Gatwick Airport Parking
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Services available at Gatwick
|LONG STAY SOUTH TERMINAL||Rating 4 out of 5|
|LONG STAY NORTH TERMINAL|
|SUMMER SPECIAL PARKING|
|VALET MEET & GREET SOUTH|
|VALET MEET & GREET NORTH|
|AIRPARKS GATWICK MEET & GREET|
|GATWICK AIRPARKS LONG TERM VALUE P&R|
|APH PARK & RIDE||Rating 5 out of 5|
|METEOR MEET & GREET PARKING||Rating 4 out of 5|
|APH MEET & GREET||Rating 5 out of 5|
|APH MEET & GREET (RETURN ONLY)||Rating 4 out of 5|
|COPHALL PARKING GATWICK LTD||Rating 5 out of 5|
|LONG STAY SOUTH TERMINAL||Rating 4 out of 5|
|LONG STAY NORTH TERMINAL||Rating 4 out of 5|
|LONG STAY PLUS GATWICK|
|SUMMER SPECIAL PARKING||Rating 5 out of 5|
|VALET MEET & GREET SOUTH||Rating 3 out of 5|
|VALET MEET & GREET NORTH||Rating 4 out of 5|
|I LOVE MEET & GREET||Rating 5 out of 5|
|PURPLE PARKING MEET & GREET||Rating 5 out of 5|
|AARDVARK MEET & GREET||Rating 4 out of 5|
|APH PARK & RIDE SAVER||Rating 5 out of 5|
Gatwick Airport Parking
You can save a great deal on parking at Gatwick Airport by pre-booking with Purple Parking.
We provide a Meet & Greet service Purple Parking Meet & Greet which offers secure parking at our car park near Gatwick but with the convenience of dropping your car off at the airport.
We can also arrange on and off-airport parking at a reasonable and competitive price with our parking partners Airparks, Airparks Long Term Value P&R, Airparks Meet & Greet, APH Park & Ride, APH Park & Ride Saver, APH Meet & Greet, APH Return Meet & Greet, Meteor, Cophall Parking Gatwick, Long Stay South Terminal, Long Stay North Terminal, Long Stay Plus Gatwick, Summer Special Parking, Valet Meet & Greet South, Valet Meet & Greet North, I LOVE Meet & Greet and Aardvark Meet & Greet.
Airparks; APH; Meteor; I LOVE Meet & Greet; Valet Meet & Greet South; Valet Meet & Greet North and Aardvark provide Meet & Greet services which offer secure parking at car parks either at the airport or close by, with the convenience of dropping your car off close to the airport terminals.
Long Stay South Terminal, Long Stay North Terminal, Long Stay Plus Gatwick and Summer Special Parking offer on-airport parking with courtesy transfers to the terminals that take between 2 and 5 minutes. Airparks; Airparks Long Term Value P&R; APH and Cophall Parking Gatwick also provide Park & Ride services which offer secure parking and frequent courtesy transfers to and from the airport. Airparks are located 3 miles from the airport and transfers take between 10 – 12 minutes. APH and Cophall Parking Gatwick's car parks are located 7 miles from the airport. They both provide transfers that take between 10 - 15 minutes.
APH also offer a Return Meet & Greet service which is an economic combination of the Meet & Greet and Park and Ride services. On your arrival at APH you will be provided with a courtesy transfer to the airport. When you return you car is delivered to you at the airport, saving you time at the end of your journey.
Gatwick is situated 3 miles north of the centre of Crawley and 28½ miles south of Central London. It is easily accessible by car. The airport can be found on the A23 just off of JUNCTION 9 of the M23 MOTORWAY.
To get a Purple Parking quote or to book Gatwick Airport Parking, please complete the form above and then click "Get My Quote".
Parking Services at Gatwick Airport
At Gatwick Airport, Purple Parking offers Meet & Greet services operated by:
- Purple Parking Meet & Greet
- Airparks Meet & Greet
- APH Meet & Greet
- I LOVE Meet & Greet
- Valet Meet & Greet South
- Valet Meet & Greet North
- Aardvark Meet & Greet
With the Meet & Greet services, just drive yourself to Gatwick Airport where you will be met by a chauffeur from your chosen service. The chauffeur will collect your vehicle and take it to a secure car park located at the airport or nearby, where it will stay for the duration of your trip. When you return, call the car park as soon as possible after landing and a chauffeur will be waiting to hand your vehicle back to you once you have cleared the airport terminal.
