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Looking to leave your car while you fly from Gatwick? This is the website for discovering great deals on your Gatwick Airport parking experience while you travel. We have a wide selection of services, including Meet & Greet services, Park & Ride services, highly secure car parks and both outdoor and covered parking.

With Parkhero, we don’t require you to create a profile, nor is there any booking fee. You just choose the dates you want to travel on, find the right choice amongst the various providers we offer and then book your choice in a matter of minutes. 


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Different Types of Parking at Gatwick Airport

You will find 3 different types of parking at Gatwick airport. With ParkHero, you can find all the information on the different options available to you and park at Gatwick airport at a lower cost, without compromising on the quality of the service provided.

We know that when you are looking to compare parking with Parkhero, that the price, location and the trustworthiness of the car parks are key deciding factors. Below, you can see a condensed version of all the info you need:


Closest to the Airport

Ace Parking Meet and Greet
Best Value for Money

Elite Park 
Best Rated

Ace Parking Meet and Greet
Number of Car Parks



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Park & Ride Gatwick Airport

This service is your typical shuttle bus operation. You arrive at the car park and park up in the allocated spot. You then catch the shuttle bus to your terminal to catch your flight. Times vary depending on the car park provider.


Cambridge Hotel Gatwick (£62.99 per week)

Rated 8.5/10 from 27 verified reviews

Cambridge Hotel GatwickIf you are looking for something a little more competitive, then Cambridge Hotel Gatwick might be the place for you to park. With great value for money, this high-quality hotel offers plenty of parking space and a shuttle service to both terminals in Gatwick. With a journey time of around 10 minutes, you can be sure to arrive promptly at the terminal of your choice, with the knowledge that your car is in safe hands. This is an excellent choice for those travelling on a budget. Please note, there is a  £4.00 fee for each person taking the shuttle service each way. 

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Elite Park Gatwick (£79.00 per week)

elite-park-gatwickElite Park Gatwick is renowned for its superior customer service, security measures, and ease of passage. Parking at Elite Park means your car will be in an open-air lot, secured with 24/7 CCTV cameras, nightly patrol officers, and security fencing, so you can rest assured your car is safe and secure. Shuttles run on demand and takes 15 minutes to reach the airport. Please note, there is a £10.00 fee per party for taking the shuttle service each way. 

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Cophall Parking Gatwick (£116.25 per week)

Rated 8.8/10 from 6 verified reviews

Cophall Parking GatwickAnother budget-friendly option is Cophall Parking Gatwick. This Park & Ride service has an on-demand shuttle that reaches the airport in just 10 minutes. With friendly service, and consistently high ratings, this family run business is also highly secure. The car park has a Park Mark award from the police and is open 24/7 to boot!

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APH Park & Ride Gatwick (£122.49 per week)

Rated 9.4/10 from 400 verified reviews

APH Park & Ride GatwickWith over 3000 park spaces, APH Park & Ride Gatwick has plenty of space for you to park in. The Park Mark award for safety is backed up by the CCTV and 24 hour patrols, meaning that your car will be in the safest of hands. Shuttles run every 10 minutes and take just 12 minutes to reach the airport. With over 37 years of experience, it’s no surprise that the staff are highly professional and very friendly. This car park is highly recommended.

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Parking Within Walking Distance at Gatwick

These car parks provide you with the convenience of being close to the terminal, but come at a high price. While reducing any hassle that might arise from relying on other services, such as the shuttles and valets, these providers tend to charge steeper rates.


Long Stay Gatwick (£262.00 per week)

long-stay-parking-gatwickThe official Gatwick parking Long Stay service is available at both terminals and operates a self-park system. You simply need to drive your car up to the entry barrier which will open after reading your number plate. You are then free to choose a parking space and get to keep your keys. Shuttle buses run directly to both terminal buildings every 10 to 12 minutes and the journey takes between 7 and 12 minutes.


Short Stay Gatwick (£480.00 per week)

short-stay-parking-gatwickOne of the most expensive but most convenient parking services at both terminals, the Short Stay Car Park can be found in a multi-storey right next to the terminal building. Access to the terminal is via a short-covered walkway, ensuring you will be warm and dry while making your way to the check-in desks. It is a service best used for no more than a couple of days and you will initially be charged by the hour. Simply drive to the entry barrier and take a ticket. On your return, you will need to pay at one of the ticket machines before driving to the exit barrier and entering your validated ticket. 


