Whether you are planning to park at Gatwick for 4 days or 14 days, you need to be considering booking long stay parking. This is the best value option by a long stretch and despite often requiring a short transfer time, it is more than worth it for the amount of money you can save for the fun things during your trip. Short Stay parking costs start at £4.00 for up to 30 minutes, so you can just imagine how much the bill will come to by the end of a longer trip!
Gatwick long stay parking can include both Park and Ride and Meet and Greet services, which can either be official or off-site car parks. You also need to consider what sort of security level you want for your vehicle, whether you want to keep your car keys with you, how far you want to be from the terminals, the customer reviews… While there is a lot to think about, finding great value Gatwick long stay services is simple if you follow our advice below. The Parkhero team have done all the research for you and below we will show you what your options are and what you need to know about them
Our top tip for saving money when booking long stay parking at Gatwick is make sure you book in advance. As soon as you have booked your flights, book airport parking! By booking ahead you can save up to 60% compared to bookings made on the same day as departure.
You can see in the table below some of our most popular long stay services at Gatwick with prices based on bookings made 6 months in advance for March 2021.
|Parking Service||1 week||2 weeks||3 weeks||4 weeks|
|Looking4 Meet and Greet||£97.85||£121.28||N/A||N/A|
|Premium Short Stay||£166.00||£313.00||£460.00||£607.00|
*These services cannot be booked through Parkhero.
These prices will give you an idea of prices booked 6 months ahead, but for accurate prices for your trip, make sure to start your search in the tool bar at the top of the page. For a brief overview of each of the services above, please see below.
For fantastic value Gatwick long stay parking look no further than the friendly service offered by Cambridge Hotel. This is our most popular service at Gatwick. There is an on-demand shuttle that takes just 6 minutes to reach the terminal and is located only 2.9 miles from the airport. It is easy to access just off the M23 and provides excellent security for your vehicle. Book Cambridge Hotel and enjoy a stress-free service.
This family run Park and Ride service has been providing high-quality parking for over 20 years and is a great budget option. Our customers rated it at 9.1 out 10 for staff friendliness, excellent location and efficient transfers to the terminals. Buses will take you directly to both the North and South terminals in just 10 minutes and run on-demand to limit waiting around. Book this family friendly service at Cophall Parking for a great start to your trip.
For a reliable long stay car park, you will not go far wrong with APH Park and Ride. This national company is also based at other major airports across the country and is one of the biggest car parks at London Gatwick. Our customers rated it with a 9.3 out of 10 and it is a good mid-range priced long term parking option. Shuttle buses run every 10 minutes 24/7 and take between 10 and 12 minutes to reach the terminals. If you are looking for reliability, book APH today.
Our highest rated long stay car park at Gatwick, Ace Parking Meet and Greet has a 9.5 out of 10! Ace Parking is another national parking provider that provides reliable and efficient parking services directly at each terminal. You simply drive to your terminal and drop-off your vehicle with a full-insured professional valet who will park your car securely and return it to the same spot when you get back. Book this convenient option with Ace Parking and enjoy a 2 minute walk to the check-in desks.
At slightly higher cost, you can opt for the Looking4 Meet and Greet service where you can drop your car off in the Approved Operators area and be met by a professional, uniformed valet. Staff are happy to help you with your luggage if you need assistance and will check your car over with you for existing damage. You can then be on your way to the check-ins desks just a few minutes walk away and your car will be parked off-site in a secure car park. Reserve Looking4 Meet and Greet for a seamless parking experience at Gatwick.
There is an official Long Stay car park Gatwick at both the North and the South terminal that is operated by the airport. It is a great option for long breaks with the additional security of being onsite. However, it is by far the most expensive Park and Ride option, even with its free shuttle transfer. Buses run every 10 to 12 minutes and can take between 7 and 10 minutes to reach the terminal. Make sure you choose the correct terminal when booking this car park. At present it is not possible to book this car park via Parkhero.
At each terminal the Valet Parking is located in the same area as the Short Stay car park, right next to the terminal building. You will need to enter the car park using a number plate recognition system as the entry and exit and will then be met by a professional valet. Your car will be parked securely on the airport terrain while you take the short walk along a covered walkway to the terminal. It is not possible at the moment to book this service with Parkhero.
Long stay parking is parking of 3 days or more at Gatwick Airport. Parking at the airport for 3 to 14 days or more is considered long stay parking and you have a range of options available from Park and Ride to Meet and Greet parking. For more information, check out the overviews above.
Gatwick long stay parking prices vary by how far in advance a booking is made. If you book at least 3 months ahead, you will find low prices such as the £3.99 a day offered by Cambridge Hotel for Park and Ride or £11.33 for Meet and Greet parking with Ace Parking. By booking in advance, you can save up to 60% compared to the price on the day of departure.
Short Stay parking at Gatwick can be 30 minutes or less. There is a charge of £4.00 for up to 30 minutes and £8.00 for up to an hour. If you are looking for a free short-term parking option, you can park at the Long Stay car park for free for 2 hours and take the shuttle bus to the terminals.
At Gatwick you can make a booking for up to 3 months, but for longer parking stays you will need to contact the airport. With Parkhero’s off-site providers there is no limit to how long you can stay. For more information and to check out the prices for parking at Gatwick Airport begin a search in the tool at the top of the page.
Short stay parking at Gatwick is for 3 days or more (although you can still use the Short Stay car park for longer periods, however due to the high costs this is not recommended), while long stay parking can be any parking of 3 days or more. Long stay parking at Gatwick Airport is the best option for longer trips and you will find a host of great value options in the overviews above.
If you are travelling from the North Terminal, you will simply need to catch the free shuttle bus outside the arrivals area. Buses run every 10 minutes around the clock. If you are travelling to the Long Stay car park at the North Terminal by car, exit the M23 at Junction 9 and follow signs for the North Terminal and take the 3rd exit at the 2nd roundabout following signs for the Long Stay car park.