London Gatwick LGW Airport Terminal Map Overview

Main Terminal / Concourses at London Gatwick LGW Airport

Passenger Terminal Layout of London Gatwick International Airport, Airline assignments, Current Lounges; arriving transfer pasengers on certain flights; Meeting points, Baggage delivery, remium Gatwick Passport Control, Getting to London; NOTE; & TERMINAL DETAILS:

The passenger terminal complex at London Gatwick Airport consists of a North Terminal (NT) & a South Terminal (ST) - 1.2 km apart and connected by a 2-minute ride on the elevated free rail shuttle - running every few minutes, 24/7.  Check-in is located on level 1 of each terminal. 
Facilities in both terminals are known as some of the best, especially for those who count shopping as an important part of their travel experience. For wheelchair assistance call +44 (0) 8444 335 1802 and select option 2. Wayfinding at Gatwick is easy, as large & easy-to-understand signs are posted throughout the terminals.
- Airline Assignments at North orSouth Terminal: While currently some airlines use both terminals - flights numbers preceding the number an 8 depart from the North Terminal. Note, however: by January 25, 2017 British Airways will moving all of its operations to ST with new check-in area and  BA lounge, and better access to public transport;  while budget airline easyJet (currently using both terminals) will move its operations into a single facility at NT.
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Current Airport/ Airline Lounge assignments
- No. 1 Lounge at NT, ground level post-security, at departure lounge towards gates 101-113.
- No. 1 Lounge at ST, mezzanine level post-security, near Frankie  Benny's has reopened, doubling its space.
- Servisair Lounges: The Aspire Lounge at NT',  the Lingfield Lounge at ST.
- Premium-class lounges: British Airways (international flights only) and Emirates offer them in their departure area.
- Airport Lounge at NT is a pay-in lounge.
- Regus Express business lounge is at ST, Arrivals (Meeting rooms are available).
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Currently, arriving transfer passengers of easyJet, Flybe, Norwegian, Thomas Cook, Virgin Atlantic & WOW who transfer to either the same or another terminal: after collecting your bags, proceed to the 'Gatwick Connect' desk (located in each of the terminals' baggage claim halls), where service staff will take your bags & assist in connecting you to your next flight.  If needing to get your connecting airline ticket, proceed first to either Skybreaks travel agent at South Terminal's check-in area across from Zone J - or to the ticket desk of your airline.
- Meeting points: at NT: near the information desk at international arrivals;  at ST: either at UK Arrivals, opposite WHSmith, or at international arrivals, near information desk.
- Baggage delivery on demand by 'AirPortr' is available online or on day of of arrival/departure.
- 'Premium Gatwick Passport Control' offers a dedicated lane for arriving passengers - available to all passengers.
- Getting to London:  Currently trains depart Gatwick every 3 minutes. By 2018: new Gatwick Express trains via Thameslink fleet; and rail service to over 15M residents within a 60-minute span will be available.  (For detailed transportation options turn to the Transportation section)

NOTE:   Pending Government decision to be issued during 2016 regarding Gatwick's runway (its expansion or a second runway) - Norwegian (low-cost) Airlines announced in March 2016 plans to locate at Gatwick Airport fifty Boeing 787 Dreamliners for global long-haul destinations, and one hundred short-haul carriers.

TERMINAL DETAILS:   