Premium Short Stay Gatwick (£600.00 per week)

premium-short-stay-parking-gatwickThe Premium Short Stay service at both terminals is located in the same car park as above but offers more spacious car parking spaces that are closer to the terminal.



Meet & Greet Gatwick Airport

These operators suit those in a rush, or looking to indulge in a more comfortable service. You simply park up at the terminal, where a professional valet will take your keys from you and drive your car to the secure off-site car park for you. You are then free to catch your flight at your own pace and leisure.


Ace Meet & Greet Gatwick (£131.75 per week)

Rated 9.6/10 from 10 verified reviews

APH Park & Ride GatwickOne of our best rated car park providers, Ace Meet & Greet Gatwick provide only the best quality service. With a Park Mark award for safety, 24/7 security, monitored CCTV, security patrols and qualified drivers, you can be sure that your vehicle is in the safest of hands. All you have to do is drive up to the meeting point at the terminal and give your keys to the valet. They will drive your car to the safe car park and leave you to make the short walk to the terminal check in at your leisure. All of this takes less than 5 minutes! They also operate 24/7 so you can drop off and pick up your car at any time.

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Sure Parking (£120.99 per week)

sure-parking-gatwickThis independent car park is a great budget Gatwick valet parking option, consistently offering one of the best prices at the airport. Sure Parking prides itself on offering a bespoke, personalised service and high level security with its Park Mark, Police accredited award.


Looking4 Meet and Greet (£139.25 per week)

Rated 7.7/10 from 3 verified reviews

looking-4-meet-and-greetWith Looking4 Meet and Greet you can drop-off your car in the Approved Operators area outside either of Gatwick’s terminals and pick it up in the same spot. This is a well-priced service with staff providing friendly assistance if you require it.


Valet Parking Gatwick (£139.00 per week)

 valet-parking-gatwick-airportFor reliability and additional security, opt for the Official Valet parking service operated by Gatwick Airport. You will need to pay significantly more compared to the offsite parking services above, but do have the peace of mind that your vehicle is in good hands and parked on the secure airport site with just a short few minutes’ walk to the terminal. Valets are professionally trained and will take good care of your vehicle including checking it over with you before you hand it over to be securely parked. 



Gatwick Airport Parking Prices

Want to compare the Gatwick parking charges of different car parks at Gatwick Airport? Then you are in the right place. This article offers an overview of the costs of parking at each car park provider in Gatwick offered on Parkhero. See the table below for Gatwick Airport parking prices.

Gatwick Parking Prices

Car ParkPrice per weekTransfer Time 
Cambridge Hotel£62.9910 Minute ShuttleBook
Elite Park Gatwick£79.0015 Minute ShuttleBook
Cophall Parking£116.2510 Minute ShuttleBook
Sure Parking£120.995 Minute Walk-
APH Parking£122.4912 Minute ShuttleBook
Ace Parking£131.751 Minute ValetBook
Valet Parking£139.002 - 5 Minute Walk-
Looking4 Parking£139.252 Minute WalkBook
Long Stay£262.007 - 12 Minute Walk-
Short Stay Parking£480.004 - 5 Minute Walk-
Premium Short Stay Parking£600.002 - 5 Minute Walk-


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest way to park at Gatwick?

When looking to save money on Gatwick parking it is best to opt for an off-site Park and Ride service. These car parks offer the best value for money with prices often cheaper than the official long stay options and similar or even shorter transfer times to the terminals.


Which is the best Gatwick parking?

Our highest customer rated Gatwick car park is Ace Parking. They provide a highly professional Meet and Greet service that offers a seamless, stress-free experience from drop-off to pick-up. Their friendly, professional staff are fully trained and insured to drive your vehicle and will ensure that your trip begins in the right way.


Can I just turn up and park at Gatwick?

Yes, you can arrive at official Gatwick car parks and buy a ticket on the day. However, this is not recommended. Prices on the day are always higher than when you book in advance and you have fewer services to choose from. There is also the possibility that you will have the stress of being unable to find a space.


