Is it possible to walk from Gatwick Airport station to Travelodge Gatwick, or other hotels in the area? Or if I need to take a bus, does the bus have rooms for luggages?

  • I do not believe it is possible to walk, as there are no pedestrian crossings across the roads. You'll have to take a bus. May 15 '16 at 6:06
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    I've done it. There were a couple of places where pulling a heavy case was inconvenient though. I'm sure the hotel shuttle buses have plenty of room for luggage. I can't remember why I decided to walk. May 15 '16 at 8:11
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    These are the only hotels really in the airport - the list is right here gatwickairport.com/hotels/Airport-hotels South: Bloc Premier Yotel, North Hampton Premier Sofitel
    – Fattie
    May 15 '16 at 10:52
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    700 meters walk from drop off point to Luton airport's National express bus stop with two suitcases was the last time I would ever walk with luggage. Not a good idea I would say.
    – PSC775
    May 15 '16 at 13:28

The travel lodge looks a little far away to me, however having recently dropped off my car for parking directly outside the Premier Inn I can confirm that both the Premier Inn and the Sofitel are onsite and easily accessible from the terminal by foot (I was using the North Terminal but it's also pretty easy to get between terminals on the inter-terminal transit shuttle).

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    Also note the per hour bookable Yotel inside the terminal.
    – chx
    May 15 '16 at 7:10

Looking at google maps, it appears to be possible to go from the airport to the train station, and take a footpath North West towards Riverside Garden Park. Switching to google streetview, there is a footpath along the North East side of London Road which can be followed to the North West towards the Travelodge at the junction of London Road and Povey Cross Road. It looks like it shouldn't be more than a 10 minute walk.

My proposed route is shown here at a little over a mile, so more like 20 minutes to walk.

  • Google actually estimates 28 mins rather than 10. maps.google.com/… May 15 '16 at 15:11
  • Yes, I used Google Maps, too, but I wasn't too sure about it. The suggested path seems to cross some motorway. Are you sure that this really is possible?
    – adipro
    May 15 '16 at 15:29
  • The train station is inside the airport. @MartinSmith indeed it does look more than 10 minutes. If you want to walk it would be better to get the monorail to North Terminal and walk from there. It's not given as a walking route but by car it's 0.6 miles so that way it is about 10 minutes (plus monorail). Parminder's answer is better: call for the hotel courtesy bus. May 15 '16 at 15:34
  • I agree, 10 minutes is too optimistic. I'd originally used what google said as Gatwick airport to the travelodge rather than the train station. Calculating a map on gmap-pedometer puts it just over a mile to the roundabout:gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6864397
    – Berwyn
    May 15 '16 at 15:44
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    @adipro You can search trip advisor reviews for the word "walk" here to get some experiences tripadvisor.co.uk/… do May 15 '16 at 15:44

Travelodge runs shuttle buses. Fares are £3.00 per adult, one way and £1.50 per child (5-15 years old), one way.You will have to call up the hotel to let them know that you are waiting at the pick up point.

It is a long way from the airport, not a walking distance by any standards especially when you have luggage.

Getting a taxi would be cheaper if you are two adults or more but do not get a taxi from the airport taxi desk, call up some company like Alpha cars from Crawley instead and it would work out a lot cheaper.

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    OK, I checked Travelodge website, and indeed there are shuttle buses but apparently they are not free: Fares are £3.00 per adult, one way and £1.50 per child (5-15 years old), one way. Looks comparable to a taxi if there are two adults, yes?
    – adipro
    May 15 '16 at 15:46
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    Thanks for correcting, I have edited my answer. Getting a taxi will only be cheaper if you call a taxi company from outside the airport.
    – PSC775
    May 16 '16 at 11:38

I have never done it but doing some research if you walk to the corner of the Premier Inn Car Park and into the trees there is a small bridge over the River Mole 4 steps up and 4 down this brings you at the Travelodge Car Park . There is a local bus starts at 3 am for £1.60 each free if you have a bus pass OAP. Fastaway bus 100 stops at the North and South Terminals


I believe this would work and would take no more than 15 minutes from Gatwick North Terminal. Follow directions to Premier Inn London Gatwick Airport A23 Airport Way an easy 10 minute walk from the North Terminal which I have done many times. Going through the trees across the River Mole to the Travelodge Car Park could be a challenge if you have luggage and it is wet.

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