Gatwick Park & Ride parking

The parking specialists at Gatwick Airport

Park and Ride Gatwick Parking

So you’ve booked your flights or package holiday and now it’s time for the essential extras, like where to leave your car if you are driving to London Gatwick Airport.

There is a range of Gatwick parking options to suit all needs and budgets, from the great-value, state-of-the-art APH Car Park Gatwick a swift shuttle ride away, to a choice of meet and greet services, such as Ace Parking Meet & Greet and I Love Meet & Greet, for those who want to drive right to the terminal.

Check out our handy Gatwick parking guide below for a quick overview of the various types of parking products that you can book through Gatwick Parking.

 

Terminals

Whichever terminal you are flying from at London Gatwick Airport, we have a full range of parking options to choose from. If you opt for an off-airport car park, such as the APH Self Park Gatwick or Airparks Park & Ride Gatwick, the regular free shuttle buses will take you to either terminal. If you prefer to walk from your car to check-in, then we have meet and greet services at both North and South terminals, such as Ace Meet & Greet, and I Love Meet & Greet.

Check out our guides to the North and South Terminal for further information on the Gatwick Parking options at each one. 

 

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Our Pricing

Finding the ideal fit for your Gatwick Airport parking is simple when booking through us!

Browse below to reveal the entire choice of parking services we offer at Gatwick Parking:

 

Car Park Parking Type Transfer Time Park Mark? Price per week

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Off – Airport 10 – 12 minutes Park Mark

£59.92

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Self Park Off – Airport 10 – 12 minutes Park Mark

£69.92

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Meet & Greet North Meet & Greet Walking time 1 – 2 minutes Park Mark

£92.00

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M&G forecourt Meet & Greet Walking time 2 minutes Park Mark

£96.00

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airparks Off – Airport 10 – 12 minutes Park Mark

£59.92

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Airparks self park Off – Airport 10 – 12 minutes Park Mark

£69.92

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Ace M&G Meet & Greet Walking time 2 minutes  

£86.00

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ILOVEM&G Meet & Greet Walking time 2 minutes Park Mark

£92.00

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ILOVEVALET Meet & Greet Walking time 2 minutes Park Mark

£117.00

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Park Mark Safer Parking – why it’s so important

The Safer Parking Scheme is a national standard for UK car parks that have measures in place to ensure the safety of people and vehicles. To achieve a Park Mark Award, a car park must be vetted by specially trained Police assessors, who examine the security features and management practices of the facility. 

A Police Crime Prevention Initiative (Police-CPI) designed to reduce both crime and the fear of crime in car parks, the Park Mark Award can only be given to a particular car park, not to a parking company or organisation. Look for the Park Mark signs at any car park, for peace of mind when leaving your vehicle. At Gatwick Parking, the parking options we offer that are accredited with the Park Mark Award include APH Park & Ride Gatwick, Airparks Self Park Gatwick, I Love Meet & Greet Parking and APH Meet & Greet North Terminal.

Gatwick Parking Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any cheap parking at Gatwick?

There is a wide range of Gatwick parking options to suit all budgets. While pricing can vary according to availability, the least expensive types of car park at Gatwick are usually the off-airport facilities, which operate high-security parking lots and free shuttle buses to the terminals. Book in advance for the lowest prices.

Can I amend my Gatwick airport parking booking?

We offer a variety of parking options at London Gatwick Airport, with a range of pricing and booking flexibility. Super-flexible bookings may be cancelled or amended for any reason any time before the parking period begins. Flexible bookings may be cancelled or amended for any reason up to 24 hours before the parking period begins. For semi-flexible bookings, cancellations and amendments may be made up to the number of hours specified at the time of booking. If any booking is amended to a service that has a higher price, then you will need to pay the difference. If any booking is amended to a service that has a lower price, then you will receive a refund of the difference.

How much is parking at Gatwick for a week?

Below are some parking options at Gatwick based on current pricing.
APH Car Park, Gatwick Airport £61.92* Per Week – Park & Ride
Gatwick Airport Long Stay North Terminal Parking £72.00* Per Week – Park & Ride
Gatwick Airport Long Stay South Terminal Parking £72.00* Per Week – Park & Ride
APH Meet & Greet Forecourt £79.00*Per Week – Meet & Greet
Gatwick Airport Short Stay North Terminal Parking £176.00* Park & Walk
Gatwick Airport Short Stay South Terminal Parking £95.00* Park & Walk

Which is the best car park at Gatwick?

If you prefer to walk from your car to the terminal then go for an on-airport parking option, such as a meet and greet service. If you have a little time on your hands to take a 10 to 15-minute shuttle bus to the terminal, then opt for a more economical off-airport parking facility, such as self park or park and ride.

Is there any free parking at Gatwick?

No. There is nowhere you can park for free at Gatwick. The most economical option is one of the off-airport car parks, which offer free shuttle buses to the terminal, as well as security for your vehicle while you are away.

Do I have to book Gatwick parking in advance, or can I just turn up?

You can just turn up on the day. However, it is usually much better value to book in advance, especially during peak travel times, when car parks can fill up.

How do I extend my parking at Gatwick?

If you need to extend your time away and therefore also your car parking booking, you need to contact the parking facility that you have booked with, who will advise of any additional costs.

How to get cheap Gatwick Airport parking

We all appreciate good value. And we all have different needs and budgets. Here at Gatwick Parking, we want you to book the parking product that is right for you. If low cost is your priority, then take a look at the tips we have collated for you below.

