Gatwick car hires from £13/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Gatwick with a pick-up date of 16/4 and drop-off date of 26/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Economy£13/day
Compact£16/day
People carrier£39/day
Full-size SUV£42/day
Mini£13/day
Premium£35/day
Luxury£44/day
Compact SUV£14/day
Intermediate SUV£16/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Gatwick

  • Popular attractions like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and the British Museum are located in different areas of London Having a hire car lets you easily reach all of these destinations during your stay. At nighttime you’ll also definitely want to check out the hip bars and nightclubs of Soho as well.
  • Gatwick Airport serves customers traveling in and out of Southeast England. For convenience, the airport partners with several car hire agencies to provide them with offices out of the south terminal. A few of the hire car companies operating out of London Gatwick include Sixt, Avis, Budget, and Europcar.
  • While driving in Gatwick you’ll have to become comfortable with driving on the left side of the road. Be sure to drive cautiously and within the speed limits during your stay. Unbeknownst to tourists, cameras are placed all around the city to monitor drivers. Along with speeding, they will also ticket drivers for illegal turns, texting while driving, or not wearing a seatbelt.
  • Traffic jams can be a problem in London. It is especially a challenge in the city’s center from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. To minimize this problem, congestion charge zones have been established. So, if you are driving in this area during business hours, you’ll have to pay a toll.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Gatwick for £20 or less
  • Book your car hire in Gatwick at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size car hire in Gatwick are around -134% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Gatwick

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Gatwick?

    You can rent a variety of cars in the city of London. Choose a compact car like a Kia Sportage or Ford Fiesta. If looking for luxury or sporty vehicle, consider a Mercedes Benz A-Class or a Land Rover. With several charging stations around London, renting an electric car might be cost efficient if one is available.

  • What’s the speed limit in Gatwick?

    You’ll drive mostly on the highway throughout your visit, which permits drivers speeds of up to 70 mph (113 km/h). Driving from one neighborhood to another, you might be able to take a single or two-lane highway with speed limits of 60-70 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Gatwick?

    Finding parking in and around London can be complicated at times. One way to deal with this problem is to park on a side street in a residential area and catch the tube to your destination. If visiting the central communities of London, you can park on the street for free in the evenings and on Sundays. But note that some parking spots are reserved for residents only, so look for signs. Parking lots (“car parks”) are also popular and safe places to park your hire vehicles. There are large parking lots and garages in Chinatown, Covent Garden, and Theatreland.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Gatwick?

    On average a car hire in Gatwick costs £26 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Gatwick?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at GREEN MOTION (£13/day), DRIVALIA (£13/day) and Europcar (£25/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at GREEN MOTION Gatwick Business Park H14 Kennel Lane, Hookwood,london,,gb RH6 0AY (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Gatwick?

    The average price of fuel in Gatwick is £5.46 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £65 and £87, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Gatwick?

    Full-size (Seat Alhambra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Gatwick.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Sixt, Europcar, Hertz, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Budget, Avis, keddy by Europcar and Virtuo.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Gatwick airport include Europcar, Hertz, Budget, keddy by Europcar and Dollar.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Stansted airport (STN)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Stansted airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Alamo, Hertz, Budget, keddy by Europcar and National.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Heathrow airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Sixt, Alamo, Europcar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Budget, Avis, Dollar and National.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Gatwick airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Sixt, Alamo, Europcar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Budget, Avis, keddy by Europcar and Dollar.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Stansted airport (STN)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Stansted airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Sixt, Alamo, Europcar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Budget, Avis, keddy by Europcar and Dollar.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Gatwick?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Gatwick?

    A Full Size car hire in Gatwick costs £94 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Gatwick?

    An Intermediate car hire in Gatwick costs £73 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Gatwick?

    A Compact car hire in Gatwick costs £19 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Gatwick?

    In Gatwick, cars are most frequently hired at SURPRICE CAR RENTAL Unit 6 Sovereign Ct 633 Sipson Road (25 miles from city centre).

  • How much does a car hire in Gatwick cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Gatwick costs £185 per week (£26 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Gatwick cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Gatwick costs £792 per month (£26 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Gatwick?

    Most car hire providers in Gatwick offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Gatwick, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

Gatwick car hire reviews and directory

National

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Gatwick

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Locations in Gatwick

Gatwick Airport South Terminal

+44 1293 609119

Monday07:00 - 23:00
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.0

Very Good

7 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

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Gatwick Airport South Terminal

+44 1293 609090

Monday07:00 - 23:00
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2.0 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car.

Cons:

We picked up the car at LONDON GATWICK airport and it would have been helpful if the girl who processed our pick up could have informed us about the LONDON CONGESTION CHARGE. We learned about it after driving in to London twice. You can pay the charge before going in to London and it is A LOT CHEAPER.. now we have to pay the fines AND PAY ENTERPRISE A 35 GBP processing fee per fine. I understand it is our responsibility to be aware of things but a little heads up would have been appreciated. Especially when we dropped off the car at Stansted and were told by the young man who processed the return that we should have been advised about the London Congestion charge.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Extremely friendly staff, fast service, will book again!

