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London Gatwick Airport is the second-busiest international airport in the UK – in terms of passenger traffic. Despite its sizeable distance from central London – it is situated north of Crawley almost 50km from the central business district – great transport links to and from the airport ensure that it remains an incredibly popular entry-point for visitors.
In fact, London Gatwick saw 31.3 million passengers in 2010, making it Europe’s ninth-busiest airport, and the continent’s leading airport for point-to-point flights. This impressive traffic is sure only to increase with the 2012 Olympic Games in London next summer.
Flights to London Gatwick Airport are offered by a variety of operators, including charter airlines such as Monarch and Thomson Airways, low-cost carriers such as easyJet and Flybe, and more established airlines, like British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. The huge range of international destinations you can access from Gatwick is illustrated by the diversity of its seven most-popular flights: Malaga, Dublin, Orlando, Alicante, Faro, Dubai, and Geneva.
London Gatwick Airport is less than a half-hour from the center of London. Airlines offering flights to Gatwick Airport from other cities in the United Kingdom include easyJet, Aer Lingus, and British Airways. If flying from the Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Gatwick, the quickest flight will be 4h 20m. You can also take a very short flight from Manchester to Gatwick with Aer Lingus. This flight will take 3h 35m with a connection in Dublin.
If you’re looking for a nonstop flight to Gatwick Airport, you can fly out of Edinburgh or Inverness. These direct flights will last under 2h getting you to your destination really fast. Several one-stop flights are also possible including a flight with easyJet from New Castle on Tyne. This flight lasts 5h 5m with a short layover in Belfast.
The Gatwick Express provides easy transportation via the rail to London, Brighton, and Reading. Trains depart often from the airport and the station is located in the center of the South Terminal. However, if you’re staying in the town of Gatwick, you can take the city bus to your hotel or the downtown area. If you prefer, Gatwick Cars provides exclusive taxi service to travelers at the airport and can get you anywhere around town. You can also reserve a car at Gatwick Airport. Some rental car companies with offices at the airport include Europcar (in the North Terminal), Enterprise (in the South Terminal) and Budget (also located in the South Terminal).
In Gatwick, there are an array of attractions for tourists to enjoy. If you’re interested in education, history or culture, you’ll want to visit the Gatwick Aviation Museum, Lowfield Heath Windmill or the Wakehurst Place with its lovely, manicured gardens. Learn about wildlife and animals at the British Wildlife Centre or Tulleys Farm. If traveling with children, they’ll likely want to ride the rollercoasters, go ziplining or watch some shows at Chessington World of Adventures (a large amusement park). Horseracing is also a popular activity in and around Gatwick. Some nearby racecourses include Epsom and Lingfield Park Race Courses.
Gatwick is actually a suburb of London and a town in the United Kingdom. Therefore, if you’re a citizen of the United Kingdom, you will not need a passport to fly into Gatwick. You will, however, need picture identification to board the plane. This can be your passport, a government-issued driver’s license or military identification.