Coming to Gatwick to collect your friends and family? This is what you need to know if you're meeting at the airport.

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. Be aware that for security reasons, vehicles are not allowed to wait on the airport forecourts. If you're picking someone up by car you must use the long stay or short stay car parks.

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