Gatwick is fast becoming London’s airport of choice for many airlines especially short haul to Europe. It is well connected to central London thanks to both a conventional train (This reaches many key stations such as Kings Cross/St Pancras, Blackfriars, London Bridge) ¬†as well as a direct ‘premium’ train called the “Gatwick Express” that goes straight to London Victoria in 30 minutes.

There are lots of very early and late flights hence, sleeping at the terminal is both practical and necessary in order to save money on expensive taxis; due to the relative distance by road (over an hour’s drive) as well as the relative expense of hotel’s in central London.

IMPORTANT: There are 2 terminals at Gatwick airport:

  1. North terminal
  2. South terminal

(Check which one you are travelling from to ensure you chose the right hotel, closest to your gate to sleep in!

Here are the hotels that are directly connected and walking distance to the terminal:

North Terminal:

Sofitel London Gatwick

South Terminal:

Hilton London Gatwick Airport 

Hilton Gatwick Airport corridor to hotel from car park level 1 -2013-10-02 11.14.46 Hilton Gatwick airport entrance at end of connecting corridor to South terminal 2013-10-02 11.15.42 Hilton Gatwick Airport Livingwell gym in Lobby 2013-10-02 11.16.34 Hilton Gatwick Airport Lobby 2013-10-02 11.16.54 Hilton Gatwick airport sign from South terminal car park lift showing hotel on level 1 -2013-10-02 11.12.47