Making your journey through Gatwick easier
If you are connecting through Gatwick then you may be able to use our free Gatwick Connect service to speed up your journey and take away the strain. We can issue your onward boarding card (if you don't have it already) and make sure your bags get on to your next flight.
Anyone arriving at Gatwick and travelling on with the following airlines can use our service:
- Virgin Atlantic
- Thomas Cook
Below are some frequently asked questions to help you:
Is Gatwick Connect a free service?
Yes. Gatwick Connect is a free, innovative service offered by Gatwick Airport, the first of its kind in the UK .
What should I do when I land at Gatwick?
Once you land at Gatwick, collect your bags from the baggage reclaim hall and go to the Gatwick Connect desk, where our friendly team will assist in connecting you to your next flight, allowing you to go straight to security without having to take your bags with you.
Can I pick up my airline ticket at the Gatwick Connect desk?
No, Gatwick Connect is a service that can combine flights where you have already purchased your airline ticket, but it does not sell or issue airline tickets. To buy or collect your onward airline tickets, you can use our partner travel agent, Skybreaks, located in the South Terminal check-in area opposite Zone J or the sales desks of the relevant airline.
Does Gatwick Connect work if the arriving and departing flights are from different terminals?
Yes, Gatwick Connect can be used if you are transferring between flights on airlines within the same terminal or between terminals.
What should I do if I have missed my connecting flight?
Gatwick Connect cannot arrange onward flights. You should contact your onward airline to discuss your options. Our partner travel agent, Skybreaks, located in the South Terminal check-in area opposite Zone J may also be able to help with alternative travel arrangements.
Will a flight leaving from London Gatwick wait for a Gatwick Connect passenger who is late because their earlier flight in is delayed?
No, airlines are very strict about schedules and punctuality and they usually don’t wait for any passengers.
Where are the Gatwick Connect desks located?
Our desks are in the baggage reclaim halls in each terminal, serving both domestic and international flight arrivals.
Is Gatwick Connect open 24 hours a day?
Gatwick Connect is subject to airline operating times and opening hours. Our desks are open from 06.00 to 18.00 daily.
What is the maximum size of hold luggage allowed?
When travelling on flights with different airlines you need to make sure that your luggage will comply with the baggage allowances established by each airline. If you have any doubts please check with your airline before travelling.
What is the maximum size of cabin baggage allowed?
When travelling on flights with different airlines you need to make sure that your cabin baggage will comply with the baggage allowances established by each airline. If you have any doubts please check with your airline before travelling.
What happens if you find out that your luggage has been lost or damaged when you get to your destination?
Your airline or its baggage services agent at your destination airport will be able to assist you.
What happens when passengers declare that their baggage contains valuable goods/currency?
All passengers that need to declare that their baggage contains valuable goods or currency should proceed directly to the airline desk at check-in.
How do I transfer from the North Terminal to South Terminal or vice versa?
Once you’ve exited the baggage reclaim hall, you can just hop on the shuttle between the terminals, it’s free and takes just two minutes.