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Taxis and Transfers

Airport Cars Gatwick are the official taxi partner operating out of both the North and South Terminals

Pre-book your taxi today

You can pre-book your taxi to or from London Gatwick via our approved provider Airport Cars Gatwick.

  • Check Icon ImageFixed rates on pre-bookings
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  • Check Icon ImageHigh quality vehicles
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Airport Cars Gatwick

Airport Cars Gatwick are London Gatwick's official private hire operator and were chosen for their professionalism, quality of service and reliability. All of their cars are clean and comfortable with highly trained drivers to provide the very best customer service.

Airport transfers

A dedicated fleet at London Gatwick conveniently located at both airport terminals to help provide the best possible customer experience.

Executive fleet

All vehicles are of executive quality and can accommodate special requests and even provide dedicated drivers for the length of your stay.

Arrivals pickup

If requested, one of Airport Cars Gatwick's drivers can meet you and your party in the arrivals hall with a welcome sign, to assist you with your bags and navigate to the taxi rank.

Safe and secure

Gatwick Airport Cars are the official private hire transfer service operated from Gatwick Airport and are safe, reliable and trusted.

Do other taxi companies operate at London Gatwick?

Although Airport Cars Gatwick are the only official private hire company operating at London Gatwick, other operators do service the airport. All are subject to the £6 drop off charge and will add this onto your fare. To book one of these operators or learn more about their pickup areas, we recommend speaking with them directly.

How long does it take to get to London Gatwick by taxi?

The below are the average transfer times for taxis to London Gatwick North Terminal. Please be aware however that times can fluctuate based on traffic or planned road works and so we would always recommend allowing additional time for your journey.

  • Brighton, 45 minutes
  • Crawley, 15 minutes
  • Croydon, 45 minutes
  • Guildford, 1 hour
  • Horsham, 30 minutes
  • London (Kings Cross), 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Reading, 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Redhill and Reigate, 30 minutes
  • Southampton, 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Tunbridge Wells, 45 minutes
Private hire waiting area
We provide a dedicated, 24/7 waiting area for private hire drivers who are waiting to pick up their customers from London Gatwick. Its on-airport location in the South Terminal provides quick and convenient access to both terminals. To order to use our PHV waiting area, you must be a licensed taxi or private hire vehicle (PHV).

PHV Facilities

We provide a number of facilities for those needing to use the PHV area:

  • Catering - pre-prepared hot and cold food, snacks and drinks
  • Seating areas
  • Toilets
  • Smoking area
  • Rubbish bins
  • CCTV monitoring

PHV Pricing

The costs associated for using the waiting area are listed below.

  • Up to 2 hours - £2.00
  • 2 to 4 hours - £4.00
  • 4 to 24 hours - £20.00
  • 24 to 48 hours - £64.00

*Overstay charges of £32.00 per 24 hour period apply to stays in excess of 48 hours.

How to pay for the PHV waiting area

There are three ways to pay:

  1. Pay for parking automatically - Use AutoPay for the easiest payment method. Set up your account at
  2. Pay later online - You can pay up to 24 hours after driving out of the PHV waiting area. Pay with debit or credit card at
  3. Pay at the end of your stay -Pay by credit or debit card at the pay machine. Remember you will need your registration number to pay. Cash not accepted.

PHV South Terminal, postcode RH6 0NY

  • Icon ListFrom the direction of London or Brighton, exit M23 at Junction 9 following signs to Gatwick Airport
  • Icon ListUse the filter lane and turn left at the first roundabout (J9a) following signs to the South Terminal
  • Icon ListAfter 100m, take the 2nd turning on the left, following signs to Long Stay car park and then the PHV/Taxi waiting area which can be found on the left hand side
  • Icon ListThe car park operates with ANPR cameras, so there are no barriers and no ticket will be given. You can pay for your stay automatically with an AutoPay account, online up to 24 hours after you leave, or at the end of your stay at the pay machine
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*Please note that our postcode accuracy on satellite navigation is variable, so please follow signs to the Long Stay car park once you approach the South Terminal.