Car Hire at Gatwick Airport (South Terminal)
Find your perfect hire car at Gatwick Airport South TerminalWelcome to London Gatwick Airport, South Terminal.
You’ll find the Avis car hire station located in the 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.
|Monday||06:00 - 23:59|
|Tuesday||06:00 - 23:59|
|Wednesday||06:00 - 23:59|
|Thursday||06:00 - 23:59|
|Friday||06:00 - 23:59|
|Saturday||06:00 - 23:59|
|Sunday||06:00 - 23:59|
The car you pick is the car you getThe Avis Select Series collection is available in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and France. Our fleet features the Audi A1 Sportback supermini, svelte Audi A5 Sportback and the dynamic Peugeot RCZ.
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Plan your journey from London GatwickGatwick airport is located around 30 miles south of London. In your Avis hire car it’ll take you just over an hour to get into the capital dependent on traffic, add another 30 minutes if you’re aiming for central London.
London has an incredible history stretching back over 2000 years. The story of the city's expansion can be seen in its architecture, from celebrated old buildings such as Big Ben and St Paul's to modern marvels, such as The Shard and Canary Wharf.
There is so much to see and do in London. We’d particularly recommend spending some time in Greenwich, a delightful suburb in the south of London boasting the Cutty Sark, Greenwich University, the Maritime Museum and a fantastic bohemian market.
If you’re looking to explore London by night, head to Soho where you’ll find great bars and clubs, and London’s bustling theatre district.
Looking for something family friendly? London has a huge variety of museums and galleries, and most have permanent collections that are free to enter. The Natural History museum is great for kids and offers an unrivalled prehistoric dinosaur exhibit, while the British Museum hosts ancient treasures from around the world, as well as the stunning Great Court, the new modern wing of this famed institution.
Londoners will tell you their city is the greatest city in the world and it’s hard to argue with them.
Discover more …We know getting the small details right can make a big difference, so here are some travel tips to help you enjoy your journey from Gatwick Airport South Terminal.
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.
Your hire car at Gatwick Airport awaits … and the open road lies ahead.
Don't forget the London Congestion ChargeThis 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.
Passing through the Dartford Tunnel? Please note that the small toll charge can no longer be paid at the barriers; drivers must pay online in advance or by midnight the following day. Find out how to pay the Dartford Crossing charge.
Driving rules in United KingdomWhich side of the road?
In the United Kingdom, please drive on the left side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device
- Use the outside lane to overtake on motorways and dual carriageways
- There is a congestion charge payable when driving in London
- Zebra crossings (black and white stripes on the road) give pedestrians right of way to cross the road
All speed signs will be in mph.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 30 mph (48 km/h)
- Rural areas: 60 mph (96 km/h)
- Motorways: 70 mph (112 km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 or less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.