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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? From Park and Ride car parking to 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.

  • 84% of customers who left a review would book again.
  • Gatwick airport parking is rated, on average, 4 out of 5 by 24,484 Airparks customers.
Gatwick Parking - bus
Off-Airport Parking
Car ParkRatingTransfer TimeKeep Keys8 Day Price
Cophall Parking Gatwick 8/1010 mins
Purple Parking Gatwick 8/1010-15 mins
On-Airport Parking
Car ParkRatingTransfer TimeKeep Keys8 Day Price
Gatwick Long Stay 9/105 mins
Gatwick Summer Special 8/1010 mins
Gatwick Long Stay Plus 9/105 mins
Gatwick Short Stay South 9/10Within walking distance
Gatwick Short Stay North 9/10Within walking distance
Meet and Greet Airport Parking
Car ParkRatingTransfer TimeKeep Keys8 Day Price
Airparks Gatwick Meet & Greet 8/10Met at Airport
Gatwick Official Valet Parking North 9/10Met at Airport
Ace Meet & Greet Gatwick 8/10Met at Airport
Gatwick Official Valet Parking South 9/10Met at Airport
Gatwick Maple Manor Parking 8/10Met at Airport
Help Me Park Meet And Greet 9/10Met at Airport
Maple Manor Premium North 8/10Met at Airport
I Love Meet And Greet Gatwick 9/10Met at Airport
Maple Manor Premium South 8/10Met at Airport

Types of Gatwick parking service

We have plenty of different car parking services available at Gatwick airport - from Park and Ride to Meet and Greet, cheap parking for those on a budget and on-airport car parks for convenience. 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. 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.

These are car parks located inside the airport perimeter. You can either walk, or take one of the free transfers - they take no longer than 5 minutes from the car park to the terminal and operate to the both terminals. The closest on-airport car parks are the official Gatwick Short Stay car parks, located at both terminals. These 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, it functions as a Park and Ride service and is about 5 minutes from the terminal by 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:

Customer Reviews

Long Stay (LGW) Quick efficient service, no checking in or dropping keys off , just park and catch the shuttle, 10 mins max and you are thereMrs Heard 01 Jun, 2016 (5 out of 5)

Long Stay South (LGW) Easy to get in but got confused while getting out as the exit sign to the road in Gatwick is not too clear and saw other drivers getting confused tooMr Chainani 10 May, 2016 (5 out of 5)

ACE Meet and Greet (LGW) A user friendly website for easy booking, very convenient parking with quick access to departure areasMrs Fitzgerald 20 Apr, 2016 (5 out of 5)

Purple Parking (LGW) Meeted and greeted by a polite,friendly gentleman who seemed genuinely interested in everyone's journey and making sure everyone passed through Airparks effortlessly! Buses readily available and will definitely park with you again!Miss Swan 30 Jan, 2014 (5 out of 5)

Purple Parking (LGW) No stress parking and collecting car. Didn't have to wait long to be picked up from terminal either which was good.Mr Quarm 30 Jan, 2014 (5 out of 5)

Purple Parking (LGW) Just nice to drive in park up and drop of key and hop on bus to airport knowing the car park is secure and car is ready to pick up when you get backMr Gibson 30 Jan, 2014 (4 out of 5)

Purple Parking (LGW) Used Airparks many times, always a good service.Mr Phillips 29 Jan, 2014 (5 out of 5)

Purple Parking (LGW) A good service that provides easy access from Airparks to the airport and vice-versa. Ideally more buses could be provided at busy times, on our return journey it was very gull, and took some time to load everyone on board.Mr Holbrook 28 Jan, 2014 (4 out of 5)

Purple Parking (LGW) Great service, slight delay on return but this was due to the weather (torrential rain) not the fault of airparks. Will use again.Mr Batterbee 27 Jan, 2014 (4 out of 5)

Purple Parking (LGW) Easy drop off and pick-up. Bus is regular and did not have to wait long at airport.Mr Hutchison 24 Jan, 2014 (4 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 (usually 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 information, take a look at our why book with Airparks page. Our reliable services can’t be beaten on price, and just for your reassurance, we also have a Best Price Guarantee.

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.


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.