Car Hire in Gatwick Airport (North Terminal)
Avis Gatwick North Terminal closedPlease note that for the foreseeable future our rental station at the Gatwick North Terminal will be closed. This is due to emergency repair works being carried out on the car rental car park. Over this period, we request that customers return their rental cars to Gatwick South Terminal station.
Rent a car hire from Gatwick Airport South Terminal
Go to Gatwick’s South Terminal.
Plan your journey from Gatwick
There's so much to discover in the 4 countries that make up the United Kingdom
From Gatwick Airport you could head east to the classical city of Cambridge and the surrounding Fens.
Cruise north to the minsters and small-town charms of Yorkshire; and beyond to Wordsworth country in the idyllic Lake District, or to the sparsely populated, eerily ascetic Northumberland coast.
Or jump onto the A25 and within an hour; you’ll be taking in the beauty of the English countryside in the Surrey Hills. Continue south-west to discover the seaside delights of Dorset and Devon, and on to the wild moors and surfer-friendly bays of Cornwall.
Just over an hour's drive west from London you'll find the tearoom-filled villages of the Cotswolds, continue on to discover the city of Bath, a spa destination since Celtic times. Cross the border into Wales for the second-hand bookshop capital of the world, Hay-on-Wye, or Swansea’s sublime, sandy neighbour Rhossili.
Your hire car at Gatwick Airport awaits … and the open road lies ahead.
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 North 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 our drop box, located on level 2 in car park 6.
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 go to the North Terminal.
Collect a ticket as you drive into the main car park. Head towards car park 6 on level 2, place your ticket into the barrier machine and park your hire car.
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.
You will see notifications about a charge as you pass through the Dartford Crossing. You don’t need to do anything, or pay the fee in advance, as we will make the payment on your behalf. The crossing fee will be charged to the payment card registered to your rental within 14 days of the authority notifying us of the crossing, with no additional costs included.
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.