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London Gatwick Airport: London Gatwick International Airport (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK) is located in West Sussex, (45.7 km, 28.4 miles) south of central London. Gatwick is the second busiest airport in the UK, Heathrow being the busier. Gatwick is owned and operated by BAA and is a hub airport for Aer Lingus, British Airways, EasyJet, Flybe, Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, and Virgin Atlantic Airways. The airport has two terminals – North and South and operates one main runway which statistically makes Gatwick the world's busiest single-runway international airport. There are proposals to build a third terminal and a second main runway although a more likely development is to extend the North Terminal. Transfers to Central London from Heathrow are via Train, Bus/Coach, and Taxi/Car. Gatwick railway station is next to South Terminal from where the famous Gatwick Express runs to London Victoria station. The main motorway network is a mile away where care drivers cab access the M23 which connects to the London orbital motorway – the M25. For the more active traveller Route 21 of the National Cycle Network passes under South Terminal. For air travelers with an early departure time or who are on business trips there are airport hotels near to Heathrow including Hilton Gatwick Airport Hotel and the Arora Hotel Gatwick.
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Bloc Hotel Gatwick - South Terminal
Located within the South Terminal of London’s Gatwick Airport, this hotel offers efficient, sleek, and beautifully designed, comfortable accommodation. Bloc Hotel Gatwick is where guests can check-in their luggage at the airport the night before their flight and take an overnight bag to the room, leaving time to relax and enjoy the shops, cafes, and restaurants of Gatwick Airport. Both Central London and Brighton can be reached within 30 minutes by train from the hotel. © Agoda Hotels

Sofitel Hotel Gatwick Airport - North Terminal
Given the distance from Central London over 28 miles is stands to reason that there are many hotels close to the terminals - with the Bloc Hotel inside the South Terminal. Most of these hotels are geared up for short term stays with shuttle service to the Terminals and the fast train link to London - Gatwick Express
 The image shows a hotel room in the Sofitel looking onto a landing plane. © Agoda Hotels

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London Gatwick Airport LGW Hotels near North South Terminal Purple Car Parking Express Train and Map


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Gatwick Airport - Fact File
Opened: 1958
Runways: 1
Terminals: 2
Passenger Numbers: > 40 million/year
Destinations: > 200
Top International Destinations: Barcelona; Malaga; Dublin; Amsterdam; Dubai; Geneva; Copenhagen; Alicante; Madrid; Tenerife
Top 3 UK destinations: Edinburgh; Belfast; Jersey
Jobs: 21,000 on-airport; 10,000 indirect
Passenger Profile:
UK Business 11 %; UK Leisure 57 %
Foreign Business 8 %; Foreign Leisure 24 %

Business Travellers: 1 in 5
Arrivals: Car 38%, Rail 33%, Taxi/Minicab 13%
Bus/Coach 7%, Plane 7%, Hire car 2%
Time to London Bridge: 28 mins
Time to London Victoria: 30 mins - Gatwick Express


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Gatwick Express - the fastest way between London Gatwick Airport and central London. Running non-stop between London Victoria station and London Gatwick Airport, our airport train is renowned for its speed and frequency. With a timetable departure of every 15 minutes, and with a journey time of just 30 minutes, Gatwick Express is the best way to get to and from London Gatwick Airport.

Purple Parking - is the UK’s largest provider of airport parking as well as other extras such as airport hotels and car hire; everything to help make travel easier and less stressful for you. We own several car parks across the country, including at the UK’s busiest airports: Heathrow and Gatwick. This means we can offer you the best prices and quality of service no matter where you are flying from.

Terravision - is a market leader in the tourist transport sector, offering low cost transfer services between Europe’s main airports and their respective city centres. Over the years Terravision has achieved many important objectives, and is now a reference point for millions of passengers over Europe. Terravision run regular services to London from - Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted Airports...


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Gatwick Airport - Wikipedia
Gatwick Airport (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK) is 2.7 nautical miles (5.0 km; 3.1 mi) north of the centre of Crawley, West Sussex, and 29.5 miles (47.5 km) south of Central London. Also known as London Gatwick,[1] it is London's second-largest international airport and the second-busiest (by total passenger traffic) in the United Kingdom (after Heathrow). Gatwick is Europe's leading airport for point-to-point flights and has the world's busiest single-use runway, with a maximum of 55 aircraft movements per hour.

Gatwick Express - Wikipedia
Gatwick Express is a high-frequency rail passenger service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport in South East England. It is the brand name used by the Govia Thameslink Railway train operating company on the Gatwick Express route of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise.

Expansion of Gatwick Airport - Wikipedia
Several options to expand Gatwick have been considered, including a third terminal and a second runway to the south of the existing runway. This would allow Gatwick to handle more passengers than Heathrow does today. If a second, wide-spaced (as opposed to close parallel) runway is approved, a new terminal could be sited between the two runways. This could either complement or replace the current South Terminal, depending on expected future traffic developments.

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