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Gatwick Airport Customs Wait Times, etc.

sandy, utah
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Gatwick Airport Customs Wait Times, etc.

If we're arriving on a Wednesday at 7 am at Gatwick next May, about how long will it take to get through customs and pick up a car rental? Our first stop is Hampton Court Palace which opens at 10 so I'm trying to get a feel for what time we may arrive. It's supposedly a 45 min. drive from the airport.

Kent, United Kingdom
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1. Re: Gatwick Airport Customs Wait Times, etc.

IF your plane is on time (a big IF ) immigration -pick up cases -customs then car hire depot -around 60=90 mins

Driving to Hampton court -well anything from 45 mins -2 HOURS - the roads are really busy at that time of day (rush hour !!! )

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2. Re: Gatwick Airport Customs Wait Times, etc.

Quite often the speed of traffic on the M25 (London's orbital motorway) on that sector is about 10 mph in the morning rush hour.

Try a site like these -



for journey times, routes, etc.

3. Re: Gatwick Airport Customs Wait Times, etc.

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