Useful information for your journey through Gatwick airport.
All British Airways flights operate from the North Terminal at London Gatwick.Open all linksClose all links
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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.
You can also use a British Airways check-in kiosk to print your baggage tags even if you have already printed your boarding card 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 which 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.
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 card 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 which 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.
Fast Track Security is available for:
• all customers travelling in First, Club World and Club Europe
• BA 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:
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.
The minimum recommended connection time between London airports is 3.5 hours, except between Gatwick and Heathrow, which is 3 hours.
If you need to travel direct between Gatwick and Heathrow then take a National Express coach. It is fast, frequent and great value for money.
National Express coach tickets can be purchased at the coach ticketing office in the international arrivals area.
Coach services arrive and depart from the lower level outside the international arrivals area.
You must collect all your bags before leaving London Gatwick.
Connection from Gatwick to London City airport is by train.
Gatwick and London Heathrow airports are located approximately 30 miles apart. The recommended minimum connecting time between Gatwick and Heathrow is 3 hours.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.