Car Hire at Gatwick Airport (South Terminal)
Find your perfect hire car at Gatwick Airport
Step off your flight into a hire car parked at Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal. From arrivals, follow the yellow car rental signs. Head to the ground floor and turn right. Continue until you see us on the right.
Need car hire at Gatwick Airport North Terminal?
If it’s easier, you can hire a car at Gatwick’s North 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 meeting in London won’t wait. Your much needed retreat definitely won’t wait. Wherever you need to be, we won’t hold you up. In fact, we think every mile should be a pleasure. Whether you fancy a stealthy car for an urban jaunt, a classy coupé for a romantic road trip or a herculean 4x4 for a family getaway, unlock the perfect model.
The car you pick is the car you get
The Avis Select Series collection is available in the UK, Germany and Italy. Our fleet features the brute 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.
Motor for just over an hour up to the tearoom-filled villages of the Cotswolds, steering right for the ancient academy city of Cambridge and surrounding Fens. Continue north to the Minsters and small-town charm of Yorkshire, Wordsworth country nestled in the idyllic Lake District, or the sparsely populated, eerily ascetic Northumberland coast.
Or set off 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
Want a quick guide to the rules of the UK roads? We’ve unlocked them for your journey.
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 the drop box, located at our counter inside the terminal.
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 head to the South Terminal.
On arrival, follow the signs to the main car rental car park. We’ll be waiting for you on the left.
But you don’t have to drive full-circle: make the most of one way car hire across Britain.
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.