Car Hire at Gatwick Airport
There are eight of the major car hire companies located at GAtwick Airport. Car hire is available from both terminals in the Lower Forecourt Roads which have dedicated car hire buildings and are well signposted.
You can either pre book your car hire or just turn up on the day and book. Obviously it is recommended to pre book if you know you will need to use a hire car as it will save time on collection and will often be less expensive.
Most car hire in the UK takes place from the major London airports. If you hire a car at one of these airports you will probably be able to drop off the rent a car at an alternative airport while avoiding a one way charge. This is very convenient if you are transferring from one airport to another or if your travel plans including coming in on a train and flying out on an airplane.
Most car hire UK companies do not permit cars to be taken across UK borders into Europe or Ireland.
Below is a checklist to assist you in hiring you car:
- Will we need baby/child seats, a roof rack, ski rack etc?
- Is the vehicle large enough to fit everyone in plus luggage?
- Have I advised the car hire firm of my flight number and arrival time?
- Will the car hire office be open a when we arrive?
- What is my insurance cover?
- Will I get breakdown assistance?
- What deposit will I have to leave when I collect the car?
- What is the procedure for returning the car?
You can get a free online car hire quote for your London Gatwick Car Hire here
London Gatwick Airport Car Hire Companies
The South Terminal Car Hire Building is open 24 hours/7 days. The North Terminal Car Hire Building is open from 06.00 to 22.00. If you are picking up or returning a car to the North Terminal in between these times ensure you have agreed with the company a meeting and drop off point.
The eight car rental companies based at Gatwick Airport are: Alamo at Gatwick - Avis at Gatwick - Dollar at Gatwick - Enterprise at Gatwick - Europcar at Gatwick - Hertz at Gatwick - National at Gatwick - Thrifty at Gatwick