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Cheap Flights to Gatwick

Popular in December High demand for flights, 2% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price R11 586 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from R9,293 From Johannesburg to London
One-way from R350 One-way flight from Johannesburg to London
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Gatwick flights by month

January
R10 211
February
R9 912
March
R10 095
April
R10 707
May
R10 030
June
R10 445
July
R11 447
August
R11 078
September
R11 149
October
R10 861
November
R10 412
December
R12 080
February 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?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
JNB - LON
Price
R9 912 - R17 457
LON
Temperature
9 - 23 °C
LON
Rainfall
35 - 71 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, February is seen as the time to fly to Gatwick, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Gatwick, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being October.

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

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Gatwick, you should look to book at least 60 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

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.