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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.
Larger or commercial vehicle? The car park has changed its terms and conditions meaning that some larger vehicles are no longer accepted. Please read below for full details on whether the car park will accept your vehicle.
Purple Parking is the closest off-airport car park at Heathrow, and it's one of the best priced. Plus it takes no longer than 12 minutes to reach the terminal on the regular shuttle bus, which is included in the price.
The Purple Parking team has introduced a whole host of measures designed to make your journey as safe and contact-free as possible.
When you arrive you'll need to make sure you're wearing a face covering and keep it on while you're at the car park and on the bus. The buses won't be running as regularly as usual, so we recommend allowing plenty of extra time to get to and from the airport. There are signs to encourage social distancing and perspex screens at the check-in desk.
There's hand sanitiser for you to use and everything at the car park is cleaned regularly. When you get back to your car the steering wheel, gear stick, drivers door handles (inside and out) and car key will have been sanitised. They'll also give you wipes to use.
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 only takes 10-12 minutes and runs every 20 from 3.45am to midnight. Plus it's included in the price.
When you return catch the bus back to Purple Parking, from bus stop 17, pick up your car and head back home.
Electric vehicle charging
The car park has one Type 2 charge point available on the Polar network.
You must be a member of the Polar network and you must plug your vehicle in yourself.
The car park is fully accessible for customers with limited mobility.
The car park is secured by:
- Perimeter fencing
- Entry and exit barriers
- Park Mark award
The small print
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.
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 3.45am 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 £10 per day. This is subject to change and you'll need to pay by card.
Help us go green! There's no need to print out your booking confirmation, show it on your mobile device or even better try out our handy app.
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.
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.
Use of the bus is included in the price. It takes around 10-12 minutes to reach the terminal, and runs every 20 minutes from 3.45am to midnight.
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 02-12-2020 untill the 09-12-2020, valid as of 02-10-2020
We were unable to locate the entrance to the Purple Parking site. There were large signs on the multi storey but no indication of where the entrance was. We drove to where we assumed it was but the barrier would not open. We therefore had to park at the Heathrow long stay, incurring an extra charge of £68.Mrs Churchyard (Purple Parking)
Our customers rated Purple Parking on average 7/10 (12 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.