Car rental at London Gatwick Airport

Car rental at London Gatwick Airport

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London, United Kingdom - Gatwick
11 Dec — 18 Dec
Same drop-off
London, United Kingdom - Gatwick
Sat 11.12
Noon
Sat 18.12
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Cheap car rentals in London Gatwick Airport

Economy₪23/day
Compact₪25/day
Mini₪74/day
Premium₪92/day
Intermediate SUV₪31/day
Compact SUV₪71/day
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London Gatwick Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Easirent
Best rated
4.3 Okay (43 reviews)
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
Easirent
Locations in London Gatwick Airport
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  • 4.4
  • 4.1
  • 3.7
  • 4.1
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4.0 Okay2020 Jan 27
At pickup the vehicle was given away and we had to pay for an upgrade. We also had to buy insurance, as we could not show proof that our credit card covered excess insurance laibility. Shuttle buses run every 45 minutes, so there is a long wait
3.2 Mediocre2019 May 08
It was a nice dayLGW to their location is a pain with all your bags You can’t use your own insurance so have to buy their expensive policy Quote said unlimited miles but you only get 100 per day Misleading bait & switch company. Not recommended
2.0 Mediocre2018 Aug 23
insurance scammers plain and simpleabsolute scam .. sell you a cheap hire package then bully you into paying to reduce the excess ....95 pound charged to your card for fuel that you may get back if you are very lucky . returned my car with a small scratch and was informed well that's your 500 gone .. without even looking at the car .. add to that the 75 pound admin charge and there all round indifference and ignorance to how to treat ppl with dignity made it a horrible experience ... stay well clear from easirent scam artists whose business model is rent cheap because once we've got their card details we can rob them blind .. Steer well clear
3.2 Mediocre2018 Aug 07
Ridiculously far from the airport ... not only distance but timeThe lack of information about what shuttle to get from the airport. The schedule of the shuttle from the airport once I finally found out which bus it was... it was once every HOUR. Once on the bus, seeing that you had to pay 3 GBP EACH to travel. Not taking card on the bus... because we were not informed we had to pay. Then arriving at the rental place faced with a queue of 10 people... took me 4 hours from landing to getting the car and home (7 miles away) Then being told my booking did NOT have CDW and therefore it was an extra 70 GBP. NOT IMPRESSED.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jun 12
Nothing. Do not do business with this companyLong wait for shuttle and long distance to drive. Additional fees and charges plus insurance requirements applied and incorrectly stated as legal requirements for cow in UK. Then required increased rental cost as they did not have booked car available. Decided to use another company at airport as it became cheaper and much more pleasant/customer oriented. Do not honor bookings as made or requirements on their own website.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jun 03
Easirent - Never Again!!Absolutely nothing.Forced me to get insurance even though I had it through my credit card. Charged me a one-way fee even though my reservation said there would not be one. Did not provide me with a contract.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Feb 11
Horrible ServiceThe rates are low but then you are forced to buy extra insurancetook 2 hr 45 min to get the car. Staff unfriendly. No waiting area. Never renting from here again. Shuttle service of pick up and drop off is bad also.
9.2 Excellent2017 Dec 10
Hidden costsThe rental car was super. Nice people at the counter. My only complaint is the hidden costs. I booked in the US, and when I got to the counter in the UK they told me of the extra, mandatory insurance costs and the hold that would be placed on my card, etc. These details should have been made clear (and handled) up front in the booking process. They told me if I had booked directly with them it would have been clear, but using Kayak the process, once I was in the UK, was more convoluted. Please make it easier in the future, and totally transparent.
4.4 Okay2017 Sep 26
They scam people. Wish I was smart enough and rented from somebody else! First, they charged me for additional third-party insurance. Their T&C says they provide one already but in realty they demand you to pay more money or else they won't rent the vehicle to you. They didn't like any letters I showed them and wanted quite specific letter addressed to them. They charge ridiculous $80 "management fee" for a ticket. And they charged me $120 for cleaning a vehicles though the guy greenlight the return and let me catch the bus. They told my bank that the reason because I didn't sign the slip was because "return done outside of working hours" (really, 7am is outside of your working hours? You open at 5am!) Jerks.
6.8 Good2017 Sep 15
Friendly staff.Hard to find location. Seemingly inconsistent shuttles to/from airport, we had to take Uber both ways totaling about $30 Check in took much too long, but agent was friendly, accommodating and easy to talk to.
Rated #2
Thrifty
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
Thrifty
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10.0 Excellent2018 Jan 12
upgradedgetting upgraded to a brand new (11miles on the clock) car with heads up display.nothing
10.0 Excellent2017 Jan 08
Amazing drop-off experience - wish all rental compDropped off the car in front of the hotel as rental bays were about 70m walk from hotel entrance and we had A LOT of luggage. The Thrifty Associate came out to check the car while we unloaded the luggage, so we could catch the next bus to the airport terminal. He then parked the car for us in the rental bays. Everything done in 5 minutes - couldn't have asked for a better drop-off experience.Nothing negative - everything was perfect
Rated #3
keddy by Europcar
9.4 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in London Gatwick Airport
keddy by Europcar
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10.0 Excellent2018 Nov 12
Very good friendly service.
8.8 Excellent2017 May 20
Keddy GatwickService on reception - not getting the hard sell for insurance. And not getting ripped off with fraudulent damage Claims like enterprise heathrow!
Rated #4
Alamo
8.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
Alamo
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Rated #5
Sixt
8.4 Excellent (9 reviews)
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
Sixt
Locations in London Gatwick Airport
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10.0 Excellent2019 Jun 19
No fuss, get what you paid for! No up sell/over sell! Navigation system was all inclusive instead of another add-on. Easy access at Gatwick although I feel that location is “very tight” for pickups and drop-offs! Staff are friendly and helpful!They gave me a C4 Cactus which was an awful drive. I feel an offer of car type of other compacts would have been better!
10.0 Excellent2018 Mar 05
The car was brand new 1series
4.8 Okay2017 Oct 09
Terrible pick-up experience.Nothing.Awful, terrible lousy and expensive We arrived at 10am to collect our prebooked car and had to wait 90 minutes for it to be ready. Awful customer service from the front desk agent and a man who claimed to be the regional manager. While waiting we discovered that we could have booked the same car £50 cheaper with Avis who didn't have any wait. CDW wasn't included in the rate but wasn't clear. Be very careful, you'll get stung! Never again.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jun 01
A good experience.Service at pick up was prompt and pleasant , upgrade was an enjoyable ride .Thanks.
Rated #6
Hertz
8.1 Excellent (20 reviews)
2 locations in London Gatwick Airport
Hertz
Locations in London Gatwick Airport
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
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  • 7.2
  • 8
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3.6 Mediocre2018 May 06
Hertz ripped me offI didn´t like that Hertz charged me more than my reservation. I made a complaint but neither Hertz nor Car Rentals would do anything about it. They´ve also charged for something I dind´t asked for.
9.2 Excellent2018 Apr 18
Drop off at Heathrow involves a coach, a bit slow going
10.0 Excellent2017 Dec 01
Very smooth transactions in and out. Car in great shape.Good car. Easy process.
8.8 Excellent2017 Nov 22
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.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jul 07
Quick and easy!
6.0 Good2017 Jul 06
