Gatwick has better cycle accessibility than other London airports with a national cycle route running right through the airport.

Gatwick welcomes cyclists. National Cycle Route 21 (NCR 21) goes past the South Terminal and the transit to the North Terminal.

NCR 21 is part of the UK’s National Cycle Network. It runs from Greenwich in London, through Horley and Crawley (where it meets NCR 20), to Groombridge, Eastbourne and Pevensey.

Download PDF of cycle route

As the cycle path passes under the South Terminal, there is a goods and cycle lift giving cyclists accessibility into the terminal and the train station.

Parking your bicycle

We currently have some cycle parking near the South Terminal and transit station at car park B, which is next to the NCR 21 near the cycle path tunnel under Airport Way (see map). Please ensure that all cycles are left in designated locations.

The cycle parking area is monitored by CCTV and car park security staff. However, cycles are left entirely at your own risk and Gatwick Airport Ltd cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to cycles or equipment left in this area.

If you leave your cycle at the airport cycle parking facility, we recommend that you take appropriate security precautions:

  • Use a good quality lock (e.g. D-shackle or multi-braided cable with “Sold Secure” or similar rating)
  • Lock both wheels and the frame to the bike stand. Ideally use more than one lock.
  • Take removable parts with you where possible

Shower facilities

There are showers for public use in South Terminal opposite the Beehive bar and restaurant.