Drive to the car park and park your car in the drop-off zone or, depending on the service, park your car yourself.
Catch one of the regular shuttle buses to the airport terminal. Some buses also run on demand. Buses take between 5 and 15 minutes to reach the terminal.
Catch the bus at the terminal or nearby and you will be taken back to the car park.
Collect your car at the pick-up zone and drive home.
If you are looking for cheap and reasonable parking at Gatwick Airport, then Park and Ride services are what you should be considering for your trip. The slight inconvenience of having to catch a bus to the airport, instead of being able to walk directly to the terminal, means that Park and Ride Gatwick providers offer attractive prices and efficient services. They offer the cheapest parking prices at Gatwick and transfers to the airport are only between 5 and 15 minutes with on-demand shuttles the norm for most companies.
Park and Ride services are also extremely straight forward and stress-free. You simply need to drop your car off in the arrival area, hand over your key at reception and hop on the on-demand or frequent shuttle bus to the terminal. Most services serve both terminals and also offer you the use of facilities at the car park, such as toilets, waiting rooms and even bars and restaurants with some! There are also excellent levels of security offered for your car, just make sure to choose an option with the Park Mark Police accredited security award.
At Parkhero we have made it simple for you to find the best value Gatwick Airport Park and Ride services. On this page you will find an overview of the services available together with the sort of prices you can expect, the distance to the airport and the customer ratings they have received. Alternatively, if you are already convinced that a Park & Ride service is for you, then begin your search in the bar above and easily compare the options available at Gatwick for your trip.
Finding the best deals on airport parking can be tricky but Parkhero makes the whole process simple. All you have to do is enter the dates you travel, the airport you’re flying from and select the Park and Ride option. Parkhero does the rest, instantly displaying the available options ranked from cheapest to most expensive. All of the information about each provider is shown in the results page and the best part is you don’t need to sign up and there are no booking fees!
There are plenty of different Park and Ride services to choose from at London Gatwick and in most cases they are the best value options for parking at the airport. Although Meet and Greet services at Gatwick can offer greater convenience, this always comes at a higher cost. For the sake of a 5 to 15-minute transfer, it is more than worth choosing a Park and Ride service, as you can save up to £30 on a week’s parking (March 2021)!
As you will see below, Park and Ride services are also great value for Long Stay parking at Gatwick offering some of the lowest prices for a 15 day (2 week) stay.
|Parking Service||Price per week||Price per 2 weeks||Distance||Rating|
|Cophall Parking||£29.25||£50.75||10 mins||9.1|
|APH Parking||£37.92||£59.92||12 mins||9.3|
|Cambridge Hotel||£43.00||£67.00||6 mins||8.5|
|*Official Long Stay||£77.00||£109.00||12 mins||N/A|
*It is not possible to book this product on Parkhero.
The prices above give you an idea of the sort of prices you can expect when you book 3 to 6 months in advance with Parkhero. They are based on bookings made for March 2021 made 6 months in advance. For a more accurate view of the prices you can expect, begin your search in the comparison tool at the top of the page or carry on reading for a better idea of our best value Park and Ride Gatwick services.
If you are looking for a reliable and efficient Park and Ride service, then Cophall Parking is fantastic choice. This family-run business is highly rated on Parkhero at 9.1 out of 10 with its friendly and professional staff providing a stellar service 24/7 all year round. The car park is located just a short 10-minute transfer from both terminals and the shuttles run on-demand to limit your waiting around.
APH Gatwick Park and Ride is one of the biggest and longest running car parks at the airport. It is a national company and offers a professional Park and Ride service that is the best rated on our site at 9.3 out of 10. Shuttles at APH run every 10 minutes around the clock and take between 10 and 12 minutes to reach both terminals.
Cambridge Hotel is located less than 3 miles from the airport and on average offers one of the cheapest Park and Ride services at London Gatwick. This convenient service allows you to make use of the hotel lobby and restaurant if you wish with free Wi-Fi, comfortable seating and toilets. Buses at the hotel run on-demand and take around 6 minutes to reach the airport. Please note that there is a £3 fee per person return for use of the shuttle.
Operated by Gatwick Airport, the official Long Stay service is located on the airport terrain. It is a self-park service, where you can park your car yourself and keep your car key, before hopping on the shuttle bus. Buses run every 10 to 12 minutes and take between 7 and 10 minutes to reach the terminals. It is often one of the more expensive Park and Ride options, at more than double the price of the cheapest option available in the table above. Unfortunately, it is not possible to book this service on Parkhero.
With Park and Ride Gatwick Airport you will have no issues with the parking process, as it is easy and hassle-free. At most Park and Rides you will need to drive to the car park and drop-off your vehicle in the arrivals area, unload your vehicle and hand in your car key at reception. While you are away your car will be parked in the secure compound and only moved if necessary, to ensure good management of the space. You can then hop on the shuttle bus to the airport which either runs on-demand or at regular intervals. The bus will drop you off outside your terminal, whether North or South, and you can catch the same bus from the same spot on your return to the car park.
It is important to be fully informed when choosing which car park is right for you at Gatwick and that includes the bad sides of choosing a Park and Ride service. Park and Ride is one of the best value parking types at the airport, but it is not for everyone and below we will show you both sides of the service.
Parkhero works hard on doing the research to find you the best prices and most reliable Park and Ride Gatwick services, so that you in a few clicks can make big savings for your trip. Our comparison tool is easy to use and will allow you to access a list of the cheapest available options ranked by price. You can also rank by distance to the airport or the customer rating, if you prefer. You can also see in one glance what each service offers, will simple icons to denote different facilities and services.
Parkhero does not charge a booking fee and you do not need to make an account to book your parking service. This means that you can save and make your booking in less than 5 minutes by booking directly from the comparison page. If you need any assistance our helpful customer service team are on hand to answer your questions and you can find a huge trove of information in our blogs too!
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If you would like an overview of the available Meet and Greet services at Gatwick, head to our dedicated page.
For more information about Long Term parking at Gatwick, read our blog.