The flight route from Glasgow (GLA) to Gatwick (LGW) is an important domestic route for tourists and business travellers in the United Kingdom. The journey is completed in a short flight time of only 1 hour and 20 minutes. Both scheduled as well as low-cost carriers operate on this route, making it relatively easy to purchase a cheap flight. Easyjet and British Airways are amongst the most popular airlines operating on this route.
Gatwick airport has two terminals, the North and South Terminals which are well linked by the terminal transit shuttle trains. Both British Airways and easyjet flights from Glasgow land at Gatwick North Terminal. Onward travel is possible by train, leaving from the South Terminal to stations between Gatwick and London Victora, and southbound to Brighton. Most bus services leave from the South Terminal but many also call at the North Terminal. 7/2014
Although flights with low-cost airlines will often appear to be less expensive than a scheduled ticket, passengers travelling with luggage would be advised to exercise caution and look carefully at the luggage fees of the various airlines. Booked well in advance of the date of travel, a ticket with a scheduled carrier may turn out cheaper once luggage is included in the overall price of the ticket. For tickets booked a month in advance, passengers can expect to pay about £100 return for a midweek off-peak departure.
The distance from Glasgow to Gatwick airport is approx. 430 miles. Gatwick London airport is located 30 miles south of London with excellent transport links to the capital city as well as cities and towns in the south-east of England. Trains, buses and coaches may all be used for the onward journey, taking only 30 minutes to reach central London. There are also taxis and car hire companies at the airport.