Car Hire in Gatwick Airport (North Terminal)
Find your perfect hire car at Gatwick
Step off your flight into a hire car parked at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal. Continue through arrivals on the ground floor and take the lift or escalators to the first floor.
Need car hire at Gatwick Airport South Terminal?
If it’s easier, you can hire a car at Gatwick’s South Terminal.
“I want to hire a car that excites me. It must be nearby. I want no fuss, but every comfort. I want to feel noticed and be remembered. Above all, I want to drive the open road with a smile on my face.”
We understand. That’s why we try harder.
Your journey starts here
The conference in London won’t wait. Your much needed weekend escape definitely won’t wait. Wherever you need to dash, we won’t delay you. In fact, we think every mile should be savoured.
Whether you fancy a stealthy car for an urban jaunt, a classy coupé for a romantic road trip, or spacious people carrier for a family holiday, unlock the perfect model.
The car you pick is the car you get
Avis’ curated Select Series collection is available in the UK, Germany and Italy. Our fleet features the powerful BMW 4 Series M Sport, classy Mercedes-Benz A-Class with its streamlined body kit, the Audi A1 Sportback supermini, svelte Audi A5 Sportback and the dynamic Peugeot RCZ.
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Plan your journey from Gatwick
From Gatwick Airport, it’s a 90-minute drive into Central London or 45 minute car journey to Brighton on the south coast.
Cruise for just over an hour up to the tearoom-filled villages of the Cotswolds, heading right for the classical city of Cambridge and surrounding Fens. Cruise north to the Minsters and small-town charm of Yorkshire, Wordsworth country tucked away in the idyllic Lake District or the sparsely populated, eerily ascetic Northumberland coast.
Or set off due southwest from Gatwick through the South Downs National Park, the seaside delights of Dorset and Devon, and on to the wild moors and surfer-friendly bays of Cornwall. Bath, a spa destination since Celtic times, lies west of Gatwick, as does Wales. Cross the border for the second-hand bookshop capital of the world, Hay-on-Wye, or Swansea’s sublime, sandy neighbour Rhossili.
Your hire car at Gatwick Airport awaits … and the open road lies ahead.
Book now to unlock the world.
Discover more …
We know getting the small details right can make a big difference, so here are some trusted travel tips to help you enjoy your journey from Gatwick.
UK driving guide
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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 go to the North Terminal.
Collect a ticket as you drive into the main car park. Head towards car park 6 on level 2, place your ticket into the barrier machine and park your hire car.
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 our drop box, located on level 2 in car park 6.
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.