Cheap parking Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport is an important international airport less than 30 miles south of Central London. Given it's so busy, finding a cheap and good parking spot can be tricky. This is especially true during peak season. But Parkos is here to save the day. With us, you can find safe and economical lots for airport parking Gatwick.
Parking Gatwick Airport can be costly, with the airport charging upwards of £25 per day. But Parkos can find you a nearby off-site parking lot for as low as £6 a day. You can refer to the different parking deals available to you in the table below.
The above prices apply to an 8-day period from October 2022. The rates depend on when you book, how long you book for, and also on booking duration & demand. Use the search form at the top for the latest Gatwick Airport hotel and parking deals.
|Flightpath Parking||£104.00||£45.00||0 min||Meet and Greet|
|Gatwick Noble Parking||£110.00||£45.00||0 min||Meet and Greet|
|APH Gatwick||£125.00||£45.00||10 min||Park and Ride|
|Cophall Parking Gatwick||£63.95||£19.50||10 min||Park and Ride|
|I Love Park & Deliver||£67.00||£22.30||3 min||Park and Ride|
|I Love Self Park Gatwick||£-.-||£-.-||3 min||Park and Ride|
|APH Gatwick||£69.92||£16.60||10 min||Park and Ride|
|FHR Meet & Greet Gatwick||£78.00||£25.60||0 min||Meet and Greet|
|FHR One Way Return Meet||£65.00||£21.60||0 min||Meet and Greet|
|Ace Meet and Greet Gatwick||£88.00||£18.30||0 min||Meet and Greet|
|Sure Parking Meet & Greet||£85.99||£15.60||0 min||Meet and Greet|
|I Love Meet & Greet Gatwick||£82.00||£26.60||0 min||Meet and Greet|
|ParkBee Orega Building||£96.00||£15.23||10 min||Transfer excluded|
Parking prices above are taken in June 2023 for an 8-day period. Prices may vary depending on the time of entry, period, length of your stay, and availability. To get an accurate quote we recommend you use the search form at the top of the page.
On-site Economy parking Gatwick Airport
At Parkos, you can also find Gatwick Airport Parking discount code for economy parking with a free bus service.
Gatwick Airport Parking North Terminal
- Short Stay Parking North & South Terminals
- Valet Parking North & South Terminals
- Meet & Greet Parking North & South Terminals
- Long Stay Parking North & South Terminals
- Premium Short Stay (similar to Business Parking) North & South Terminals
- Summer Special Parking (similar to Heathrow Pod Parking) North Terminal
The prices displayed are pre-booked prices, all taken from the official website and correct at the time of writing.
Gatwick short stay parking north & south terminals
The short stay parking lots are the closest to the terminal, just a 5-minute walk away. Apart from the quick transfer time, you also get to keep your keys. Besides, you get a covered walkway to the terminal. There are even blue badge parking spaces for handicapped passengers. Indeed, those with disabilities may find this lot perfect at such a short distance to the terminal. It is also suitable for families with kids or for travellers with heavy luggage. The prices start at £45 per day, whereas the weekly parking can cost up to £360. Now let us look at Gatwick Airport long stay parking.
Off-Site Long Term Parking with valet and shuttle
Get a valet to park your car, and a free shuttle to take you from Gatwick Airport Parking South Terminal.
- Short Stay Car Park 5: Gatwick North Terminal, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, West Sussex, RH6 0PJ
- Short Stay Car Park 6: Gatwick North Terminal, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, West Sussex, RH6 0PJ
- Short Stay Car Park 1: Gatwick South Terminal, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, West Sussex, RH6 0LL
- Short Stay 2nd Car Park: Gatwick South Terminal, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, West Sussex, RH6 0LL
- Short Stay Car Park No. 3: Gatwick South Terminal, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, West Sussex, RH6 0LL
Gatwick Valet parking north & south terminals
Valet parking is a great way to begin your trip in style. Just drop off your car at the dedicated pickup area at one of the terminals and head straight to check in. As the spot is just a 5-minute walk away from the terminal, you won't need to wait for a bus either. But valet service does not make for cheap Gatwick Airport parking. Just one day of valet parking will cost you £97. However, if you park your car for a week, the price will be still just £101. This is because valet parking gets cheaper the longer you book it for.
