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Gatwick Airport Parking

From as little as £5.62 a day you can choose from a variety of safe and secured parking sites that will have you at both Gatwick airport terminals in no time.

Why choose to pay costly at-the-gate prices for airport parking when you can save up to 60% by booking in advance with Airparks? With a wide selection of professional Park and Ride car parking and Meet and Greet packages, you can be sure we’ll have a Gatwick parking deal to suit your budget. In fact, just take a look at our Best Price Guarantee to know that you won’t get a cheaper price on Gatwick airport parking than here, at Airparks.

Gatwick Parking - bus
Off-Airport Parking
Car ParkRatingTransfer TimeKeep Keys8 Day Price
Purple Parking Gatwick 8/1010-15 mins
No
£43.99(?)
Gatwick Holiday Parking 9/109 mins
No
£43.99(?)
Airparks Gatwick Inside Parking 8/1010-15 mins
No
£52.99(?)
On-Airport Parking
Car ParkRatingTransfer TimeKeep Keys8 Day Price
Gatwick Long Stay 9/105 mins
Yes
£51.00(?)
Gatwick Long Stay Plus 9/105 mins
Yes
£52.99(?)
Gatwick Summer Special 8/105 mins
No
£65.00(?)
Gatwick Short Stay South 9/10Within walking distance
Yes
Please search for availability
Gatwick Short Stay North 9/10Within walking distance
Yes
Please search for availability
Meet and Greet Airport Parking
Car ParkRatingTransfer TimeKeep Keys8 Day Price
Ace Meet & Greet Gatwick 8/10Met at Airport
No
£52.99(?)
Gatwick Maple Manor Parking 8/10Met at Airport
No
£64.49(?)
Gatwick Official Valet Parking South 9/10Met at Airport
No
£69.00(?)
Airparks Gatwick Meet & Greet 8/10Met at Airport
No
£69.00(?)
Gatwick Official Valet Parking North 9/10Met at Airport
No
£69.00(?)

Types of Gatwick parking service

Have a little read below for help choosing between the different services available to you at Gatwick airport. Do you want the quickest Park and Ride option, the cheapest Gatwick parking, the most convenient Meet and Greet, or would you like to park and walk to the terminal?

Are you looking for cheap Gatwick parking? Our low-cost Park and Ride offers could be perfect for you. Or maybe you’re looking for the most convenient parking at Gatwick? In which case our super-straightforward Gatwick Meet and Greet services (also known as Gatwick Valet parking) might be just what you’re looking for. Or perhaps you’d rather relax in the knowledge that your car is close by in an on-airport car park right next to the terminal? With our Short Stay Gatwick car parking, you’ll be just metres from departures. Whichever service you choose, you can rest assured your car will be stored in a safe and secured car park.

Airparks Gatwick Bus

Off-airport Gatwick parking

They might be located outside the airport perimeter but all our off-airport car parks at Gatwick are very close to the airport grounds; the longest transfer takes just 14 minutes. What’s more, transfer buses serve both North and South terminals and transfers to and from the terminal building are free. Off-airport parking at Gatwick is invariably the best for cheap parking at Gatwick airport because the transfer buses take a little longer than those of the on-airport car parks.

For more details about each service, check out our pages for each off-airport Gatwick car park:

Gatwick Short Stay North Terminal

On-airport Gatwick Airport parking

Save time with on-airport Gatwick car parking, just a walk or quick bus ride away from the terminal building.

All car parks are inside the airport perimeter and all transfers are free. Transfers take no longer than 5 minutes from the car park to the terminal and operate to the North and South terminals. You can even bypass transfer buses entirely if you book the official Gatwick Short Stay parking, located at both terminals. These car parks are immediately opposite each terminal so you can walk from your car to check-in.

You have a number of on-airport parking deals at Gatwick to choose from:

Gatwick Valet Parking North

Meet and Greet/Valet parking

Talk about a time saver! Meet and Greet is the simplest and easiest car parking at Gatwick Airport. Just drive your car to the terminal building where a driver will meet you and, once you’ve unloaded your bags, your driver will park your car in a secured car park near Gatwick airport. At the end of your trip, your car will be brought back to you, so you can jump in and head home.

You may also hear Meet and Greet referred to as ‘Gatwick Valet parking’, not to be confused with the Valeting car wash services that are optional extras to add to your airport parking.

