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Direct flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to London Gatwick
There are no nonstop flights from Sydney to London Gatwick, and all flight routes will involve at least one stopover. The main stopover destination is Dubai, flying with Emirates, and this is also generally the most convenient and cost effective route. Other flights with multiple stopovers are operated by Turkish Airlines.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) Departure information
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is the main airport serving Sydney, and is located just a 20-25 minute drive from the city centre. Both the domestic (T2/T3) and international (T1) terminals have their own train station, which is part of Sydney’s CityRail Suburban network which services almost all areas of Sydney. If you are staying in Sydney’s city centre, the Airport Connect shuttle bus offers door to door services to Sydney Domestic and International airport, and costs $16 one way, or $30 return when booked online.
Flights from Sydney to London will depart from T1 International terminal, a large terminal which offers a huge range of restaurants, shopping, and passenger services including ATMs, currency exchange, baggage wrapping services, and free Wi-Fi. Find out more information on flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport.
London Gatwick (LGW) Arrival Information
London Gatwick Airport is located around 45km south of London’s city centre, and public transport is easily available from the airport to the city centre. The Gatwick Express train offers a non-stop service from London Gatwick to Victoria Station, in central london. The journey takes around 30 minutes, and trains depart every 10 minutes. A one-way journey costs £19.90 (approx. $40 AUD) if purchased at the ticket office, or £17.70 (approx $34 AUD) if purchased online in advance. There is also a low-cost frequent coach service non-stop from London and Gatwick with prices from £2 (around $4 AUD). Buses run between 4am and 1am every day of the week, and depart every 15 minutes at peak times. If you prefer to take a taxi, this can also be booked online in advance in order to secure the best price. Journeys by taxi to the city centre from Gatwick take around one hour.
Gatwick has two terminals, the North terminal and the South terminal. The terminal into which your flight will arrive into depends moreso on the airline that you have flown with, rather than the origin of your flight. Emirates flights tend to operate from the North terminal, and Turkish Airlines tend to fly and out of the South terminal. These are subject to change however, so be sure to check the London Gatwick website closer to your date of travel for the most up to date terminal information.
Time difference from Sydney to London
Sydney is 9 hours ahead of London between April and October each year, and 11 hours ahead of London between the months of September to March. This is due to the fact that both Sydney and London observe daylight savings time, which starts on different days each year in each city. Check online for the specific dates and times each city changes their clocks each year.
Sydney experiences a warmer and wetter climate than in London, and it may surprise some to learn that yearly average precipitation in Sydney is higher than in London.
Transportation to city centre
Taxis prices to London city centre from Gatwick, but the journey takes around one hour. You can book your taxi online in advance, and prices start from around £22.50 per person, based on four people sharing.
Mode of payment
The currency used in London is the British pound sterling. International credit and debit cards are also readily accepted by almost all merchants throughout London.
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The above information is correct as of June 2016. Please check all travel details and costs closer to the time of your travel date.
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