to the airport
This Airparks site has provided popular parking at Gatwick since 1978. Their 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.
From first arriving at 4.30am everything went smoothly,Mr Mcgregor (Gatwick Airparks)
From dropping off the keys,the bus was waiting and then being taken to the terminal in plenty of time
Booked purple parking through you and have to say what a brilliant service, so easy and straight forward, will defiantly be using you and them again.Mr Sands (Gatwick Airparks)
Staff lovely and helpful. Everything ran smoothly from car drop off to airport transfer and back again. Would definitely recommend.Mr Mitchell (Gatwick Airparks)
I booked airport car parking with Purple Parking through you, and I am disgusted with it.Mr Twaite (Gatwick Airparks)
On our return to the car park my battery on the car was completely flat, after trying to turn of the alarm, there was no reaction, I tried the car and found that the car was unlocked, and it had been left in drive rather than park. I have tried to lock the car myself since then and found that the car does not lock and leaves the auxiliary on ie, the radio.
So my car had been left unlocked with the radio on for three weeks.
This is the first time I have used Purple Parking, and doubt I will use the again when I book for January for 4 weeks.
I think you should check with companies before you use them on your comparison site.
It was really hard to find the sat nav said you have arrived & we drove around for 30 minutes trying to find it. There was no signs. Good job we left early because we could have missed our flight as soon as we checked in we had to go & board the plane. We didn't have time to get a drink or anything. On the way home we had to wait 30 minutes for the bus it was cold & after a 7 hour flight it was to long plus it was to far away from airport.Mrs Pittard (Gatwick Airparks)
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Overall rating: 88% by 16020 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.
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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