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Directions to Gatwick Airport

Below are directions to Gatwick airport from various parts of the country.

From the North

Take the M40 (Birmingham, Midlands), the M1 or the A1 (North East of England) and head south. Take the M25 west (signposted for Heathrow and Gatwick) to Junction 7 and join the M23 (signposted Gatwick). Exit the M23 at Junction 9 following signs for Gatwick. At the next roundabout turn left for the South Terminal or straight ahead for the North terminal.

From the West

Head east on the M4 towards London. At Junction 4b take the M25 in the Heathrow / Gatwick direction. Exit the M25 at Junction 7 and head south on the M23 following directions for Gatwick. Exit the M23 at Junction 9 following signs for Gatwick. At the next roundabout turn left for the South Terminal or straight ahead for the North terminal.

From the South

Take the A23 northbound and joint the M23. Continue on the M23 until Junction 9. Exit the M23 at Junction 9 following signs for Gatwick. At the next roundabout turn left for the South Terminal or straight ahead for the North terminal.

From the South East

Take the M20 west towards London. Exit at Junction 3 and join the M26 signposted Heathrow / Gatwick. Exit at Junction 5 and join the M25. Continue on the M25 until Junction 7 then exit and join the M23 southbound signposted for Gatwick airport. Exit the M23 at Junction 9 following signs for Gatwick. At the next roundabout turn left for the South Terminal or straight ahead for the North terminal.

From the East

Take the A13 or the M11 and join the M25 in a southbound direction toward Dartford. Stay on the M25 through the Dartford crossing and beyond until Junction 7. Exit the M25 at Junction 7 and head south along the M23 signposted for Gatwick airport. Exit the M23 at Junction 9 following signs for Gatwick. At the next roundabout turn left for the South Terminal or straight ahead for the North terminal.

London to Gatwick

The best option is to join the A23 out of London which starts near Waterloo Station in Lambeth. The road can be joined in Kennington, Brixton, Streatham, and through Croydon. Once out of greater London the A23 becomes the M23 motorway south of Coulsdon and you will shortly cross over Junction 7 of the M25. Exit the M23 at Junction 9, signposted Gatwick Airport. At the roundabout turn left for the South Terminal or go straight on for the North Terminal.

Heathrow to Gatwick

Head west on the Inner Ring Road, the route takes you under the Heathrow runway. Stay right and continue onto Tunnel Road West. Take the exit onto the M4 (Junction 4) towards M25/Gatwick (West). You will be joining the M25 at Junction 15 and continue anti-clock wise until Junction 7. At Junction 7 take M23 south (signposted Gatwick) until Junction 9. Follow signs for Gatwick airport and continue to the next roundabout. Turn left for the South Terminal or straight ahead for the North Terminal.

For directions to specific car parks at Gatwick Airport just choose a car park from the list on the left or visit our Gatwick parking page.

  • Gatwick Address:
    Gatwick Airport
    West Sussex
    RH6 0NP
  • Sat Nav:
    51.15466597465495,
    -0.1809527215957587
  • Gatwick Post Codes:
    South Terminal: RH6 0NP
    North Termainal: RH6 0PJ

Gatwick Airport Map