Cheap Flights to Gatwick

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Flights to Gatwick in 2021

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, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR9 307Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip fromR6 518From Johannesburg to London Gatwick
One-way fromR149One-way flight from Johannesburg to London Gatwick (LGW)

Cheap flights to London Gatwick Airport in September, October 2021

The best prices found for LGW flights for September, October
19 Oct - 26 Oct
R8 293pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGW
London Gatwick
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
8 Oct - 15 Oct
R8 979pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26 Sep - 16 Oct
R9 427pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

London Gatwick Airport 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to London Gatwick Airport found for this year
6 Nov - 13 Nov
R8 263pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGW
London Gatwick
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 Oct - 26 Oct
R8 293pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGW
London Gatwick
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26 Dec - 2 Jan
R8 383pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
LGW
London Gatwick
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Cheapest prices for Gatwick flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Gatwick found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R9 382
February
R8 860
March
R8 830
April
R8 875
May
R8 084
June
R10 083
July
R9 009
August
R8 920
September
R9 218
October
R8 532
November
R8 517
December
R10 143
Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to London Gatwick (LGW). Flying to London Gatwick (LGW) in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Gatwick Airport?

Average London flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
ZA1 - LON
Price
R8 384 - R14 766
LON
Temperature
9 - 23 °C
LON
Precipitation
35 - 71 mm
Flying to London 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 London Gatwick so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. October 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 61 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.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Gatwick?

The cheapest flights to Gatwick are usually found when departing on a Monday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to LGW airport?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Gatwick trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

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.

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Cheap tickets to Gatwick found by our users in South Africa as recently as September 27, 2021.

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