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All British Airways flights at London Gatwick operate from the North Terminal. On 25 January 2017, British Airways flights will move to the South Terminal.
British Airways flights also operate to and from London Heathrow Terminals 3 and 5, London City and London Stansted.
Check which London airport and terminal your flight will depart from or arrive into.
The British Airways departures area is located in Zone A in Gatwick's North Terminal. You must meet the following times, or you will not be allowed to travel:
When travelling from London Gatwick, you have the following options to check in:
1. Online 24 hours before your flight departs:
2. Early check-in one day before your flight departs:
3. When you need to check in at the airport on the day of departure:
Check-in desks open three hours before departure and close 45 minutes before your flight departs so please allow enough time, e.g. in case there are any queues. Dedicated check-in desks are available to:
If you have baggage to check in, take your bags to a Bag Drop desk. Early check-in is available at the airport from 16:00 to 22:00 for flights departing before 15:15 the following day.
The Bag Drop desks are open at the following times:
|Cabin or Executive Club tier||Opening times|
||From 04:00 on the day of departure|
||From 3 hours before the flight departure time, but not before the earliest opening time of 04:00|
If you are travelling with hand baggage only and have already checked in, you can go straight through security to the gate. If your hand baggage exceeds your allowance, you may need to check it in and charges may apply.
You must enter security at least 35 minutes before your flight departs.
Fast Track Security is available daily 05:30 - 14:00 and 16:30 - 21:30 to:
As part of Gatwick Airport’s investment plan, we're refreshing our First and Terraces lounges. While construction work is underway, please feel free to use the No.1 Lounges in the North Terminal.
You need to be at the gate at least 20 minutes before your flight departs. If we have your contact details, we will try to contact you when it is about to close but we can't delay the aircraft's departure to wait for late passengers.
Priority boarding is available to:
Make sure you're at the boarding gate early enough to be able to board before other passengers.
Find out everything you need to know about flight connections with British Airways, including travelling between London airports.
If you need additional help for your journey, e.g. for getting through the airport, boarding the aircraft, or reaching your onward travel connections, please let us know at least 48 hours before you travel at Manage My Booking and we can arrange this for you with Gatwick airport.
Gatwick Express is the fastest rail link between the airport and central London.
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.
National Express operates a network of services each day to and from London Gatwick Airport. Unlike other coach operators, National Express will take you to the heart of the North and South terminals from towns and cities throughout the UK, making getting to the airport hassle-free.
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.
Get a quote and book a taxi at Gatwick.
Make your journey easier with our parking partner. Leave your car at a nearby car park with quick transfers, drop it off right outside the terminal with valet parking, or combine an overnight stay with parking and transfers at an airport hotel.