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Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is located 46km (28.4 miles) south of central London. The non stop Gatwick Express train is the preferred and recommended way of travelling to the airport from London as it takes just 30 minutes, and trains depart every 15 minutes.

Going by road in a taxi or minicab will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, and traffic is unpredictable. The cost of a taxi is not cheap, and car parking at Gatwick Airport for any length of time can add up. You should avoid the road!

Rail Station Information

Gatwick Airport Rail Station is located in the heart of the South Terminal. Check the list below for a list of station facilities.

Staffing Back to top
Staffing Level Full Time 
Staffing Hours
CCTV Yes  
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Ticket Office
Mon - Sun: 24 hours
Ticket Office

Ticket machines are located by the main ticket office. Pre-purchased tickets can be collected from ticket machines and the ticket office.

Self Service Ticket Machines Yes 
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Yes 
Oyster Prepay No 
TravelCard No 
TravelCard Zone No 
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Staff Help Available
Mon - Sun: 24 hours
Staff Help Available - Note 24 hours a day 7 days a week
Induction Loop Yes
Accessible Taxis Yes
Accessible Taxis - Note

taxi rank outside main station entrance

Step Free Access Whole Station 
Disabled Parking Yes
Wheelchairs Available Yes
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Customer Services
Customer Services - Note

Information desk located on station concourse adjacent to airport exit, manned 07:00-19:0, plus all Platforms and Ticket Office manned 24 hrs

Left Luggage  
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Seated Area No
Seated Area - Note

Available throughout the station.

Station Buffet Yes
Toilets Yes
Baby Changing Facilities Yes
WIFI - Note
Waiting Room Yes
Waiting Room - Note Automatic doorscan be found atthe waiting room by the stairway to platform 5&6, and also to the waiting room on the concourse.
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Minimum Connection Time (Minutes)  
Cycle Storage Available No
Car park
Operator APCOA Parking 
Primary Phone Number 0844 811 8311
Address -
Mon - Sun: 24 hours
Spaces 1900
Offpeak Charges N/A
Hourly Charges N/A
Daily Charges N/A
Weekly Charges N/A
Quarterly Charges 593.00
Six Monthly Charges N/A
Annual Charges 1806.00
Rail Replacement Services No
Rail Replacement Services - Note

The upper level of the bus station

Taxi Rank Yes
Taxi Rank - Note

Taxis are located in the South Terminal bus Station, about 200 yards from station concourse through airport complex

Bus Services Yes
Bus Services - Note

Available from airport.

Metro Services Yes