Car Rental in Gatwick, United Kingdom

Rent a car at Gatwick with Europcar

South of the capital, London, Gatwick Airport is one of the country’s principal entry points, and a major hub for international and national flights. Choosing Europcar makes car rental a smooth experience, with pick-up points at the airport and nearby Crawley.

The Europcar car rental experience at Gatwick

If you are looking for a small model for your journey, the Vauxhall Astra is Europcar’s most popular choice. Wanting something larger? Family-sized options include the Volkswagen Jetta or Volkswagen Passat. Choosing Europcar car rental at Gatwick allows you to start your journey in the UK as soon as you set foot in the arrivals hall. Whether you are heading to London, further north, or out into the English countryside, your car rental will get you there safely and in comfort.

Europcar van rental service is not available in Gatwick, but we offer cars on a short- or long-term basis, for total flexibility. 

Driving in the UK

US driver’s licenses are valid for rentals in the UK. 

The national speed limit is 70 miles per hour on motorways (freeways) and four-lane highways, 60 mph on two-lane roads (sometimes reduced to 50 miles per hour), 30 mph in populated areas, and lower near schools.

Roundabouts appear frequently on UK roads, and when you reach these you must give way to traffic coming from the right.

Parking in Gatwick is concentrated around the airport, and can be paid in advance or by credit/debit card when you leave. There are both long- and short-stay parking areas.

You should anticipate heavy traffic at all times around Gatwick Airport.

Discover the surrounding area by car

Gatwick’s location makes it an excellent base for car travel around the UK. Towns nearby include Tunbridge Wells (22 miles away), and Guildford (32 miles). London is just 41 miles away.

The famous seaside town of Brighton is around 40 minutes by car from Gatwick. Popular sights include the pier with its vintage amusement arcades, the glittering Royal Pavilion where the royal and rich once partied, and the quaint shopping streets of The Lanes. Travelling to and from Brighton in your rental car means you have the freedom to discover the whole of the town, as well as its beautiful surrounding coastline.

Rewards for choosing Europcar

The Europcar Privilege program is our international loyalty scheme, where we reward you for renting with us. There are four levels: Privilege Club, Privilege Executive, Privilege Elite and Privilege Elite VIP. Privilege enables you to earn rewards when you rent with Europcar in any one of 140 countries worldwide. This free membership allows you to earn a free weekend of car rental each time you move to the next level.

Why Choose Europcar in United Kingdom

  • Easy 3-step online booking: search, select, book
  • New, comfortable rental car fleet
  • Express pick-up service available
  • Award-winning car rental company
  • Daily, weekly, monthly, short and long term car rental

Europcar rental locations in Gatwick

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London Gatwick Airport
Address: London Gatwick South Terminal, London Gatwick Airport, RH6 0NP, Gatwick, United Kingdom.
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