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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 9.0 based on 41 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

09-04-2019
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a well searched online before you travel. keep your essential documents ready. keep credit cards and passport up to date. do not get lost in airport. follow all signs to go to the right terminal. check online for all alternatives travel routes.
03-04-2019
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Easy to navigate the airport. Lots of improvements look.to be getting made. Security checks efficient.
01-04-2019
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- very easy to get to Central London from this airport - easy access to everything you need, no way you can get lost at this airport, everything is clearly marked - unless using Green Motion, easy access to car hire office - CLEAN toilets - this is always nice, when you fly somewhere and you need to use the rest room and everything is clean and fresh - If you want to save some money, don't use Gatwick express train from Gatwick to London and the other way around, there is Southern rail service, which is as quick as Gatwick express and is bit cheaper - I prefer this airport when flying to / from London, as it's generally quicker, better organized and just simply nicer airport comparing to Heathrow or Stansted
21-03-2019
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Make sure you have all the right documention and it's up to date Remember that there may be a queue of customers in front of you and remain calm; the staff are doing their best and are as professionally as possible to gove each customer the best personal service.
04-03-2019
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Be very careful that you have gone over the car with a fine toothed comb, and that you have the ability to photograph and email after you have picked up the car. Check the I contest this evaluation on the form, other wise any charges will be taken and no contact made to check your evaluation of any damage.
13-02-2019
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Travel light, don't stay and eat in crazy expensive places (unless you can afford to) so that you can travel more often.
17-01-2019
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Plan, plan, plan!! Shop around for best deals, we saved a fortune doing this
29-12-2018
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Get there early to avoid stress going through security Get prepared ahead of going through security - i.e. remove watches, belts, have liquids in appropriate container etc. take a packed snack as prices are high travel light - nothing worse than lugging bags around the airport wear comfortable shoes for the flight as feet tend to swell buy water from WH Smiths after you go through security - better value
28-12-2018
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1. Pick a car rental company that is in the airport. 2. Make sure you are not talked into any upgrades. 3. Use the full-to-full gas policy of the car rental company as you will then pay for what you use. 4. Do not let yourself be intimidated even though you may be tired and in a new country. 5. Read the reviews of all car rental companies and hotels before you choice. 6. If it's too good to be true, it's NOT.
23-12-2018
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The airport was all sign posted and I had no issues navigating around.
21-12-2018
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Do make sure you allow enough time on getting the bus from LGW to the crown plaza hotel (Easirent Desk) as they only run every 45 mins. The Bus is free of charge by showing your Voucher to the driver. Do remember to check your travel route before leaving as there maybe delays and you could use a faster alternative route to your destination. A late flight into LGW is best met with a stay at the premier inn over the road from Arrivals..... makes the experience so much better. Always make sure you have enough fuel for your journey. No one likes to be panicking about running out if you get caught in a traffic jam (the norm on the M25). Enjoy your stay in the UK........ life is for living !!!
04-11-2018
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Giraffe has great food, Bloc hotel made life easy by grabbing the tram in the morning to the North Terminal. World of Whiskey was awesome! EAT had great coffee and sandwiches. Gatwick was quick, convenient, and I would fly through them again.
27-10-2018
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Travel light. Don't be late. Remember you're not the only person travelling through the airport. Be nice to other people. If you're abroad, you're not at home so things/people may be different, so be tolerant!!!! and if people don't talk English, They still don't understand you if you shout at them :)
19-10-2018
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Supply and demand. If there is a car park full of higher class vechicles than the one you booked, negicate an upgrade.
18-10-2018
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Great airport and it’s a shame that I had to deal with Green Motion.
10-10-2018
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Rent from anyone other than easirent, and your rental experience will actually be easy.
08-10-2018
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Work out your route beforehand. Google maps are great. Choose the right size vehicle for your needs don't just go for the least expensive. Remember the traffic around Gatwick is busy. Arrive at the airport in plenty of time and allow sufficient time to go through security in peak times check flight is on time.
16-09-2018
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There are several things that we did that maybe of interest to your customers, some of which needed the car, others could be done by public transport. 1. The Painted Hall at the Old Naval College at Greenwich: the ceiling is being renovated and you are taken up to the ceiling on scaffolding to see this magnificient art work close up 2 Woodhorn Colliery at Ashington in Northumberland: one of the deepest coal mines in the UK; fantastic visual displays 3 Holy Island, Northumberland: a trip across the causeway to one of the oldest centres of Christian Religion in the UK - lovely setting and nice walks. It is often better to use public transport if you are using AirBnbs in rural areas to get into the city. You get good views from the top deck and it reduces the cost of parking a car.
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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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.
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
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.
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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Book the London Eye in advance Always check on the south bank for events
04-08-2016
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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
15-11-2015
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Think of the time your traveling as traffic is heavy during peak hours