Purple Parking at Gatwick

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Gatwick Parking - Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to park at Gatwick?
Car park
Transfer time
Price per day
Purple Parking 10 mins £4.24
Cophall Parking 15 mins £4.36
APH Parking 10-12 mins £4.59
I Love Park & Deliver 5 mins £5.43
Purple Parking Meet & Greet 2-5 minute walk £6.25
Help Me Park Meet & Greet 2-5 minute walk £6.25
Maple Parking Meet & Greet 2-5 minute walk £6.37
ACE Meet & Greet 2-5 minute walk £6.37
Meteor Meet & Greet 2-5 minute walk £6.62

Is there free parking at Gatwick airport?

Yes, there is free parking at the Gatwick Long Stay car park for 2 hours - making it a great choice if you're on pick up duty. There are also designated drop-off areas outside the North and South terminals where you can park for free.


Where can I park at Gatwick?

There's a fantastic choice of car parks at Gatwick, serving both the North and South terminal. Choose from official on-site car parks like Gatwick Long Stay parking, cheap off-site Park and Rides including Purple Parking , and convenient Meet and Greet services such as Maple Parking Meet and Greet.


Can you cancel Gatwick parking?

Yes. If you wish to cancel your Gatwick Parking (we hope you don't!) you can cancel any time up until one minute to midnight the day before your booking was meant to start. If you cancel within time, we will refund you what you've paid minus our cancellation fee - which is normally £10.50, unless you've added a cancellation waiver. You can read more about this on our Terms and Conditions.


How much is it to park at Gatwick airport for a week?

Gatwick Parking prices fluctuate throughout the year, and are dependent on the type of parking you're after, but our current deals start from £39.50 per week (£4.94 per day). We recommend booking in advance to get the best possible parking prices.


How much is Short Stay parking at Gatwick?
Gatwick Short Stay parking prices
Up to 30 minutes £3.80 30 minutes - 1 hour £7.50
1 - 2 hours £12.00 2 - 3 hours £14.00
3 - 4 hours £18.00 4 - 5 hours £21.00
5 - 6 hours £24.00 6 - 12 hours £38.00
12 - 24 hours £45.00 2 days £90.00
Each subsequent day £45.00

Please note: prices are correct at the time of writing, and unfortunately, you can't book these car parks in advance with Holiday Extras. You will need to use the ticket machine at the car park to purchase your parking instead.


How much is Long Stay Parking at Gatwick?

Long Stay parking is free for the first two hours, and then £25.00 per day for the first day, and £20.00 for the following days. The Gatwick Long Stay car parks are served by a 5 minute bus transfer every 10-15 minutes, 24/7.

At present, Holiday Extras doesn't sell Long Stay Parking, but we do have the APH Park and Ride instead which only has a 10 minute transfer time.


Is Gatwick drop off free?

Dropping off at Gatwick Airport is free, and there are specified drop off zones at both the North and South Terminals. The North Terminal drop off zone is situated on the lower level forecourt between the Sofitel and the multi-storey car park. The South Terminal drop off zone is also located on the lower level.

We recommend going to the Short Stay car park if you prefer to have a longer goodbye with your passenger(s) as the drop off zone can get very busy. Alternatively, you can park for free for up to 2 hours at the Long Stay car park but you will need to get a transfer bus to get to the terminal.


Is disabled parking free at Gatwick?

Disabled parking is not free at Gatwick Airport. Blue Badge parking is charged at the standard rate. Disabled parking is available at the following car parks: Gatwick Long Stay, Gatwick Short Stay, APH Park and Ride, and Purple Parking Park and Ride. Meet and Greet operators, such as ACE Meet and Greet and Maple Parking, are also suitable.


Is there a pick up point at Gatwick South terminal?

The Express Pick Up area, located in the Short Stay South car park, is ideal for speedy pick-ups. Prices start from £4.00 for up to 30 minutes. Pick up parking is also available at the Long Stay South car park; parking is FREE for the first 2 hours and transfers take 5 minutes.


What is Valet Parking / Meet and Greet Parking at Gatwick?

Valet Parking also known as Meet and Greet Parking is one of the most easy Gatwick Airport Parking options: simply drive to your terminal, meet your fully insured driver, and they will park your car for you whilst you head off to check-in. When you return from your trip, call your Meet and Greet provider who will have you car waiting for you at the terminal. We have 8 Gatwick Meet and Greet Parking packages for you to choose from.


How do I get from Gatwick South to Gatwick North?

To travel between the two Gatwick Terminals, hop aboard the Gatwick shuttle train. It is located near the train station at the South Terminal.


How often does the Gatwick shuttle run?

The shuttle runs 24 hour a day, 7 days a week and takes only 2 minutes to get from terminal to terminal.