From the M25 turn onto the M23 southbound at junction 7.

From the East: Join the M25 from the A13 (Essex), or the M11. Head in the Dartford direction. Stay on the M25 until Junction 7. Leave the M25 at Junction 7 and head for Gatwick airport.

Directions from the M23
Come off at Junction 9 and head west towards Gatwick Airport.

Carry on along the motorway until you reach a roundabout.

Take the first exit, signposted for Gatwick south terminal.

Then take the second exit on the left, sign-posted Long Stay Car Park.

Follow signs for Long Stay South - bear right until you reach the entrance barrier for Long Stay South car park.

 

Direction to: Gatwick Long Stay North Terminal

From the North: Join the M25 from the M40 (Birmingham, Midlands), the M1 or the A1 from the North East. Once you've joined the M25 head westbound (signposted Heathrow, Gatwick) until junction 7. Come off the M25 at junction 7 and head south on the M23 (signposted Gatwick).

From the West: Take the M4 towards London, then join the M25 south, signposted Heathrow and Gatwick. Come off the M25 at junction 7 and take the M23 south towards Gatwick. From the southwest take the M3 towards London and then join the M25. Head eastbound (signposted Gatwick) until you reach junction 7. At junction 7 take the M23 southbound signposted for Gatwick airport.

From the South: From Brighton take the A23 north towards the M23 and London. Join the M23 and continue until junction 9. From the southeast take the M20 heading for London. At junction 3 join the M26 signposted for Heathrow and Gatwick. At junction 5 join the M25 signposted for Heathrow and Gatwick. Leave the M25 at junction 7 and join the M23 south towards Gatwick.

From the East: Join the M25 in the Dartford direction from the A13 (Essex), or the M11. Stay on the M25 to junction 7. Leave the M25 at junction 7 and head south on the M23 signposted Gatwick.

From Junction 9 of the M23
Leave the M23 at junction 9 and head west towards Gatwick

Head straight over at the first roundabout, heading onto the A23, Airport Way, signposted for the North Terminal. At the second roundabout take the third exit, heading straight over onto Longbridge Way. At the third roundabout head straight over again, take the third exit and join the North Perimeter Road. Follow this road until you reach another roundabout. Take the second exit.

You're now at Gatwick Long Stay.

 

Directions to: Gatwick Airparks return Greet Parking

From the M23 Junction 9: Exit the motorway and follow signs for Gatwick Airport. At the motorway roundabout with traffic lights take the second exit and head towards the airport. At the next roundabout go straight over towards the north terminal. At the next roundabout take the fourth exit heading right toward Crawley, Redhill, the A23. Join the dual carriageway until you reach another roundabout. Once you reach the Longbridge roundabout take fourth exit and head back on yourself, signposted A23(M23) Gatwick, Brighton & Crawley. Do not turn left towards Charlwood. Stay on this road until you get to a roundabout go straight over, staying on the A23 southbound. At the second roundabout take the second exit onto the Old Brighton Road South, signposted for Lowfield Heath/Charlwood. Go 200 yards to mini roundabout, turn left into Charlwood Rd. Airparks is 1.5 miles ahead on the right hand side.

From the M23 Junction 10:
Take third exit signposted Crawley(A2011). At first roundabout take third exit signposted A2011 for Horsham. At next roundabout with traffic lights take fourth exit Redhill/Gatwick A23 Northbound. Stay on A23 northbound, at next roundabout go straight over following signs to Gatwick. At next roundabout take 1st exit Lowfield Heath/Crawley. Go 200 yards to mini roundabout, turn left. Airparks is 1.5 miles on right hand side.

 

Directions to : Gatwick Maple Manor Meet Greet Parking

Please call Maple Manor on 01293 863 322 between 8am and 8pm 24 hours after the booking is made to confirm the exact details.

When on M23 or 10 minutes away from Gatwick, call Maple Manor on 07801 142165 or if busy 01293 776447 to confirm that you are nearby. Your driver will then be dispatched and you will be met at the terminal specified in your booking. Follow the directions below to meet your driver.

South Terminal

As you drive into the Main Entrance to Gatwick South Terminal, keep to the offside lane. Do not go to the upper level. Follow signs for arrivals. As the road bends round to the right you will see the car rental building on the left. Keep going past two sets of pedestrian lights. After passing two sets of pedestrian lights, pull over on the left or right hand side of the road. This is where the driver will meet you.

North Terminal

As you drive into the North Terminal, please follow signs for the Sofitel hotel. All Meet & Greet pick-ups and drop off's will be carried out in the Northway road, which is situated in front of the Sofitel Hotel, the same road as the NCP Short Stay Car Park. Customers should follow the new signs to drop off and pick up. If you have any problems please ask Maple Manor when you call to confirm your arrival.

