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Gatwick Airport, also known as London Gatwick, is a major international airport in West Sussex, southeast England. LGW is the second busiest airport by total passenger traffic in the United Kingdom and the eighth busiest in Europe.

Looking for cheap parking at Gatwick Airport, or the most convenient Gatwick Airport parking? Don’t worry, LGW offers a broad range of parking options, both on and off the airport’s property.

This guide will help you find the best LGW parking option that will suit all your needs. Check below to find out parking rates, parking options, maps, and links to other resources.

Gatwick Airport On-Site Parking

Gatwick Airport has a wide choice of parking options - you can choose among short-term, long-term, valet, or premium parking. To pick the best option, you should first decide on how long you’re going away for and whether you prioritize price over distance from the terminal. But whatever your parking choice is, you’ll certainly have safe and secure parking.

We recommend booking as early as possible since you’ll probably get a better price. Also, you will know there’s a space reserved for you and won’t have to worry.

Need help finding Gatwick Airport parking? Postcode for the North Terminal is RH6 0PJ and for the South one is RH6 0LL. Since the postcode accuracy on satellite navigation may be variable, always check for relevant signs.

Short-stay parking

Gatwick Airport’s short-stay is a great parking option for families with children or anyone with heavy luggage, being just a 5-minute walk away from both North and South terminal. This parking is also a good option if you are picking someone up or dropping them off here.

Check the short-stay parking prices in the list below.

Up to 30 mins
£4.00
31 - 60 mins
£8.00
1 - 2 hours
£13.00
2 - 3 hours
£15.00
3 - 4 hours
£19.00
4 - 5 hours
£22.00
5 - 6 hours
£26.00
6 - 12 hours
£40.00
12 - 24 hours
£45.00
Each subsequent day
£45.00

Short-stay parking at the North Terminal can be found at Car Park 5. For the South Terminal, you can find it in Car Parks 1, 2, and 3. When you arrive, simply pull up to the barrier and wait for your vehicle’s number plate to be scanned. After that, you can take your ticket and park in a bay. 

South Terminal parking is suitable for high-sided vehicles up to 2m. North Terminal parking is suitable for vehicles up to 1.8m for Car Park 5 and 2.1m in Car Park 6.

Long-stay parking

For the peak season travelers or those going away for a long period of time, the long-stay parking is a perfect choice with excellent value for money and security.

Interested in the long-stay parking prices? Rest easy, we’ve got that covered as well. The price is £25 per day for the first day and £20 for subsequent days.

Parking at long-stay couldn’t be easier. Drive up to the barrier and wait for your registration to be scanned, after which you’ll get a ticket with your booking reference. From here, follow the signs to the open parking zone and find a space.

To get to the terminal afterward, just go to the nearest bus stop and jump on the free shuttle bus that will take you straight to the North or South terminal. Shuttle buses run throughout the day and night, so don’t worry if you have a late-night flight.

Premium Parking

Premium Parking is one of the most convenient parking options. It is ideal for those departing from Gatwick Airport on a short break or business trip. It provides same-level access to both North and South Terminal. There are premium short-stay parking and premium valet parking.

To find out the prices for premium short-stay parking, check our list below.

Up to 30 mins
£5.20
31 - 60 mins
£10.30
1 - 2 hours
£15.00
2 - 3 hours
£19.00
3 - 4 hours
£24.50
4 - 5 hours
£29.50
5 - 6 hours
£35.00
6 - 12 hours
£50.00
12 - 24 hours
£55.00
Each subsequent day
£55.00

How does it work? Go to the car park, pull up to the barrier and wait for your number plate to be scanned. If recognized, a ticket will be issued. If it’s not, press the button. Follow signs to the Premium car park, reinsert your ticket, and find a bay. We recommend you remember the car park, level, and row on your ticket so that you can easily find your car when you return.

If you want to use premium valet parking, you should know that it has a limited capacity and is available only at the South Terminal for arrival times between 4 AM and midday, and return times between 11 AM and midnight. 

Drop your car off outside the South Terminal and walk straight to the check-in area. When you return, just collect your keys from the Premium Valet desk in Arrivals and walk to the returns area.

Valet Parking

Gatwick Airport Valet parking is the best choice for those wanting to start their trip in style. All you need to do is to drop your car off with the professional valet staff and come to collect it again upon your return. This parking has the fastest access to the terminal, and there is no waiting for shuttle buses.

How does it work? Once you've arrived at LGW, follow the signs to the dedicated valet parking bay for your terminal. Drop your car off and walk straight on through to check in. Your car will be stored in a secure airport facility until your return.

To find out the prices for Gatwick Airport parking, click here and fill out the form with your entry and exit dates.

Coach Park / Group Travel

If you’re using a vehicle over eight seats (a minibus or coach) to pick up passengers at LGW, you will need to use the coach park facility. To find it, go to the South Terminal ring road.

You can buy a ticket to access the coach parking on the day. Your ticket entitles you to stay for up to three hours and to pick up your passengers from either North or South terminals. 

