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If you’re flying from Gatwick Airport's South Terminal, has the perfect parking solution for your trip. Get the best prices, finest service and safest car parks from the firm you can trust

Why book your Gatwick Airport South Terminal parking with APH offers our own car park and meet and greet services, alongside those of trusted, reliable partners – ensuring your car will always be looked after in a safe and secure car park.

We offer parking packages for all budgets, so there’ll always be a solution that fits your needs. If you’re looking for the best-value secure parking then our own off-site facility will provide the perfect package. With transfers of around 15 minutes and a fully manned car park on offer, you’ll be sure to get a first-class service at some of the best prices available.

If you want to cut your South Terminal transfer times even further then we can offer on-airport parking through the Gatwick Long Stay South Terminal facility; great prices and just five minutes from the terminal doors.

For the ultimate in convenience and luxury, why not choose from one of the five meet and greet options we have on offer – including our very own service. Simply drive to the South Terminal and head to the check-in desks while a fully insured chauffeur parks your car in a secure compound.

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Terminal Guide

Gatwick Airport South Terminal essential information

If you’re flying from Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal, we’ve collected the essential ‘must-know’ information you’ll need to ensure your trip gets off to the perfect stress-free start:

Gatwick South Terminal:

As the airport’s oldest standing terminal, the South Terminal dates back to 1958 and currently serves around 16.5million passengers each year. It has 187 check-in desks, which process travellers boarding around 121,000 flights annually. Like the newer North Terminal, the South has recently benefited from a major upgrade in facilities. Improvements at the South Terminal include a new forecourt, redesigned security area with 19 lanes and a dedicated entrance for passengers with disabilities and those travelling with small children. An all-new premium lane was also introduced for first class and business flyers. Shopping and dining facilities were improved, too.

Airport parking: offers many Gatwick Airport South Terminal parking options from long-stay to short-stay, on- or off-airport and meet and greet. Just log on to our Gatwick parking page now to get instant online quotes covering all options for the South Terminal.

Take a virtual tour:

Have a wander around the South Terminal with this South Terminal Street View tour.


Find your way around with this South Terminal map.

Live flight arrivals and departures:

Follow all South Terminal flight arrivals and departures right here.

Check traffic before you leave home:

Don’t miss your flight due to traffic on roads approaching Gatwick Airport. Check your route with this Highways Agency road work planner and checker.

Flight check-in:

Gatwick offers the following guidelines for check-in times covering domestic, European and non-European international flights:

• Long-haul flights: check-in opens four hours prior to scheduled departure
• European flights: check-in three hours before scheduled departure
• UK and Ireland flights: check-in two hours prior to scheduled departure

Online and mobile check-in:

Many airlines allow you to check in online from two to 24 hours before your departure. This lets you to choose your seat and swerve queues when you get to the terminal. Simply arrive and drop-off your bags. The following airlines offer this service for flights from Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal.

Aer Lingus
Air Baltic
Air Malta
Air Transat
Iceland Express
Monarch Airlines
TAP Air Portugal
Virgin Atlantic Airways

Gatwick Airport South Terminal destinations:

Does your flight leave from the ‘South’ or ‘North’? Find out with Gatwick Airport's 'which terminal guide'.

Facilities for disabled passengers:

Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal offers a variety of assistance to passengers with reduced mobility or special requirements. Find out more about services for passengers with reduced mobility here.

Airport hotels:

Gatwick Airport is served by a large amount of great hotels, so if you want to enjoy a pre-flight stop-over and parking package, check out our list of nearby hotels here.

Pushchairs and child seats:

The child-friendly folks at Gatwick’s South Terminal will ease the burden on parents with small children by making pushchairs available for the trip between the plane and the arrivals hall – where their own pram will be delivered. Simply collect one as you disembark, then return it to the baggage hall once you’ve retrieved your own. Passengers flying from the South Terminal can take their own prams and child seats through security and check them in at the gate.

