If you’re travelling into or out of the UK, be it London or anywhere else across the country, the chances are you’ll be flying into one of London’s two hub airports, Gatwick and Heathrow. Due to its size and difficulty to get around at Heathrow, many have now started to choose to fly via Gatwick. If this is the situation you are in, here are some tips for your trip into or out of Gatwick.
There are several reasons for choosing to travel via Gatwick when flying around the UK. If you’re flying into the UK, Gatwick, as a transit point, has access to a large variety of connecting flights and other forms of transport to get you to your final destination. It is closely linked to London and has excellent public transport links to the rest of the UK, making it easily accessible to those flying into or out of the airport. It is used by a wide range of airlines, so it may be worth looking into as a viable alternative to Heathrow when travelling around the UK.
Tips for Flying into Gatwick
When you are travelling into Gatwick you may have several considerations you should take into account. First, it is important to look at your arrival terminal and plan how you are going to move on from the airport, whether this is planning how long it will take you to get to your connecting flight or where you will be picked up from or where you will collect your hire car. Secondly, ensuring all your travel documents are up to date and valid before travelling to Gatwick will make sure that you are not delayed at passport control, this may include checking any visa requirements online before you travel. Finally, by planning your trip effectively with a plan, you will optimise your time and avoid any issues on your journey from the airport.
Tips for Flying out of Gatwick
When travelling out of Gatwick here are three tips you could consider. Firstly, Gatwick itself gives suggestions for when to arrive the airport, these are to ensure that if any issues do arise on your arrival, there is time for the problem to be rectified. With this in mind, the second tip would be to consider staying in a hotel nearby, especially if your flight is early in the morning, as it will give you the opportunity to avoid the stress that will come if you have to travel a distance to Gatwick, and it’s a nice way to start your holiday! For more information about hotels near to Gatwick, look online at IHG for a comprehensive list. Finally, ensure everything is packed and ready well in advance and make sure your travel documents; passport and insurance etc., are valid in order to avoid any issues when you arrive.
With these tips for arriving or leaving in mind, you should find your trip much easier, whether you are going home or starting the holiday of a lifetime!