Cheap flights to Gatwick

Flights to Gatwick in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR9 818Average for return flights in January 2022
Return fromR5 788From Johannesburg to London
One-way fromR3 864One-way flight from Johannesburg to London Gatwick (LGW)

Cheap flights to Gatwick Airport in January, February 2022

The best prices found for LON flights for January, February
Feb 9 - Feb 16
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

17h 50m
LGW

London Gatwick

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

17h 55m
R6 060

Qatar Airways

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Feb 10 - Feb 22
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

17h 50m
LGW

London Gatwick

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

17h 55m
R6 106

Qatar Airways

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Feb 5 - Feb 12
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

35h 05m
LGW

London Gatwick

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

23h 45m
R6 636

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/20/22

Gatwick Airport 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Gatwick Airport found for this year
Mar 1 - Mar 7
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

17h 50m
LGW

London Gatwick

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

17h 55m
R6 015

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/19/22

Mar 1 - Mar 8
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

17h 50m
LGW

London Gatwick

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

23h 45m
R6 045

Qatar Airways

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Feb 9 - Feb 16
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

17h 50m
LGW

London Gatwick

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

17h 55m
R6 060

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/21/22

Last minute flights to Gatwick Airport

Late deals on return flights to Gatwick Airport, departing today and this week
Jan 28 - Apr 30
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

23h 30m
LGW

London Gatwick

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

18h 45m
R7 424

Qatar Airways

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Jan 28 - Apr 30
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

17h 50m
LGW

London Gatwick

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

18h 45m
R7 712

Qatar Airways

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Jan 28 - Apr 30
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

17h 50m
LGW

London Gatwick

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

18h 45m
R7 772

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/21/22

Can I fly to London Gatwick from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to London Gatwick

Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter London Gatwick.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 hours before departing to London Gatwick.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering London Gatwick.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form - Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland - All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package - All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Can I fly back to South Africa from London Gatwick?

Returning to South Africa from London Gatwick

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London Gatwick must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from London Gatwick are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Gatwick?

The cheapest ticket to Gatwick found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

R9 530

February

R9 000

March

R8 969

April

R9 015

May

R8 212

June

R10 242

July

R9 151

August

R9 060

September

R9 363

October

R8 666

November

R8 651

December

R10 303

May is currently the cheapest month to fly to Gatwick. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Gatwick Airport?

Average Gatwick flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

ZA1 - LON

Price

R8 517 - R14 999

LON

Temperature

4 - 17 °C

LON

Precipitation

40 - 70 mm

Flying to Gatwick in July is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. July tends to be the warmest period in Gatwick so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. January is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Gatwick?

The best time to book flights to Gatwick is 21 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

How long is the flight to Gatwick?

Flights to Gatwick, UK from South Africa range from about 18h-26h. The time of your flight will mainly depend on the number of layovers you experience en route, as well as the length of each layover. If you’re flying out of Cape Town, your flight will be about 20 hours. Flights from Port Elizabeth are about 23 hours in length. At about 16 hours, flights to Gatwick from Johannesburg are typically the shortest.

Where can you get direct flights to Gatwick from?

There are no direct flights into Gatwick Airport from any South African airport, unfortunately. However, you can book a shorter flight by looking for routes that only have one stopover on the way to Gatwick. You can also search for flights that have short stopovers, so you’re spending less time waiting in an airport and arriving in Gatwick quicker. Common airlines that service flights from South Africa to Gatwick include British Airways, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, and RwandAir, so be sure to keep an eye on what these airlines are offering.

How do you get from Gatwick Airport to the city centre?

Gatwick Airport is located about 45km south of London. Gatwick is one of London’s three major airports, so odds are if you’re flying in from South Africa to Gatwick, London is your targeted destination. To reach London city centre from Gatwick Airport, you have several options. The Gatwick Express rail provides non-stop train service to Victoria Station every 15 minutes, with a journey time of 30 minutes, and a cost of about 323 ZAR. easyBus provides service to Earls Court/West Brompton for just about 36 ZAR. The journey takes about an hour, and the buses operate seven days a week.

Taxis are available outside Gatwick’s north and south terminals. You can book in advance from Gatwick’s referred taxi service, Airport Cars Gatwick, with a journey that costs around 2,200 ZAR and takes about one hour.

What are some things to do in Gatwick?

Gatwick Airport is just a short drive or train ride to London, the capital city of England and an exciting metropolis. There’s plenty to do in London for every type of style and taste. Take a stroll through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens to experience the lush greenery, hear a speech at Speaker’s Corner, and take a boat ride across the Serpentine. If you exit the park on the southside, you’ll be close to Victoria & Albert Museum, a space dedicated to arts, design, and fashion, and free to enter. Take the tube out east to Tower Hill underground and alight at the famed Tower of London, one of the city’s oldest attractions that is home to both the crown jewels and medieval dungeons.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Gatwick?

Yes, South African citizens need both a passport and a visa to enter Gatwick as it’s part of the United Kingdom. If you’re just travelling for tourism reasons, you’ll want to apply for the Standard Visitor Visa.

Other local departures to Gatwick from South Africa