Welcome to the Enterprise Gatwick Airport car rental page. Choose from a wide selection of cars ranging from smaller economy cars to larger SUVs and people carriers
As a destination, Gatwick is generally very much a transition point in a journey; a means of getting closer to one's destination, rather than the destination itself. This is, obviously, because Gatwick is home to one of London's – and therefore the UK's – top airports; it is the ninth busiest in all of Europe and second only to Heathrow in the United Kingdom. Enterprise is one of the options for car hire in Gatwick Airport.
Our fleet is composed of good quality, sturdy vehicles, which are sure to offer an enhanced travel experience. We offer makes and models such as the Vauxhall Astra, Ford Focus or Toyota Aygo if you are in need of a small or compact car. For small families or those in need for more space, larger cars, such as the Vauxhall Insignia or Skoda Octavia, are good picks. Larger groups should consider our range of people-carriers, which includes the seven-seater SEAT Alhambra and the nine-seater Ford Transit.
Gatwick Airport has a number of designer shops within the two terminal buildings, so filling your luggage with duty-free shopping is not a challenge. For a bit of history, hope over to the Beehive, the original terminal building on the south side of the airport. Opened in 1936, it didn't last long, as the expansion of the airport in the 1950s required a new, larger terminal. Nonetheless, it was an important part of Gatwick's history, as well as global aviation history, as it was the first fully integrated airport building. While no longer needed for the running of the airport, it has kept its local importance, now being used as office space.
Gatwick Airport may seem like a good place to get away from as quickly as possible. However, there is much here to explore, especially if you are a first time visitor to the UK. On a map, the British Isles look small and easily covered, but this is quite misleading. Each square mile of countryside seems to have much more packed into it than would seem possible, and there is something interesting, beautiful or historically noteworthy around almost every corner! For instance, within just half an hour’s drive from the airport, you could be in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a national park that shows off the very best of the English countryside – a perfect place to sit and breathe in the fresh air and chase away any remnants of jet lag, before continuing on your way.
Even closer, a mere five minutes' drive away, is the beautiful historic town of Horley – mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086 – which is a wonderful example of small town British life, with a population of only 22,000. The town features the unique and vibrant Archway Theatre, which performs ten different pieces throughout each year, encompassing everything from Shakespeare to the more modern works of Alan Ayckbourn and Martin McDonagh (the latter being the scriptwriter of the acclaimed movie “In Bruges”).
A little further afield, but still comfortably less than an hour’s drive away, is Chessington Park World of Adventure. Chessington is both a zoo and a theme park, boasting over 1,000 animals and more than 30 rides, of which four are roller coasters and two are water rides.
Finally, and arguably, having saved the best for last: London. Gatwick is just over an hour’s drive away from the United Kingdom's capital city, an immense, sprawling metropolis bursting with life, diversity and culture. While driving through London proper is often not the best option, having a car rental from Gatwick Airport means that you can choose your access point to London's vibrant streets. Park securely in one of the outlying Tube stations and explore the city to your heart's content, knowing that the correct train will bring you safely back to your vehicle to continue your journey at your own convenience.
Gatwick, the second busiest airport in the UK, consists of two terminals – the North and South Terminals. The South Terminal is responsible for most domestic and international flights, and most airlines fly from here. Airlines flying from the North Terminal include British Airways, some easyJet flights, Emirates and Aeroflot. Travelling between the two terminals is quick and easy with the free shuttle service, and Enterprise has a kiosk in both locations for your convenience.
Being a major airport, Gatwick has multiple car parks, both short and long stay. The best prices for these can be found online, especially when booked in advance. Traffic around the airport can be an issue during peak hours, as well as the M25 around London, so plan some extra time in just in case, in addition to getting the latest traffic information before you head off. Our friendly staff will be able to give you some great advice when you pick up your car.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers hassle-free, affordable car hire, with a large choice of vehicles on fleet and in stock. Enterprise guarantees cheap rates on car hire from all our Gatwick Airport branch. Our range of modern economy cars are comfortable and reliable, but also fuel efficient, which keeps running costs low. Book online today and explore Gatwick Airport and its surrounding areas at a price which suits any budget.