- Valet Parking Ground Floor of Car Park 6: Gatwick North Terminal, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, West Sussex, RH6 0PJ
- Valet Parking Level 2 of Car Park 2: Gatwick South Terminal, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, West Sussex, RH6 0LL
Free parking near Gatwick Airport: Meet & Greet North & South terminals
With just a five-minute covered walk to the terminal, the official meet & greet parking is faster than any other similar service around. Moreover, your car will be waiting for you at the terminal upon your return, or else the airport will grant you your next booking for free. Shortly before your return, a professional staff will also clean, dry, and vacuum your car for a premium experience. Given there is no valet service involved, meet & greet parking is also cheaper than valet parking. As such, it is great for car parking Gatwick Airport long stay.
- Meet & Greet Level 2 Car Park 6: Gatwick North Terminal, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, West Sussex, RH6 0PJ
- Meet & Greet Level 2 Car Park 1: Gatwick South Terminal, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, West Sussex, RH6 0LL
Airport Parking London Gatwick: Long Stay parking north & south terminals
The official Gatwick Airport parking options include long stay lots that are budget-friendly and suitable for foreign trips. These parking spots are a 20-minute drive away. Moreover, there is a free shuttle service to drop you at the terminal. Long stay parking gives you extra value for money as well as security for your car. Besides being easy on the pocket, it also lets you keep your keys and offers blue badge spaces as well. The daily parking rate is £22, while you can avail the weekly parking rate for just £70.
- Long Stay Car Park: Gatwick North Terminal, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, West Sussex, RH6 0RN
- Long Stay Car Park: Gatwick South Terminal, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, West Sussex, RH6 0NY
Gatwick Airport valet parking for business north & south terminals
Providing same-level access to the terminal, Premium Short Stay is the most convenient parking option at the airport. You can park your car in extra-wide bays, and head to the terminal in just 2 minutes on a covered walkway. There is also no need for airport valet parking Gatwick, as the entry process is electronic and fully automated. You can avail the daily parking option at £49 if you're going out on a short break. Or instead, you can get the weekly rate of £183.60 for a full business trip.
- Premium Short Stay Business Parking Level 3 Car Park 5: Gatwick North Terminal, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, West Sussex, RH6 0PJ
- Premium Short Stay Business Parking Level 2 Car Park 3: Gatwick South Terminal, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, West Sussex, RH6 0LL
Gatwick Summer Special Parking north terminal
Unlike Heathrow, Gatwick Airport does not offer pod parking. However, it offers a somewhat matching Summer Special Parking. At a free 10-minute bus ride away, it features a superior on-site location at the airport. Drive up to the Summer Special arrival bay, and leave your car with the trained valet staff. Also, collect your receipt as you drop off your keys at the reception. Head out to the designated Summer Special bus stop, and you're all set for the airport. With this parking mode, you don't have to worry about finding your car after you return from an amazing holiday. It also offers you excellent value for money for the services provided.
- Summer Special Parking Car Park: Gatwick North Terminal, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, West Sussex, RH6 0PJ
- Summer Special Parking is not available at the South Terminal.
Off-site parking Gatwick Airport
If you want to save some money on airport parking without making a compromise on the safety of your vehicle, then off-site parking is the go-to choice. Multiple off-site parking lots are near the airport, and you can find both Park & Ride and Meet & Greet options, depending on your preferences.
Park & Ride Gatwick is the standard way to park your car. You park your car at a designated spot and take the free shuttle bus service to the terminal. Upon return, a shuttle will also take you back to the parking space. Hence, factor in the shuttle transfer times when planning your trip so that you arrive on time at Gatwick.
