Get your trip off to a flying start with Virgin Atlantic at London Gatwick Airport. From check in details to airport facilities for departures and onward travel information for arrivals, don't stress - we've got it covered.
The airport is 28 miles to the south of Central London.
The best way to check in is online where you can pick your seat and print your boarding card. If you’re travelling with carry on baggage only, you can print off your own boarding pass and we’ll see you at the gate. Alternatively, you may use our automated self service kiosks at the airport. You'll find them in Zone A and they're open between 05.30 and 22.30.
Leave those last-minute airport dashes to the big screen! We recommend that you arrive at least two hours before your flight is due to leave.
Counter check in and bag drop
You’ll find our desks in Zone A of the North Terminal. Check in starts from four hours before departure. If your flight is in the early hours, you may drop your bags off the night before. All passengers will need to be present for this option. Twilight check in is available from 17.00 to 21.00 - please note, there is no dedicated Premium desk.
The airport is linked directly to both the M23 motorway and also the A23 from London to Brighton.
Airport taxis are available in arrivals.
By bus and coach
National Express services connect the airport with destinations around the UK from the North Terminal bus station. Metrobus provide services to local destinations.
Gatwick Airport railway station has regular trains to London and destinations in the south east, including the faster Gatwick Express.
Remember: If you're travelling to the airport by train, the railway station is connected to the South Terminal. As our flights leave from the North Terminal you'll need to catch the inter-terminal shuttle. This takes just a few minutes and runs 24/7.
Upper Class transfers
Arrive in style at Gatwick Airport with our Upper Class chauffeur service. We can take you to and from the airport at both ends of your flight.*
*If you prefer, you can swap your chauffeured transfer for a First Class
ride on the Gatwick Express. To arrange your ground transfers call
Upper Class Reservations on 0344 579 1111.