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Gatwick Airport Parking

From as little as £5.62 a day you can choose from a variety of Trading Standard-approved 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 25,486 Airparks customers.
Gatwick airport parking
Off-Airport Parking
Car ParkRatingTransfer TimeKeep Keys8 Day Price
APH Park And Ride 9/1010 mins
Cophall Parking Gatwick 8/1010 mins
Purple Parking Gatwick 8/1010-15 mins
On-Airport Parking
Car ParkRatingTransfer TimeKeep Keys8 Day Price
Gatwick Short Stay North 9/10Within walking distance
Gatwick Short Stay South 9/10Within walking distance
Gatwick Long Stay 9/105 mins
Gatwick Summer Special 8/1010 mins
Gatwick Long Stay Plus 9/105 mins
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
Maple Manor Premium North 8/10Met at Airport
I Love Meet And Greet Gatwick 8/10Met 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
ABC Meet And Greet 8/10Met at Airport
Gatwick Just Valet Parking9/10Met at Airport
Help Me Park Meet And Greet 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 looking to keep their Gatwick airport parking charges down 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.

Why not save yourself the hassle of an early start and the stress of getting stuck in traffic, and choose one of our great value Gatwick airport parking and hotel packages.

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 15 minutes. Transfer buses serve both North and South terminals, and transfers to and from the terminal building are free. Off-site Gatwick parking is invariably the best for cheap Gatwick parking deals 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 parking; enjoy just a short walk or quick bus ride to 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.

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

The closest on-airport car parks are the official Gatwick Short Stay car parks, located at both terminals. Please note: at present you can't book Gatwick Short Stay car park in advance with Airparks, instead you will need to pay on-site. For customers wanting the convenience of no transfers without the price tag, we would recommend our Meet and Greet parking at Gatwick.

Gatwick Valet Parking North

Gatwick Parking Meet and Greet

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. Unless you're staying for less than 30 minutes, Long Stay North is always a cheaper option as it's intended to be used for longer durations. It functions as a Park and Ride service and is about 5 minutes from the terminal by bus. There's also the Summer Special Parking to consider for your Gatwick parking if you’re, as the name suggests, travelling in the summer. This exclusive Gatwick airport parking option is hassle free and is just a 10 minute transfer journey to the terminal.

Prices can vary for the official car parks between the North and South terminals so, if you wanted to, you can always choose the cheapest Gatwick airport parking deal 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.

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 South which is a 5 minute bus ride away and subsequently much cheaper. Both are really easy to find - just follow the signs as you approach Gatwick airport. Please note: at present you can’t book Gatwick Short Stay car park in advance with Airparks, instead you will need to pay on-site.

Gatwick Park and Ride for both terminals

If you’re looking for Gatwick airport parking that won’t break the bank these Park and Ride options, that serve both terminals, are ideal. Off airport Gatwick parking often works out cheaper as you do have a little bit further to travel but those extra 5-10 minutes on the transfer bus are an easy way of keeping those Gatwick airport parking charges down.

Purple Parking, formerly Airparks, is a firm favourite with our customers for low cost Gatwick parking. Unlike the official on-airport car parks, Purple Parking 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 arrivals and departures at Purple Parking are very smooth and quick. To get to the terminals from the car park you simply need to hop on the free transfer bus; if you’re flying from North terminal you’ll be there in 10 minutes, and 15 minutes to get to Gatwick South terminal.

If you’re looking for a speedy and cheap Park and Ride for your Gatwick airport parking look no further than Cophall Parking. Enjoy the convenience of one of the team parking your car for you and just a 10 minute transfer to the terminal.

Choose APH Park and Ride for your fuss free, budget Gatwick parking. The friendly team will park your car for you, then all you need to do is hop on the transfer bus; you’ll be at the terminal in just 10 minutes.

Meet and Greet serves both terminals

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

Take your pick from our fantastic range of Gatwick airport parking chauffeur options that serve both terminals:

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 Gatwick airport parking 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

Purple Parking (LGW) About a 10-15 bus journey to airport.
Location is a little bit in the sticks so give yourself plenty of time to get to it.
Better price than long stay parking.
Miss Outram 23 Sep, 2016 (5 out of 5)

Long Stay North (LGW) Service to airport was good. Coming back not as good. Could have done with knowing we were not doing the bus stops in sequence.Miss Albertini 21 Sep, 2016 (3 out of 5)

ACE Meet and Greet (LGW) Great service, convenient parking area and short walk to the terminal. Car ready on our return. Will definitely use again.Mr Goldstone 21 Sep, 2016 (5 out of 5)

Summer Special (LGW) Paid up front on the net and procedure was simple & easy. It was easy to park and coaches were frequent. However when trying to leave the car park after our holiday the exit machine would not accept our ticket and said we owed £125!!. Didn't understand this as I had paid up front. Fortunately the assistant could sort it out as I had the paperwork. Unfortunately for the couple in the office at the same time, the same thing had happened to them. They did not have the paperwork and were told they had to pay £185 to exit. Was told that this error does sometimes occur. It needs sorting as this is the last thing you want when you just want to get home after your holidayMrs Wiltshire 21 Sep, 2016 (3 out of 5)

Long Stay South (LGW) friendly staff, disabled parking even though I forgot to bring my blue badge (my tax is disabled) ease of getting to departureDr Clovis 14 Sep, 2016 (5 out of 5)

Long Stay South (LGW) Easy to get to but on return home frustrating as the coach to the car park took a long time to show up and still really expensiveMiss Squire 14 Sep, 2016 (4 out of 5)

APH (LGW) How helpful the staff where on arrival because I have never left my car like this before and the staff were very informative of their procedures. The bus driver that collected us from gatwick to return us to the car was extremely helpful as there was a major crash on the motor way causing traffic the way we were going and he recommended an alternative route to take. I wish I knew his name because he was extremely helpful.Mrs Trew 03 Sep, 2016 (5 out of 5)

Purple Parking (LGW) Very fast and efficient service on both departure and arrival. Stark contrast to the 'meet and greet' debacle experienced in the hell hole known as Luton Airport.Mr Maher 02 Sep, 2016 (5 out of 5)

Maple Manor Meet and Greet (LGW) This is the most 3Rd time in a year I've parked at Gatwick with Maple Manor and I recommend them all the time for value and efficency. There very helpful and make your meet and greet simple and fastMrs Beckett 02 Sep, 2016 (5 out of 5)

Long Stay North (LGW) I have always found it rather an imposition to ask family to drop you off and pick you up at the airport when holiday time arrives so I have always used airport parking. I recently used air parks at Gatwick and found the experience pretty good. I just say I arrived to park in the afternoon and finding a space took some considerable time. Having said that after that all was good. The drop off seems now have to have moved away from the entrance of the terminal so there is quite a walk after you arrive.. I suppose this has been done for security reasons. I do remember in the past being dropped of right outside the entrance. Of course on our return we had the long walk again to bustop 6 which late at night after a flight is not ideal. Once we got to the stop we waited no longer than 10 minutes for a bus and were at our car in 10 further minutes.Dr Newlands 01 Sep, 2016 (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.