We also offer Park and Ride services operated by:
- Airparks Long Term Value P&R
- APH Park & Ride
- APH Park & Ride Saver
- Cophall Parking Gatwick Ltd
- Long Stay South Terminal
- Long Stay North Terminal
- Long Stay Plus Gatwick
- Summer Special Parking
With Park & Ride, simply drive yourself to your chosen car park which will be located either at the airport or close by. Once you have checked in, load your luggage on to the courtesy transfer bus, then sit back and relax whilst you are driven the short distance to the airport terminal. On your return, the courtesy bus will take you straight back to the car park and your car which will be ready for you to collect.
Purple Parking are also pleased to be able to offer customers a Park and Ride Premium service operated by:
The Return Meet & Greet service also known as Park & Ride Premium is an economic combination of the Meet & Greet and Park & Ride services. Simply drive yourself to APH’s secure car park which is located less than 8 miles from the airport. Once you have checked in, load your luggage on to the courtesy transfer bus, then sit back and relax whilst you are driven the short distance to the airport terminal. When you return, call the car park as soon as possible after landing and a chauffeur will be waiting to hand your vehicle back to you at the airport, once you have cleared the airport terminal.
Facilities at Gatwick Airport
Transport Facilities - London Gatwick Airport has several car parks offering short and long term parking and also a valet parking service. Purple Parking can arrange airport parking for Gatwick at car parks which are located in the close vicinity of the airport. We can arrange Park and Ride parking and Meet & Greet parking. There is a rail station at the airport which is located adjacent to the South Terminal. Rail services include the Gatwick Express service to London Victoria. Both of Gatwick’s Terminals are served by local bus routes as well as National Express services to other airports and destinations across the UK. Licenced Taxi’s are available from taxi ranks at each of the terminals.
London Gatwick Airport provides a wide range of facilities at both of its terminals for business and leisure travellers including children and disabled passengers.
Business Facilities – There are three executive lounges at Gatwick. There are Servisair Executive Lounges in both of the Terminals and the North Terminal also has The Aviance Lounge. For a single fee these lounges offer a wide range of complimentary beverages, snacks, newspapers, magazines, television, internet access and work areas. There are also internet desks located in both terminals and wireless internet access is also available.
Leisure Facilities - Gatwick’s terminals have a wide range of shopping and eating facilities both landside and airside. There are also cash facilities, children’s play areas, foreign currency exchange, fax facilities, left baggage, lost property, medical help, porters, post facilities, telephones, toilets and trolleys available throught the terminals.
Facilities For Disabled Passengers - There are induction loops in various locations throughout the airport and guide/hearing dogs are allowed into the terminals. There are reserved seating areas in the terminals and most toilet blocks have unisex accessible toilets nearby. The airport’s car parks have clearly signed blue/orange disabled badge parking spaces located close to the terminal access routes. Help points are located near these spaces and assistance is free to those with special needs.
About Gatwick Airport
Gatwick is the busiest airport operating with a single runway in the world, and is second only to Heathrow Airport in size in the UK
- London Gatwick Airport is the seventh busiest airport in the world.
- London Gatwick Airport handles roughly 31 million passengers a year and demand is growing
- There are around 90 airlines operating from London Gatwick's two terminals, serving approximately 200 destinations.
The History of Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport began life as a small flying club called the Surrey Aero Club in 1930. Gatwick soon grew as a flying club and in 1934 the Air Ministry issued Gatwick with its first public license allowing the airport to be used by commercial aircraft. A new railway station was opened at Gatwick in 1935 and was initially served by trains on the Victoria to Brighton line. In 1936 'The Beehive', the world's first circular terminal was officially opened. During the Second World War, the airport was requisitioned by the Air Ministry for use by the RAF; its area was later extended by further requisitioning to include part of Gatwick Racecourse.
In 1952 the Government gave approval for the proposed development of Gatwick as an alternative to Heathrow. Gatwick closed in March 1956 and building began on 'the new London Airport'. The airport cost £7.8 million and took 2¾ years to build. On 9th June 1958 the Queen officially opened the new Gatwick Airport. It was the first airport in the world to combine air, rail and road transport in a close-knit single unit. Just four years later work began on enlarging the airport, the terminal was doubled in size and two more piers were built. In 1967 passenger figures exceeded 2 million for the first time.
The 1980s saw further expansion at Gatwick with work beginning on building a second terminal in 1983. Construction began on the new northern runway, which would be used as alternative to the main runway in case of emergencies in 1985, and the new £200 million North Terminal was officially opened by The Queen in 1988.
In 1994, the new North Terminal International Departures Lounge and the first phase of the new South Terminal International Departures Lounge were opened. The South Terminal International Departure lounge extension was completed in 2000 and further enhancements to both terminals have been made since.