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Gatwick car rentals

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Gatwick, ENG, United Kingdom
Sep 23 — Sep 30
Same drop-off
Gatwick, ENG, United Kingdom
Thu 9/23
Noon
Thu 9/30
Noon

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Gatwick car rental information

Pick-up locationGatwick
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium
Rental locations7
Airport locations7
Popular agenciesEuropcar, Alamo, Avis

Cheap car rentals in Gatwick

Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Gatwick car rental reviews and directory

From $22/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Gatwick
Hertz
Locations in Gatwick
  • 10
  • 10
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  • 10
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8.8 ExcellentNov 22 2017
Pickup issuesThe staff was polite and helpful.We waited for the Hertz shuttle at the airport for over 25 minutes before finally just taking a cab. We try to call them and got no answer. We also tried to use their FaceTime at the kiosk inside the airport, but we're unable to reach them.
From $38/dayRated #2
Alamo
8.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Gatwick
Alamo
Locations in Gatwick
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  • 8
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From $40/dayRated #3
Enterprise
7.8 Good (6 reviews)
1 location in Gatwick
Enterprise
Locations in Gatwick
  • 8.6
  • 6.6
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreAug 16 2017
CASH GRABThe car.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 ExcellentApr 17 2017
Extremely friendly staff, fast service, will book again!Nothing!
7.2 GoodOct 31 2016
Unfortunate salesman dissuaded customer from enjoyVehicle cleanliness and overall high standard of maintenance that was obvious from the beginning.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 ExcellentSep 21 2016
Pretty little sewing machinePrice. 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.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.
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From $25/dayRated #4
Avis
7.6 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Gatwick
Avis
Locations in Gatwick
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Recent reviews
5.2 OkayApr 2 2017
Shuttles come only once every 45 minutes!The car was fine and the staff was friendly.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.
From $14/dayRated #5
Europcar
Most popular
Cheapest deal
5.5 Okay (9 reviews)
3 locations in Gatwick
Europcar
Locations in Gatwick
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
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Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleAug 23 2021
Our pick up at Gatwick was dreadful. We waited an hour and a half past our scheduled pick up time for the car to be ready then when it arrived the keys were just handed over and the agent walked off. We did our own inspection, only to find serious damage (dents/scrapes) to the right wing and bumper of the vehicle. When we called the agent back he was so disinterested it was a joke! Eventually he agreed to write a note of the damage on the agreement so we felt comfortable that we wouldn’t be charged on returning the car. Drop off at Heathrow was easy and straightforward.
4.4 OkayJun 23 2019
I don't know why but the price was duble.
2.0 MediocreApr 9 2019
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.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 ExcellentMar 2 2019
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.See above.
8.4 ExcellentSep 3 2018
Good ValueNo issue with the car and we drove about 850 milesWaited in line for 30 minutes to pick up the car Inside front windshield was not cleaned well before pickup
6.8 GoodAug 6 2018
Plan for some major extra costsThe car was clean and ran well, and they were very friendly on pickup and drop off.Your Canadian insurance is not applicable in Europe. Only in North America. Well, remember when you get extra insurance in Canada, and it’s $10 a day? Not in Europe. The first quote from the attendant was 42 pounds a day (that’s $70 CAD!!!). Yes. A day. When we started asking questions, it got better. Roadside assistance removed. 12 pounds. Our $200 quote for a rental turned into $550. However, all said and done, they treated us well, and the car was clean and comfortable (although check for a spare - we had none). When we talked to our friends who rented in Ireland, they made all the arrangements to rent from Canada, and the cost was identical. So the warning is, the cost you see is for the rental. Multiply it by 150 to 200% for the real cost.
4.4 OkayMar 22 2017
Deceptive. Will rip you offThe car was clean. That's about it. Everything else is wrong with this agency.They don't advertise they will force you to buy insurance at 20 pounds a day or you won't be able to take the car! In addition, when you pay with a non-UK credit card (which of course accepts pounds) they will convert themselves to pound sterling and rob another 3.5% of the total. Avoid them if you have the chance.
5.2 OkayDec 22 2016
Theft insurance is mandatory, and different than cThe car was fine. The folks in the car lot were friendly.During check-in, they told me I needed to either pay 10 pounds a day for theft insurance, or allow them to put 1,000 pounds on my car for deductible. They told me it was separate and different than coverage from my insurance provided by my airline credit card. It seemed wrong, but I was in a hurry. I have never paid "theft" insurance on a car rented in the UK, or anywhere else in Europe.
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Rated #6
INTERRENT
3.7 Mediocre (4 reviews)
1 location in Gatwick
INTERRENT
Locations in Gatwick
  • 3.5
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  • 3.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 27 2019
No. Had to wait nearly 1 1/2 hrs in long Queue to collect car& only 1 person serving on busy bank holiday weekend. Did not accept American express for Insurance deposit so was forced to take out £79/- insurance fee on my debit card! 24 hr rental for small car cost over £ 106/ Rip off!Everything! I could of got better deal in airport with Hertz , Avis or Europcar without going off airport. Do NOT use this company!
2.0 MediocreMar 26 2019
Complete ripoff your a bunch of crooks. You fleased me and have no service at all. Your professional criminals
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Gatwick
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Gatwick
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City Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Gatwick
City Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Gatwick
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Gatwick
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Gatwick
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From $31/day
National
1 location in Gatwick
National
Locations in Gatwick
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Rhodium
1 location in Gatwick
Rhodium
Locations in Gatwick
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Right Cars
1 location in Gatwick
Right Cars
Locations in Gatwick
Recent reviews
36 travelers who rented a car in Gatwick gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

