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How to get a ride with Uber from the airport
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready to walk outside, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions about a pickup point directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Gatwick Airport tips
Wifi at Gatwick Airport
Upon arrival, Gatwick Airport will offer you 90 minutes of free wifi, but longer access periods or high-speed connections are also available through Boingo or the various internet kiosks located in both terminals.
London Gatwick Airport parking
There are many options for parking at Gatwick Airport’s north and south terminals, covering short-stay and long-stay parking, as well as meet-and-greet and valet parking options.
Currency exchange at Gatwick Airport
At London Gatwick Airport, Moneycorp offers currency exchange services at desks and ATMs in convenient locations across the airport, with preferential rates as well as pre-order and collect services.
Top questions from riders
- Can you request an Uber trip at Gatwick Airport?
Uber is available at LGW Airport, so you can enjoy a comfortable and convenient trip to wherever you need to go.
- Where is the Gatwick pickup location for Uber?
To find your pickup location, check the Uber app after you request a ride.
- How much are Uber rates to London Gatwick?
Even if a trip is not very long, Uber rates to and from Gatwick Airport may still be affected by time, traffic, and other factors. Parking charges and airport fees might also be added to your final trip fare.
- How long will it take to get a pickup through Uber?
Pickup timing can vary based on the time of day, how many drivers are on the road, and other factors. Once you request your ride, check the app for an estimated waiting time.
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Gatwick Airport terminal information
Uber is the ideal choice for people departing from LGW Airport. London Gatwick Airport has grown from just 186,000 annual passengers to more than 45 million in the last 60 years, making it the UK’s 2nd-largest airport. LGW is situated in Horley, Surrey, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) south of central London, with roughly an hour’s travel time by car depending on your starting point and travel conditions. The airport is about 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of the coastal city of Brighton.
Gatwick Airport terminals
London Gatwick features 2 terminals: a north terminal and a south terminal. They have 143 gates between them and an interterminal shuttle that connects them, with a travel time of just 2 minutes. Each terminal serves a number of different airlines, including:
- Air Arabia
- Air China
- Air Malta
- British Airways
- Thomas Cook
- Virgin Atlantic
Gatwick Airport restaurants
Whether you want breakfast or dinner, sushi or sandwiches, London Gatwick Airport’s restaurants have got you covered. With a variety of bistros, cafes, and other food outlets, Gatwick Airport’s food options will make sure you don’t fly on an empty stomach.
Getting around Gatwick Airport
To go from one terminal to the other, you’ll need to take the interterminal shuttle, which has a journey time of just 2 minutes and runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Shuttle station entrances are located in the ground-floor Arrivals of the North Terminal and Level 2 of the South Terminal. Gatwick Airport is also the best-connected airport by rail in the UK, with direct connections in London and across the country. The train station is located near the shuttle station at the South Terminal.
Things to do in Gatwick
At Gatwick Airport’s shopping area, you can browse and purchase from many of the world’s best brands in clothing and accessories, gadgets, cosmetics, and alcohol. There’s a selection of food, drink, and newspaper retailers before security, while the rest of the shops and the duty-free shopping area can be found after the security check. LGW also offers reserve-and-collect services, allowing you to pre-purchase and collect from retailers whether you’re arriving or departing. Signing up for the myGatwick membership service can also offer you exclusive deals with retailers and restaurants, as well as discounts on parking and airport lounge services.
Hotels near London Gatwick Airport
If you need to stay overnight before an early-morning flight or need to book an easy overnight layover for the big family holiday, LGW has plenty of options for hotel lodging. Booking directly through the airport, you can get deals at hotels ranging from Premier Inn to Hampton, with pre-book savings of up to 70%. In addition, a number of hotel and parking packages will let you park at the hotel on the night before a meet-and-greet service at the terminal the next day.
Points of interest
Many interesting attractions are right on Gatwick Airport’s doorstep, whether you’re visiting or spending time before a trip, including these:
- Gatwick Aviation Museum
- The Hawth Theatre
- Lingfield Park racecourse
- Surrey Hills
Find more information about London Gatwick Airport here.