Family assistance lanes:

Gatwick’s South Terminal has special assistance lanes for both departing and arriving. These separate lanes help ensure a smooth and stress-free progression through essential security checks. Just follow signs for assistance lanes once you’ve checked in. The UK Border Agency also provides this service for those arriving back at the South Terminal.

Where to eat:

Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal has some great eateries to suit all tastes and requirements. We’ve compiled a guide to the top five places to eat at Gatwick Airport (both South and North terminals), or you can check out the full list of restaurants at Gatwick Airport's South Terminal here.

Where to shop at Gatwick’s South Terminal:

There’s no shortage of shopping at the South Terminal... here’s a full full list of shops at Gatwick Airport.

Areas for kids:

The South Terminal has a new Kids Zone to help keep them and parents happy. Once you’ve checked in and passed through security, simply head to the play area located upstairs in the departure lounge opposite Cafe Rouge. It’s free to use and provides a play area, TV and plenty of seating for parents.

Airport lounges:

Swerve the South Terminal crowds and grab a welcome refuge from the stresses of airport travel with a relaxing visit to one of the exclusive lounges on offer. Book your place in a South Terminal lounge here.

Wi-Fi access at Gatwick Airport South Terminal:

If you need to be connected, everyone can get 45 minutes of free Wi-Fi in the South Terminal. Simply open your browser and connect to the Gatwick FREE Wi-Fi. Anyone who needs more will have to buy additional time through Boingo. This costs from around £6.00 for a month of worldwide browsing on your mobile. Get more details on Boingo Wi-Fi price plans here.

Charging your mobile devices:

If your phone or tablet is running low, Gatwick Airport South Terminal offers plenty of free power points to help top it up and ensure your device complies with new security rules. These can be found before and after security. If you want to leave your device charging while you head off to the shops or grab some food, then ChargeBox kiosks (located in the departure lounge) offer a secure locker where you can do just that. Each has a unique key and offers leads for most mobile phones. You can buy between 30 and 90 minutes of charge time, with costs of £1.50 per 30 minutes.

Baby changing facilities:

Specially equipped rooms for feeding and changing babies are indicated by either a bottle sign or a babycare symbol. Changing facilities are provided in the check-in area, en route to the gates, in the transfer area and after passport control in arrivals. Fold-down tables are provided in some male and female toilets. Find baby changing facilities using this South Terminal map.

Luggage trolleys:

These are free to use, but you’ll need a £1, €1 or US 25-cent coin as a deposit, which will be refunded when you finish with the trolley. There are plenty of change machines available throughout the South Terminal.

Luggage lockers:

If you’ve got a long wait for your flight, but don’t want to be burdened with bags, simply head to one of the luggage lockers. These cost £9.00 per item per 24 hours. The 24-hour service is operated by the Excess Baggage Company and can be found on the South Terminal’s arrival level.


Boots has stores both before and after security in the South Terminal, but please note that a pharmacy is only available in the store located before security. The landside store is open 24 hours a day, while the airside shop’s hours are 4:00am–10.00pm.

Top tip:
Remember to buy baby milk from the airside store to avoid it being confiscated at security. Boots also operates a Reserve and Collect service to help save time at the airport.


Public showers are available in the South Terminal opposite the Beehive bar.

Chapel/Prayer room:

This can be found in the South Terminal, Landside, near Caffè Nero.

Viewing areas:

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Airport Lounges

For a touch of luxury, why not book yourself into a VIP lounge at Gatwick South Terminal. No 1 Traveller lounges offer complimentary food and drink, TV's, Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines; all in stylish and elegant surrounds. Sink into a comfortable sofa as you leave the hustle and bustle of the airport behind, and wind down ready for your flight.

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Hotels at Gatwick Airport

Start you holiday early and choose form one of a fabulous hotels on offer at Gatwick Airport. Why sit in traffic on the day of your flight when you could be waking up refreshed and ready for your trip just minutes from the Airport? Our Gatwick Hotel and Parking packages offer great deals on parking and hotels allowing you a more leisurely start to your trip.

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Map and Directions

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