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Car Rental at London Gatwick Airport

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

Economy
Citroen C3 or similar
Citroen C3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$18.69 per day
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Mini
FIAT 500 or similar
FIAT 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$19.31 per day
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Compact
Peugeot 2008 or similar
Peugeot 2008
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$25.10 per day
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Intermediate
Ford Kuga or similar
Ford Kuga
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$36.17 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Vauxhall Insignia or similar
Vauxhall Insignia
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$40.60 / per day
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Full-size
Audi Q3 or similar
Audi Q3
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$89.54 / per day
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Luxury
Volvo V60 or similar
Volvo V60
  • 5x
  • 6x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Easirent
$100.66 / per day
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Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$56.82 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:03 on 2021-03-01. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Country code
44
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%
Rating
8.8
London Airport Gatwick Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

It’s not an exaggeration to say that London has more world-famous attractions than it would be possible to list. That being said, some of the city’s sights are so iconic that any trip without seeing them would not be complete. Here are three such famous landmarks:

  • The Tate Britain. It’s not only that London is home to some of the finest museums on the planet, but it’s also that most of them are also free to visit. While - again - it would be impossible to mention them all, the Tate Britain, or National Gallery of British Art, is arguably one of the most important ones. Located in the City of Westminster, it houses the works of practically all of the most notable classical British artists. Its counterpart, the Tate Modern, is also not too shabby.
  • Big Ben. Best known for its nickname — its official name is actually Elizabeth Tower — Big Ben is definitely one of the symbols of London. Also located in the Westminster area and built in the Neo-Gothic style, it dominates both the skyline of this part of the city and the vast majority of London’s postcards. Under renovation since 2017, Big Ben is expected to be reopened again in late 2021 or early 2022 (this is when tours are also planned to resume).
  • Leicester Square. Also known as the West End, Leicester Square is one of the busiest and most upbeat areas in the city —- and in London, that is some claim. Famous for the picturesque Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, the West End is also home to landmarks such as the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, and even London’s Chinatown. Easy to access from anywhere in the city, it is not to be missed.

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.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $60 per day
  • Large cars - from $44 per day
  • Medium cars - from $34 per day
  • Premium cars - from $71 per day
  • Small cars - from $21 per day
  • SUVs - from $76 per day

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 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 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

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
  • Name: London Airport Gatwick (LGW)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 285,969
  • Passengers (per year): 45,561,700
  • Distance from City: 28.6 miles / 46 km S of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: 0870 000 2468

Top 19 Locations near London Gatwick Airport

  1. 0.5 km / 0.3 miles away
  2. 1.2 km / 0.7 miles away
  3. 3.2 km / 2.0 miles away
  4. 3.9 km / 2.4 miles away
  5. 4.3 km / 2.7 miles away
  6. 4.7 km / 2.9 miles away
  7. Car Rental in London Fulham from $21.18 per day
    4.7 km / 2.9 miles away
  8. 4.8 km / 3.0 miles away
  9. Car Rental at London Edgware from $28.02 per day
    12.3 km / 7.7 miles away
  10. 12.4 km / 7.7 miles away
  11. 16.1 km / 10.0 miles away
  12. Car Rental in London Ilford from $17.90 per day
    18.1 km / 11.2 miles away
  13. 18.3 km / 11.4 miles away
  14. 20.2 km / 12.5 miles away
  15. Car Rental at Luton Airport from $20.09 per day
    41.9 km / 26.1 miles away
  16. 49.8 km / 31.0 miles away
  17. 60.6 km / 37.7 miles away
  18. 102.2 km / 63.5 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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.
Average Rental Price at London Gatwick Airport
$50.14
January
$30.36
February
$45.65
March
$33.37
April
$45.79
May
$42.60
June
$49.12
July
$36.56
August
$28.27
September
$24.55
October
$24.22
November
$37.56
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at London Gatwick Airport is November when prices for an Economy class start from $24.22. You can see that this is 35% cheaper than the yearly average and 52% cheaper than renting a car in January (when rental prices start at $50.14 for a Compact class). 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 length differs from one month to another: in September the average rental period is 8 days, while in August, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average Rental Length
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 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 February.
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 Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars
Alamo Ford Kuga 5 3 SUVs
SIXT Citroën C3 Aircross 5 1 Medium cars

