Gatwick Airport car hire guide

Source: Gatwick Airport Limited / ©Jeffrey Milstein

Gatwick Airport is London’s second-largest airport and the 6th busiest international airport in the world. It’s located to the south of London, close to the town of Crawley in West Sussex. Gatwick is a major departure point for charter airlines and for many flights to the USA.

No. of Terminals: 2 (North Terminal & South Terminal)
No. of Runways: 1
Passengers/year: 40 million+
Flights/year: 280,000+
Claim to Fame: Busiest single runway airport in the world (although a second runway is planned)

Handling more than 40 million passengers per year, it’s also the world’s busiest single runway airport.

The airport’s two terminals – North Terminal and South Terminal – are both fully-equipped with retail, catering and car hire outlets. Car parking, lounge facilities for business travellers and passenger seating are all available in both terminals and the terminals themselves are connected via a modern, raised-track rail system.

Access to and from Gatwick Airport is easy – the Gatwick Express rail service provides a fast, direct rail service to London and the airport is connected via a dedicated spur road to the M23 motorway. Once on the M23, the M25 London Orbital motorway is only a further 10 minutes drive to the north.

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