Cheapest car hire in Gatwick Airport
Van / minivan
*daily rates in Gatwick Airport 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 Gatwick Airport car hire
ok, I have received a quote for a car hire at Gatwick, confirming some of the details I wanted clarifying, just trying to book, your site says there are no cars available,can you help me book please?
Hi, apologies if you are not getting results for this rental, it may be a technical issue on the site. I can see your quote here and would be delighted to give you a quick call to take the booking by phone if you can please let me know a convenient time to call and a telephone number?
Hello Fiona. Could you tell me whether this car is a pickup in the terminal building or outside please?
Hi, the quote will say whether the pick up is In Terminal / Shuttle Bus or Meet and Greet. You should see this below the price in the supplier / car information. I'd happily check for you if you can just let me know which car you are looking at? You can also filter by pick up location if you spefically only wanted In Terminal for instance?
I need to change my booking for a compact vehicle on airport at Gatwick, my husband booked an economy which is too small.
Hello, you can amend your booking by logging into the 'my booking' section of the website using your email and reservation number, from here you can amend the car type. Should there be any additional cost, this will be displayed for you before any changes are made.
Hello, may I have the link to find out what vehicles are on airport please, Gatwick airport.
Hi, you can filter results to show only those 'in terminal', please see the options on the left hand side of your serach results. This will then display only suppliers and cars who are based in the terminal building to avoid shuttle bus / meet and greet services.
Useful things to know about Gatwick Airport
- BAA was forced to sell Gatwick Airport after a report by the Competition Committee.
- Now Gatwick is owned by Global Infrastructure Partners.
- Gatwick tends to be a preferred destination for charter airlines.
- US Airways and Delta are currently the only US Airlines which serve Gatwick Airport.
- Gatwick Airport has two terminals – North and South.
- Easyjet are operating the first passenger flight to the new Corvera Airport in Spain on 18 Jan 2019.
Gatwick Airport Mini Guide
Welcome to Gatwick Airport
Gifts at Gatwick
Home today to the busiest single use runway in the world it’s hard to believe that Gatwick Airport started life as a small flying club in the 1930’s. Located approximately 45 kilometres from London’s city centre and situated on the site of a former manor house, Gatwick provides a perfect entry to the south of England. In these times of recession, it is one of the few airports worldwide that is seeing a year-on-year increase in passenger numbers through a prudent business plan and facilities for low cost carriers.
How do I get There?
Drive, Park and ride, Coach, Bus, Taxi or Hackney (the latter if you’re feeling flush). Gatwick is easily accessible from central London. There are more than 11 trains per hour that can deliver you to the airport directly from the city centre. Over 150 coaches connect the airport to cities nationwide.
Whether shopping for yourself or for loved ones back home there are shops to satisfy all tastes and budgets at Gatwick. For a beautiful selection of typically British souvenirs head to Glorious Britain and for the perfect gift for any whisky lover you have got to check out the range at the World of Whiskies store. It’s an amazing trove, stocking almost 350 different malts including rare bottles to ensure you won’t be disappointed.
For the young and young at heart in your life, a visit to the world famous Hamley’s toy store is a must, whether you choose from their own classic range or the latest modern themes, quality is assured. Another British institution making an appearance at Gatwick is Harrods. A must visit even if it’s just to browse, this store as expected exudes luxury and guarantees an exclusive shopping experience.
Help for Your Family Trips
Travelling with little ones can add a little stress to your trip but be assured that Gatwick Airport is one of the most child friendly airports you can find. From the thoughtful provision of dedicated family lanes for passing through security and immigration to Kid Zones in the departure lounges, Gatwick strives to make travel for families a pleasant experience. Offering fantastic kids play areas that provide comfy seating for parents the Kids Zones are free of charge and well worth a visit allowing children to burn up some energy and giving parents a chance to relax.
If you’ve got a lot of time to kill or just need nap time the YOTEL Hotel one of the three onsite hotels at Gatwick, payable by the hour, perfect for repairing frayed nerves. Each capsule has its own private shower and toilet, comfy bed, TV and free Wi-Fi facilities. There are special travellers lounges available also, some having designated family areas with separate niches providing video games and computers as well as traditional games rooms. Lounge access is bookable in advance from the airport's website.
Sticky fingers will be the only problem when it comes to food for kids at Gatwick. You’ll find a wide range of food options and child friendly dining available throughout the airport. Many offer deals and promotions for kids so check around before you order. Baby milk and other essentials may be pre-booked at the Boots branch in the departures area allowing you to pack most of your supplies in your check in baggage.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a snack, no matter what you fancy you’ll find it at Gatwick. For a great start to your day in a cosy 50’s themed restaurant, drop in to Frankie & Benny’s, featuring an open plan kitchen and in an amazingly welcoming atmosphere you’ll find yourself almost transported to Little Italy and the Big Apple.
For lunch step it up a notch and head over to the Armadillo Cafe and Grill, a fun American style restaurant with a Santa Fe twist. If you’ve got something to celebrate or need a little luxury look no further than the Caviar House and Prunier Seafood Bar. An exceptional range of caviar, perfectly smoked salmon and sea food selection with an outstanding wine list so good you’ll forget you’re at an airport.
Require Special Assistance?
Security assistance lanes are in use at Gatwick to assist persons who require a little extra time or assistance through security. Help points are available throughout the airport though it is recommended that you inform your airline at the time of booking if you will require assistance for mobility or other needs.
Latest Update from Gatwick Airport:
- Gatwick is ever changing and evolving - latest plans include a high speed rail-link between the airport and Heathrow to creat a virtual hub called Heathwick. Additionally, plans are in place to add another runway at Gatwick with a terminal between it and the existing runway instead of expanding Stansted Airport.
- Many new routes begin this year at Gatwick with the most coming from budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle and BA who have moved some of their flights from Heathrow.