Meet & Greet Gatwick is where a driver will first pick up your car from the terminal as you head straight to check in for your flight. The driver will then park your car for you, and will be waiting for you at the terminal when you return from your trip.
Parkos compares the best off-site parking lots around Gatwick Airport. It does so for both the Park & Ride and Meet & Greet options. Our customers also leave their reviews on our website for the services they receive from our parking providers. This way you can use both facts and user opinions to make your choice.
Meet & Greet (all terminals)
Choosing Meet & Greet airport parking can make your travel much smoother. However, it is also more expensive. Choosing off-site Meet & Greet parking over on-site can be lighter on your pocket. Booking Meet & Greet using Parkos starts at just £95 for 8 days. Below are the companies on Parkos that offer Meet & Greet at Gatwick.
- Flightpath Parking: at Effingham Road, Horley, with the 24-hour operation and 24/7 security
Park & Ride (all terminals)
The Park & Ride is the best choice for passengers who want the cheapest option to park their cars near Gatwick Airport. The parking lot is just 15 minutes away from the airport via a shuttle bus ride. Following are the companies with this type of parking Gatwick Airport.
- Gatwick Easy Parking: at Barrow Green Road, Oxted, with a secure outdoor car park 15 minutes from the airport
Gatwick parking charges
Finding a parking spot to suit your budget & needs can be tricky. The table below provides a quick summary of your options. All prices are for an 8-day period each and are accurate at the time of writing. However, they may fluctuate with season and demand.
|Official Airport||Week||Off site Parking||Week|
|Long Stay North||£123.00||Flightpath Parking||£104.00 - Book|
|Short Stay North||£260.00||Gatwick Noble Parking||£110.00 - Book|
|Long Stay South||£106.00||APH Gatwick||£125.00 - Book|
|Short Stay South||£292.00||-||-|
Drop off and Pick up
The best drop-off/pickup location is the designated drop-off zone near both the North & South terminals. However, entry is not free and a £5 fee is chargeable for the same. If you've got to pick up incoming passengers, you can also try the short stay parking lot just 5 minutes' walk away. Alternatively, the long stay parking lots are the way to go if you want some free parking while avoiding the drop-off charge as well. There you can park your car for free up to two hours. Also, a free shuttle service is available for the terminals.
Gatwick Airport Parking: About the Airport
Also known as London Gatwick, Gatwick Airport (LGW) is a major international airport about an hour's drive from Central London. It is situated near Crawley, in West Sussex. As of 2021, it was the third busiest airport in the UK in terms of passenger traffic. The only two busier airports were Heathrow and Stansted. It features two terminals and two runways, but only one is usable at a time. Also, it serves nearly 50 million passengers annually and is a primary hub for British Airways.
Address and driving directions
Gatwick Airport is at Horley, Gatwick RH6 near Crawley, West Sussex. It is reachable via M23 from both London and Brighton. Just exit the M23 at junction 9 and follow the signs at the roundabout for the airport. The turn that you need to take at the next roundabout (J9a) depends on which terminal you're heading to. We have summarised the driving directions for each of the two terminals below. To learn more about the address and find directions to the parking companies, visit our Gatwick Airport driving directions page.
- North Terminal: exit the M23 at junction 9, go straight ahead at roundabout J9a & follow the signs
- South Terminal: exit the M23 at junction 9, turn left at roundabout J9a
- There is only one main highway (M23 motorway) linking the airport to the London metropolitan area.
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Parking providers at Gatwick Airport
Frequently Asked Questions
How early to arrive at Gatwick?
For parking at Gatwick we advise you to be at least 2,5 hours to 4 hours in advance at the parking lot or at the departure hall. Gatwick airport advises you to always check with your ticket for check in times. The general rule is:
International flights: Check-in 3 hours prior to departure
Domestic and Ireland: Check-in 2 hours prior to departure
We advise the extra 0.5/1 hour to get from your parking lot to the airport. That way you always make sure you are on time for your flight.