The North Terminal (NT) of Gatwick Airport includes the following areas: Check-in, 'The Avenue', Departure Lounge, Piers 5 & 6 (Concourses) and the Arrivals area.  NOTE: While the North Terminal currently serves all airlines whose flights start with the number 8 (all other airlines serve at South Terminal) - by early 2017, airlines will operate 'out of single terminals' (see 'Airline Assignments' above).
The North Terminal completed its extension project in April 2016, adding a new A380 stand, and now features on the departures level a newly extended & upgraded check-in hall with self-service check-in kiosks (of the 60 check-in points, 48 are self-service baggage drop units) and a huge new self-service baggage drop zone (passengers who checked in on-line may load their bags straight onto the new baggage sorting system). A new new security area with the latest technology is able to process up to  5,000 passengers per hour, while the newly upgraded departure lounge offers space for future growth; the 30,000 sq.foot retail space inlcudes 'Europe's largest' walk-through World Duty Free. The newly  refurbished Arrivals area offers a more spacious Pier 5 and more retail choices.
    The check-in area of the North Terminal houses check-in counter blocks for Zone A to the left; Zones D & B and Zones E & D with adjacent self-service machines in the center, and Zone F to the right. The check-in area offers easyJet ticket desk, banking facilities, customer services, special assistance point, oversized baggage, baggage wrapping & shipping; ticket desk. Outside, to the right is access to the train station.
    'The Avenue' of the North Terminal 
offers food & drink, shops, excess baggage, 'e-mail poet' & Spectrum Internet, banking facilitiies & special assistance point. The Avenue has access to the hotel and carpark. The new 'Wagamama' flagship restaurant offers healthy breakfast menu, with payment app & USB charging.
    The Departure lounge on the lower level can be reached via two security checkpoints and offers shops, duty-free, restaurants, currency exchange, ATM cash machines, a special assistance lounge, & phone charging point.  The central area has access to gates 57 & 58, to the right is access to gates 59 to 63 and near the London News at left access to gates 45-56, gates 101-113, and to lounges.  New shops & restaurants recently were added.
    Pier 5 - now extended over two levels - is able to handle 7 large and 12 smaller aircraft, can handle 30 flights &  over 4,000 passengers a day.  Passengers can walk from the departure lounge along a new corridor and take escalator/ elevator directly to their boarding gate.
    Pier 6 is currently used by British Airways, First Choice, Emirates, Etihad, GB Airways & Astraeus. Its air passenger bridge provides access to 11 aircraft stands.
    The Arrivals area of NT - divided between Domestic Arrivals (to the left) and International Arrivals (to the right) houses the baggage reclaim area, Information desk, meeting point, smoking area, wireless hotspot, Immigration, Immigraton information telephone, special assistance point, National Express waiting area, National Express tickets, easyBus desk, Emirates Limo Service, BA Solo Flyers meeting point, banking facilities, Hotel reservation, a duty-free shop, food & drink, WHSmith, Spectrum Internet and Gamegrid. The left-end exit leads to long-term carpark, taxis & rental cars.

The South Terminal (ST) of Gatwick Airport includes the following areas: Check-in, 'The Village', International Departure Lounge, International Arrivals, & outside check-in.  South Terminal recently completed its three-year transformation project - adding the state-of-the-art 2-level Pier 1 with new aircraft stands, gate rooms, lounge facilities & innovative baggage system.  At the automated security gates, passengers swipe their boarding cards where screens display queue times for color-coded lanes, speeding up the security check to under five minutes. Of the 15 standard lanes, two are for families with young children and for persons with disabilitites, while 2 other lanes are for premium passengers. The newest self-service immigration gates will shorten queues;  new 2-level Pier 1 will have new aircraft stands, gate rooms, lounges and baggage storage for 2,600 bags; and it will house Europe's biggest walk-through World Duty Free, as well as a newly upgraded departure lounge.  
NOTE:  
 - As British Airways will move by early 2017 all of its operations to ST - its check-in zone will be renovated and a new premium lounge added. BA's passengers will benefit from from a new check-in area and  BA lounge, as well as from improved access to public transportation.
- A new 'world-class' security system -able to process most passengers within 5minutes - is to have automated security gates, dedicated lanes for persons with reduced mobility and families; and the latest technology in self-service immigration gates for shorter queues.
- A new Pier 1 (Concourse 1) is to offer the latest technology for aircraft stands, gate rooms, lounge facilities and baggage storage for 2,600 bags.
Currently:
    Current check-in area on level 2 with six check-in counter blocks for Zones A, C&D, E&G, F, H&J; & K: For Zone B, take the stairs or elevator down (next to Security checkpoint). The check-in area offers banking services, self-service check-in machines, tickets, oversized baggage, special assistance, Customs, hotel reservation, baggage repack & weigh zone, as well as food & drink & a few shops.
    Outside of the check-in area
is access to the lift to platforms, to Gatwick Train station and North Terminal shuttle, and to the long- & short-term carparks, rental cars, bus station, taxi stands and the Hilton Hotel.
    'The Village'
offers shower facilities, banking, wireless hotspot, chapel, photo booth and food & drink establishments and shops. Nearly half of 'The Village' underwent construction and offers new facilities.
    The International Departure Lounge area offers
- on the lower level banking, wireless hotspot,  Information, seating, special asssistance desk, Customs VAT, security, food & drink establishments & shops/duty-free shops. This level has access to gates 1 - 9 and airline lounges, as well as access to gates 10-95 (near WHSmith).  
- on the upper level are banking facilities, wireless hotspot, seating, food & drink establishments & shops, and airline lounges. Next to the Departures Lounge is the new high-tech BLOC Gatwick Hotel.
- the upper mezzanine level 40 houses the No.1 Traveller Lounge and the Virgin Holidays V-room, as well as a restaurant/cafe & Frankie & Benny's.
    International Arrivals Facilities at ST are to the right and house a UK Immigration Service phone, meeting point, wireless hotspot, Onward Travel Center (trains, easyBus, National Express), duty free, food & drink & left baggage.  British Airways passengers will benefit from an upgraded BA check-in zone & a new Premium lounge.  (The train station at the South Terminal will also be considerably upgraded.) 

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