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Purple Parking Meet & Greet at Southend Airport is a simple and easy way to get your holiday off to the best start. A professional driver will meet you and take your car out of your hands. Simply hand over your keys and head off to the terminal! Your driver will park your car for you in a safe, CCTV covered car park, and all you'll have to do upon your return is give them a ring to have it brought straight back to you! This is the ultimate in straightforward parking at Southend Airport.
Let someone do the parking for you, no hunting for spaces.
The Purple Parking team have introduced a whole host of measures designed to make your journey as safe and contact-free as possible.
All of the parking team have temperature checks before they start each day and will be wearing PPE (masks and gloves). Handing your keys over is completely contact-free as you leave your keys in your car for your driver to collect.
Before you get back the main touchpoints in your car and your keys will be disinfected making the whole journey as streamline as possible.
Need to know
Call the car park when you're about 15 minutes from the airport. When you get to the terminal drop your car off at the Short Stay car park. A member of the team will meet you there and park your car while you walk to the terminal.
When you get back give the driver a call to let them know you're ready and your car will be returned to where you were met on arrival.
This service is suitable for customers with limited mobility, as a shuttle bus is not required.
The car park is secured by:
- 'Park Mark' awarded
- Manned 24 hours a day
The small print
Government regulations require passengers at the airport to wear a face mask. Remember to bring a face mask and have it on before you get there. You'll need one for each member of your party.
This service is available from 3.30am until the last flight has landed.
You'll have 10 minutes to exit the car park before being charged, so make sure you're ready to leave before you call.
Early or late? The car park offers a grace period of up to midnight on the date you have booked to collect your car. If you go into the next day you will be charged the standard rate of £10 per day. Please note this is subject to change.
Most standard cars (without trailers/not commercial vehicles) will be accepted at the car park as long as they fit in a standard-size parking bay (2.4m x 4.8m).
The car park cannot accept vehicles with 8 or more seats. If you're bringing a long wheel based vehicle you'll be required to pay an additional supplement on arrival at the car park. The supplement will equal half of the total cost of the booking.
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Getting to and from Southend airport
Arriving at the airport
Drive to the Short Stay car park. The driver will take a photo and check your car over for damage. You'll need to give them your booking confirmation and car keys, as well as your return flight information.
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.
* Prices quoted are based on parking from the 12-09-2021 untill the 19-09-2021, valid as of 13-07-2021
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