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Gatwick South Terminal

The South terminal was the first building operating at Gatwick. Almost 50 airlines operate from the South terminal to about 200 domestic and international destinations.

There are a huge variety of facilities and services at Gatwick's South Terminal to accommodate its travellers. Below is a breakdown of the main facilities and their location within the terminal.

Gatwick South terminal floor plan

Third floor: The third floor contains the arrivals area, check-in and the departures area.

Forth floor: The forth floor contains the departures lounge and The Village with shopping and dining facilities.

South terminal Gatwick facilities

The South Terminal has plenty of space and all the necessary requirements for the modern traveller, from wifi to popular restaurants and shopping facilities.

There are a wide range of retail stores throughout the terminal. 15 stores are located before security control and another 27 after security control, catering for clothes shopping, sports, accessories, toiletries, magazines and entertainment and much more.

Fashion & Accessories

Accessorize La Senza Monsoon Sunglass Hut Tie Rack Beach Party Collection Goldsmiths Mango Harrod's Hugo Boss Lacoste Next Ted Baker Swatch Ray Ban Shoe Studio Fat Face

Essentials & Beauty

Boots The Body Shop Clinique

Technology & Entertainment

Game Grid Impulse Dixons Best of the Best Supercars HMV


Glorious Britain The Pen Shop World Duty Free World of Whiskies


Antler Excess Baggage Company Rolling Luggage


JD Sports



Books & Magasines


Cafés and restaurants
There are about 17 different cafés and restaurants at the South terminal, from coffee shops such as Starbucks and Costa to fast food restaurants like McDonalds and eat-in restaurants such as Frankie and Benny's and Est Caffe.


Caviar House and Prunier Seafood Bar Est Caffe Frankie and Benny's Garfunkels

Light Snacks and Fast Food

Apostrophe Burger King Krispy Kreme Marks & Spencer Simply Food McDonalds Metro Cafe Bar Pret a Manger Shake a Hula

Bars and Coffee Houses

Caffe Nero Costa Coffee Starbucks The Bridge Bar Wetherspoons Flying Horse and Village Inn

Bureaux de change
There are bureaux de change desks at check-in, departures and arrivals. Over 50 currencies are accepted at each.

Internet access
There's wifi in the arrivals area, the departures area and in The Village. More wifi, email, printer and other office facilities are also available in the departure lounge beyond security control.

Public toilets and baby-change rooms are located throughout the South terminal.

Information desk
The information desk is in the main arrivals area.

Multi-faith chapel
The Village, before security control, has a chapel for travellers of all faiths. They welcome people for private prayer and worship.

Parking at Gatwick South terminal

Most car park providers at Gatwick airport service both terminals with just a couple of exceptions. This means you have a great choice of professional services to choose from.

Park and Ride options include Airparks, renowned for great value and friendly staff, Long Stay parking within the airport boundary and the ever-popular Summer Special.

Meet and Greet options for Gatwick South terminal include Maple Manor, Official Valet Parking and Airparks. Maple Manor also offers a Meet and Greet service with valeting service at an affordable price.

Hotels at Gatwick South Terminal

There are a wide choice of hotels located near to Gatwick airport, ranging from two to four stars.

Because the North and South terminals are connected by a free monorail service, it is easy to transfer from one to the other. Some hotels will only provide transfers to the South terminal, but this shouldn't be seen as an inconvenience because of the easy access to the North terminal from there

Check out our full list of Gatwick hotels for further details of price and facilities.

Airport Lounges at Gatwick South Terminal

Relax in a private lounge while you wait for your flight at the South terminal. Gatwick has four lounges at the South terminal where you can enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks in comfort.

Take a look at our Gatwick Lounges page to compare prices and availability.