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Purple Parking at Heathrow T3: Easy and Affordable

If you're looking for affordable parking at Terminal 3, this straight-forward option will be ideal. Not only is Purple Parking one of the most affordable choices for Heathrow, but you can be confident that your car will stay secure while you're away with this trusted brand. It's simple, too; just drive up to the car park entrance, pull up at the arrival bay and one of Purple's professional chauffeurs will handle the parking for you. Your shuttle bus over to the Terminal is included in your booking too. To make your reservation, just enter your dates in the search bar at the top of the page.

Larger or commercial vehicle? The car park has changed its terms and conditions meaning that some larger vehicles are no longer accepted. Please read below for full details on whether the car park will accept your vehicle.

Purple Parking is the closest off-airport car park at Heathrow, and it's one of the best priced. Plus it takes no longer than 12 minutes to reach the terminal on the shuttle bus, which is included in the price.

Need to know:

Purple Parking is a great, affordable option, with plenty of security to ensure your car is safe while you're away.

When you arrive just park in one of the arrivals bays and check your car in at reception. You'll need to leave your keys with them so your car can be moved to the secured area of the car park.

Catch the bus to the terminal from outside reception. It only takes 10-12 minutes and runs every 20 from 3.45am to midnight. Plus it's included in the price.

When you return catch the bus back to Purple Parking from bus stop 22, pick up your car and head back home.

Electric vehicle charging

The car park has one Type 2 charge point available on the Polar network.
You must be a member of the Polar network and you must plug your vehicle in yourself.


The car park is fully accessible for customers with limited mobility.


The car park is secured by:

  • Perimeter fencing
  • Entry and exit barriers
  • CCTV
  • Park Mark award

The small print:

If you're planning on returning early try and give the car park as much notice as possible so they can have your car ready for you.

Staff are at the car park 24/7, so if you arrive between 01:00 and 03:45 your car can be released.

Please note Purple Parking Park and Ride cannot accept:

- Commercial vehicles of any variant.

-Single or double cab pickup trucks such as Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux or Nissan Navara.

- Medium paneled or windowed vans such as a VW Transporter, VW Caddy, Ford Transit or short wheel based vehicles of any description.

- Large paneled or windowed vans such as a Mercedes Sprinter, VW Crafter, Renault Master, Ford Transit or long wheel based vehicles of any description.

- All variants of mini buses.

- Any vehicles with a height of over 2.15m.

- Failure to comply to the above, you will be charged an additional £25 per day.

If your car is parked for over 16 days it may be moved to Purple Parking's alternative secured site nearby.

Booking confirmations can be printed or shown on your phone or device.

Getting to and from airport

Arriving at the car park:

When you reach the car park, drop your car off in an arrivals bay and unload your luggage.

Check in with reception and hand over your keys, then all you need to do is catch the bus from the bus stop just outside. If the weather's bad you can wait inside instead.

Use of the bus is included in the price. It takes around 10 minutes to reach the terminal, and runs every 20 minutes from 3.45am to midnight.

Returning to the car park:

When you return catch the bus from where it dropped you off. Your car will be waiting in one of the collection bays, so all you need to do is pick up your keys from reception and make your way home.

Purple Parking Address

Purple Parking Park and Ride T3,
17 Bath Road,

Longitude -0.43044
Latitude    51.48022

* Prices quoted are based on parking from the 17-05-2020 untill the 24-05-2020, valid as of 17-03-2020

Our customers rated Purple Parking on average 8/10 (607 reviews). Read Purple Parking reviews.

Why not upgrade to Park and Ride PLUS?

The luxury of Purple Parking is ideal if you're in a hurry - having someone else handle the parking for you so you can head over to the Terminal. Continue that luxury on your return with an upgrade to Purple Parking Park and Ride PLUS and skip the shuttle bus back to the car park. When your return flight lands, your car will be waiting for you outside, all set to head off on your journey home.