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You can specify required rental date and time, vehicle category, pick-up/return location criteria in the white form above. In case your return location is different from the pick-up location, check the box 'Different Drop Off Location?'.

The preset location address: Car Rental Building, South Terminal, Lower Forecourt Road, Gatwick, West Sussex, Rh6 Onp, Great Britain, area 'London - Airport Gatwick'.

Alteration of the current rental location can be performed in three ways:
-by entering your desired destination in the 'Pick-up' field;
-by following the links to location pages shown below;
-by using the London interactive map on the left.

Rental hints for London - Airport Gatwick
Aiport offers. In case you need an exotic car in London (cabriolet, sports car, limousine, etc.), or plan to pick up a car in the night hours, you should look at the rental locations in the airports around London and not in the city itself. Suppliers at 'London - Airport Gatwick' have a wide car choice and can release your car at night.

Insurance. In most of our offers for Great Britain, the rental rates already include the 'Collision Damage Waiver' (CDW) insurance that give you a financial protection in case of an accident. If an accident occurs, you would need to pay at the counter in 'London - Airport Gatwick' only the franchise (your own risk) amount.

Car pick-up. In 'London - Airport Gatwick', rental companies may release your car in locations outside the airport. In this case, they organize a 'shuttle bus' that departs periodically from the airport building entrance.

Car return. On the final day of your rental in London, examine your voucher for fuel terms. Try to bring back the car back to 'London - Airport Gatwick' in time – avoid additional expenses.

After rental. Periodically monitor the return of your deposit. As a rule, rental offices in Great Britain release the deposit on the day of car return, however the bank transfer may take 1-3 weeks.

Frequently asked questions on car hire

Rental system 'OrangeSmile.com-CarTrawler' offers a unique opportunity to hire a vehicle of your choice in London for any desired rental period at lowest rates. All our featured car options in Great Britain come as an 'All Inclusive' package, and there are no service charges or fees associated. All the rental phases, documents and the customer support are provided in English.
Typical models of OrangeSmile.com vehicles in London
Mini & economy hatchback: Peugeot 107, Smart Car and Toyota Aygo
Compact & intermediate sedan: Citroen C3, Audi A3 and Ford Mondeo
Full-size saloon & station wagon: VW Passat, Volvo V50 and Renault Scenic
Premium & luxury limousine: BMW X5, Mercedes SLK and Audi A5 Sportback
Minivan & minibus, 7-15 pax: Opel Zafira, Peugeot 807 7 seater and VW Touran
SUV, crossover & off-road vehicle: BMW X3, BMW X5 and Toyota Rav4
Cabriolet, roadster & convertible: BMW 3 series Cabriolet, Peugeot 206 Cabriolet and Renault Megane Cabriolet
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London - Airport Gatwick and car rental services

Airport location, terminals and transportation

Gatwick Airport is considered the second largest airport in Great Britain. It is located in West Sussex between London and Brighton. Gatwick Airport is the main airport for charter airlines, which are not serviced by Heathrow Airport. It is also a major airport for international flights from North America to Great Britain. The passenger traffic makes up about 40 million people per year. The airport got its name from the old estate, on the territory of which LGW is now situated.

It became operational as an airport in the 30s of the 20th century. The status of the airport altered lots of times. Besides, it often changed hands. Nowadays passengers in Gatwick Airport are served by two terminals: the South Terminal and the North Terminal. They are connected by light metro line. Travel is free. Individuals with disabilities can be properly serviced in all the areas of the terminals. There are a number of restrictions for red-eye flights.

Gatwick Airport is connected with London's Victoria railway station and Brighton by the railway. Its station is located next to the South Terminal. Shuttles run to Heathrow Airport, London Stansted Airport, Victoria bus station, Waterloo railway station in London, and surrounding localities. It is cheaper to buy a ticket online than to do it at the airport. There are also taxi services in the airport.

Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car

The leading companies specializing in car rental are operating in the terminals. They are Hertz, Avis, Budget, Alamo, Dollar, Keddy, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Green Motion, Inter Rent, Sixt, and Thrifty. The offices of these companies are located at the ground level of the South Terminal next to the arrival area. Budget's rental office is in the South Terminal, not far from the train station and multi-level car parking. Avis's car rental office can easily be found next to the light metro station in the South Terminal. Enterprise Rent-A-Car's office is located in the South Terminal (on Lower Forecourt Street).

The number of car rental facilities is situated at the ground level of the North Terminal. These are the offices of Avis, Sixt, Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo, Europcar, and National. They are located opposite the exit to the railway station and shuttle stop. The shuttles run between the terminals. There are also rental offices of the main companies opposite the arrival hall in the external courtyard. It is recommended to book the necessary car through available online services.

Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby

Both of the terminals are equipped with car parks of several kinds, which are long-term parking lots (daily and hourly pay), short-term parking lots (hourly pay ), and premium-class ones. A valet-parking with the delivery to the terminal is also provided. It is preferable to book a parking space in good time because parking facilities are overburdened in certain seasons. Parking lots are paid, you can park here for free for only 5 minutes. Fast Track service helps to pass all stages of departure which are parking, baggage checking in and a reception at the Airport Business Centre.

There are hotels of different categories. Sofitel London Gatwick (4 stars) is located in the territory of the North Terminal, and Hilton London Gatwick Airport is in the territory of the South Terminal.
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