Shop the latest fashions, hire a car and even stay overnight at Gatwick – we’re much more than runways and security checks.

It’s well worth leaving enough time before your flight to take in everything that Gatwick Airport has to offer. From food to shopping to hotels, we provide everything you might need before jetting off.

Once you have parked your car, you should ideally have time to spare so you don’t need to rush directly to the departure gate. Then you can take advantage of our Gatwick Airport facilities.

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Shopping and eating at the airport

Airport shops are more than duty-free perfumes, cigarettes and spirits. Gatwick boasts a wide range of designer stores including Ray-Ban, Hugo Boss and Aspinal of London. Our shops specialise in clothing and luggage, so if there’s anything you might have forgotten to pack, you can replace it before you fly.

If you're feeling peckish, there are restaurants and snack spots throughout both the North and South Terminals. You can grab a coffee from Starbucks or Caffe Nero to keep you going until you reach your destination or, if you have time, enjoy a sit-down meal at Jamie’s Italian or Yo! Sushi. At Gatwick Airport you’ll be able to find something to your taste before you take off.

Flight departure information

It’s important you’re able to keep tabs on your flight departure while at the airport. For instance, you need to see which gate to go to once you’ve cleared security, and your flight might be affected by delays. There are plenty of Gatwick Airport information screens and announcements in both terminals, so you’ll always be kept in the loop about what’s happening with your journey.

Planning your journey to and from the airport
Need any help planning your journey? Whether you’re arriving by car and parking in one of our car parks, getting public transport (train or bus) or even cycling, you’ll find all of the information you need to arrive in plenty of time for your flight here.

Gatwick Airport hotels
If you have an early morning flight or you would prefer not to take any chances in arriving at Gatwick in time for your departure, there are several onsite hotels (including Bloc and Hampton by Hilton) to suit every budget and requirement. Our booking tool allows you to reserve hotel rooms around the world so you’ve got somewhere to lay your head wherever you might be going.

Car hire at Gatwick Airport
Hiring a car while you’re away gives you the freedom to do exactly what you like. You can save a lot of time by making the relevant arrangements at Gatwick before you leave. You may even be able to ensure a better deal by booking through one of our agents instead of negotiating with representatives at your destination airport.

Booking a flight
If you know you want to fly from or to Gatwick Airport, you can arrange your flight through our booking system. Combined with the hotel booking feature, it’s possible to sort out your entire trip in minutes.