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Gatwick Airport is one of the busiest airports in the United Kingdom. If you’re flying from this vast airport, you’re going to need some cheap parking, and that’s where we come in.

We offer cheap Gatwick Airport parking at all times of the year. So, whether you’re taking a small city-hopping flight to a UK destination or jetting across the Atlantic, make sure you book your parking with CheapAirportParking.

The cheapest rate in our system for an 8-day period at Gatwick is £59.92, (£7.49 per day)*

Airport address

Gatwick Airport Horley Gatwick RH6 0NP

Gatwick Car Parking Options

There is no shortage of parking options at Gatwick Airport, and we have great rates on all of them. Not sure which option is best for you? Check out the list below:

Official Gatwick Airport Parking

Official Gatwick car parking options are provided by the airport and secured by staff. They are the closest and often the most convenient, but they may also fill up sooner and cost more.

Short Stay

Short Stay parking is arguably the easiest and quickest option. You just park, keep your keys, and then walk to the terminal, which is only 5 minutes away. It’s a safe option and there are Blue Badge spaces available if you need them.

Long Stay

Long Stay is a cheaper option and it’s better suited for stays of a week or more. You can’t really walk to the terminal, but a bus will get you there in ten minutes and it’s completely free. There are Blue Badge spaces and you keep your keys.

Premium Parking

Premium Parking is probably the most convenient option, but it’s also the most expensive. It will get you to the terminal in the quickest time (around 2 minutes) and there are extra wide bays. It’s also secure and self-parking, with travellers keeping their keys.

Valet Parking

If you want to avoid the hassle of finding a parking space and waiting for buses, just drop your car off at the Valet Parking and then walk to the terminal. They will park your car in a secure location and then ensure it’s available when you return.

Unofficial Gatwick Airport Parking

If it’s unofficial, it means it’s not provided by the airport directly. That doesn’t mean it’s not secure or convenient though. In fact, this is often a great, low-cost way to park and travel, with many great options available:

Gatwick ACE Meet & Greet Flex

A Meet and Greet service that is approved by Gatwick Airport. You’ll be left just a short walk from the terminal, with your car then secured in a location 4 miles away.

Gatwick APH Park and Ride

During many of our checks, APH Park and Ride was the cheapest parking option at Gatwick Airport. Depending on the dates of your stay, you can expect to pay as little as £7 to £8 per day when booking with APH Park and Ride.

APH Gatwick Meet & Greet Forecourt

Your car will be stored over 5 miles from the terminal with this option, but you can drop it off outside the terminal and let the valet deal with the rest. You leave your keys with them and they’ll deal with all the hassle, ensuring your car is safe and secure while you’re away.

Gatwick I Love Meet & Greet Valet

A valet service from I Love Meet & Greet that will collect your car from outside the terminal and then drop it off when you return. It’s not the cheapest option due to the added valet service, but it’s still very affordable when you consider the added convenience.

Gatwick I Love Meet & Greet Park and Ride

The cheapest option provided by I Love Meet & Greet. Just arrive at a partner car park, park your car, and then take a shuttle to the terminal.

Airparks Park & Ride LGW

A consistently cheap Gatwick car parking option that customers seem to love. This highly-rated service will shuttle you to the terminal for free after you park and leave your car. It’s open 24 hours a day and there are buses picking up travellers every 10 to 15 minutes.

Airparks Self Park Gatwick

Park at the nearby car park, check-in, keep your keys, and then hop on a bus that takes you to the terminal. It takes about 10 minutes for the bus to arrive at the airport and the car park benefits from 24-hour operation and nearby fuel sales.

Airparks Gatwick Park & Ride

A consistent performer, Airparks is always a good option if you need cheap parking in Gatwick Airport. It’s a Park and Ride service, so there’s no valet or terminal drop-off, but there’s still a free shuttle and you can benefit from secured car parks as well.

