Car Hire from London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Car Rental COVID-19 FAQs
Is Enterprise open?
Yes. Enterprise is an essential services provider that remains open to meet critical transportation and personal mobility needs. We are committed and ready to help you get wherever you need to be.
What steps are being taken to clean rental cars?
Each rental vehicle at Enterprise is thoroughly cleaned between every rental and backed with our Complete Clean Pledge. This includes washing, vacuuming, general wipe down, and sanitising with a disinfectant that meets leading health authority requirements, with particular attention to more than 20-plus high-touch points. We also extend the Complete Clean Pledge to our shuttles (for airport locations) and neighborhood branches.
What is the current car rental process?
To help protect both customers and employees, we have modified our car rental process. This includes the addition of kerbside rentals at our locations to help promote social distancing by getting you quickly on your way while avoiding foot traffic in our locations.
Delivery is also offered at select car rental locations throughout the country. Please contact your rental branch for availability.
Whether you are picking your vehicle up kerbside, or if we deliver it to you, we’re committed to maintaining proper distance throughout the process.
How does car rental return work during the Coronavirus outbreak?
If you are currently renting a car with us, your local branch should be reaching out to you about options to return your rental vehicle. If you have any additional questions or are looking for more information, please call 0800 111 4312.
Can I modify, extend, or cancel my reservation?
You can modify or cancel your reservation via our website or mobile app. We have extended our existing no-fee cancellation policy to include customers with pre-paid rentals booked directly through us. To extend your car rental, you can click “Call to Extend Your Rental” in our mobile app. You can also call your rental branch or 0800 800 227 to extend your reservation.
Renting a Car at London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Local Car Hire at Gatwick Airport
As one of London's major air hubs, Gatwick Airport is a busy location that requires a convenient transportation solution for all people coming and going. Fortunately, the branch of Enterprise Rent-A-Car is located conveniently for people either arriving at the airport or departing from it. Situated a stone's throw from the airport's terminal, the branch can be found close to Gatwick's railway station, a short drive from the M23 motorway. By foot, simply follow the signs from the terminal building for the railway station and continue in the direction of the airport's South Car Park. Anyone wanting to hire a car to head into central London will be able to do so in little under an hour. In the other direction, heading south on the M23, travellers can expect to reach the south coast of England at Brighton in just over half an hour. The nearby town of Crawley is only a few minutes away for drivers who want to access shops and services immediately after they touch down in the UK.
Cheap Car at Gatwick Airport
Enterprise has a superb location near to Gatwick Airport and remains an extremely competitive option for travellers requiring car hire in the vicinity. A range of fuel efficient vehicles are ready to be hired and you can obtain the best pricing by booking your rental car online in advance of your arrival. Save further cash by opting to pay in advance.
One-Way Car Hire at Gatwick Airport
If you only need a rental car for getting from the airport to your destination, Enterprise offers one-way car hire as the ideal solution. With hundreds of branches across the UK, you will not be far away from a local branch at your destination to return your vehicle. This also gives you the flexibility to hire a car wherever you are on your journey, allowing you to combine car hire with other methods of transportation to get the most out of your holiday or business trip.
A Wide Range of Vehicles to Hire
No matter what sort of vehicle you need, you will be able to hire the ideal sort of car for your purposes with Enterprise. Families who are arriving at the airport for a holiday will be able to find SUVs and people carriers. If you simply want a highly economical two-door run-around, then these are on offer, too. For business visitors who require a prestigious car hire to drive around in, the extensive fleet at Enterprise will have the right model. You can also explore different type of vehicles in other car hire locations in UK on official webite of Enterprise Rent-a-Car UK.
Driving Information at Gatwick Airport
Like other airports in the UK, parking is expensive at Gatwick Airport. However, drivers can use the Express Pick Up area on Level 0 of Short Stay Car Park 3 at the South Terminal once they have collected their vehicle. If you are dropping off passengers, then use the lower level drop-off zone between the Sofitel Hotel and the multi-storey car park of the North Terminal.
Attractions at Gatwick Airport
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.
Places to Visit Outside of Gatwick
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 Gatwick airport, you could be in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Even closer, a mere five minutes' drive away, is the beautiful historic town of Horley. A little further afield, but still comfortably less than an hour’s drive away, is Chessington Park World of Adventure. 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.