Car rental - London, London Gatwick Airport

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
FIAT 500 or similar
FIAT 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$3.00 / per day
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Easirent
$4.00 / per day
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$17.00 / per day
Intermediate
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Keddy
$25.00 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Minivan
Vauxhall Zafira or similar
Vauxhall Zafira
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$30.00 / per day
Full-size
Nissan X-Trail or similar
Nissan X-Trail
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Enterprise
$44.00 / per day
Premium
BMW 520 Auto. or similar
BMW 520 Auto.
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$78.00 / per day
Economy Elite
Mini Cooper or similar
Mini Cooper
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$20.00 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental car at London Gatwick Airport! Then visit world-renowned landmarks like Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and the Gherkin. London has countless attractions, but it’s also surprisingly green, so drive to Hyde Park, Regent Park, St. James’s Park, or Hampstead Heath to get some fresh air, exercise, and hang out with the locals.

London’s a fun and culturally diverse city, so there’s a huge variety of events, festivals, street performances, plays, and concerts to enjoy. And don’t forget the food! Visit local British restaurants and pubs, but be sure you go to Brixton for African and Caribbean food, the East End for Bangladeshi cuisine, Golders Green for Jewish food, Finsbury Park for Greek and Turkish cuisine, and basically any London area for awesome Asian food!

London Gatwick Airport was the first airport in the world to receive a direct train link to it. London’s a great destination, but why not get a longer term car rental and explore even more? Many beautiful national parks like South Downs, Brecon Beacons, New Forest, and Dartmoor are easy to reach by car, and you can also head to northern England or even Normandy and Bretagne in nearby France. Start planning your vacation now!

Top international routes

Main airlines

British Airways, easyJet, Thomas Cook Airlines, TUI Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and Norwegian Air Shuttle

Terminals

The two terminals, North and South, are connected by an automated people-mover system.

Location

London Gatwick Airport is about 48 km (30 miles) south of central London. Motorway M23 and Highway A23 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Top car rental companies

Enterprise, Alamo, Europcar, SIXT, Keddy, ACE Rent a Car, Easirent, and GreenMotion

Car rental desks

Some car rental desks are in South Terminal, some are in North Terminal, and others are in a separate Car Rental Area. You can access this area by foot from South Terminal, the walk taking only about five minutes.

Services and Facilities

There are many shops, including duty-free stores, a bank, and several ATMs. Of the many restaurants, bars, and cafés, most are open from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., while some are open 24/7. There are also lounges, an on-site hotel, baby care rooms, a children’s play area, a lost and found office, showers, soundproof work pods, an interfaith prayer room, and several art exhibitions. The airport is friendly to travelers with reduced mobility. There are two luggage storage services—the one in North terminal is located in the arrivals hall and open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., while the one in South Terminal is located in the arrivals hall, at the back of the check-in area, and open 24/7. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Texaco, located at Brighton Road, Horley RH6, is open 24/7 and can be reached in about three minutes. There are other gas stations even nearer to the airport, but travelers give this Texaco station the highest rating.

Popular one-way rentals

Travel information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Country code
44
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$13.71 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Speed limit within town
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%

Airport info

Rating
7.6
  • Getting to the airport 7.4
  • Departure and check-in 7.6
  • Terminal facilities 7.2
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.4
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.8
  • Lounge 5.1

London Airport Gatwick (LGW)

  • IATA: LGW
  • ICAO: EGKK
  • Airport name: London Airport Gatwick (LGW)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 62 m / 203 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt / Grooved
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 285,969
  • Passengers (per year): 45,561,700
  • Distance from City: 28.6 miles / 46 km S of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: 0870 000 2468

When are car rental prices cheapest at London Gatwick Airport?

The cost of renting a car at London Gatwick Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.

The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at London Gatwick Airport is February when prices for Economy start from $28.92. You can see that this is 27% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 39% cheaper than renting a car in January (when rental prices start at $47.76 for Compact). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at London Gatwick Airport?

Travel lengths differ from one month to another. In January the average rental period is 8 days, while in August, the average rental period is only 5 days.

Which is the busiest car rental month at London Gatwick Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at London Gatwick Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in September.

Top 20 Locations near London Gatwick Airport

Top 9 Best London Gatwick Airport Suppliers in 2018

Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.3
01293-609090
GATWICK AIRPORT, LOWER FORECOURT ROAD
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
01293-609090
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, SOUTH TERM LOWER FORECOURT RD
SIXT
Excellent 8.6
+44-8444993399
Lower Forecourt Road
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+4403713843408
INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.2
+4403713843408
London Gatwick South Terminal
GreenMotion
Very good 7.5
0044 01293 855100
Green Motion London Gatwick Airport, Gatwick Business Park, H14 Kennel Lane, Hookwood
Easirent
Very good 7.4
+44 (0)1293 839700
Crowne Plaza, London Gatwick, Langley Drive
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.4
0034 965 233 425; 0044 (0) 1293 461061
Windmill Garage, Old Brighton Road South, Lowfield Heath, RH11 0PR, Crawley, UK
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.1
0044 1293 855100, 317-248-7251
Gatwick Business Park

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