Do you have to book long stay parking at Gatwick?

No, you can buy a ticket at the official Long Stay car park on the day. However, it is always best to book in advance for the best prices and a good idea to consider the off-site Park and Ride services for lower prices and similar transfer times. Begin your search in the bar above!


What is valet parking at Gatwick?

Gatwick Airport valet parking or Meet and Greet parking is a service that allows you to drop your car off at or near the terminal building with a professional valet. Your car will be parked for you in a secure car park and returned to the same area on your return. You often have the option to have your car cleaned or serviced while you are away.


How long before my flight should I arrive at Gatwick?

The time you arrive at the airport will depend on where you are going and the time of year. For international flights outside of Europe it is recommended you arrive at the airport 3 to four hours before your flight. This is to leave time for longer security checks. For European and domestic flights the recommendation is to arrive at the airport 2 to 3 hours before your flight. However, during the peak summer months, it is a good idea to give yourself some extra time. Waiting times at baggage drop and to get through security can increase significantly during peak times. Waiting times for Park and Ride buses can also increase.


How Does Meet and Greet Gatwick Airport Work?

Using Meet and Greet Gatwick is a simple parking process. First of all, depending on the service you choose, you will need to give them a call 10 to 30 minutes before you are due to arrive. You can then drive to the terminal forecourt or the meeting point arranged during your call. When you arrive, a professional valet will be waiting to greet you. Make sure that staff provide you with an ID when you meet them and that together you check over your vehicle. Once you have unloaded your vehicle and handed over your keys, you can take the short walk to the terminal and your car will be parked for you. When you return, you will again need to give the parking service a call once you have picked up your luggage and your car will be waiting for you where you dropped it off.


How do Park and Ride Services at Gatwick work?

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.


Does Gatwick Airport offer handicap parking?

Disabled parking bays, catering to Blue Badge holders, are available across all of Gatwick Airport's car parks, ensuring convenient access for individuals with reduced mobility. These dedicated bays are situated in both the Long Stay and Short Stay car parks at both the North and South Terminals. For those opting for Valet Parking and wishing for their vehicle to be parked in a blue badge bay upon their return, simply present your blue badge to the staff during vehicle check-in, and they will arrange accordingly.

Blue Badge holders can also benefit from discounted rates on Premium Parking in the South Terminal when parking for under four hours. Upon arrival, press the 'Assistance' button at the entry barriers; when departing, pay at the customer service office to avail of the reduced rate. Normal parking charges will apply for durations exceeding four hours. In the North Terminal, Blue Badge spaces are conveniently located on the terminal level, eliminating the need for this distinction.


Does Gatwick Airport offer parking for commuters?

For commuters traveling to London or Brighton regularly, Gatwick Airport offers convenient parking solutions. Located in the South Terminal Short Stay car parks, with easy access to Gatwick train station, our facilities cater to those seeking flexible monthly, quarterly, or yearly season tickets. Enjoy regular, direct trains to both the City and the South Coast, ensuring seamless travel experiences. Rest assured, Gatwick commuter parking options provide safe and secure facilities for your vehicle.


About Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport, otherwise known as London Gatwick (LGW) is the UK’s second-busiest airport. With an estimated 44 million passengers travelling through the airport in 2017, it is also the busiest single runway airport in the world! The airport’s popularity is helped by its proximity to Central London just 30 miles away. Located on the border between West Sussex and Surrey, both the North and South terminals at Gatwick Airport are served with excellent rail and coach links to the capital. At Gatwick you have a broad choice of domestic and international destinations from airlines, such as British Airways, Ryanair, easyJet and flybe.


Gatwick Terminals

There are 2 terminals at Gatwick Airport, the North Terminal and the South Terminal. All off-site car parks offered Parkhero operate from both terminals, while the official on-site car parks are specific to each terminal. It is important that you check you have the correct terminal before you book, you don’t want to have to rush to the other terminal before your flight!

We have created a list of the best parking options for each terminal to help you save time on your journey.

Gatwick Parking North Terminal – Used by British Airways, Firstchoice, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic amongst others

Gatwick Parking South Terminal – Served by easyJet, Ryanair, flybe, Norwegian and Wizz Air amongst others


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