London Gatwick Airport Arrivals

London Gatwick International Airport

Address: West Sussex RH6 0NP, United Kingdom
Phone number: 0344 892 0322
Owner/Operator: Gatwick Airport Limited
IATA airport code: LGW
ICAO airport code: EGKK
Alias: Gatwick Airport

LGW Arrivals today

About London Gatwick International Airport Arrivals

The airport is one of the largest and busiest in London and even the UK. Only London Heathrow carries more freight and passengers a year than Gatwick Airport. The airport is on a 674 hectare area with two runways and two terminals. Last year 6 million passengers traveled via the airport.


The first Gatwick arrivals took place in the late 1920’s. At that time it was still called an Aerodrome. A few years later, the first commercial flight arrivals and a real terminal arrived. During the war it was used by the Army. After the war, major renovations began on the runway, terminal and outbuildings. It quickly became London’s second major airport with many arrivals from British United Airways and Dan-Air. More and more routes were added after British Airways decided to also use Gatwick as a hub airport. There has been a long period with flights to the US because of an agreement with Heathrow, which meant that no flights could take place there. This was reversed in 2008. As a result, the intercontinental flights are often again at Heathrow. There are only a few long haul flights from Gatwick. The airport was sold in 2009 to Global Infrastructure Partners who subsequently sold shares to various parties.

London Gatwick Flight routes

Most London Gatwick arrivals come from the Spanish city of Barcelona. Like many cities in the UK, Dublin is also a very important destination for London airport. The top 5 Gatwick South arrivals are completed with the following cities:

Arrivals at Gatwick Airport have increased in the last 10 years. In 2019, 46,574,786 passengers made use of it for Gatwick arrival times. It was in 2020 just over 10 million. In total, these were 282,896 Gatwick airport flight arrivals. Important and frequently seen airlines are of course TUI Airways, Vueling, Ryanair, Emirates, Easyjet and British Airways.

Other important flight routes
Transportation at London Gatwick

London Gatwick Airport is located south of the city of London. From London there are many different A-roads leading to the M25. Once on the M25 you need to head south to the crossing with the M23. After about 8-10 km take the exit to Gatwick Airport. The airport is just above the town of Crawley.

It is relatively easy to reach by public transport. There are options by bus and train.

  • All London Gatwick airport arrivals by train arrive at South Terminal. From the Railway airport station you can easily travel to the center of the city. There are also connections to other regions such as Brighton and Portsmouth. There are 3 fast train connections that can bring you to the city in 30-35 minutes. The most expensive but fastest option is the Gatwick Express (25 pounds). The other options are with the Thameslink (13 pounds) and Great Western Railway.
  • Traveling to London Gatwick Airport is also possible by bus (Metrobus), but it takes longer to get there. It takes about 1:20 hours but it is slightly cheaper (10 pounds single way). There are so many options that you should have a look at the Metrobus website.

Gatwick airport arrivals by bus

  • There are also several coaches that visit distant destinations. The National Express Coaches run to several cities in the region as well as further in the country. There is also a connection to the other popular airports of Heathrow and Stansted. If you want to travel to Oxford, there is also a special route with the Oxford Bus Company.
  • Car rental: there multiple companies that can offer you a rental car to drive and explore yourself.
  • Gatwick Airport Short Stay Parking: This option is available at both North and South Terminals. Park the car just a few minutes’ walk from the terminal under a covered walkway. Simply park in one of the car parks (marked in red in the images) at Car Park 1, 2, or 3 if you need to check in at South Terminal and at Car Park 5 and 6 for departures at North Terminal.
  • Gatwick Airport Long Stay Parking: if you want to park your car for a relatively longer period of time, you can park it at a location slightly away from the airport. There will be free shuttle buses that will take about 10 minutes. There are two different locations: North Terminal, Postcode RH6 0RN and South Terminal, Postcode RH6 0NY.
  • Gatwick Airport Premium Parking: often used for a short trip because it is slightly more expensive. The good thing here is that it is only a 2-minute walk to the terminal. The car is also safely parked.
Parking map North Terminal

Parking arrivals Gatwick Airport north terminal

Parking map South Terminal


London Gatwick terminals

At London Gatwick arrivals you have the option of arriving at two different terminals, Gatwick North arrivals and Terminal South. Both terminals are also easily accessible with a monorail that takes a few minutes.

  • At Terminal North, for domestic and international Gatwick arrivals you can find baggage reclaim at Level 00. For check-in you can find zone A (en A Self-Service), B, C, D and zone E at level 20.
  • At Terminal South, arrivals area is at Level 10 or Level 20 and ticketing at level 20 with zone A to K

Map Baggage claim area Terminal South Level 20:


Other facilities
  • There are several lounges available, including Virgin’s V Room in the North Terminal. There is another lounge (pay-for-access) in the South Terminal.
  • Several religion rooms are available.

There are 3 hotels at the airport near Terminal North:

  • Premier Inn London Gatwick Airport – North Terminal
  • Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel
  • Hampton by Hilton London Gatwick Airport

Around terminal South:

  • YOTELAIR Gatwick
  • Bloc Hotel Gatwick
  • Hilton London Gatwick Airport
  • Courtyard by Marriott London Gatwick Airport