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Gatwick Parking South Terminal

Gatwick South is a busy terminal with over 200 destinations across the globe. It is a base for British Airways and its One World partners, as well as Flybe, Thomas Cook and many more. Gatwick’s South Terminal was its first terminal, built in 1958 in a modular design allowing easy expansion in the future. The airport has expanded rapidly since with the building of the North Terminal in the 1970s and more piers added to the South Terminal. The airport is now the UK’s second busiest with around 44 million passengers every year and continues to grow.

While there are good public transport links from London to Gatwick, many people choose the convenience of driving to the airport. There is plenty of choice for Gatwick Airport parking at the South Terminal, but finding a good value deal can be tricky. By using Parkhero you can save yourself money on your trip and find all the information you need to make your decision. It is simple to use the website, just enter your dates and filter for Gatwick parking South Terminal. You will see all the parking services available and can make your booking in less than 5 minutes! There is no need to make an account and you won’t be charged a booking fee.


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Parkingtypes at Gatwick Airport

Meet and Greet Meet and Greet You drive directly to the airport where you hand over your car to a driver who will park it for you.
Park and Ride Park and Ride You drive to the chosen car park and will be driven to the airport with a shuttlebus.
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Gatwick Airport Car Parking Types

There are three main types of parking at London Gatwick’s South Terminal – Park and Ride, Meet and Greet and Park and Walk. Each has their own advantages and differing costs which we will explain below.


Park and Ride Services

Park and Ride services are often the cheapest and best value Gatwick South parking options. You simply take your car to the car park and depending on the provider, you park it yourself and keep the keys or it is parked for you and you will need to drop-off your keys. Shuttle buses take between 5 and 12 minutes to reach the South Terminal and run on demand or at regular intervals.

  • Often the cheapest parking option
  • Reach terminal in 12 minutes or less
  • Shuttles run on demand or at regular intervals
  • Downside – may have to wait for a bus

All off-site parking providers offer Gatwick Airport parking South Terminal, however the official options operated by the airport are specifically for each terminal. Below are the closest options to the South Terminal:

  • Acorn Lodge
  • Cambridge Hotel
  • Long Stay South


Meet and Greet Services

Of all the car parking Gatwick South options, Meet and Greet parking is one of the most convenient. You drop your car off at the South Terminal with a trained valet, it is parked in a secure car park and when you return your car is waiting for you in the same spot. The downside is that you have to pay extra for this convenience, making it one of the most expensive options. However, it is the perfect option if you have a lot of luggage or are travelling with a group. You can walk the short distance to departures and you do not have to wait for a bus.

  • Convenient – drop-off and pick-up at the terminal
  • Ideal for families/groups and lots of luggage
  • Can be combined with valet cleaning service
  • Downside - Can be most expensive option

All of the off-site Meet and Greet providers service the South Terminal and there is also an official Meet and Greet South service provided by the airport.


Park and Walk Services

The final Gatwick car parking South Terminal options is Park and Walk, which are services operated by the airport. You can part directly on the airport terrain at the terminal and walk just 5 minutes to the terminal building. It gives you the extra security of being on-site and the convenience of a short walk. It is great if you have a lot of luggage or a large group, as you do not have to try and cram everything/everyone on a bus!

  • Convenient – just 5 minutes walk from the terminal
  • Perfect for big groups and lots of luggage
  • Extra security on-site
  • Downside – Can be the most expensive option

There is Short Stay and Short Stay Premium airport parking Gatwick South available at the South Terminal.


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