Car Hire at London Airport Gatwick

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London Airport Gatwick, London, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 34.04 per day
Economy
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 34.79 per day
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 42.92 per day
Intermediate
MG ZS or comparable
MG ZS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 62.07 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Standard
Kia Sportage or comparable
 Kia Sportage
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
£ 116.50 / per day
Premium
Tesla 3 or comparable
Tesla 3
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
£ 349.90 / per day
Luxury
Volvo V60 or comparable
Volvo V60
  • 5
  • 6
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Easirent
£ 408.77 / per day
Economy
VW Polo or comparable
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 34.65 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 03:01 on 2022-05-16.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Dialing code
44
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
London Airport Gatwick

Airport Car Hire

London Gatwick is one of the busiest airports in the United Kingdom. It is a popular entry point for both international passengers and Brits either returning or that live abroad, mainly on low-cost airlines from destinations in Europe. If you're one of the latter and want to know what you could see around London with a hire car, here are some ideas: 

  • Stonehenge. The legendary mystical site is only about an hour and a half drive to the west of Gatwick Airport. It will finally reopen on April 12, and demand may soar, so be sure to book tickets in advance.
  • Brighton. Arguably the most famous resort town in the United Kingdom, Brighton is a great place to visit. Even if you’re in England during the autumn or winter months, the city has plenty of reasons to visit including not only the beaches and famous Brighton Pier, but also many historic streets and buildings, the lavish Royal Pavilion, the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, and the Brighton Fishing Museum. Located some 80 miles south of London, Brighton can be reached in less than two hours.
  • Canterbury. The famous cathedral city of the Canterbury Tales fame is only an hour and a half from Gatwick Airport. Though many of the buildings were destroyed during World War II, its historic centre remains a historical treasure. You can easily park on the outside of town and catch a bus to the centre. 

Top international routes

  • Barcelona
  • Dublin
  • Malaga
  • Amsterdam

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 30 miles south of central London. The M23 motorway and the A23 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of hire car

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 216 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 101 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 95 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 311 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 79 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 141 per day

Car hire desks

Some car hire desks are in the South Terminal, some are in the North Terminal, and others are in a separate Car Hire Area. You can access this area on 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 cash points. 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 travellers with reduced mobility. There are two luggage storage services—the one in the 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 the 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 petrol station

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

Airport information

Score
7.6
  • Getting to the airport 7.4
  • Check-in desks 7.6
  • Facilities and services 7.2
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.4
  • Dining and car hire services 6.8
  • Lounge 5.1

London Airport Gatwick (LGW)

  • IATA: LGW
  • ICAO: EGKK
  • Name: London Airport Gatwick (LGW)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Flights per year: 285,969
  • Passengers (per year): 45,561,700
  • Distance from the city centre: 28.6 miles / 46 km S of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: 0870 000 2468

Top 18 Destinations around London Gatwick Airport

  1. London Mayfair starting at £ 53.49 per day
  2. London Edgware Road starting at £ 29.20 per day
    1.7 km / 1.1 miles away
  3. London Paddington Railway Station starting at £ 29.20 per day
    2.0 km / 1.2 miles away
  4. London Euston Railway Station starting at £ 32.43 per day
    2.2 km / 1.4 miles away
  5. Waterloo Railway Station starting at £ 32.70 per day
    2.7 km / 1.7 miles away
  6. London St Pancras Railway Station starting at £ 32.43 per day
    2.8 km / 1.7 miles away
  7. London South Bank starting at £ 49.09 per day
    3.0 km / 1.8 miles away
  8. London Kings Cross Railway Station starting at £ 32.43 per day
    3.2 km / 2.0 miles away
  9. London Kennington starting at £ 40.93 per day
    3.7 km / 2.3 miles away
  10. London Battersea Park Railway Station starting at £ 110.82 per day
    3.8 km / 2.4 miles away
  11. London Fulham starting at £ 32.70 per day
    5.2 km / 3.2 miles away
  12. London Hammersmith Railway Station starting at £ 51.35 per day
    6.3 km / 3.9 miles away
  13. London Cricklewood starting at £ 72.98 per day
    6.9 km / 4.3 miles away
  14. London Isle of Dogs starting at £ 49.09 per day
    9.3 km / 5.8 miles away
  15. London Stratford Railway Station starting at £ 71.31 per day
    10.7 km / 6.7 miles away
  16. London Lewisham starting at £ 26.83 per day
    11.3 km / 7.1 miles away
  17. North Wembley starting at £ 61.61 per day
    13.0 km / 8.1 miles away
  18. London Southgate starting at £ 72.98 per day
    13.5 km / 8.4 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car at London Airport Gatwick?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at London Airport Gatwick fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at London Airport Gatwick
£ 35.87
January
£ 21.71
February
£ 32.66
March
£ 23.87
April
£ 32.76
May
£ 30.48
June
£ 35.14
July
£ 26.15
August
£ 20.22
September
£ 17.56
October
£ 17.33
November
£ 26.87
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at London Airport Gatwick is November with prices starting at £ 17.33 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is January with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 35.87. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 27. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

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

Hirers picking up a car at London Airport Gatwick keep them for an average of 8 days during in September, while those picking up their cars in August keep them for an average of 5.
Average Hire Length at London Airport Gatwick
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
5
August
8
September
8
October
7
November
6
December

Which month sees the highest demand for car hire at London Airport Gatwick?

Though London Gatwick Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in July. February is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
90%
January
79%
February
86%
March
99%
April
115%
May
88%
June
136%
July
132%
August
86%
September
95%
October
92%
November
101%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Vauxhall Astra 5 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion Citroen C3 Aircross 5 3 Small cars
Enterprise Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars

Top 12 Hire Companies at London Airport Gatwick in 2022

SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.9 / 19 reviews
+442070188246
Lower Forecourt, Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NY
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.8 / 7 reviews
+4403713843408
London Gatwick South Terminal
£ 34 - £ 72
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.7 / 12 reviews
+4403713843408
London Gatwick South Terminal
£ 43 - £ 62
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.7 / 18 reviews
+4401293609119
Gatwick Airport, North Terminal, Lower Forecourt, Road, Horley, Gatwick RH6 0PJ
£ 56 - £ 63
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5 / 5 reviews
+4403445446001
Gatwick South Terminal
£ 96 - £ 119
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-15:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.5 / 1 reviews
+4408433093030
South Terminal, A23, Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NY
£ 57 - £ 350
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
National
National
Outstanding 8.5
+4401293609119
Enterprise Rent A Car, Racecourse Way, North Terminal
£ 121 - £ 208
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-12:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.5 / 9 reviews
+4401293609119
Gatwick Airport, North Terminal, Lower Forecourt, Road, Horley, Gatwick RH6 0PJ
£ 100 - £ 132
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.9
+442078621732 / +442078621791
Windmill Garage, Old Brighton Road South, Lowfield Heath
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-21:30
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Easirent
Great 7.2 / 103 reviews
+441293839700
Sofitel London Gatwick, North Terminal
£ 40 - £ 937
Working hours
Mon:06:00-00:30
Tue:06:00-00:30
Wed:06:00-00:30
Thu:06:00-00:30
Fri:06:00-00:30
Sat:06:00-00:30
Sun:06:00-00:30
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.2 / 69 reviews
+4401293855100
Kennel Ln, Horley RH6 0AY
£ 35 - £ 48
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
Ace Rent a car
Good 6.5 / 79 reviews
+4401293855100 / +4403172487251
H14 Kennel Lane
£ 82 - £ 116
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
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