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All the information you need to enjoy a smooth journey through Gatwick airport.
All British Airways flights at London Gatwick operate from the North Terminal.
British Airways flights also depart from London Heathrow Terminals 1, 3 and 5 and London City.
Check which London airport terminal your flight is departing from
The dedicated British Airways check-in area is Zone A in the North Terminal, where we offer check-in kiosks, bag drop desks and dedicated check-in for premium customers.
If you have checked in online or on your mobile and you need to print your boarding pass, you can go to a check-in kiosk at the airport to collect it.
If you have an iPhone, Blackberry or Android phone, you can download your boarding pass to your mobile, for most routes.
Download your boarding pass to your mobile phone
If you do not meet these times you will not be accepted for travel.
If you have baggage to check in, you can use a check-in kiosk to print your baggage tags even if you have already printed your boarding pass at home. When you have printed your baggage tags, please drop your tagged baggage at one of the bag drop desks. A bag drop host will then invite you to present your two items of hand baggage that will then be prepared for travel on board. If your hand baggage exceeds your allowance, it may need to be checked in and charges may apply.
Check your hand baggage allowances
Check your checked baggage allowances
• all customers travelling in First, Club World and Club Europe
• British Airways Executive Club Gold and Silver members plus one guest
Fast track lanes are open daily from 05:30 to 14:00 and from 16:30 to 21:30.
We offer a range of lounges at London Gatwick, all providing free wireless broadband:
More information about our lounges
All British Airways flights depart from Gatwick’s North Terminal. If part of your journey departs from or arrives into the South Terminal, please follow signs for Flight Connections to transfer terminals for your next flight.
A shuttle service operates 24 hours a day between North and South terminals and takes just two minutes.
Gatwick and London Heathrow airports are located approximately 30 miles apart. The recommended minimum connecting time between Gatwick and Heathrow is 3 hours.
National Express coach tickets can be purchased at the coach ticketing office in the international arrivals area or online using the link below.
You must collect all your bags before leaving London Gatwick.
Coach travel between Gatwick and Heathrow
The minimum recommended connection time between London airports is 3.5 hours (excluding between Gatwick and Heathrow).
Connection from Gatwick to London City airport is by train.
Information about connecting to London City airport
More information about connecting between London airports
Gatwick Express is the fastest rail link between the airport and central London. Non-stop trains run to and from London Victoria every 15 minutes and the journey takes 30 minutes (35 minutes on Sundays).
Find out more about Gatwick Express
Gatwick railway station is directly accessible from the South Terminal and can be reached from the North Terminal via a free transit train which runs every 3 minutes at peak times.
Rail information and ticket desks can be found in the arrivals areas of both the North and South Terminal.
Trains at London Gatwick
National Express runs hundreds of services each day to and from London Gatwick Airport. Coaches will take you to the heart of the North & South terminals from towns and cites throughout the UK. It is a safe, fast and reliable way to travel.
Bus and coach travel at Gatwick
Gatwick is 28 miles (45km) south of London, linked directly to the M23 motorway at Junction 9 and to the A23 London-Brighton road. The M25 London orbital motorway is a ten-minute drive away (Junction 7), via the M23, providing connections to the national road and motorway network.
Driving to and from Gatwick
Private hire taxi services are provided by the airport's official partner, Checker Cars.
Checker Cars has booking offices in the North Terminal arrivals area and in the South Terminal entrance building.
Taxis at Gatwick