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London Gatwick Airport – flight delay



14405 flights tracked

32 flights delayed by >3 hours

71 flights cancelled

London Gatwick Airport is an international airport of the largest city in and the capital of England. It's located about 47.5 km south from downtown. More than 46.6 million travellers pass through London Airport per year (recorded in 2019). London Gatwick Airport is the hub for British Airways and Norwegian Air Shuttle. It is also the base for easyJet, TUI Airways, Virgin Atlantic.


Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NP, United Kingdom

Arrivals (flight irregularity)

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Departures (flight irregularity)

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Minimum Connection Time in London Gatwick Airport

The Minimum Connection Time (MCT) needed in an airport is important to note if there is a connecting flight in the route. It is always better to check it before booking a flight. When claiming for compensation for a missed connection, a passenger should know the MCT. Below you can see the MCT for connecting flights in London Gatwick Airport.

  • Between domestic flights: 40 min.
  • Between domestic and international flights: 75 min.
  • Between international flights: 75 min.

London Gatwick Airport terminals

Airport terminals are the separate sections which enable travellers to move between ground transport, gates, and the plane. It's important to check which terminal you are departing from or travelling through, because terminals in bigger airports could be a long distance from each other and passengers require additional time to get to the necessary one. London Gatwick Airport has 2 Terminals.

Terminal 1 (North) – Aeroflot, Air Canada, EasyJet, Emirates, and others

Terminal 2 (South) – Aegean Airlines, Iberia, Ryanair, Wizz Air, and others

How to get to / from LGW Airport

When it is the very first time travelling to a destination, it might be difficult to know the best way to get to the centre of the city. Public transport is not always accessible immediately at the airport and taxis might be expensive. Our recommendation is to check all transport alternatives prior to the flight to make sure you choose the most suitable for your trip.

Go here for updated information and connections of public transport.

Gatwick Airport train

  • Gatwick Express
    Direction: London Victoria
    Travel time (approx.): 30 min.
    Operating hours: more information here

Gatwick Airport bus

  • National Express
    Direction: Victoria Coach Station
    Travel time (approx.): 1 hr. 20 min.

Gatwick Airport taxi

  • Pick up point: outside the Terminals
    Travel time (approx.): 1 hr. to the city centre
    Approximate price: 98 EUR

Where to have a rest in London Gatwick Airport

You might face a prolonged layover between flights, for instance if you have a delayed flight or your next flight leaves the following day. When this happens, it is essential for travellers to be familiar with where they can rest and pass their time between flights.

Gatwick Airport lounges

Airport lounges give travellers the benefit of waiting for their flight in a comfortable environment and provide services such as food and drinks, WIFI, zones to unwind in, and showers.

  • No1 Lounge
    Location: South and West Terminals
    Price: 37 EUR
  • Clubrooms Lounge
    Location: South and West Terminals
    Price: 44 EUR
  • My Lounge
    Location: South and West Terminals
    Price: 28 EUR
  • Club Aspire Lounge
    Location: South and West Terminals
    Price: 31 EUR

Hotels near Gatwick Airport

When your flight leaves the next day or the lounges are not so relaxing, you can opt for staying in a nearby hotel. Some airports have hotels onsite, while in others you might need to leave the airport area to reach the closest hotel. We have chosen a selection of hotel options in case you decide to stay overnight before your flight.

London Gatwick Airport restaurants

If travelling, it's necessary to have enough food and drink. Whether you need a simple breakfast before an early flight, an unhurried lunch during a long layover, or to just get something to eat while on board, we have various choices for you to ensure you don’t become hungry during your journey.

You can find the full description of places to eat in London Airport here.

  • Caffé NERO
    Description: pastries, sandwiches, coffee, snacks
    Location: South Terminal, before security
  • Starbucks
    Description: coffee, drinks, desserts, sandwiches, snacks
    Location: North Terminal, after security
  • Nando's
    Description: Portuguese cuisine
    Location: South Terminal, after security
  • Pret a Manger
    Description: coffee, sandwiches, wraps, breakfasts, hot food
    Location: South Terminal, after security
  • Costa Coffee
    Description: coffee, warm and cold drinks, desserts, sandwiches, and salads
    Location: several locations in both terminals
  • Wagamama
    Description: traditional English breakfasts and Japanese menu
    Location: North and South Terminals, after security

London Gatwick Airport shops

If you are that type of traveller who typically leaves your holiday souvenir purchasing to the last possible minute, or simply need to spend some time before your flight, then it’s a good idea to visit the airport shops. The guide below shows a selection of shops at the airport.

Go here to find a complete list of shops.

  • World
    Description: Duty Free
    Location: several locations in both terminals
  • Harrods
    Description: British department store
    Location: North and South Terminals, after security
  • Whittard of Chelsea
    Description: tea, coffee, and cocoa
    Location: North Terminal, after security
  • Hamleys
    Description: toy store
    Location: North and South Terminals, after security
  • Cath Kidston
    Description: vintage accessories
    Location: North and South Terminals, after security

Car rental: Gatwick Airport

Sometimes you must travel by car, or it may be the most enjoyable mode of transportation for your trip. This list of car rental companies will make it easier for you to choose the most suitable option for your trip.

  • Hertz
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 843 309 3030
  • Europcar
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours:
    Contact: +44 371 384 3408
  • Avis
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 344 544 6001
  • Budget
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 12:00 AM, daily
    Contact: +44 344 544 6001
  • Enterprise
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 08:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 129 360 9090

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