to the airport
This Purple Parking site, formally Airparks, has provided a popular Gatwick airport parking choice since 1978. Offering secure and affordable parking with terminal transfers around the clock, Purple Parking Gatwick has one of our highest levels of repeat custom.
Each year, their fifty-strong team of fully insured, professional drivers take pride in quickly and efficiently parking two million cars in their secure parking location.
Purple Parking Gatwick is easy to find, just follow our directions, use our map or put your postcode into our directions finder. Upon arrival, leave your car in one of the arrival bays, check in at reception and jump on one of the fast and frequent bus transfers to the airport.
While you're on your way to the airport one of Purple Parking's professional drivers will park your car in their secure parking location. Your car is insured all the while it is with them, and there are regular patrols around the car park 24 hours a day. Upon arrival back to Gatwick Airport, you will find your car ready and waiting in one of the departure bays as you step off the bus from the terminal.
If time is of the essence, you can make the most of Purple Parking's extra-special time saving services. A chauffeur can meet you at the airport terminal and drive your car to their secure parking location, leaving you free to head straight to check-in. While you're away you can choose to have your car valeted, inside and out, and upon your arrival they can meet you back at the terminal ready for you to drive away. You can add any of these options as you make your way through your booking.
Used meet and greet, last time I was met outside Sofitel hotel, now you drive into the hotel car park and attend parking booth. Walk to airport approx 3 mins not a problem at all but those with mobility issues might not be expecting that. Was asked to call on way in and on leaving luggage collection .... waited a while to connect call and it seemed futile ? They know flight numberMiss Cowell-Homewood (Purple Parking)
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Drop-off at North Terminal. Stroll to check-in.
Need to know
When you're 15 minutes away from the terminal, call Purple Parking to let them know you're nearby so that a driver can be dispatched to meet you. Drive your car to the Sofitel hotel car park and head to the dedicated meet & greet area. Park in a meet and greet bay and look out for a uniformed driver.
Walk to the terminal in 3 minutes.
When you get back, give the driver a call to let them know you're ready and your car will be returned to you where you were met on arrival.
This service is suitable for customers with limited mobility as a shuttle bus isn't needed.
The car park is secured by:
- Manned 24 hours a day
The small print
Your car will be parked in a secured compound, up to 6 miles from the airport.
Early or late? The car park offers a grace period up to midnight at their discretion. Any longer than this and you'll be charged the car park's standard rate of £10 per day. This is subject to change.
Most standard cars (without trailers/not commercial vehicles/no more than 7 seats) will be accepted at the car park as long as they fit in a standard-size parking bay (2.4m x 4.8m).
All airport fees are included.
Getting to and from airport
Arriving at the airport
When you're 15 minutes away from the terminal, call Purple Parking and let them know you're nearby so that a driver can be dispatched to meet you. Head to the Sofitel car park, take a ticket. Follow signs for 'meet & greet operators' - walk to the terminal in 3 minutes.
From there, it's just a short walk to the terminal while a professional driver parks your car for you in a secured car park.
Returning to the airport
Once you've collected your luggage, call the car park to request the driver to meet you with the car. You'll be given instructions on where to meet your driver.
At their discretion, Purple Parking will give you up until midnight on the date you have booked to collect your car. If you go into the next day you will be charged £10 per day.