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If you’re travelling by car, Gatwick Airport is 28 miles or 45km south of London, linked directly to the M23 at Junction 9 and to the A23 London–Brighton road. Alternatively, the M25 is only a 10-minute drive from Gatwick Airport with connections to the UK’s national road and motorway network.
If your car needs a top up, there are 24-hour petrol stations available at both North and South Terminals at Gatwick Airport.
To book your car parking, go to the Gatwick Airport website. Dedicated motorcycle bays are provided in the short stay car parks.
It takes just 30 minutes to get to Gatwick airport from Central London by train. Gatwick is served by four train operators with direct connections to 120 train stations in the UK:
You can travel using your contactless payment or Oyster card between Gatwick and London.
Gatwick Airport is linked to over 100 UK towns and cities by direct coach and bus services, and hundreds more with one change. Many of these services run 24/7, all year round.
Most coach and bus services operate from the lower South Terminal forecourt. Some services also call at the North Terminal on the lower level outside international arrivals. Metrobus operates a local bus service that departs from stops on the A23.
If you need a PCR test, select your nearest Gatwick Airport Covid test centre. Follow the steps below for an antigen test.
Ensure you have sufficient time to receive your results and complete your flight check-in.
Take the swab by following the instructions included in your kit.
You'll receive your test results and doctor-signed fit to fly certificate the same-day by email.
Returning to Gatwick Airport? You will need a fast-action antigen test kit that you take with you and perform before you travel to the UK.Order Return Antigen test
All arrivals in England require a test on Day 2 of arrival for variant tracking. You will also need a Day 8 test if you're travelling from a country on the Amber or Red list.Order Day 2 and 8
The government introduced the Test to Release programme to reduce the self-isolation period for travellers returning to England. Passengers who have not travelled to a red-list country can shorten their mandatory 10-day quarantine period through the Test to Release scheme with a negative Covid-19 PCR test on day five.Order Test to Release
With Medicspot, you can book a Covid test at one of our same-day London test hubs near Gatwick Airport or have a test kit delivered to your home before you travel.
You can book a Covid test for your flight at Gatwick Airport with Medicspot. Order your test online for collection at one of our test hubs near Gatwick Airport or have a test kit delivered to your home anywhere in the UK. Medicspot is a government-listed provider and its Covid testing is approved for use at Gatwick Airport.
Opening times can vary depending on which Medicspot test hub you choose. You can find your nearest Covid testing centre on our Covid Test Hub page and view opening times.
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