Car rental locations in or near Gatwick

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$23/day

Good deal

$15/day

When to book a rental car in Gatwick

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting 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 rental 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 rental agencies to provide them with offices out of the south terminal. A few of the rental 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 rental cars in Gatwick for $15 or less
  • Book your rental car in Gatwick at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Gatwick are around -47% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Gatwick

  • Some car rental companies in Gatwick which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Hertz and Alamo

  • On average a rental car in Gatwick costs $23 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Alamo ($29/day), Avis ($31/day) and Europcar ($37/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avis Gatwick South Terminal RH6 0NP (1 miles from city center).

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Gatwick. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Gatwick is $7.03 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $84 and $112, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Gatwick.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Heathrow airport include Europcar, GREEN MOTION, Hertz, Easirent, Sixt, Avis, Budget, Ace, Dollar and Thrifty.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Gatwick airport include Europcar, Hertz, Easirent, Sixt, Budget, Dollar, keddy by Europcar and City Car & Truck Rentals.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Stansted airport include GREEN MOTION, Hertz, Easirent, Sixt, Alamo, Budget, National, keddy by Europcar and City Car & Truck Rentals.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Heathrow airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, GREEN MOTION, Hertz, Easirent, Sixt, Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, and Ace.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Gatwick airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, GREEN MOTION, Hertz, Easirent, Sixt, Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, and Ace.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Stansted airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, GREEN MOTION, Hertz, Easirent, Sixt, Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Economy car rental in Gatwick costs $47 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Gatwick costs $30 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Gatwick costs $35 per day, on average.

  • In Gatwick, cars are most frequently rented at GREEN MOTION Holiday Inn M4J4, 239 Sipson Road (26 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Gatwick costs $162 per week ($23 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Gatwick costs $695 per month ($23 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gasoline prices in London cost around $5.79 per gallon. This is slightly higher than in other areas of the UK, such as Manchester and Glasgow, as well as in the United States. During the holidays, gas prices tend to increase in and around London. Diesel costs a little more, although these cars are thought to be more fuel efficient.

  • 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 rental vehicles. There are large parking lots and garages in Chinatown, Covent Garden, and Theatreland.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).