Cheap Gatwick Parking

You’ll find the best deals with cheap Gatwick parking at Parking4less. We have a choice of long stay parking, short stay parking and valet parking, at both Gatwick’s North and South terminals. We pride ourself on keeping our customers happy and we’re pleased to say that we score an average of 7.5/10 from more than 2,000 customer reviews of our Gatwick parking service.

Long stay cheap Gatwick parking

Long stay parking will save you money if you’re travelling for more than a couple of days. You can choose from one of four options:

North Terminal

For Gatwick North parking, there are two long stay car parks if you’re flying from the north terminal: long stay north terminal and summer special parking Gatwick.

Long stay North Terminal

This is a self-park, where you take your keys with you once you’ve parked up. A transfer bus runs 24-hours a day and takes just five minutes to get to the South Terminal.

Summer special parking Gatwick

Operating all year round (despite its name) the summer special car park offers Gatwick parking at its best. You simply park at the reception check-in and hop on one of the regular shuttle buses to the airport. While you’re gone a member of staff will park your car for you. The shuttle bus runs 24-hour a day, leaves every 10 to 20 minutes and takes a mere five minutes to get to the North Terminal.

South Terminal

Two long stay car parks that service Gatwick’s South Terminal.

Long stay South Terminal

You park and take your keys with you in this self-park car park. The bus to then takes you to the South Terminal in a journey taking only 5 mins.

Long Stay Plus

Just leave your car and keys in the reception area and your car will be parked for you. Then hop on the bus for the four-minute bus ride to the South Terminal. The long stay plus car park is open between April and October for stays of five days or more.

Short stay parking 

Whichever terminal you’re flying from, the Gatwick short stay car park is conveniently situated between the two. There’s no transfer bus to catch, you just walk across the link to your terminal. This car park has won the prestigious Park Mark Award.

Valet Parking

The most expensive but quickest option for car parking at Gatwick Airport. Why not treat yourself to this premium Gatwick parking service and get your trip off to a good start. It takes less time to transfer from your car to the airport terminal than any other parking service. Gatwick valet parking is ideal for people in a rush or who simply don’t want the hassle of finding a space in a car park and waiting for a bus transfer to the airport terminal.

Official Valet parking at south and north terminal

For the south terminal the official airport valet (meet & greet) reception area is on level 2 of the red short stay car park. Its important to prebook to get the best prices and availability. We’ll send you a booking confirmation, directions and map. You park in the short stay area and hand your keys in to reception. Same procedure as the south terminal except that you the reception area is on level 3 of the short stay car park at the north terminal. In both cases, a driver will then take your car to a secure car park and bring it back on your return. The secure car park has security fencing, cctv cameras, floodlighting and regular patrols by staff.

Airport approved – meet and greet

We offer some other valet parking companies that are airport approved. This means they have met the following requirements…

  • CRB & Police Criminal Record checks are carried on all staff on all staff before and during their employment.
  • Proof that security measures claimed exist and these measures have been inspected by local specialist police officer
  • Accreditation to trading standards “Buy with Confidence” scheme
  • Proof that all parking sites being used have correct planning consent
  • Proof that all drivers and the company are adequately insured
  • All staff wear uniform and carry photgraphic ID
  • The company is VAT registered

The following companies we feature have achieved the approved status…

Most of these companies operate in the traditional meet and greet valet style parking, which is to wait for customers at the drop off point outside the terminal. Your car is quickly checked over for dents and scratches, then the driver takes your car to a secure off-airport car park.

Blue badge parking at Gatwick

There are two options for Blue Badge or disabled travellers driving and parking at Gatwick Airport.

All of the Gatwick car parking facilities are fully compliant with the Equalities Act.

Blue badge short stay parking

If you only need to park for a few hours while dropping off or picking up someone then the short stay car park at Gatwick is the best option.

For same-level access to the terminals without the need to use lifts or stairs, we recommend that you use level 2 of car park 3 in the South Terminal and level 3 of car park 5 in the North Terminal.

Gatwick Airport provide Blue Badge bays in the short stay car parks of both the North and South terminals. 

Blue Badge holders can park in the Premium parking area at the standard short term car parking tariff (up to four hours).

To benefit from the Premium parking facilities for Blue Badge holders, you will need to press the ‘assistance’ button at the entrance barrier to the Premium parking area and give your Blue Badge number.

Do not put your ticket into the machine at the barrier or you may be charged the standard Premium parking rate.

When you return to your car and leave the Premium parking area, use the ‘assistance’ button to advise the attendant.

Blue badge long stay parking

If you are parking for more than a few hours then you’re better off using the long stay car park where there are also marked Blue Badge bays.

All of these bays offer easy access and minimum distances to bus stops. Buses operate from the car parks to the terminal buildings every 12 minutes.

At the South Terminal, you can head straight inside the terminal to check-in which is on the same level as the car parking bus drop off point.

At the North Terminal, you’ll need to use the lift to reach the check-in area of your airline, or the Special Assistance Reception. 

If you need to take your Blue Badge abroad, you must first show it to the car park attendant before leaving your car – simply press the ‘assistance’ button at the entry barriers.   

If you need assistance throughout your journey we recommend that you pre-book with your airline or travel agent at least 48 hours in advance. But if you haven’t done this the airport staff will do their best to help – just go to a help point with your flight details to hand.

Please note that normal parking charges apply in these car parks at Gatwick Airport.

Blue badge valet parking

With some valet parking products your car is returned to the airport and left in a car park close to either the South or North Terminals.

If you are using Valet parking and you would like your vehicle to be parked in a blue badge bay upon your return to Gatwick, present your blue badge to the staff who are checking your vehicle in and they will make a record of your request and your vehicle will be parked in a blue badge bay or as close to the Valet office as possible.

Gatwick hotels with parking

Whether you have an early or late flight to catch, it can make sense to stay overnight at a hotel near Gatwick.

We have got together with hotels and car parks to come up with a tailored cheap Gatwick parking package that gives you a great deal, and the convenience of arranging everything in one go.

Have a look a what we offer with our Gatwick Airport hotels.

Gatwick airport lounges

Once you’ve parked your car and it is safe and secure you can think about your own comfort while travelling through the airport by pre-booking a space in an airport lounge.

Have a look a what we offer with our Gatwick Airport Lounges.

FAQs – Frequently asked questions

Are there charging points for electric cars at Gatwick?

If you drive an electric car, there are charging points at the South Terminal car park, North Terminal short stay car park, Holiday Inn hotel and Crowne Plaza hotel.

Does Gatwick have robots parking cars?

We covered this on our blog at about Stan the robot – https://www.parking4less.com/blog/driverless-technology-gets-500-million-boost/.

Is there free parking at Gatwick airport?

There is 2 hours free parking at Gatwick Long Stay car park. This is the most generous parking concession we’ve seen.

Can you drop-off passengers at Gatwick Airport?

There are also designated drop-off areas outside the North and South terminals where you can park for free. You can dropoff passengers in designated areas on the terminal forecourts. In the North Terminal, the dropoff zone is on the lower level forecourt between the Sofitel and the multi-storey car park. In the South Terminal, passengers can also be dropped off on the lower level.

Time needed: 1 hour and 30 minutes.

How to get to Gatwick Airport from London by car?

  1. Driving to Gatwick Airport

    Depending on where you are coming from in London follow directions to the M23 motorway then signs for Gatwick Airport.M23 Motorway Sign Post

  2. Follow signs for a car park or drop off zone

    See our information above about parking at Gatwick. We recommend you pre-book to save time and money.Parking4less Map og Gatwick Airport showing M23