Gatwick Airport to Bath transfers
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The driver will text you the day before travelling so that you have a contact number if required. You will be picked up from the agreed address and dropped very near to the terminal.
When you arrive at the airport, the driver will meet you in arrivals, holding up your name. He will assist you with your luggage, to the car.
How far is Gatwick?
It’s around 135 miles from Gatwick to Bath.
How long is the journey?
The journey time is about 2 hours 20 minutes on a clear run. However, it can take 3 to 3.5 hours during the rush hour. For a taxi from Bath to Gatwick, I would always allow extra time. The M25 motorway is very unpredictable and always very busy. Better to get there early than sit in a traffic jam and worry.
The History of Gatwick Airport
In 1930 Gatwick was a small airfield called Surrey Aero Club. In 1935 the first terminal was built. It was the world’s first circular terminal and the world’s first airport with a rail link. 1950 saw Gatwick designed as London’s 2nd airport. It closed in 1956 for a major renovation and reopened in 1958. In 1960 all charter flights moved to Gatwick from Heathrow.
Between 1964 and 1974 the runway was extended 3 times, allowing long haul flights to use the US west coast. The North terminal was opened in 1988 and at this time it was the world’s 2nd busiest airport behind Heathrow. 1998 saw the runway extended again and Gatwick then became the busiest one runway airport in the world. Passenger numbers in 2019 were 47,000,000. Terminals North and South linked by a shuttle. Gatwick lies just to the west of the M23 motorway to the South of London.
Guide to Terminals at Gatwick
Add sightseeing to your journey…
If you have a limited stay in Bath and want to include some sightseeing while there. Why not save some time and include a spot of sightseeing on route to or from Gatwick Airport. A few examples on route or with a slight detour include Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Avebury, Lacock, Castle Combe or if you pre book, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey). Some customers stay in a hotel at Gatwick the night before flying. This can open up some further sightseeing at Hever Castle or Leeds Castle in Kent. An extra charge could be calculated into the quote.