Car Parking at London Gatwick Airport
When it comes to Gatwick Airport parking options, you have a wide range to choose from. The airport has both onsite short stay and long stay parking at Gatwick, from budget to premium, so it just depends on the length of your trip, and how much you want to spend.
These car parks are the closest to the terminals, offer secure parking at Gatwick Airport and the long stay parking at Gatwick has a regular bus shuttle service. Private companies can offer a cheaper alternative, whereupon your car is parked further away in a secure depot, with a complimentary drop-off / pick service or you can catch a shuttle to and from the depot to the airport.
Purple parking is a top pick for us as they offer economical prices with good facilities and often a shuttle service to and from the airport. Take a moment to look at their prices and see what you could save by booking your Gatwick parking online.
If you feel like splashing out or not hitting the road too early to catch your flight you can choose to stay at Gatwick Airport in one of the several hotels that offers parking along with a stay.
Take a look at this page to see which hotels offer park, stay and fly packages.
Hotel Parking at Gatwick
Gatwick Valet Parking
There is official onsite valet parking at Gatwick for people that want speedy access to check-in, are travelling with families or have a large amount of luggage.
Secure valet parking is around £50 per day but you can get it a bit cheaper if you book well in advance. Some of the hotels at Gatwick, like Sofitel at the North Terminal, also offer Gatwick Airport valet parking as part of their services.
- No waiting around when you get back
- Flexible with changes up to 24 hours before departure
- Most expensive parking option
- Handing your keys over to someone
Other Parking at Gatwick Airport
Summer Special Parking at Gatwick North Terminal
Between Easter and October summer parking rates are offered at the North Terminal with dedicated bays for holidaymakers away for more than a few days. A five minute bus ride will get you to the airport on time. Pre-booking online is necessary for this special.
Evening Special Parking at Gatwick South Terminal
Those with evening flights to or from Gatwick or picking up passengers, can enjoy cheaper evening rates at the short stay car park at the South Terminal. This caters for people arriving at Gatwick with time to kill and who want to go into London for the evening, plus the Gatwick Express leaves from this terminal. You need to book this special in advance online.
Cheap Parking at Gatwick
If you prefer the cost of your parking not to eat into your holiday budget then check out Purple Parking Gatwick. An option for cheap parking near Gatwick, Purple Parking offer a Park & Ride facility where you can drive to the depot which is less than three miles to the airport, then catch a shuttle the rest of the way. They offer a membership deal whereby the more you use them the more you save. Prices for the Park & Ride are from £12.99 per day.
Alternatively they also have meet and greet service which is more expensive, but more convenient from £34 per day. You drive directly to the airport and a representative transfers it to a secure car park, and when you come back your car is delivered to you soon after you call them. Note that there is an additional £6 charge for the access fee for all Meet & Greet operators, but Purple Parking’s prices are competitive with other Meet & Greet companies.
Sometimes a Park & Fly package can be more cost effective if you’re staying in one of the hotels near Gatwick Airport.
Take a look at the purple parking prices at the top of the screen.
Parking at Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport short stay parking has no minimum stay, so it’s the best option for those picking up or dropping off passengers. The ‘short stay’ period can be up to four days in length, so ideal if you’re just away for a long weekend. If you decide to extend your trip, for any days over the four day period you’ll pay £35 per day.
Just a two minute walk to the terminals, it is located in a multi-storey car park and is a secure, self-parking option if you’re only away for a few days and don’t want to hand your keys over to anyone.
The prices are as follows:
Up to 30 minutes
30 minutes - 1 hour
1 - 2 hours
2 - 3 hours
4 - 5 hours
5 - 6 hours
6 - 12 hours
12 - 24 hours
Long stay parking is the cheaper choice at £20.00 per day and £15 for subsequent days. There is a five minute shuttle bus ride to the airport every ten minutes. Valet parking and Premium self parking (large parking bays, same level terminal access) are the closest to the airport and therefore the most convenient but they are the most expensive options.
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