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Car rental Gatwick Airport

Will you be visiting London soon and arrive at Gatwick Airport? Don’t forget to hire a car. You have the possibility to hire a car right at the Airport. And if you are looking for the best possible price, Holiday Cars is the one. We work exclusively with trusted car rental companies at Gatwick Airport, who offer the lowest prices when it comes to car rental in London. Book your holiday car now at Holiday Cars!

About Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is one of London's major airports, next to London City, London Heathrow, London Luton and London Stansted. The airport is also known as London Gatwick and began its life in 1930 as the Surrey Aero Club. This was a small flyers club, which was exclusively used by flying enthusiasts. In 1958 Gatwick Airport was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II and was the world’s first airport with a direct railway link. Nowadays Gatwick Airport is not only well connected by rail, but also by road. Since Gatwick Airport was officially opened it has grown from just 186,000 passengers to over 45 million passengers each year. Gatwick is located in one of the best connected areas in the UK. From the airport you can fly to 228 destinations in 74 countries.

Car hire facilities at Gatwick Airport

Holiday Cars works with a variety of car rental companies in London. All of them are leading agents. That means that you’re in good hands if you hire a car at one of the companies we work with. You will definitely find a car exactly to your taste and need. The following companies are available at Gatwick Airport for car hire:

Why hire a car from a car rental at Gatwick Airport

From Gatwick Airport there are many ways to travel to central London or any other part of London. You can travel by rail, coach, bus or taxi. But one of the easiest ways is to hire a car and travel by car. When you hire a car you have the freedom of movement. That means that you don’t have to worry about high taxi prices or about the schedules of public transportation. Thanks to a rental car you can discover the city on your own time, no need for rushing to bus stops or train stations. A car from a car hire company at Gatwick Airport also allows you to visit places that are not accessible or difficult to be reached by public transportation.

Climate London

The climate in London is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Because of that the weather in London can be cool, humid and rainy. London knows 4 separate seasons, but still has light showers and cloudy skies most of the year. The best time to visit London depends on your preferences. But if you want to visit when the weather is mild, it is better for you to go between March and May. This time of the year you will witness the royal parks and gardens blossoming. If you want to save money and don’t mind the cold it is best to visit London between December and February."
Tips and experiences for London Gatwick airport

Our customers rated London Gatwick airport with an average of 9.1 based on 28 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

22-01-2018
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Pack light and wear comfy shoes. Don't forget travel pillows and headphones!!
17-01-2018
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Book a car early to get the best price. Make sure you have access to GPS!
04-01-2018
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Hire your car from Green Motion. Travel light, especially with kids. They don't wear half the gear anyway. Take a sat nav with you or ensure car is equipped with one.
02-01-2018
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1. Leave lots of time to Savoie stress 2. Reasearch amd plan the trip 3. Keep back up copies of all travel details, both hard and soft copies 5. Don’t forget to look at the software updates if airlines require apps to watch films 6. Stay positive in the event of delays - there is often nothing you could do about it and unhappiness is detrimental and easily spread!
02-01-2018
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Book a good reliable airline. Choose a friendly, calm and trustworthy car rental company. Make sure you have all the paperwork with you when you travel (email, mobile apps and/or printed). Allow plenty of time for incidents and accidents. If you have any problems or concerns then ask for help.
25-07-2017
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Hiring a car through a nationwide provider is recommended.
15-07-2017
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Leave plenty of time when driving around London especially on tge M25 as congestion seems a daily problem and can cause late arrival or missed flights
15-07-2017
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The Gatwick airport rental car collection point is some distance from the baggage collection. It is worthwhile to pick up a baggage trolley. Avis upgraded the booked car from a manual Holden Astra to an automatic Mercedes A180 at no additional cost. The boot space in the Mercedes is limited however and we had difficulty accommodating two medium size suitcases. The rental car drop off point at Manchester airport id very poorly signed. We were departing from terminal 1, but the drop off point is at Terminal 3 with a shuttle bus service. The shuttle bus service is frequent, but allow extra time when dropping the car off. The drop off procedure at Manchester airport is very efficient.
13-07-2017
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If you are flying Virgin Atlantic, they have moved to the North terminal. The car rentals are at the South terminal, but their is a good shuttle going back and forth between the terminals.
11-07-2017
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Gatwick express train is quick but expensive. If you have time use the bus from Victoria instead. It's a very busy airport in the summer, get there in good time. As a UK passport holder I got through security quickly, but I would not have liked to be in the non-EU line. The selection of shops and eateries is not as good as Heathrow. I come from south of London so Gatwick is more convenient.
14-02-2017
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Some of the parking places not exist (closed)any more and have not updated google maps yet. Also,Becareful about congestion Charge zones in London and recommend to do payment in advace.
12-01-2017
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Don't drive anywhere near central London as the public transport is excellent and far easier / less stress.
09-01-2017
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Imperial war museum was great.
05-01-2017
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Visit Kew Gardens.
03-01-2017
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Don't drive in the city centre as there is a congestion charge. Tube is the best way to get around. And take a boat trip on the Thames. The royal palaces are all great: Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and The Tower of London
10-08-2016
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London is amazing but Avoid driving at peak hours.
10-08-2016
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Book the London Eye in advance Always check on the south bank for events
04-08-2016
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27-07-2016
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Keep your doors locked and windows closed in South Africa. This is a dangerous country with a very high unemployment rate.
24-07-2016
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i am from south east england so i don't tend to do tourist these days, but from the past when my sons were little, enjoy the castles and the history where ever you go! there's a castle (and then a pub) on every corner. try and listen for travel advice ...the roads are pretty congest at times. If travelling with kids, make sure you plan for delays on the m25...
11-07-2016
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Try and find one more conveniently located in the Terminal you arrive to, Easi rent London was not very professional.
08-07-2016
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Take your time to tour around
24-06-2016
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Roads are more congested and road rage more prevalent
08-06-2016
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Don't use Europcar Gatwick. However, the Tower of London is a great day out - especially if you get cheap tickets with Tesco Clubcard!
09-04-2016
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enjoy the London life style
08-04-2016
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Comedy club London
07-12-2015
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Me and my partner drove around the Costwolds it was beautiful but we didn't book anything in advance and every hotel was closed when we got there! So make sure you book before travelling there.
15-11-2015
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Think of the time your traveling as traffic is heavy during peak hours