Saturday, January 9, 2010

By car or motorbike


Gatwick is 28 miles (45km) south of London, linked directly to the M23 at Junction 9 and to the A23 London-Brighton road.

The M25 London orbital motorway is a ten-minute drive away (Junction 7), providing connections to the national road and motorway network.

If you are using a satellite navigation system here are some useful postcodes:

South Terminal: RH6 0NP

North Terminal: RH6 0PJ

Use the AA Route Planner to find directions to and from the airport.

Drop-off and pick-up

Drivers may set passengers down in the designated areas on the terminal forecourts. However, for security reasons there is a strict no-waiting policy on the forecourt. If you wish to accompany passengers into the terminal you must use the Short Stay Car Park.

If you are picking passengers up from the airport, you must use the Short Stay Car Park. Car Park 3 (South Terminal) operates a special tariff of 15 minutes' parking for £1.


Long Term Parking

Height Restrictions

First floor = 9' (108")
Second floor and above = 7' (84")

Express Entry and Exit Options

Getting in and out of airport parking has never been faster. Utilize the pay-on-foot kiosks or just use your credit card to swipe in and swipe out.

Curbside Baggage Check In Service

Check your bags right where you park. From 4:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesday) you can check your bags and get boarding passes for most domestic flights before boarding the shuttle to the terminals.

Service Fees:

Long-Term Garage Map
  • $3 per bag plus airline bag check fee (varies)
  • $2 - boarding pass only

Participating Airlines:

  • AirTran
  • Alaska
  • Continental
  • Delta
  • Horizon
  • JetBlue
  • United
  • US Airways

Please arrive 75 minutes prior to departure in order to take advantage of these services.

Shuttle Service

SFO's long-term parking facility and shuttle buses operate 24 hours a day. Frequent shuttle service runs every 5 minutes to 15 minutes (depending on the time of day). Electronic displays in the garage keep you informed as to when the next bus is due. Also, SFO buses have priority loading zones at each terminal for quick passenger access.

During peak travel periods baggage loading assistance is provided in the garage and at each terminal stop.