Meeting at the airport
There is a designated meeting point within each terminal if you're meeting arriving passengers. Look out for the meeting point signs:
North Terminal: international arrivals.
South Terminal: arrivals.
Meeting someone from a flight
Before you leave
If you're meeting someone at the airport, check the flight is on time before you leave using our live flight arrivals page.
For directions to the airport by car, train or bus, visit our to and from Gatwick section.
At the airport
Information screens in the arrivals area display live flight information. The message will show your flight:
- Expected: the flight hasn't landed yet – you've time for coffee or a spot of shopping.
- Landed: generally, allow 30-40 minutes after landing for passengers to clear passport control, baggage reclaim and Customs – longer at busy periods.
- Baggage in hall: passengers should be in the arrivals area shortly.