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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.

Check in was fine, outward transfer was fine. Return transfer was very delayed - I appreciate we had just missed one bus back to the Purple parking site, but we had to wait over 45 minutes for the next one. That was quite frustrating.

Mr Stroud (Gatwick Airparks)

Extremely friendly, easy to find and transfer to the airport was brilliant. I would highly recommend and will use again.

Mrs Cash (Gatwick Airparks)

Can’t fault Purple parking- but would choose long stay in future- they would need to be a lot cheaper for me to consider it next time

Mr Cockeram (Gatwick Airparks)

Very easy process, site well staffed at 3:00 am dropping off the car, shuttle bus straight to the airport. Arriving back at Gatwick a short walk to get the shuttle bus , arriving at the carpark my car was ready to collect and drive away. Perfect service altogether

Mr Loughlin (Gatwick Airparks)

Easy drop off, quick and problem free transfer to airport terminal, clear instructions provided for return and only a 2-3 min wait for collection from terminal with car parked and easily accessible. Drivers and counter staff friendly and helpful

Mr Christison (Gatwick Airparks)

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Overall rating: 88% by 15945 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 lane number and head to reception to check in. Show a copy of your booking confirmation and drop your keys in the red box.

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

Catch 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 leave the terminal and head down to the ground level. Turn left and catch the bus from stops 7 or 8.

At 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 covering. Remember to bring a face covering and have it on before you get out of your car. You'll need one for each member of your party.

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.

Purple Parking Park and Ride has a height restriction of 2.1m and cannot accept:
- Commercial vehicles or minibuses of any kind.
- Medium panelled or windowed vans such as a VW Transporter, VW Caddy, Ford Transit or short wheel based vehicles of any description.
- Large panelled or windowed vans such as a Mercedes Sprinter, VW Crafter, Renault Master, Ford Transit or long wheel based vehicles of any description.

We recommend that you allow 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're away.

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Gatwick Airparks Address

Charlwood Road,
Lowfield Heath,

RH11 0QB

Longitude -0.21105
Latitude    51.14295