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Car Hire from London Gatwick Airport

Car Hire at Gatwick Airport

This information is correct as of May 2015

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Where to hire a car at Gatwick Airport

There are eight car hire companies to choose from at Gatwick Airport: Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Sixt, National, Alamo, Enterprise and Budget. The car rental desks can be found in both the north and south terminals.

Petrol stations near Gatwick Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

There are 24 hour petrol stations at both terminals, so you don’t have to stress about filling up on the way to the airport.

Driving around Gatwick Airport

Turn right when you leave the airport to get onto the M23 motorway, which leads to the M25 London ring-road in the north and Pease Pottage in the south. If you prefer to avoid large and fast roads you can turn left onto the A217 instead. This will eventually bring you into London on the local roads.

Getting to your destination


Historic and trendy, old fashioned and cutting edge, totally establishment but ever so punk rock, the British capital is a whirlwind of contradiction. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve put together a list of our top ten things to do in London. It takes just over an hour to reach London from Gatwick Airport. London is very busy, and the congestion charge hasn’t put people off bringing their cars into town. You might have trouble finding on street parking in the city centre. If you do, you’ll notice that it’s quite expensive at £1.20 for 15 minutes. Try one of the many multi-story car parks instead. If you’re staying overnight make sure to book accommodation with car parking to avoid the headache of finding a good space near your hotel.


Arty and quirky, Brighton is a fashionable seaside town beloved by start-ups, yummy mummies, and people who enjoy living an alternative lifestyle.

Brighton is a 40 minute drive from Gatwick Airport. The council operate four car parks in central Brighton, and four in Hove. There are five car parks in the gay district of Kemptown, two car parks along the London Road shopping area, and two in Rottingdean. Pay and display is also widely available throughout Brighton: expect to pay £3.60 per hour with a maximum stay of two hours. From November to February you can park along Madeira Drive for £1 an hour. Some hotels in Brighton have car parks for their guests.

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Old English charm is alive and well in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Queen Victoria’s favourite spa resort. The town is renowned for its lovely architecture, fabulous country walks, and cosy gastropubs.

Tunbridge Wells is a 40 minute drive from Gatwick Airport. There are 13 pay and display car parks in the centre of Tunbridge Wells, so there are plenty of places to leave your car for the afternoon. If you’re staying for a few days, it’s best to look for hotels with a guest car park.

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