 

Directions to: Gatwick South Valet Parking Meet Greet

South-Exit M23 at J9 following signs at roundabout for Gatwick. Keeping to inside lane, exit left at the first roundabout (J9a) and follow signs for South Terminal. Follow the signs for Short stay parking; enter the Red car park and proceed to Level 2 where the Valet Service is situated. Park and report to reception.

If you have not given us the terminal information at the time of booking then please call 01293 502347 at least 24hrs before arrival to reconfirm.

 

Directions to: Gatwick North Valet Parking Meet Greet

North - From the direction of London or Brighton, exit M23 at J9 following signs on the roundabout for Gatwick airport. Go straight ahead at the first roundabout following signs for North Terminal. At the next roundabout take the second exit. Please follow signs for Short Stay parking and head for the third floor where you will find the Valet Parking reception.

 

Directions to Gatwick NCP Flightpath North
Leave the M23 at Junction 9 and follow the signs for Gatwick and the North Terminal and then signs for the Long Term Parking, and NCP Flightpath is signposted. Take a ticket at the barrier and park your car, keeping your keys. During certain periods you may be asked to leave your keys so your car can be moved. Transfers run every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, over the short 10 minute trip to and from the terminal.

 

Directions to Gatwick APH Parking
Exit M23 at Junction 10 (Do not take Junction 9 exit to Gatwick). At Junction 10 take the A264 signposted East Grinstead. Continue on the A264 over two roundabouts. Continue for 0.75 miles and turn right into a Shell Petrol Station. The entrance to APH is at the rear of the petrol station.
On arrival at the car park report to reception, hand in your voucher or quote booking reference.
Then hand in your keys and your car is parked for you. Transfers operate every 10-15 minutes, 24 hours a day to both North and South terminals.

 

 

Directions to Gatwick Holiday Parking
Exit the M23 at Junction 9, follow signs for Gatwick Airport. At the first roundabout go straight on. At
the second roundabout turn right onto the A23. At the next roundabout turn left towards Charlwood. The car park is about a mile down this road on the left. Once at the car park go to the arrivals area, hand in your car keys at reception along with your voucher and check-in. You will then be given a plastic card with a number to call to request a return transfer from the airport.

 

Gatwick Airport By Train

 

Gatwick railway station at South Terminal has more than 900 services daily to and from all parts of the UK.

The rail station is directly linked to Gatwick's South Terminal and just a few minutes away from North Terminal via a transit train link. Rail information and ticket desks are in the arrivals areas of both North Terminal and South Terminal.

 

Gatwick Express is the fastest rail link between the airport and central London. Non-stop trains run to and from London Victoria every 15 minutes and take 30 minutes (35 minutes on Sundays).

Tickets can be bought in the terminals, at the station, or onboard at no extra cost.

For details of prices, special offers and to book in advance, visit the Gatwick Express website or ring +44 (0)845 850 1530 (UK only).

 

South Central
Services operate Southwards to Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth, Worthing, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings and other south coast destinations. Services operate Northwards to East Croydon, Clapham Junction, Victoria and Watford Junction.

 

Connex South Eastern
Services operate to Redhill, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.

 

Thameslink
This offers services every 15 minutes to Brighton, Croydon, the City, Luton and Bedford.

 

Thames Trains
Services run to Redhill, Guildford and Reading with some trains running through to Oxford.

 

Virgin Trains Cross Country
Services operate to destinations including Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.

 

Gatwick Airport By Coach

 

There are more than 400 express coach services a day from the coach stations at North and South Terminals. Gatwick's coach station is at the ground floor of South Terminal and principle services also call at North Terminal. There are coach information and ticket desks in the arrivals areas of both terminals.

 

Speedlink coach services operate from dedicated bases at the South and North Terminals. All other coach services stop at London Gatwick's coach station on the ground floor of South Terminal. Principal services also call at North Terminal. Other passengers arriving at the South Terminal should take the transit train to the North Terminal if necessary.

 

The main direct express coaches to London Gatwick are listed below:

 

Speedlink
This service operates between Gatwick and Heathrow airports. There are dedicated Speedlink points at both South and North Terminal.

 

Flightlink
Services run to a number of UK destinations including Bristol, Swansea, Cardiff, Nottingham, Coventry, Leeds, Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

 

Jetlink
These services run to Brighton, East Anglia, Milton Keynes and Northampton.

 

Oxford Express
This service provides a link between Gatwick and Oxford.

 

Gatwick Flyer
Offering direct services to Southend.

 

Further information
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