Car Rental London Gatwick Airport

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

Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
$10.87 / per day
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Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$12.55 / per day
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Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or similar
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$15.64 / per day
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Intermediate
Citroen C4 Picasso or similar
Citroen C4 Picasso
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$27.96 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$34.78 / per day
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Standard
Opel Insignia or similar
Opel Insignia
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$40.90 / per day
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Full-size
BMW 3 series Aut. or similar
BMW 3 series Aut.
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$51.45 / per day
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Premium
Mitsubishi L200 or similar
Mitsubishi L200
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Easirent
$30.27 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 14:30 on 2020-02-04. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Country code
44
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$18.34 / 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%
Rating
6.0
London Gatwick Airport Car Rental

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.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $98 per day
  • Large cars - from $46 per day
  • Medium cars - from $36 per day
  • Premium cars - from $87 per day
  • Small cars - from $26 per day
  • SUVs - from $99 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Interrent (Tel: +4401293461061 / +4401293513662)
  • Alamo (Tel: +4401293609090)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +4401293609090)
  • SIXT (Tel: +6596600506)
  • Europcar (Tel: +4403713843408)
  • Keddy (Tel: +4403713843408)
  • Avis (Tel: +4403445446001)
  • GreenMotion (Tel: +4401293855100)
  • Interrent (Tel: +4401293461061)
  • Ace Rent a car (Tel: +441293855100 / 3172487251)
  • Rhodium (Tel: +34965233425 / +441293461061)
  • Goldcar (Tel: +442078621732)
  • Easirent (Tel: +441293839700)
  • Surprice (Tel: +443300949033 / +447523232343)

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

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

Top 20 Locations near London Gatwick Airport

  1. Car Rental at London Edgware from $10.17 per day
  2. 0.7 km / 0.4 miles away
  3. 2.1 km / 1.3 miles away
  4. 3.2 km / 2.0 miles away
  5. 3.7 km / 2.3 miles away
  6. 9.2 km / 5.7 miles away
  7. 13.3 km / 8.3 miles away
  8. 23.4 km / 14.5 miles away
  9. Car Rental at Luton Airport from $10.87 per day
    41.8 km / 26.0 miles away
  10. 47.1 km / 29.3 miles away
  11. 57.6 km / 35.8 miles away
  12. 106.7 km / 66.3 miles away
  13. 145.3 km / 90.3 miles away
  14. 151.0 km / 93.8 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
$45.93
January
$27.81
February
$41.82
March
$30.57
April
$41.95
May
$39.02
June
$44.99
July
$33.49
August
$25.89
September
$22.49
October
$22.19
November
$34.40
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 $22.19. 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 $45.93 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 at London Gatwick Airport
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.
London Gatwick Airport Car Rental 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 Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Europcar Vauxhall Corsa 3 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Ford Focus 5 4 Medium cars
GreenMotion VW Golf 4 2 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car at London Airport Gatwick (LGW)?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (6.0 from 1 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car at London Airport Gatwick (LGW)?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in the United Kingdom?
Drivers must drive on the left side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in the United Kingdom?
No, you can not rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car at London Airport Gatwick (LGW)?
You must be between 25 and 99 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars at London Airport Gatwick (LGW)?
Yes, automatic cars are available from Easirent, GreenMotion, Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, SIXT and Europcar at London Airport Gatwick (LGW).
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, Station wagons, SUVs and Premium cars vehicle types are available at London Airport Gatwick (LGW).
Can I rent a car at London Airport Gatwick (LGW) with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at London Airport Gatwick (LGW).
Do I need an International Driving Permit at London Airport Gatwick (LGW)?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in at London Airport Gatwick (LGW) without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at London Airport Gatwick (LGW).
How much does an additional driver cost? Is there an option for a free additional driver?
No rental company at London Airport Gatwick (LGW) offers a free additional driver.
How much does it cost to rent a car at London Airport Gatwick (LGW)?
A rental car costs $66 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $11 at Easirent.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental at London Airport Gatwick (LGW) is $465. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental at London Airport Gatwick (LGW) was $76.
What car rental companies are located at London Airport Gatwick (LGW)?
Easirent, GreenMotion, Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, SIXT and Europcar can be found at London Airport Gatwick (LGW).
What is the best car rental company at London Airport Gatwick (LGW)?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are Alamo (9.1, 9 reviews), Enterprise (8.8, 4 reviews) and Keddy (8.7, 5 reviews).

Our Customers Reviews

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.

Top 14 Suppliers for London Gatwick Airport in 2020

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+4401293461061 / +4401293513662
Lower Forecourt Road Lowfield Heath, Lowfield Heath, Crawley RH11 0PR
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+4401293609090
Gatwick Airport, South Terminal, Lower Forecourt, Road, Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NY
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+4401293609090
Gatwick Airport, South Terminal, Lower Forecourt, Road, Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NY
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+6596600506
80, Blvd Airport, Unit 01-K05
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+4403713843408
London Gatwick South Terminal
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+4403713843408
INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+4403445446001
Avis Budget Gatwick Airport South Terminal
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+4401293855100
Kennel Ln, Horley RH6 0AY
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+4401293461061
Windmill Garage, Old Brighton Road South Crawley
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+441293855100 / 3172487251
H14 Kennel Lane
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
Easirent
Very good 7.1
+441293839700
Crowne Plaza, London Gatwick, Langley Drive
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
+443300949033 / +447523232343
Spiritwood, Broadbridge Ln, Smallfield, Horley RH6 9RF

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