Located almost 50 kilometres south of Central London, London Gatwick is the city's second busiest airport and the ninth busiest in Europe. The South and North terminals are over a kilometre apart and are connected by a free automated monorail.
Gatwick is a hub for British Airways and budget airline Easyjet. Confusingly, some airlines operate flights from both the North and South terminals, meaning it's essential to check tickets before travelling to the airport. Both terminals have a wide range of facilities, shops, and restaurants.
A variety of rail companies operate services between Gatwick and London. These provide direct travel to London Victoria and London Bridge stations. The Gatwick Express is marginally quicker than other services as it doesn't stop on route to London Victoria. It's roughly double the price of other rail services to London. Trains also link Gatwick to southern England and destinations such as Brighton.
Taxi ranks are situated immediately outside the arrivals hall of both terminals. Bus services provide direct connections between London Gatwick and other airports like Heathrow and Stansted, as well as western destinations like Oxford.
London Gatwick started operations in the 1920s. Its first terminal was known as The Beehive and this has been recently refurbished into a business and commercial centre.