Choose between the following Gatwick Meet and Greet parking options:

Parking at Gatwick terminals

Gatwick parking North terminal

Some parking options are slightly more convenient if you are flying from the North terminal. There are two official Gatwick car parks, Long Stay and Short Stay, located at both terminals, so there are no diversions. Short Stay parking is actually opposite the terminal entrance so you can walk from your car straight to check-in. Long Stay is usually a cheaper option and is a Park and Ride service which takes about 5 minutes on the bus.

Prices can vary for the official car parks between the North and South terminals so, if you wanted to, you can always choose the cheaper car park and then hop on the Gatwick monorail to get yourself to the other terminal. It's not as convenient but, sometimes, it can you save a few pounds.

Airparks have a different set up with just one car park located outside the airport grounds and transfer buses which run to both terminals. This means that transfer times vary depending on which terminal you are flying from. It takes about 10 minutes to get you to/from the North terminal and about 15 minutes to/from the South terminal. Airparks is invariably the cheapest option for parking at Gatwick but if you're happy to ride the bus for a few minutes more, it's a great alternative to the on-airport car parks.

Gatwick parking South terminal

There are two official South terminal Gatwick car parks: Short Stay which is on the terminal doorstep so you can walk to check-in, and Long Stay which is a 5 minute bus ride away. Both are really easy to find - just follow the signs as you approach Gatwick airport.

Airparks is located just outside the Gatwick airport grounds. They run regular transfer buses which stop at the North terminal first, after about 10 minutes, and then take another 5 minutes to reach the South Terminal. It's not as quick as the Gatwick Long Stay parking but it is usually the cheapest option, offering great value for your money.

Another difference between Airparks and the official car parks, is that Airparks provide a valet service whereby you don't need to find a parking space when you arrive or locate your car when you return. You drop off and pick up your car at the reception so passing in and out of Airparks is very smooth and quick. This does mean that you need to leave your car keys with Airparks staff while you're away. Official Gatwick car parks provide a more traditional parking service whereby you park yourself and walk to the bus stop. You keep your keys and need to remember where you parked for your return.

Meet and Greet serves both terminals

The great advantage with Meet and Greet Gatwick parking is that you can drive straight to the terminal and not worry about transfers. All our Meet and Greet providers at Gatwick service the North terminal and the South terminal so, whichever you choose, you can rest assured it remains as hassle-free as possible.

Getting to Gatwick car parks

Going away on holiday? You might like to know how to get to the airport first, and where to find car parking at Gatwick too! The airport itself can be accessed via road and rail, and we provide directions to all of our Gatwick car parks with our booking confirmation. Take a look at the map below for a quick glance at our Gatwick parking locations. For written directions visit our directions to Gatwick car parks page.

Directions from postcode:


Directions to each Gatwick airport car park

Reviews for parking at Gatwick

What our customers have to say about parking at Gatwick airport when they booked with Airparks:

  • 84% of customers who left a review would book again
  • Gatwick parking is rated, on average, 4 out of 5 by 23,708 Airparks customers.

Customer Reviews

Purple Parking (formerly Airparks) (LGW) Great service, quick and reliable and the transfers were spot on and distance from the airport was less than the 10 mins originally thought so all In all the best Gatwick car park.Mr Otokiti 01 Feb, 2014 (5 out of 5)

Purple Parking (formerly Airparks) (LGW) The quick drop off service at the gatwick car park was friendly and efficient and opted for meet and greet on return at the airport which meant we were driving home within 10 minutes of getting into arrivals.Mr Bridge 24 Apr, 2013 (5 out of 5)

Airparks Meet and Greet (LGW) We booked the 'meet and greet' for the very first time. The service was first class, the Airparks team were professional and pleasant and we had a lovely holiday. Thank you very much and we'll see you next April, outside the north terminal Gatwick airport. Julia and Neil.Mr Topping 09 Apr, 2013 (5 out of 5)

Purple Parking (formerly Airparks) (LGW) Really good service, friendly staff and quick processes. Watch out not to catch the wrong bus upon your return when waiting at bus stop 7 Gatwick Airport South Terminal. As although Airparks is the only bus services listed there, AHA (another airport parking company) uses the same stop. Good experience, definitely worth using - I will be using again.Miss Enoe 24 Mar, 2013 (4 out of 5)

