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Choose Purple Parking for maximum convenience
Purple Parking at Heathrow airport T2 is one of the most convenient airport car parks around. You simply drive up to the entrance, pull up in an arrival bay and your car will be parked for you while you hop on the free transfer to the terminal. The customer favourite car park has award-winning security, so you can jet off with the peace of mind that your car is in safe hands while you're away. Enter the dates in our quick and easy search form above and compare Heathrow airport parking deals all with up to 70% off the gate-rate price.
Purple Parking is the closest off-airport car park at Heathrow, and it's one of the best priced. Plus it takes between 12-30 minutes to reach the terminal on the regular shuttle bus, which is included in the price.
Need to know
Purple Parking is a great, affordable option, with plenty of security to ensure your car is safe while you're away.
When you arrive just park in one of the arrivals bays and check your car in at reception. You'll need to leave your keys with them so your car can be moved to the secured area of the car park.
Catch the bus to the terminal from outside reception. It takes 12-30 minutes, runs every 20 from 4am to 11.40pm and it's included in the price. If you need to get to or from the car park outside these times you'll need to pay for a taxi.
When you return catch the bus back to Purple Parking, from bus stop 17, pick up your car and head back home.
The car park is fully accessible for customers with limited mobility.
When you arrive let reception know immediately that you have a mobility vehicle.
The car park is secured by:
- Perimeter fencing
- Entry and exit barriers
- Park Mark award
The small print
From 29th August 2023 London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) will expand to include Heathrow. You may need to pay the daily ULEZ charge when driving through Heathrow – make sure you check before you travel.
If you're planning on returning early try and give the car park as much notice as possible so they can have your car ready for you.
Staff are at the car park 24/7, so if you arrive between 1am and 4am your car can be released. If your car is parked for over 16 days it may be moved to Purple Parking's alternative secured site nearby.
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 £20 per day. This is subject to seasonal change and you'll need to pay by card.
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Returning to a different terminal? Don't worry this car park runs shuttles to both terminals. On your way to the airport ask your bus driver where to go on your return.
Larger or commercial vehicle? The car park has changed its terms and conditions meaning that some larger vehicles are no longer accepted. If your vehicle is one they won't accept you'll be charged an additional £25 per day when you arrive. Please read below for full details and check whether the car park will accept your vehicle before you book.
Purple Parking Park and Ride cannot accept:
- Commercial vehicles or mini buses of any variant.
- Single or double cab pickup trucks such as Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux or Nissan Navara.
- 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.
- Any vehicles over 2.15m high.
- Failure to comply to the above, you will be charged an additional £25 per day.
Getting to and from airport
Arriving at the car park
When you reach the car park, drop your car off in an arrivals bay and unload your luggage.
Check in with reception and hand over your keys, then all you need to do is catch the bus from the bus stop just outside. If the weather's bad you can wait inside instead.
The bus takes 12-30 minutes, runs every 20 from 4am to 11.40pm and it's included in the price. If you need to get to or from the car park outside these times you'll need to pay for a taxi.
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.
Purple Parking Address
Purple Parking Park and Ride T2,
17 Bath Road,
* Prices quoted are based on parking from the 21-04-2024 untill the 28-04-2024, valid as of 20-02-2024
The car park was expensive, but ideally located.Mr Thomas (Purple Parking)
Our customers rated Purple Parking on average 8/10 (941 reviews). Read Purple Parking reviews.
Upgrade to Purple Parking Park and Ride PLUS
If you're after an even quicker service then why not pay a little extra and opt for Purple Parking Plus. Not only do the professional staff park your car for you when you arrive at the car park, but upon your return to Heathrow, simply collect your bags and head outside where a member of the car park's team will bring your car to meet you, so you can continue your journey home with ease. For a little extra, it really is a great way to save time after a long journey.
Electric cars there are 3 electric car charging points at Purple Parking Terminal 2. These are operated via the POLAR network.