London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Car Hire / Rental
London Gatwick Airport (LGW) boasts a number of national car rental / car hire operators, suiting those intending to drive around the area. The main car rental companies available at London Gatwick Airport are listed below, although further operators can be found around the city itself, where prices are equally competitive.
When driving in the centre of London, be aware that the city now operates a congestion charge, which has successfully reduced the heavy load of traffic in this area. Well-signposted, when you travel in this zone you will need to pay the congestion charge, which is cheaper when paid on the actual day of travel. The London congestion charge can be paid online, at selected shops and over the phone.
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in London
Most cars in London and throughout England have the steering wheel on the right-hand side and must be driven on the left. In London, traffic wardens are quick to spot those illegally parked and fines are imposed, with cars often being wheel-clamped or even towed away. However, a number of large car parks are available, together with metered street parking. Before parking on roads, be sure that the area is not restricted to residents only and that you feed the correct meter.
Speed limits in London, England
Urban areas: 48 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 97 kph / 60 mph
Motorways / highways: 113 kph / 70 mph
London Gatwick (LGW) Car Rental Companies
The following car rental firms and car hire companies are available at London Gatwick Airport:
- Avis Rent-A-Car
- HERTZ Corporation
London Gatwick (LGW) Car Rental