Park and Ride
If you have opted for Gatwick Park and Ride, you can almost immediately board a shuttle bus to Gatwick airport. Upon arrival at the parking lot a shuttle bus will be ready to take you to the airport. Most parking lots work with private shuttles. This means that the shuttle will be reserved exclusively for you and your party. If this is not the case it will always be clearly stated on our website. Most parkings are located within 10-15 minutes of the airport. Waiting time will be 20-30 minutes maximum.
Meet and Greet
If you have opted for Gatwick Meet and Greet, we recommend that you be at the agreed terminal 2.5-3.5 hours in advance depending if your flight is international of domestic/Ireland. The parking employee wants to check your car for any damage and prepare the necessary paperwork. This will take about 10 minutes depending on crowds. By arriving well in advance you can travel with confidence.
If you are flying to a destination outside of The United Kingdom or Ireland, Gatwick advises you to be at the check-in counter 3 hours in advance. We therefore recommend that you arrive at the car park at least 4 hours before your flight. That way you’ll have enough time to get to the checkin counter in time. If you have opted for Meet and Greet parking please take an extra 30 minutes in account to have enough time to make sure that the transfer of the car is going well.
How does Meet and Greet work at Gatwick airport?
The Meet and Greet service at Gatwick airport offers a quick and convenient way to park your car. You drive directly to the departure hall of Gatwick airport and call the parking partner about half an hour before your arrival at the terminal. The parking provider you have booked will know that you are on your way to Gatwick airport. The phone number of the parking can be found in the confirmation email, that you received after making a reservation for a parking spot.
You drive your car to the Gatwick airport departures hall, where a member of staff from the parking provider will be waiting for you and your car. The car is then checked for damage and you have to sign a receipt for it. This way, you can always check if your car has any damage when you return from your trip. The parking employee will collect your car keys and drive your car to the parking lot. In the meantime, you can go to the check-in at Gatwick airport and continue your journey stress-free. You don't need to drive to the parking lot yourself; the car park staff will park your car for you in an empty parking spot.
When you return from your trip, please contact the parking staff to let them know that you have arrived and collected your luggage. The phone number of the parking partner can be found in the confirmation email of your reservation. You and the parking staff member agree on the time and location of your arrival. The employee of the parking lot will take your car to the agreed place, which is usually in front of the airport arrivals hall.
Advantages and disadvantages
You should always make a well-informed choice when parking with a Meet and Greet service. The advantages and disadvantages of the Meet and Greet service are summarized as follows.
Time efficiency. Needless to say, you can save time when your car is parked for you. You are directly at the departure hall of Gatwick airport without driving from the parking lot to the airport terminal.
Convenience. You don't need to take your large and heavy luggage from the parking outside the airport to the departure hall. All you need to do is exit your car in front of the departure hall of Gatwick airport.
Trust. You can't see where your car is being parked in the booked parking lot. However, we can assure you that all parking partners on our comparison platform only operate with qualified transfer bus drivers. You can be sure that your car is parked in a safe and secure parking spot.
Cost. The cost of the Meet and Greet service is almost higher than the other parking options, such as Park and Ride or self-park.
How does Park and Ride work at Gatwick airport?
Choose the Park and Ride service at Gatwick airport. With this parking option, you drive to the car park provider and park your car in a parking spot. All the parking providers on the comparison platform of Parkos are close to Gatwick airport. The airport terminal can be reached with a free shuttle service from the parking lot. You can check how long it takes to get to London Gatwick airport with the shuttle service, all the information is on our website. The confirmation email you receive after making a reservation also contains more information about the Park and Ride service of the booked parking provider. In this article, we give more information about the Park and Ride service at Gatwick airport.
When returning to Gatwick airport from your trip, please contact the parking provider. Meet the parking lot staff at the agreed location. The shuttle bus takes you back to the parked car.
If you are heading to Gatwick airport, be aware that this is a crowded area with frequent traffic delays and congested roads. Therefore, whether your flight is late at night or very early in the morning, we recommend that you take additional checks for daily busy roads.