We are delighted to be able to offer our customers cheap Gatwick airport car hire. London's second major international airport, Gatwick is situated some 40 km outside London and is particularly convenient to people living to the south of the capital.
Begin your holiday in Gatwick with car hire offered by two of the country's leading car hire companies. We offer online bookings with discounted car rental at Gatwick airport. Both of our car hire suppliers have dedicated telephone staff on hand for any extra questions that you may have before or after hiring a car.
Gatwick Airport is situated in the heart of West Sussex in the picturesque south of England. Serving the second largest volume of passengers in the UK per year, Gatwick’s claim to fame is that it was the world’s first airport to have its own railway connection. As well as welcoming travellers from its neighbouring south of England towns, Gatwick is within easy reach of London. Gatwick is just 40 kilometres outside of London. Gatwick Airport is easily navigable by the M25 London orbital road and is situated halfway between Brighton and London.
There are a number of tourist attractions in the region ranging from eleventh century castles, nature reserves and Elizabethan country estates. Littlehampton, Bognor Regis and Brighton are popular seaside resorts.
Littlehampton has award-winning beaches and offers a tranquil English seaside experience as opposed to a much livelier and a more cosmopolitan feel at Brighton.
At Arundel, visit the Wildlife and Wetlands Nature Reserve overlooked by hauntingly magnificent Arundel Castle. Situated on the River Arun, the castle dates back a thousand years and is beautifully set in 40 acres of land and attractively landscaped gardens.
There is a generous helping of fine English country houses in the area. Set amid the stunning scenery of Storrington near Pulborough, Parham House and Gardens is a beautiful Elizabethan house with impressive gardens. Petworth House and Park provide more English country house delights. Visitors are attracted mainly by the Capability Brown landscaped gardens, a stunning art collection as well as the impressive carvings of Grinling Gibbons.
One of the area’s major tourist attractions is that of the roman remains at Fishbourne. Discovered in 1960, the remains are of a sumptuous roman palace dating back to 43AD. Reported to possess Britain’s largest collection of in-situ mosaics, the Roman Palace complements the once roman town of nearby Chichester as well as the Roman Villa at Bignor. You can’t help but be impressed by the excellent condition of the mosaic floors across hundreds of rooms.
The seaside town of Worthing is one of the largest around and is situated close to the South Downs on the south coast. Expect a much slower pace here as it is generally considered a retirement destination for people in their twilight years.
Situated atop the foundations of the Roman city of Noviomagus Reginorum, Chichester city centre is a population tourist spot. Charismatic with its Roman walls and medieval market place, Chichester presents an interesting place to spend a while and explore to your heart’s content. Chichester Cathedral and the Chichester Theatrical Festivals are popular British tourist attractions.
Today a very popular seaside town, Bognor Regis started out as a rather unglamorous 18th century smuggling village. Things changed however with the visit of King George V in 1929 when the masses were encouraged to enjoy some excellent summer holidays here.
Another popular seaside haunt is that of Littlehampton on the mouth of the River Arun. The town is a good location for touring surrounding local beauty spots like Lyminster, Arundel and Rustington.
In addition to the local attractions on offer in West Sussex why not also consider a trip up to London. Just over forty kilometres from the airport, the West End is an easy train ride away. The Thameslink line connects you to the London Underground at a variety of stations and provides ease of access into central London. There are a number of ticket booking facilities online and for last minute discounted tickets head over to the ‘Half Price Ticket Booth’ at Leicester Square. As well as offering a great nightlife, the best restaurants and some of the best musical and theatrical productions in the world, the West End provides ample opportunity to sample its inexhaustible shopping opportunities.
is 45 kilometres south of London and is directly linked to the M23 at Junction 9 and to the A23 London-Brighton road. The M25 (a ten minute drive away) additionally connects to the UK's extensive road and motorway network.
Car parking at the airport includes short stay and long stay at north and south terminals as well as valet parking.
Travelling to and from London to Gatwick Airport couldn’t be easier with a number of travelling possibilities available. The Gatwick Express
train service to and from London’s Victoria Station takes around thirty minutes at £25 a return ticket.
train service runs every quarter of an hour and costs £10 for a return during off-peak times. The journey from Gatwick to London’s King’s Cross station takes around half an hour to forty five minutes.
National Express coaches run to Gatwick from London and take around an hour and a half each way. The return ticket for this service is £11.40.
Connections between the airports are extremely efficient. To get to Heathrow Airport from Gatwick the National Express 700 runs every 15-20 minutes in the morning, from outside Terminals 1, 3 and 4. It takes approximately 70 minutes to Gatwick's North and South Terminals. The cost is £17.50.
If travelling to and from Stansted to Gatwick the National Express run one or two coaches every hour between the airports, with a journey time of approximately 2 hours 45 minutes.
If travelling from Heathrow Airport, the Gatwick Express train service departs every 15 minutes from London Victoria station and takes just 30 minutes to Gatwick South Terminal. Passengers requiring the North Terminal should take the free transit between terminals, which is just upstairs from the train platforms. Gatwick Express trains, from the airport to Victoria station, also depart at 15 minute intervals and have a journey time of 30 minutes.
Stansted Express trains depart every 15 or 30 minutes with an average journey time of 45 minutes. They run between London Liverpool Street station and Stansted Airport. Passengers can travel between Victoria and Liverpool Street stations by bus, tube or taxi.