Gatwick Airport is the second busiest airport in the UK and London, second only to Heathrow. Situated near Crawley in West Sussex it is approximately 46 kilometres from London. Gatwick Airport is a vast size and handles about 35 million passengers a year at the moment – but of course this number is growing as air travel becomes more popular and accessible. The Airport handles domestic, European and international flights. For many people who are travelling from the UK onwards then Gatwick is their departure point, for those coming into the UK for business or a holiday then Gatwick is a good choice as its location allows easy access to the main City of London and also the surrounding coastal regions and countryside.
Hiring a car at Gatwick offers no shortage of operators, as does any major airport. The only downside to this is that as there are so many other passengers also looking to hire a car then there can be a shortage of vehicles available. It is definitely worth the time to go online to book in advance of your arrival at Gatwick to ensure that a car hire booking is made for you. You can also be pleasantly surprised that by booking ahead of your trip you can get a much better deal on the price. Shopping around online you will find most operators have a car rental office at Gatwick so booking ahead of your trip is very easy. Once booked you can relax knowing your car is ready for pick up on arrival.