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Holiday Extras Best Park & Ride by Purple Parking - all terminals - Gatwick

Our best ever and most popular park and ride – good value and close to both terminals.
Clock
Transfers
10 mins
(every 20 mins)
Flight Take Off
Terminal served
All
EV Station
Electric Charging
Not Available
Key
Keep your Keys
No, your car is parked for you

What to expect

When you arrive at Holiday Extras Best Park & Ride by Purple Parking - all terminals

Drive through the barrier and a member of the team will tell you where to park. Take note of the lane number and head to reception to check-in - you'll need to have your booking confirmation details to hand.

Once you've checked in, drop your car keys in the red box with your lane number and you'll be given a ticket. Keep this safe as you'll need to show it to the bus driver. It will also have instructions on the back for when you return.

Catch the shuttle bus to the airport, while your car is parked for you. It takes 10 minutes to reach both terminals. The bus runs 24 hours a day on the hour, 20 past the hour and 20 to the hour and is included in the price.

On your return to Gatwick

Catch the shuttle bus back to the car park - you'll need to show the ticket you were given at check-in to the driver.

If you're returning to the North Terminal turn right out of the terminal and follow the signs to bus stop 6. If you're returning to the South Terminal leave the terminal and head down to the ground level. Turn left and catch the bus from stops 7 or 8.

At the car park collect your keys from reception and drive to the exit. Scan the barcode attached to your keys at the exit barrier to get out.

If you return early you will need to contact the car park directly to give them as much notice as possible. If you don't, there may be a delay before you get your car back. No refund can be given for any booked parking that you don't use.

Important Information

Early or late? The car park offers a grace period until midnight at their discretion. Any longer than this and you'll be charged the car park's standard rate of £10, which is subject to change.

Purple Parking Park and Ride has a height restriction of 2.1m and cannot accept:
- Commercial vehicles or minibuses of any kind.
- Medium panelled or windowed vans such as a VW Transporter, VW Caddy, Ford Transit or short wheel based vehicles of any description.
- Large panelled or windowed vans such as a Mercedes Sprinter, VW Crafter, Renault Master, Ford Transit or long wheel based vehicles of any description.

We recommend that you allow 45 minutes to drop your car and keys off and get the shuttle to the airport.

Your car may be stored at the Purple Parking overflow car park while you're away.

Help us go green! There's no need to print out your booking confirmation, just show it on your mobile device.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What about any Accessibility Requirements?
    The car park has accessible shuttle buses and parking bays. If you need to park in one of these bays make sure you let reception know so they can ensure your car is returned there when you get back.
  • Is there a maximum car size?
    Purple Parking Park and Ride cannot accept:

    - Commercial vehicles of any variant.

    - Medium panelled or windowed vans such as a VW Transporter, VW Caddy, Ford Transit or short wheel based vehicles of any description.

    - Large panelled or windowed vans such as a Mercedes Sprinter, VW Crafter, Renault Master, Ford Transit or long wheel based vehicles of any description.

    - All variants of mini buses.
  • What Security Measures are in place?
    Like all Purple Parking sites, Purple Parking Gatwick is fully secured, with CCTV, barriers, a high fence, lighting and regular patrols.

    All Purple Parking sites hold the Park Mark, a national security award accredited by the Association of Chief Police Officers. To be awarded the Park Mark, car parks have to be inspected by the police and show that they have good security measures and are clean and well-lit.

Location

Address

Charlwood Road,
Lowfield Heath,
Crawley
RH11 0QB

Contact Number

07920 560684 or 07557 162581

Latitude 51.142957Longitude -0.211055

Directions

Purple Parking Park and Ride has a height restriction of 2.1m and cannot accept:
- Commercial vehicles or minibuses of any kind.
- Medium panelled or windowed vans such as a VW Transporter, VW Caddy, Ford Transit or short wheel based vehicles of any description.
- Large panelled or windowed vans such as a Mercedes Sprinter, VW Crafter, Renault Master, Ford Transit or long wheel based vehicles of any description.

Directions to the car park:
- Leave the M23 at junction 10 via the slip road.
- If you're coming from the North, take the third exit at the roundabout, if you're coming from the South, take the first exit onto the A2011 towards Horsham.
- Take the third exit at the next roundabout, again toward Horsham.
- At the next roundabout, wait at the traffic lights, then take the fourth exit signposted 'Gatwick/Redhill A23 Northbound'.
- Go straight over the roundabout, to stay on the A23. You'll pass Astral Towers on your left.
- At the next roundabout, take the first exit for Charlwood and Lowfield Heath.
- After 200 yards, take the first exit at the mini-roundabout onto Charlwood Road.
- After a mile and a half, Purple Parking will be on your right.