Conveniently positioned just south of London, linked directly to the M23 at Junction 9 and to the A23 London-Brighton road

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Travelling by car or motorbike

London Gatwick is located just 28 miles (45km) south of London and linked directly to the M23 at Junction 9 and to the A23 London-Brighton road. The M25 is just a 10-minute drive away with connections to the UK's national road and motorway network. 

With ample onsite parking, your best option when driving is to pre-book Official London Gatwick Parking.

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Key things to know if you are driving to / from London Gatwick

Whether arriving by motorbike, hire car or being dropped off at London Gatwick, our helpful information will ensure your journey is as smooth as possible.

Dropping off

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A £6 minimum charge is in place for anyone wishing to drop passengers off directly outside the terminal buildings. Pay before midnight the following day.

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Picking up

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If you wish to meet a loved one back at London Gatwick, you can make use of our express pick-up areas in our Short Stay car parks.

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Motorcyclists can park in any of the dedicated motorbike bays in the short​-​stay car parks. Do​ not​ leave motorbikes in ​any of the ​car parking spaces.

Please note that anchor points are not available and for security reasons​,​ bikes will be removed if not parked in the designated areas. 

Petrol Stations

Don't worry if your car needs ​filling up​. There are 24-hour petrol stations located just after the exits of both ​the​ North and South Terminals. 

Electric Forecourt

London Gatwick has become the first international airport to open an Electric Forecourt with GRIDSERVE®, a dedicated electric vehicle (EV) charging station.

The site has 30 high-power and low-power electric vehicle chargers available via contactless payment - ideal for passengers, staff, local residents and commuters - alongside high-speed Wi-Fi, a lounge area, Costa Coffee and Little Fresh convenience store. All charging bays are powered by 100% net zero energy, with the fastest chargers capable of adding up to 100 miles of range in 10 minutes.

The Electric Forecourt® is located on the Ring Road South approach to London Gatwick’s South Terminal. The building is open every day from 4:30am to 10:00pm, with chargers available 24/7 year-round.

The new electric forecourt at London Gatwick's South Terminal, Gridserve
Parking at London Gatwick

We have car parking to suit all your needs and to fit every budget. Whatever you choose you can be sure that our parking is highly secure and the closest to the terminals, leaving you more time to shop and enjoy the airport your way.

If you're flying off for a longer break, ​make sure you ​take advantage of our long-stay parking ​options.

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Driving disruption
Occasionally motorway access to and from London Gatwick may be affected by planned engineering and construction works. We recommend regularly checking this page to ensure you remain well informed of any potential disruption to your journey.

Upcoming disruption - July

The M25 will be closed between Junctions 10 (Wisley) and 11 (Chertsey) in both directions from Friday 12th July 9pm to Monday 15th July 6am to enable the installation of a new bridge.

Diversion routes will be in place for both directions and drivers are advised to allow additional time for their journey to London Gatwick, use another route or use an alternative form of transport where possible.