Wait, upgradeUpgrade to Nissan SUV was nice but it's a big vehicle for a British back roads. Everyone seemed to be getting an SUV or Mercedes- thank goodness she didn't try to give us the latter.Lengthy wait at pickup, no one in LGW North Terminal office at all for first 10+ min. She called for help and help came, though, and everyone was friendly.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Jun 18
Didn't rent the carlocation was good, near airport with all the other rentalsbut when we arrived, the rep told us the car we ordered was too small and tried to upsell us for an extra $300 a week. So we cancelled and got an Avis rental car at much better price. Beware that if you want an automatic instead of manual, they will charge $500 extra per week, so hope you can drive a standard
2.0 Mediocre2017 Jun 12
Waste of timeThe price tripled once they added insurance. It would have been nice to know that before I went all the way out there to pick up the car.
8.8 Excellent2017 May 31
When I needed to drop the key off in Southampton airport, the airport was close and the drop box was inside the main building in terminal but unfortunately, the gate of terminal was close as well. I had to call the security there to take the key from me and they dropped it off by them self instead of me.
10.0 Excellent2017 Feb 20
Extra Help AppreciatedShort line. Pleasant, engaging attitude. Asked whether I'd like an automatic? Thought for a moment and said "yes." They worked a deal, brought the car around in a flash, and actually sat with me to explain where everything was - and how to work the satnav. Haven't had that kind of attention in the US in a LONG time.
Rated #7
Enterprise
7.8 Good (6 reviews)
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
Enterprise
Locations in London Gatwick Airport
  • 8.6
  • 6.6
  • 8.3
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  • 7.6
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2.0 Mediocre2017 Aug 16
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 Excellent2017 Apr 17
Extremely friendly staff, fast service, will book again!Nothing!
7.2 Good2016 Oct 31
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 Excellent2016 Sep 21
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.
Rated #8
Avis
7.6 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
Avis
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5.2 Okay2017 Apr 02
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.
Rated #9
Budget
7.5 Good (12 reviews)
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
Budget
Locations in London Gatwick Airport
  • 7.5
  • 8.1
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  • 7.1
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8.4 Excellent2019 Jun 04
Lower one way drop fee between 2 London airports- it really jacked the price up! All the staff at Avis/ Budget were really professional and friendly especially Gary at the counter in LGW and Anwar the shuttle driver at LHR. Thanks!
9.2 Excellent2018 May 09
Best Car RentalI’ve always had good experience with Budget, great prices every time I’ve rented, 100 times better than Europcar who I would Never use again.
9.6 Excellent2018 May 05
Car and service was good."Equivalent" car was fine, but the cost was higher than as booked which it shouldn't have been. However, t still was a reasonable deal.
3.2 Mediocre2017 Dec 19
Scamming companyThe car was okay, however when I picked it up car wasn't even cleanThe man at budget car was a scam artist, overcharged me by 127pounds still awaiting refund
8.4 Excellent2017 Oct 16
The best bang for the buckEverything was great!Got an upgrade but was assigned a petrol vs diesel car.
4.8 Okay2017 Aug 26
When I arrived to pickup the car I was told that they had to redo the booking because the drop off time was 11pm instead of 11am (my mistake when booking the reservation) on the same day. Then I was told because of the new booking the price had more than doubled. After 40min of discussion I ended up with the original car I had booked at a rate that was within a few dollars of the original contract.
8.8 Excellent2017 Aug 15
Good car for good priceGood size car for a "standard" size, Ford Mondeo diesel with great fuel economy. Fit my family of four and all of our excessive luggage easily. Car in good condition and drove nicely. Pickup and drop off not too bad, pick up could have been quicker and I could do without the upsell attempts. Car was clean and comfortable.Minor gripe Is that I wish they would process my credit card payment in GBP instead of converting to USD first. They should let the credit card company do the conversion and I would have gotten a better exchange rate. i figured that cost me about $15.
Rated #10
Europcar
5.8 Okay (10 reviews)
2 locations in London Gatwick Airport
Europcar
Locations in London Gatwick Airport
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 5.1
  • 3.9
  • 5.5
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1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 23
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 Okay2019 Jun 23
I don't know why but the price was duble.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Apr 09
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 Excellent2019 Mar 02
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 Excellent2018 Sep 03
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 Good2018 Aug 06
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 Okay2017 Mar 22
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 Okay2016 Dec 22
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.
8.4 Excellent2016 Sep 19
Car was clean and perfect. Girl at desk was wonderful! Very switched on and new how to handle my personal situation.Only one drop off attendant to a very busy London airport. On the web site they should not offer insurance if it doesn't apply to that country. So I paid for insurance twice.
Rated #11
GREEN MOTION
5.1 Okay (5 reviews)
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
GREEN MOTION
Locations in London Gatwick Airport
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10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 27
Very good service, great new vehicle, great value.
4.0 Okay2019 Oct 21
Shuttle driver treated bags badly and they were badly scratched just from airport to offsite location. Location is hard to find to return cars. Cheap up front rate uktimstely four times higher when essential navigation and insurance are added.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jan 14
Refused care hireThe terms and conditions state that the driver must hold a full licence for longer than 2 years. This is the case for me but I was refused hire due to the issue date on my UK licence being less than 2 years (since it was a replacement of my full Australian licence). It would have been a simple call to DVLA to confirm this was the case, but the staff member said there was nothing they could do and I was not allowed to hire a car.
Rated #12
INTERRENT
3.7 Mediocre (4 reviews)
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
INTERRENT
Locations in London Gatwick Airport
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2.0 Mediocre2019 May 27
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 Mediocre2019 Mar 26
Complete ripoff your a bunch of crooks. You fleased me and have no service at all. Your professional criminals
Rated #13
Ace
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
Ace
Locations in London Gatwick Airport
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Sunnycars
4 locations in London Gatwick Airport
Sunnycars
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City Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
City Car & Truck Rentals
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Dollar
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
Dollar
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Firefly
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
Firefly
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FLIZZR
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
FLIZZR
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
Goldcar Rental SP
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Move Mee
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
Move Mee
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National
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
National
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Rhodium
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
Rhodium
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Right Cars
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
Right Cars
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SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
1 location in London Gatwick Airport
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
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118 travelers who rented a car in London Gatwick Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.2