Airparks Meet and Greet (LGW) We used the Valet Parking Service at North Terminal Gatwick. Staff were very polite, helpful and prompt. This is the best way start and end your holiday without the fuss of finding somewhere to park and thne having the journey back to the airport.Mr Turner 29 Jan, 2013 (5 out of 5)

Purple Parking (formerly Airparks) (LGW) Found out about Airparks on my smart phone on the drive to the airport (i was the passenger) it was over half the price of parking at main Gatwick airport! More spending money :-D
Really friendly staff, bus arrived quickly going to and from the airport. Will def use again and have already recommend them to family!
Gilbert 28 Nov, 2012 (5 out of 5)

Purple Parking (formerly Airparks) (LGW) Have used airparks everytime we go to Gatwick on a weeks holiday. Have always had great service. We book on line, easy to do, print out receipt. Go to airparks, park up, take in booking receipt. Get car receipt, on bus at airport within 5 mins south n north. Makes my life so easy to park at airparks. Hawkins 25 Nov, 2012 (5 out of 5)

Purple Parking (formerly Airparks) (LGW) Very good instructions given on website to find location of Airparks at Gatwick. Easy to use website and always good prices. Would always check website when airport parking is needed. Morison 25 Oct, 2012 (5 out of 5)

Purple Parking (formerly Airparks) (LGW) I always use airparks and never been dissapointed yet. They provide good service and acces to and from the airport. The only not so good thing was the sings for Gatwick Airparks. I was travelling in the night and found it difficult to get to the Airparks coz there wasn't any signs.Mr Orrea 11 Oct, 2012 (5 out of 5)

Purple Parking (formerly Airparks) (LGW) A very easy place to park, with attentive staff. It was also a pleasure to have the car valeted and delivered to the airport on our return to Gatwick.Mr Wybrow 22 Sep, 2012 (5 out of 5)

Helpful Advice

Whether you’re heading for a relaxing break or a fun-filled adventure, you can tailor your airport experience to your exact needs.

Before you book:

Before finalizing your Gatwick Airport car parking, consider your travelling requirements. Customers who are travelling with children may want to look at Gatwick parking deals that are good value-for-money (invariably Park and Ride), or perhaps opt for the most straightforward, stress-free service (meet and greet is ideal).

Both Meet and Greet and on-airport parking at Gatwick are ideal for travellers with oversized luggage, such as sports gear, as this equipment is not always permitted on Park and Ride transfer buses.

You can also get great Gatwick parking and hotel deals when you book with us. For more assurance, take a look at our page which explains: Why book with Airparks. Our reliable services can’t be beaten on price, and just for your reassurance, take a look at our Best Price Guarantee as well.

Once you’ve chosen your Gatwick Airport parking:

We aim to help make your pre-flight experience as simple and stress-free as possible. Take a look at our step-by-step guide to passenger procedures before boarding at Gatwick airport. Once you’re at the airport, it’s time to start enjoying your holiday. As the UK’s second largest airport, Gatwick boasts free wifi throughout, ample shopping and loads of top eateries.

Money Saving:

Your best way to save money on parking at Gatwick airport is to book as early as possible in advance. This could save you up to 60% off the gate price that you would pay on the day. However, even booking last minute Gatwick parking will be cheaper than not booking it at all. But if you’re just looking for straightforward, the off-airport car parks are invariably the cheapest.

Sign up to our Airparks newsletter on our Homepage for Gatwick airport parking and hotel deals. Emails are sent out every fortnight and offer 10% off a number of Airparks products. When your email comes through simply follow the link to get your discount when booking online. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to place your booking over the phone, the Gatwick airport hotel and Gatwick airport parking promo code is at the bottom of the email, which you can quote over the phone.

Take a look at our Top Tips to ensure you get the most out of your Gatwick parking.

Add ons:

Would you like to treat yourself to a little extra break when you go away? Take a look at our Gatwick airport hotels; ideal if you have an early flight, and a great way to begin and/or end your break. Book your Gatwick airport parking and hotel as a single package to save time.

Or perhaps you could do with a little calm and relaxation at the airport? Book into an airport lounge and step away from the hustle and bustle of departures. Check out our additional services for Gatwick hotels, airport lounges, travel insurance and car hire.

FAQs

For more information, have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any further queries, feel free to contact our friendly, UK-based call centre on 0800 747 777.