FAQ

What are the charges for exceeding the mileage limit of a rental car at London Gatwick Airport?
Each car rental company has a different price for each extra kilometer. It could also vary depending on the class of car (extra kilometers are usually more expensive for luxury cars). Be sure to check the “mileage policy” section of the rental conditions of the car you are interested in renting to see the fee. If it is not listed, please contact our Customer Support team for assistance.
Is purchasing insurance necessary when renting a car at London Gatwick Airport?
Your rental will include basic coverage including a Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and third-party liability. This basic coverage will have a deductible (or excess) for which you will be liable in the event of theft or damage to the car. The basic coverage will also not cover certain things like tires or the windshield. Purchasing additional coverage is optional, but recommended. If you purchase our Full Coverage, it will reimburse you for any part of the deductible (or excess) that you pay to the rental company.
Is it possible to rent a car seat for a 15-month-old baby at London Gatwick Airport? What would it cost?
Yes, you can request a car seat during the booking process. The cost of it depends on the rental company, but in most cases, we show the price on the booking page.
Can I leave the rental car deposit using someone else's card at London Gatwick Airport?
No, it is not possible to leave the deposit with someone else’s credit card. Aside from possible fraud concerns, the credit card used must be issued in the name of the main driver on the contract. If you do not have a credit card but are traveling with someone that does and has a driver’s license, that person could rent the car and add you as an additional driver.

Our Customers Reviews

Gibraltar
Renault Captur (2 wheel drive)
August 29, 2020
Didn't go to London
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
March 31, 2020
Buses ran from outside terminal but check time on notice board along the fence. Literally round the corner from Crown Plaza hotel. Show confirmation email so no need to pay for bus fare.
Spain
VW Polo
December 22, 2019
The trip was to see family & friends, weather not good but guess you can't do much about that.
Switzerland
Ford Fiesta
May 26, 2019
I don't see a need in driving a car in London. I spent my time in Sussex and was very happy to travel on my own.
Australia
Ford Fiesta 3d
November 12, 2018
Didn’t visit london
Canada
VW Passat
August 17, 2018
Renting a car in London is easy but finding parking is quite difficult and stressful

Top 15 Suppliers at London Gatwick Airport in 2021

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+4401293461061 / +4401293513662
Lower Forecourt Road Lowfield Heath, Lowfield Heath, Crawley RH11 0PR
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
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.3
+4401293609090
Gatwick Airport, South Terminal, Lower Forecourt, Road, Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NY
$27 - $133
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+4401293609090
Gatwick Airport, South Terminal, Lower Forecourt, Road, Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NY
$26 - $99
SIXT
Excellent 8.6
+442070188246
Lower Forecourt, Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NY
$41 - $187
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+4403713843408
London Gatwick South Terminal
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
Excellent 8.5
+4403445446001
Avis Budget Gatwick Airport South Terminal
$20 - $96
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:07:00-15:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
01293609090
Enterprise Rent A Car
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:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Europcar
Excellent 8.2
+4403713843408
London Gatwick South Terminal
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
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+4401293461061
Windmill Garage, Old Brighton Road South Crawley
GreenMotion
Very good 7.5
+4401293855100
Kennel Ln, Horley RH6 0AY
$19 - $132
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
Easirent
Very good 7.4
+441293839700
Crowne Plaza, London Gatwick, Langley Drive
$24 - $205
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
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.4
+34965233425 / +441293461061
Windmill Garage, Old Brighton Road South, Lowfield Heath, RH11 0PR, Crawley, UK
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+442078621732
Windmill Garage, 5 Old Brighton Rd S, Horley, Lowfield Heath, Crawley RH11 0PR
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.1
+441293855100 / 3172487251
H14 Kennel Lane
$19 - $131
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
+443300949033 / +447523232343
Spiritwood, Broadbridge Ln, Smallfield, Horley RH6 9RF
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
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