Car rental locations at London Gatwick Airport

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Most popular agency

Easirent

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

₪59/day

Good deal

₪50/day

Top tips for renting a car at London Gatwick Airport

  • Car hire at Gatwick Airport (LGW) is a convenient way to connect to the metropolitan London boroughs and surrounding areas. At just 28 miles from central London, Gatwick Airport is located south of the capital and links directly to the M23 motorway at Junction 9 and to the A23, which is the London-Brighton Road, which can give you opportunities to explore the South Downs National Park and the southern coastal regions of the East Sussex County. The M25 London circular motorway is also just a 10min drive, which will connect you easily to all of London’s regions and to the UK’s major national motorway networks.
  • It may be worth noting that busy times at Gatwick Airport tend to fall between 07:00-10:00 in the morning and 17:00-20:00 in the evening, which coincide with London’s major road networks. Therefore, if you’re returning your car hire at Gatwick Airport between these hours, make sure to give yourself extra time to account for delays or try to avoid these hours if at all possible.
  • If you prefer to take a quieter route to central London with your car hire at Gatwick Airport, you can turn left directly from the airport, which will take you straight onto the A217 and will bring you into the capital on less busy local roads. Alternatively, turning right will bring you straight onto the M23 motorway, which leads to London’s M25 ring-road for a faster but busier route.
  • Bear in mind that central London has a congestion charge zone in operation between 07:00-22:00 daily so make sure to be aware of the signage in place when you enter the zones after passing through the Dartford Crossing. Avis car hire at Gatwick Airport will navigate this payment on your behalf, which will be settled later with your rental account. Be aware also, that most companies include an airport surcharge with your rental, which will be included with your overall bill.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at London Gatwick Airport for ₪55 or less
  • Book your rental car at London Gatwick Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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