Cheapest car hire in Crawley
Van / minivan
*daily rates in Crawley based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.
Customer questions about Crawley car hire
I was planing my 2 weeks holidays in august therfore i have a question. I was thinking about renting a car and going to few eu countries for a road trip. Can I cross the border with a rented car?
Hi, this is usuall permitted within the EU but will incur an additional charge by the rental agent to cover extra insurances. You can view any restrictions / prices by clicking on the T&C's for any car once you've run a search and then navigating to 'Extra Services / Cross-Border and Bounday Rule where all the information you require is located as it will vary depending on which rental agent you select.
Useful things to know about Crawley
- The area where Crawley lies has been inhabited since the Stone Age.
- It was an important ironwork centre in Roman times.
- It has had a town market since the 13th century.
- Crawley is a major commuter town for London being less than thirty miles from Charing Cross.
- The town is the closest to Gatwick Airport.
Crawley Mini Guide
I go Through Crawley on the way to Gatwick Airport, Have I Missed Much?
Crawley is a big town that has prospered since the opening of Gatwick Airport but prior to that it was a sleepy market town over a thousand years old. In fact the area’s been inhabited for millennia. The town itself is renowned as a commuter centre for London
and also for its shopping with one of the biggest shopping malls in the south east located there and there are plans to redevelop another.
Apart From Flying Into Gatwick, how Else can I get There?
Coming any distance to get to Crawley you should use the airport which is served by many low cost airlines from across the UK
. If closer to hand, Southern Railway operates a route from the South Coast to Victoria Station
in London that stops there. Travellers from the north or west would be advised to take a London connection to Victoria. It’s also a stop on the National Express route.
What can I do if Staying in Crawley?
Most people go there for the shopping where almost every high street name and others are under the same roof in the Crawley County Mall. Once in the town and your shopping is done, you can take a break and have a picnic lunch in one of the two main parks in the town. Buchan Country Park is beautiful with old lakes and shaded walks between the trees. Tilgate Park is the setting for the annual summer ‘Proms in the Park’ concert. Crawley has a very up and coming football team that have rocketed out of the Blue Square Premier and are shortly to be seen in League 1 where money has talked once more bring excellent players into the team that is hungry for success.
What About if I Hire a car?
We’d recommend that you head out of Crawley and explore the little villages of the ancient Sussex Weald, the plain that lies between the South and North Downs. Sweeping miles of fertile countryside dotted with farms are typically English on a fine summer’s day.
Latest Update from Crawley:
- Crawley is planning a range of events to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics. Take a look at www.crawley.gov.uk for more details.
- In the week beginning the 17th March, Crawley launches its 'Wordfest' festival celebrating everything written or spoken. From poetry recitals to writing workshops, you can get to grips with words and have fun at the same time.