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Airparks Park and Ride Gatwick

Airparks at Gatwick, now Purple Parking, has offered affordable and secure parking at Gatwick Airport since 1978. To book one of our most popular airport car parks visit Purple Parking Gatwick or fill out the form to the left.

Purple Parking's fifty-strong team of passionate parkers take pride in quickly, efficiently and safely parking two million cars a year. They also take pride in offering amazing value for money and plenty of good old-fashioned customer service. That's why Airparks has one of our highest levels of repeat custom.

Airparks Gatwick is easy to find, perched on the edge of the runway, just follow our directions, use our map or put your postcode into our directions finder. And when you arrive, parking is easy too. Simply pull up in the arrivals bay, check in at reception and hop on one of the comfortable, brand new buses to the airport - ten minutes to the north terminal or fifteen to the south terminal.

One of Airparks' fully insured, professional drivers will park your car for you, in one of over four and a half thousand spaces, and look after it until you return. There are regular patrols and your car is insured all the time it's with them. It'll be ready and waiting in one of the departures bays when you step off the transfer bus.

If you don't want to waste a minute of your holiday, you might want to try out some of Airparks' extra-special time-saving services. They can meet you at the terminal and drive your car to Airparks while you stroll to check-in, keep your car under cover while you're away, bring your car back to the terminal when you return or clean your car, inside and out. You can add any of these options when you check out.

Difficult to find in the dark not enough sign posts
And sat nav takes you the other way around
A lot of people were taken the king dark windy country road

Mrs Bugg (Gatwick Airparks)

Reduce the number of passengers on the bus to and from the airport to maintain social distancing. The bus to airport was overcrowded and we did not feel Covid safe.

Mr Waller (Gatwick Airparks)

Everything was simple and quick at the car park, it was just a bit out of the way for me compared to Summer Special car park.

Mrs Lewis (Gatwick Airparks)

Previous times that I have used purple parking the staff in reception have been moody and quite rude.
This time the service was much better.

Mrs Steele (Gatwick Airparks)

Unfortunately, the experience was not as we expected. Upon return to our vehicle there was a deep scratch along the length of the car. We reported this to the management team, they logged it and will get back to us.

Mr Brower (Gatwick Airparks)

See more Gatwick Airparks customer reviews
Overall rating: 88% by 15857 guests

Reasons to book Gatwick Airparks

  • Purple is the new name for Airparks, our most-popular Gatwick parking, and, with this package, you can change the details later if needed.
  • 98% of customers tell us they would book again.
  • Fast, frequent transfers to the airport.
  • Fully insured and accredited by the Association of Chief Police Officers.

Arrival at Gatwick Airparks

Drive through the barrier and a member of the team will tell you where to park. Take note of the lane number and head to reception to check-in - you'll need to have your booking confirmation details to hand.

Once you've checked in, drop your car keys in the red box with your lane number and you'll be given a ticket. Keep this safe as you'll need to show it to the bus driver. It will also have instructions on the back for when you return.

Catch the shuttle bus to the airport, while your car is parked for you. It takes 10 minutes to reach both terminals. The bus runs 24 hours a day on the hour, 20 past the hour and 20 to the hour and is included in the price.

Getting to and from Gatwick airport

Arriving at the car park

Park in one of the arrivals bays, take note of the number and head to reception to check in. Present a copy of your booking confirmation and drop your keys in the red box.

You'll be given a ticket, which you need to show to the bus driver. It will also have instructions on the back for when you return.

Hop on the car park's shuttle bus to the airport. It takes 10 minutes to reach the North and South terminals and buses run every 20 minutes.

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.

On your return to Gatwick Airparks

Catch the shuttle bus back to the car park - you'll need to show the ticket you were given at check-in to the driver.

If you're returning to the North Terminal turn right out of the terminal and follow the signs to bus stop 6. If you're returning to the South Terminal go out of the terminal and head down to the ground level. Turn left and catch your bus from stops 7 or 8.

Once you get back to the car park, collect your keys from reception and drive to the exit. Scan the barcode attached to your keys at the exit barrier to get out.

If you return early you will need to contact the car park directly to give them as much notice as possible. If you don't, there may be a delay before you get your car back. No refund can be given for any booked parking that you don't use.

More information

Government regulations require passengers on shuttle buses to wear a face mask. Remember to bring a face mask and have it on before you get out of your car. You'll need one for each member of your party.

Purple Parking Park and Ride cannot accept:
- Commercial vehicles of any variant.
- 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.

Early or late? The car park offers a grace period until midnight at their discretion. Any longer than this and you'll be charged the car park's standard rate of £10, which is subject to change.

Help us go green! There's no need to print out your booking confirmation, just show it on your mobile device or even better try out our handy app.

We recommend that you leave 45 minutes to drop your car and keys off and get the shuttle to the airport.

Your car may be stored at the Purple Parking overflow car park while you are away.

Gatwick Airparks Address

Charlwood Road,
Lowfield Heath,

RH11 0QB

Longitude -0.21105
Latitude    51.14295