Gatwick South Terminal
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:00
Rent a car at London Gatwick Airport
Our London Gatwick Airport car rental services can be easily located as soon as you land in the south of England. Our check-in desk in the South Terminal is open between 6am and 23.59pm. We offer a 24-hour vehicle drop-off, so you can return your hire car whenever suits you best.
The United Kingdom’s second largest airport, handling more than 45 million passengers every year, Gatwick Airport is a convenient springboard into London’s skyscraping architecture and vibrant culture. Its proximity to the major motorways that lead out of the buzzing English capital make Gatwick Airport a gateway into the quintessential British towns scattered throughout London’s leafy peripheries, as well as the pretty beaches along the south coast—including the spirited shores of Brighton.
Get the following benefits when you book direct with us:
- Avis Price Promise
You'll always get our best prices when booking on this site, or we’ll refund the difference.
- Free Cancellation
Cancel with no charge up to 24 hours before pick-up for ‘Pay on Collection’ reservations.
- Peace of mind vehicle cover
Comprehensive Zero-Excess cover means no need to pay or claim.
- Speedy collection
Jump the queue with pre-prepared paperwork and your vehicle at the ready.
- VIP Treatment
In some locations, go straight to your car where the keys and paperwork will be waiting.
- Member-only benefits
Unlock money-off vouchers, free weekends, upgrades and inclusive additional driver cover at no extra cost.
Avis van hire at Gatwick airportWhat do you need to shift? Our new van rental fleet spans small hire vans, perfect for that weekend DIY project; medium vans, well suited to hauling rolls of carpet, heavy floor tiles, or moving the kids to university; and large hire vans to accommodate some or all your wordly goods.
When you need to carry big loads and people, our six-seater van, pictured, is the perfect answer. It comes equipped with rear parking sensors and cruise control for a relaxed driving experience, and boasts a multi-function display, USB ports and a plush interior. Just the job for a family adventure or a work trip.
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Plan your journey from London GatwickGatwick airport is located around 30 miles south of London. In your Avis hire car it’ll take you just over an hour to get into the capital dependent on traffic, add another 30 minutes if you’re aiming for central London.
London has an incredible history stretching back over 2000 years. The story of the city's expansion can be seen in its architecture, from celebrated old buildings such as Big Ben and St Paul's to modern marvels, such as The Shard and Canary Wharf.
There is so much to see and do in London. We’d particularly recommend spending some time in Greenwich, a delightful suburb in the south of London boasting the Cutty Sark, Greenwich University, the Maritime Museum and a fantastic bohemian market.
If you’re looking to explore London by night, head to Soho where you’ll find great bars and clubs, and London’s bustling theatre district.
Looking for something family friendly? London has a huge variety of museums and galleries, and most have permanent collections that are free to enter. The Natural History museum is great for kids and offers an unrivalled prehistoric dinosaur exhibit, while the British Museum hosts ancient treasures from around the world, as well as the stunning Great Court, the new modern wing of this famed institution.
Londoners will tell you their city is the greatest city in the world and it’s hard to argue with them.
Discover more …We know getting the small details right can make a big difference, so here are some travel tips to help you enjoy your journey from Gatwick Airport South Terminal.
Don’t get lost …
To make your journey even easier, we can include a sat nav with your car so you can relax.
Return your car when it suits you
You can return your hire car out of hours, because we understand flights run through the night. Simply leave your keys in the drop box, located at our counter inside the terminal.
Finish with a smile
Gatwick Airport is clearly signposted from all major motorways. Simply exit the M23 at Junction 9, follow the signs to Gatwick and head to the South Terminal.
On arrival, follow the signs to the main car rental car park. We’ll be waiting for you on the left.
But you don’t have to drive full-circle: make the most of one way car hire across Britain.
Your hire car at Gatwick Airport awaits … and the open road lies ahead.
Don't forget the London Congestion Charge
This hire station is not in the London Congestion Charge zone but drivers travelling into central London between 7am and 6pm on Monday to Friday will have to pay the charge on a daily basis. Drivers should look out for the Congestion Charge signs en route.
Find out how to pay the charge. We can process the payment on your behalf for the first day of your hire, so you have more time to relax and enjoy the journey. Just let us know when you collect your car.
You will see notifications about a charge as you pass through the Dartford Crossing. You don’t need to do anything, or pay the fee in advance, as we will make the payment on your behalf. The crossing fee will be charged to the payment card registered to your rental within 14 days of the authority notifying us of the crossing, with no additional costs included.
Driving rules in United KingdomWhich side of the road?
In the United Kingdom, please drive on the left side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device
- Use the outside lane to overtake on motorways and dual carriageways
- There is a congestion charge payable when driving in London
- Zebra crossings (black and white stripes on the road) give pedestrians right of way to cross the road
All speed signs will be in mph.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 30 mph (48 km/h)
- Rural areas: 60 mph (96 km/h)
- Motorways: 70 mph (112 km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 or less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.