*We've included this list of parking options available at Gatwick Airport for information only. The products mentioned are not necessarily available for purchase through

Cheap Gatwick Parking

ServiceTotal Price (8 Days)Price Per Day
APH Park & Ride£59.92£7.49
Airparks Gatwick Park and Ride£59.92£7.49
Ace Meet and Greet Flex£70.00£8.75
I Love Meet and Greet£78.00£9.75
APH Gatwick Self Park£79.92£9.99
APH Meet and Greet Forecourt (North & South)£83.00£10.38
APH Meet and Greet South Terminal Only£93.00£11.63
APH Meet and Greet North Terminal£93.00£11.63
I Love Meet and Greet with Valet£93.00£11.63
APH Park and Ride with EV Charging£99.91£12.49
APH Park and Ride with EV Charging 60KHW£119.91£14.99

The prices in the table above were generated by

The quote is for the cheapest 8-day period at Gatwick Airport within the next 61 days. The quoted price today is from 01/02/2023 to 08/02/2023 at 12 am to 12 am searched for on 15/12/2022.

Please note: returns live prices that change regularly due to price adjustments by the suppliers we work with and their availability. Therefore, it’s important that you understand that the above prices are provided for illustrative purposes only to give you an indication of a likely price at an option we offer in our database. You must not rely upon the prices in our table and for up-to-date pricing, you should run a search.

Gatwick Airport Information

There are 2 terminals (North and South) and 65 gates in Gatwick Airport. There are shops and eateries in both of these terminals, with options before and after security. The terminals are connected before security by a 0.75-mile people mover.

easyJet is currently the busiest airline at Gatwick Airport. It carries the most passengers and also offers the highest number of routes. TUI Airways, Vueling, Wizz Air, and British Airways also operate a large number of routes out of Gatwick Airport.

The airport takes passengers to locations all over the world. Some of the busiest routes include Dublin, Geneva, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Belfast.

Facts about Gatwick Airport

  • Operates a single runway that is 3,316m long
  • South Terminal is 160,000sq miles
  • North Terminal is 98,000sq miles
  • The history of Gatwick Airport dates back to a small flying club that formed in 1930
  • The airport serves over 40 million passengers on average

Helpful Tips for Travelling in and out of Gatwick Airport

  • You must pass through passport control regardless of where you’re flying. This can take anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour, so plan ahead.
  • The people mover that takes you between the two terminals operates 24/7 and is free to use.
  • Easybuy is the cheapest way to get to Gatwick Airport by bus.
  • Gatwick Express is the fastest way to arrive at Gatwick Airport by train.
  • Book Gatwick car parking spaces ahead of time to save money and hassle.
  • Arrive early to account for delays. There are shops and restaurants to keep you busy while you wait.
  • Consider booking one of the lounges if you need a luxury way to pass the time.

Gatwick Airport Fast Track & Airport Lounges

Gatwick Airport offers a Fast Track service known as Premium Security. It’s provided free of charge with some parking options, but you can also add it as an extra for £5 (£6 if you pay at the desk).

It offers a “premium security experience” and a “stress-free gateway” to its shops. In reality, it’s just a dedicated line that gets you through quicker and lets you skip the queues, but that’s worth the £5 during peak times.

As for the airport lounges, there are a few of these to choose from:

  • No1 Lounge – North Terminal: Includes a bar, quiet area, and both hot and cold food options. Costs upwards of £34.

  • No1 Lounge – South Terminal: As above, but in the South Terminal. Also costs from £34.

  • Plaza Premium Lounge– North Terminal: A luxury lounge that’s available from £36.

  • The Gateway Lounge – North Terminal: At just £32, the Gateway Lounge is a cheaper option but still includes a number of amenities.

  • Clubrooms – North Terminal: Includes à la carte dining with a large wine and cocktail list. Available from £38.

  • Clubrooms – South Terminal: As above, but in the South Terminal. Also costs from £38.

Gatwick Airport Drop Off & Pick Up

There are destinated drop-off zones in both the South and North Terminals, but these come with a £5 minimum charge.

The £5 will cover you for a stay of up to 10 minutes. If you want to stay longer, you must pay £1 for every minute up to 20 minutes. There is a maximum charge of £25 and a maximum stay of 30 minutes.

The charge must be paid by midnight on the day after you use the zones. You will receive a Parking Charge Notice (PCN) if you miss the deadline.

If you’re picking someone up, you should use the Short Stay car park or Long Stay car park. The latter is available for free if you’re staying for 2 hours or less.

EV Info Gatwick Airport

There are official electric vehicle parking options at Gatwick Airport, all of which are 22kW:

  • North Terminal Car Park 3
  • North Terminal Car Park 5
  • North Terminal Level 3
  • South Terminal Level 1

These are all Short Stay car parks and there are 8 electronic charging points across them.

They operate on a first-come-first-served basis.

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