New drive-through covid testing facility at APH Gatwick airport car park

We have a new drive-through Covid-19 testing facility at our APH car park at Gatwick Airport providing travellers with a convenient and affordable way to get tested prior to flying abroad and on return to the UK.

Covid 19 testing at APH Gatwick

The facility is run in partnership with the UK’s leading travel testing provider Collinson and provides the full range of tests for travellers including RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, Antigen and Antibody testing. Collinson is also on the UK Government’s list of approved test providers for mandatory testing upon a traveller’s return to the UK, as well as for Test to Release requirements. All tests are administered by medical professionals on-site with most results available within 45 – 120 minutes, depending on the test taken. Test appointments should be made for before 4pm in order to receive same-day results. For those travellers who require a pre-departure RT-PCR test, customers can book an airport hotel for the night before while awaiting results prior to flying, with our Airport Hotel & Parking package.

Further details on the tests available with Collinson at APH Gatwick include:

How much Pre-Departure RT-PCR Test cost and how long does it take to get test result?

Cost of Pre-Departure RT-PCR Test is £99 and results are available within 48 hours

How much Pre-Departure RT-LAMP Test and how long does it take to get test result?

Cost of Pre-Departure RT-LAMP Test is £85 and results are available within 90-120 minutes

How much Pre-Departure Antigen Test and how long does it take to get test result?

Cost of Pre-Departure Antigen Test is £59 and results are available within 45-60 minutes

How much Pre-Departure Antibody Test and how long does it take to get test result?

Cost of Pre-Departure Antibody Test is £40 and results are available within 45-60 minutes

How much Mandatory Testing for International Arrivals cost and how long does it take to get test result?

Cost of Mandatory Testing for International Arrivals test is £198 (includes both tests) and results are available within 48 hours

How much Test to Release for International Travel test cost and how long does it take to get test result?

Cost of Test to Release for International Travel test is £99 and results are available Same day (before midnight) for test appointments up until 4pm

“Many people in the UK are eagerly looking forward to a holiday this year and testing looks certain to be a vital enabler for many months to come. The Covid testing facility at our APH Gatwick site provides travellers with the option to have their Covid test done at the same location as parking their car, ensuring the start and finish of their holiday is as simple and easy as possible.”

Nick Caunter, Managing Director of Airport Parking & Hotels (APH)

“With summer travel looking increasingly likely, the partnership with APH provides travellers with a convenient option to have their Covid tests taken all in one place, whether that’s pre-departure or mandatory testing for UK arrivals. While the requirements around testing may change, we believe that offering travellers a greater amount of choice when it comes to the type of test they can take and the convenience of a car-park and hotel nearby is important to helping international travel resume safely.”

David Evans, Joint Chief Executive at Collinson

The APH car park is located only 12 minutes from Gatwick Airport, with bus transfers provided for customers every 10 – 15 minutes. APH has also launched in April a Super Flex cancellation policy for travellers booking airport parking at APH-owned car parks at Gatwick Airport and Manchester Airport, allowing customers to cancel their booking with a full refund right up to their arrival time at the car park, meaning that if for any reason there is a last-minute problem, they are not out of pocket for their parking.

Collinsons APH Gatwick Testing site

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22 comments for “New drive-through covid testing facility at APH Gatwick airport car park

  1. Brian says:

    I wish to have a rapid PCR test with result back within 3hours the same day.

    What’s the latest time I can take the test?

    Thank you

    • APH Admin says:

      Hi there, for questions regarding details about covid tests, please contact Collinson directly.

  2. Dennis Murphy says:

    Hi we booked on a p&o cruise on 19th Nov and are required to have a complimentary antigen test at your test centre we are staying overnight at the airport Premier Inn, can we catch the aph shuttle bus to the test and return by the shuttle bus. If so is the test still complimentary also is the results still provided within the 60 min timeframe, what paper work would we need
    Dennis

    • APH Admin says:

      Hi Dennis, yes you can catch the shuttle to and from the APH car park for testing. You’ll have to contact Collinson’s directly with questions regarding details about covid tests.

  3. MAGGIE says:

    I am coming to the collinson testing centre at Aph long term car park at gatwick. Will not be flying from gatwick. Not needing to park at the APH LONG STAY CARPARK. Do I have to pay to enter the facilitly to get a pcr test? I have booked and paid for my PCR TEST ALREADY.

  4. Teresa Wymer says:

    Hi, I am on a P&O cruise which requires testing at the APH site the morning of my flight . I have therefore decided to park at APH as well and then get the P&O shuttle to the airport. Can I have an in car covid test and then go on to park? If so where do I need to go to park and is it far to get back to the P&O shuttle?

    • APH Admin says:

      Hi Teresa, happy to hear that you’ve chosen to park with us! Yes, you can have a covid test then go on to park with us, the testing centre is located on site at the APH car park, so just park in the APH arrivals area after you have finished at the testing centre.

  5. Carol says:

    We will be arriving at Gatwick on the day before our flight. If we park with you are we able to have the test then? I.e. the day before we fly?

    • APH Admin says:

      Yes you can, the Gatwick testing site also offers rapid PCR testing (results in 3 hours), make sure to book in advance.

  6. Christine Ronan says:

    what time do you open on Saturdays?

    • APH Parking says:

      For every day of the week, Collinson opening hours are 8am to 6pm and last appointment is 5:45pm.

  7. B Polf says:

    Can we catch the bus from outside departures to get to APH test centre?

  8. Joanne says:

    We have a flight booked at 12.05 at Gatwick on Saturday 6th Nov for a flight organised by P&O to get on a cruise from Barbados.. I understand we come to you to get our pre flight antigen test. Can we drive to you then go on to park at the airport? What time do you suggest we get to the test center. And what is the proper address and post code please?

    • APH Admin says:

      Yes, you can come to APH Gatwick before heading to the airport. The testing centre is open from 8am to 6pm and the address is APH Gatwick, Copthorne Road, Copthorne, RH10 3PD.

  9. Mr A Horne says:

    Our flight is at 1205 on Saturday 20th of November, we have parking all ready booked at Gatwick . Can you tell me if we park then get the bus to to aph testing, and were we get the bus from . Thanks

  10. john george says:

    i need to get my grandaughter and her friend tested for covid at your facility. they are both 16 so cannot drive. Are they able to use your bus service from and to the airport?

  11. Gareth Anthony says:

    What’s your postcode?

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