The roll-up price for one visit is £16.25.

You can also buy 10 or 25 vouchers in advance:

  • 10 vouchers - £125.00
  • 25 vouchers - £300.00

If you stay for more than three hours, you’ll need to pay additional charges:

  • Up to 1 additional hour - £7.50
  • 1 to 2 hours - £12
  • 2 to 3 hours - £18
  • 3 to 24 hours - £20

Blue Badge Parking

Disabled parking bays are available in all of LGW car parks, providing easy access to the airport for those with reduced mobility. This parking is easy to spot - you will see the Blue Badge parking areas signposted as you enter the airport.

Motorbike Parking

Parking for motorcyclists is free at Gatwick Airport. There are dedicated parking bays for motorcyclists in the North and South terminal short-stay car parks. 

Need help locating a parking lot? Check the following Gatwick Airport maps and find whatever you’re looking for: 

Gatwick Parking Discounts, Coupons, and Useful Links

Summer Special parking is the most cost-effective option if you’re traveling for five or more days. It is located at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal. They offer services from March until October.

Valet Winter Special service is the ideal choice for those traveling between October and March. It includes full valet service for stays of three weeks or longer, and it costs £119.

The mGatwick programme offers many benefits and discounts every time you fly. All you need to do is to sign up to this Gatwick Airport's exclusive programme and get the best prices.

Official Airport Parking Website - Click here to see official Gatwick Airport parking information such as rates, availability, or news. Check the airport’s site to discover information on the airport and flights.

Gatwick Airport Off-Site Parking

Gatwick’s off-airport parking scheme was introduced in order to offer passengers more confidence when choosing off-airport parking. The suppliers in the list below are part of the Approved Operator Scheme; therefore, you don’t have to be concerned about their safety.

Approved Parking Operators
Price
Phone Number
Purple Parking
Daily Rate: £4.21
0871 360 2395
Airport Parking & Hotels (APH)
Daily Rate: £7.63
01342 859 680
Help Me Park
Weekly Rate: £35.52
01342 844 576
I Love Meet & Greet
Weekly Rate: £50.40
01293 577 988
Cophall Parking
Weekly Rate: £61.50
01342 712 779
Tudor Rose
Weekly Rate: £63.20
01293 822 844
Maple Manor
Weekly Rate: £79.00
03 333 222 333
Ace Meet & Greet
Weekly Rate: £109.00
01293 533 000

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Summer Special Parking is the most cost-effective option if you’re traveling for five or more days. It is located at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal. They offer services from March until October.

Valet Winter Special Service is the ideal choice for those traveling between October and March. It includes full valet service for stays of three weeks or longer, and it costs £119.

The myGatwick Programme offers many benefits and discounts every time you fly. All you need to do is to sign up to this Gatwick Airport's exclusive programme and get the best prices.

Official Airport Parking Website - Click here to see official Gatwick Airport parking information such as rates, availability, or news. Check the airport’s site to discover information on the airport and flights.

Purple Parking - This parking offers a variety of options close to the airport including short and long-term parking or valet parking for both terminals. The prices are competitive and you can get Purple Parking Summer Special Offer starting from 1st April.

Airport Parking & Hotels (APH) - Voted Best Airport Parking Company in 2018, APH is a great and safe choice. Whether you’re after cost-effective off-airport parking or the luxury and convenience of meet-and-greet, APH will find the right solution for you.

Help Me Park - This is another approved meet-and-greet operator at Gatwick Airport. They operate 24/7 every day in all weathers. So, even if you have a late-night flight, that wouldn’t prevent you from finding a good parking spot.

I Love Meet & Greet - If you’re looking for first-class airport parking service at Gatwick, this is the perfect choice for you. They also have experience in providing other types of airport parking, including park & ride and the unique park & deliver.

Cophall Parking - This airport parking is an award-winning business with years of experience, offering services such as park & ride, meet-and-greet, and valet airport parking at both North and South Terminals.

Tudor Rose - Being another Gatwick Approved Operator Scheme member, this airport parking is prompt and secure. They offer reliable service and great discounts, and parking is located only 3 minutes from the terminals.

Maple Parking - Maple offers both meet-and-greet and park & ride services at LGW. Whether you’re flying from the North or South Terminal, their service is a time-saving and stress-free way to park at Gatwick.

Ace Meet & Greet - This LGW airport parking is safe, convenient, and perfect for those less physically able. Their service is quick and easy to book - just make one call or follow 3 online steps to activate your parking.

Cheapest Way to Travel to/from GTW

Gatwick Airport is 29.5 miles south of Central London. So, if you’re looking for affordable transport from GTW to London, you should choose either a coach/bus or a train.

EasyBus offers the cheapest coach services from Gatwick - ticket prices start from £2 one-way.

National Express is the largest coach provider, and you can travel via their coach from LGW to London for as low as £8. However, these buses take twice as long as the train and are much more prone to delays.

Traveling by train may be a little more expensive but it’s the fastest link between Gatwick Airport and central London. The fares are starting from £8 in off-peak periods.