Cons:

Nothing!

7.2 Good

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Vehicle cleanliness and overall high standard of maintenance that was obvious from the beginning.

Cons:

Salesman used fear mongering and scare tactics in order to force an upgrade on the insurance coverage, ever after they had been shown a 3rd party full coverage proof of insurance. Salesman was manipulative and overall dishonest with regard to the percentage of all rentals returned with serious or 'dead-lining' mechanical damage for drivers who did/did not purchase the additional insurance coverage from the agency.

8.8 Very Good

Sept 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Price. efficiency of pick up and drop off. Color of car. Gas mileage. Looks of car (lots of amused comments). Size for traffic and city driving. Your staff were super helpful.

Cons:

Engine size - zero power. Enough for around town but on a long trip (London to Exeter) not good. Seats were not great for long ride - was glad to get out. BUT it did the job and we'll be back.

1 out of 2

Europcar

6.7

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.5

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London Gatwick South Terminal

+44 371 384 3408

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Everything was great from start to finish. We got a nice new SUV as requested, drop and pickup were easy and we got our $250 deposit back with no issues a few days later. Credit card was enough for insurance and we were warned about the risk of not getting additional insurance but not forced to actually take it. Overall amazing experience!

4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Even though we had coverage from a 3rd part insurance provider they insisted that we left with their basic cover package at $40 extra a day. I sent a few emails and they removed the charge 48hours later and refunded for the 2 days.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Very friendly and helpful. Car was great to drive. The only issue I had was Gatwick Airports charging for driving through the airport.

4.4 Mediocre

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I don't know why but the price was duble.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Kayak and carrentals were providing incomplete information about car rental process and cost. Quotation was given without insurance cost which once added inflated the overall cost to become very expensive and noncompetitive. This may be good for US residents with the right credit card.

Cons:

You must provide clear guidance on insurance issue and whether it is included or not. I paid four times the quoted price for half the period and my main concern was to return the vehicle ASAP rather than getting on with my trip. The trick of small print was not expected from big providers like you.

8.8 Very Good

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up was slow; they could have done with more staff. The ones who were there coped very well. The duty manager kept us all informed as to the progress of the queue, which was much appreciated. Dorota (Dorothy) checked me in and provided excellent customer service.

Cons:

See above.

1 out of 6

Avis

6.5

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.5

One location in Gatwick

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Gatwick South Terminal

+44 344 544 6001

Monday07:00 - 23:00
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5.2 Fair

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was fine and the staff was friendly.

Cons:

The rental agency is in the Crown Plaza Hotel in Crawley far from the airport. The shuttle only comes once every 45 minutes so be sure to very arrive early not to miss your flight, and be prepared for a long cold wait at the bus stop.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Excessive overcharging. Additional charges for location pick up, spurious taxes and 3 times normal fuel charges. I would not use them again at Gatwick airport.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2022

KAYAK
I'd 100% use avis again. Very easy pick up and drop off. Car was perfect. Price for the week hire was very reasonable.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
I had to cancel and the company refused. I didn't use the vehicle and I still lost £62.00.

1 out of 2

INTERRENT

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

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Windmill Garage, Old Brighton Road South

+44 129 346 1061

Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Complete ripoff your a bunch of crooks. You fleased me and have no service at all. Your professional criminals

1 out of 1

DRIVALIA

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

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London Gatwick South Terminal LONDON GATWICK AIRPORT

+44 1293 839700

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Alamo

5.6

Fair

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

5.2

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Gatwick Airport South Terminal

+44 1293 609119

Monday07:00 - 23:00
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GREEN MOTION

4.0

Mediocre

No reviews available

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

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Gatwick Business Park H14 Kennel Lane, Hookwood,london,,gb

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keddy by Europcar

7.6

Good

No reviews available

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London Gatwick South Terminal LONDON GATWICK AIRPORT LOWER FORECOURT ROAD

+44 371 384 3408

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London Gatwick South Terminal

+86 10 6064 1387

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Lower Forecourt Road

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Easirent

4.8

Mediocre

No reviews available

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Sofitel Hotel (north Terminal), Gatwick Airport, London Gatwick, Rh1 17sx, ,london,gb

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Ace Rental Cars

8.4

Very Good

No reviews available

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H14 Kennel Lane, Horley

+44 1293 855100

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Rhodium

5.9

Fair

No reviews available

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London Gatwick South Terminal LONDON GATWICK AIRPORT

+44 129 346 1061

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Fox

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One location in Gatwick

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Europcar, Lower Forecourt Road, Car Rental Building

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Shouqi

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London Gatwick South Terminal

+86 10 6064 1387

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VIPCars Recommendation

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London Gatwick Airport, Horley, West Sussex

+44 371 384 3408

Monday00:00 - 18:00
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33 travellers who hired a car in Gatwick gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

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Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

£26/day

Good deal

£20/day

When to book a car hire in Gatwick

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Car hire insurance in Gatwick

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Gatwick car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Gatwick.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Gatwick car hire.