Book early and save

The cost of a car park at Gatwick is not fixed. Gatwick parking pricing is fluid; it fluctuates according to factors such as availability. If you can lock in your Gatwick parking booking in advance, you’ll have the best chance of securing the lowest possible price.

For example, our data shows that booking through Gatwick Parking six months prior to departure could save you as much as 60%, compared with booking just one week prior.

Book non-flexible parking

You can also save on Gatwick parking costs by looking out for non-flexible parking deals, if you have no plans to make any amendments to your booking.

Go for park and ride

It is the off-airport park and ride car parks that typically offer the best deals. Just leave yourself sufficient time to take the complimentary shuttle bus to the terminal – and save more for your holiday spending money. Our off-airport car parks all offer top levels of security including CCTV, 24-hour patrols, security fencing and entry/exit barriers.

The cheapest Gatwick parking

While pricing can fluctuate according to availability, the cheapest Gatwick parking option is usually the award-winning APH Car Park, which is a new, state-of-the-art secure facility, with easy access from the M23. It offers regular free shuttle transfers to both North and South terminals.

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For a quick overview of the different types of Gatwick parking, just have a quick look at the table below. 

parking type comparison

On-airport parking: How it works

The closest parking to the airport terminals, on-airport parking comprises both long-stay and short-stay car parks within the airport perimeter.

If you are going to be away for just a few days or less, then the multi-storey short-stay car parks at both the North and Terminals offer a 2-minute walk from car to check-in. You simply drive to the airport, follow the signs to the short-stay car park, find a space, unload your luggage, and proceed to check-in. You keep your car keys with you.

The long-stay car park operates the same way, but you need to take a shuttle bus to the terminals, which is between 10 and 20 minutes to the North Terminal and 7 to 12 minutes to the South Terminal.

On Airport process

For cost-effective alternatives offered by Gatwick Parking, you may want to consider off-airport options, such as APH Park & Ride Gatwick and Airparks Gatwick Self Park, which offer secure, easy-to-access parking facilities, with free, regular shuttle transfers to the terminals. 

Or compare the costs of meet and greet services, such as APH Meet & Greet or Ace Meet & Greet, whereby you leave your car next to the terminal, and the meet and greet company take it to a secure parking facility for the duration of your time away, bringing it back to the terminal for you to collect on your return. This is the perfect option for those who want a quick getaway, or have young children, or lots of luggage

Off-airport parking: How it works

The off-airport parking options mean you can avoid driving into the busy airport area. Clearly signposted, easy-to-access and safe and secure, our off-airport Gatwick parking products offer the best value for money.

All you need to do is drive to the car park, check in at the reception office, unload your luggage and jump on one of the free shuttle buses that leave regularly for both terminals, taking 10 to 12 minutes. The shuttles operate 24 hours and drop you right outside the terminal doors.

You can choose from a park and ride car park, such as Airparks Gatwick Park & Ride, where you leave your keys for them to park your car for you, or self park, such as APH Self Park Gatwick, where you find a space and park your car yourself, keeping your keys with you.

off airport parking process

If it’s low-cost Gatwick parking that you’re looking for, then we recommend you consider an off-airport parking option.

For peace of mind that your vehicle is safe and secure while you are away, just look out for the Park Mark Safer Parking Award sign, which confirm that the car park has passed a special Police assessment of its security installations and practices. 

The Park Mark-accredited APH Car Park, for example, is protected with the latest high-tech security technology, including high-tech sensors, CCTV coverage, controlled entry/exit barriers and 24-hour, 365-day patrols.

Here’s a quick pricing comparison of off-airport parking and the on-airport long-stay car parks. 

Car Park Parking Type Transfer Time Price (per week)*
APH Car Park, Gatwick Airport Park & Ride 10 minutes £39.92*
APH Self Park, Gatwick Airport Park & Ride 10 minutes £49.92*
Gatwick Airport Long Stay North Terminal Parking Park & Ride 7 – 12 minutes £72.00*
Gatwick Airport Long Stay South Terminal Parking Park & Ride 7 – 12 minutes £72.00*

* prices based on 8 days’ parking for an arrival in January 2022

Meet and greet parking: How it works

This is a great alternative to the short-stay car park. You still get to drive to the terminal, but you leave your car at a designated meet and greet area, where you hand your car keys to the meet and greet representative. Your car is then driven by them to a secure off-airport parking facility, while you take your bags and stroll across to check-in. And then when you fly back into Gatwick, they will have your car brought back to the designated area for you to collect once you have cleared Customs.

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Although meet and greet parking prices can compare favourably with the cost of the short-stay car park, please be aware of rogue operators when booking online. Check that the company you are booking with is listed on Gatwick Airport’s Approved Operators Scheme, as are all of the parking services offered by Gatwick Parking.

Here’s a quick pricing comparison of short-stay airport parking and meet and greet services.

Car Park Parking Type Transfer Time Price (per week)*
APH Meet & Greet Forecourt Meet & Greet 2 min walk £57.00*
APH Meet & Greet North Terminal Meet & Greet 2 min walk £53.00*
Gatwick Airport Short Stay North Terminal Parking Park & Walk 2 min walk £176.00*
Gatwick Airport Short Stay South Terminal Parking Park & Walk 2 min walk £95.00*

* prices based on 8 days’ parking for an arrival in January 2022

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