Booking through APH means you are booking with the experts. With over 42 years’ experience, we know all about parking at Gatwick Airport. And our great customer service has brought us many awards, including Best Airport Parking Company at the British Travel Awards – 11 years in a row.

Car ParkParking Type
Customer Rating
Transfer TimePark Mark
Price From (per week)
APH Park and Ride
APH Park And Ride Gatwick Airport APH Gatwick ParkandRide Logo

Off Airport

Transfer time 10 - 12 minutes
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APH Park and Ride with EV charging
APH Park And Ride With EV Charging 2 Copy

Off Airport

Transfer time 10 - 12 minutes
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Airparks Gatwick Park & Ride
Airparks Gatwick Park & Ride Gatwick Airport Airparks Gatwick

Off Airport

Transfer time 10 - 12 minutes
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I Love Meet & Greet Parking
I Love Meet & Greet Parking Gatwick Airport LGWL

Meet & Greet

Walking time 2 minutes
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APH Meet & Greet Forecourt
APH Meet & Greet Forecourt Gatwick Airport LGA7

Meet & Greet

Walking time 2 minutes
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I Love Meet & Greet Valet
I Love Meet & Greet Valet Gatwick Airport LGWK

Meet & Greet

Walking time 2 minutes
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Ace Meet & Greet
Ace Meet & Greet Gatwick Airport LGA5(1)

Meet & Greet

Walking time 2 minutes

Park Mark Safer Parking - why it's so important

Always lookout for a Park Mark Safer Parking Award when looking at parking in Gatwick Airport. A Police Crime Prevention Initiative designed to reduce crime and the fear of crime in car parks across the UK, the Park Mark Safer Parking Award is given only to car parks that meet certain security, maintenance, and management standards. All the Gatwick airport car parking products that you can book through APH use car park facilities that have attained the award, including our own APH Park & Ride and APH Self Park.

Gatwick Parking Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find cheap Gatwick parking?
Here are several ways to ensure you get the best value Gatwick parking. The off-airport parking options, which run regular shuttle buses to the terminals, are usually priced lower than the on-airport car parks, including the Meet & Greet services. Also, booking in advance will help keep the costs down too. The closer you get to your day of departure, the more the price is likely to rise, as availability lessens.

Can I amend my Gatwick airport parking booking?
APH Park & Ride, APH Self Park, Airparks Self Park and Airparks Park & Ride, all offer free amendments for Gatwick parking – any time before arrival. APH Meet & Greet Forecourt, I Love Meet & Greet and ACE Meet & Greet allow free amendments up to 24 hours prior to the date of travel. Please refer to the information at the time of booking, and your booking confirmation.

Where is the best Gatwick airport parking?
There are different Gatwick parking options to suit all travellers. Our own APH Park & Ride and APH Self Park are economical, easy to find and just a short shuttle bus ride from the terminal entrance. If you’d prefer to drive directly to the terminal, then select one of our trusted Meet & Greet partners, who will meet you in person and drive your car to a secure car park, while you make your way into the check-in area.

Can I just turn up and park at Gatwick?
Yes, although it’s usually much better value to book Gatwick car parking in advance. Click through the Gatwick parking options above to see which best meets your requirements.

How do I extend my Gatwick parking?
You will be given contact information with your booking confirmation. Simply contact the car park where you are parked and request to extend your stay. Overstay charges normally apply; please check at the time of booking or at the time you request your extension.


Gatwick Airport Car Parks Reviews

With over four decades of experience, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with Gatwick parking that is easy to book, secure and good value, backed up by a friendly team of staff.

"Aph I've been using them for maybe over 10 years now I feel like my car is safe there I have no complaints" Hugh Brown.

"Quick and efficient service to the airport Friendly staff Will definitely use again" Diane Stubbs.

Can't really fault the service we received from this company. Great value, efficient, professional and friendly with a cleaned car thrown in for good measure. Will definitely use them for all future parking at Gatwick." Andy Waterhouse

This Company is fantastic for parking near the airport. The service from Start to finish was excellent. That included Reception, those parking car, Drivers of bus. The parking area is fantastic and very easy to find.
Thank you all so much and I strongly recommend. "
Maria C

Used them for years never a problem even during lockdown,no problem changing dates or move them on. Highly recommended first class." John Hickmott

Gatwick Airport Terminals 

There are two terminals at Gatwick Airport – North Terminal and South Terminal. You need to know which one your flight departs from, when booking airport parking.

The off-airport car parks, such as APH Self Park, APH Park & Ride and Airparks Park & Ride, are good for both terminals. The shuttle transfer from car park to the terminals takes10-12 minutes and runs every 10-15 minutes. The shuttle buses are equipped with seatbelts and WiFi for a comfortable ride.

If you are booking on-airport Gatwick parking, such as a Meet & Greet service, please ensure you select the correct product for your terminal.

You can find lots of useful information on each terminal – from maps to shops and trollies to mobile charging facilities – on the links below.

North Terminal

South Terminal

Gatwick Airport Hotels & Parking

Spending the night before your flight at the airport, or nearby, is a great option for those with longer journeys or an early flight. It’s often good value too, with a park and stay Gatwick package usually costing less than if you booked the parking and the accommodation separately.

We offer a comprehensive range of airport hotels, some right next to the airport terminal, such as the 3-star Hampton by Hilton, and some off-airport, such as the 4-star Crowne Plaza, which can be easily combined with our award-winning APH Park & Ride or APH Self Park car parks, a couple of miles down the road.

You’ll find more information on our Gatwick hotel and parking packages on the link below.

Gatwick Hotels & Parking – Park and Stay Gatwick Airport

How to get cheap Gatwick Airport parking

Here at APH, we are committed to offering multiple Gatwick parking products to ensure you always have access to the cheapest parking, without compromising on security or service.

Book early to save on your Gatwick parking

Gatwick Airport parking prices are not fixed. Just like airfares, they fluctuate with availability. Booking in advance, therefore, is a great way to benefit from significant savings. Our data has revealed that if you make a Gatwick Airport car parking booking with APH six months prior to your flight departure, you could save up to 60%, compared with making a reservation just one week prior to departure.

The graph below gives you an indication of how much Gatwick parking prices can shift over a period of six months. Prices are average price per day.


When to book your Gatwick Airport parking

Based on prices for stays between 28th July 2022 to 28th March 2023

Opt for off-airport Gatwick Parking

We offer a choice of great-value Park & Ride or Self Park Gatwick parking options. These are virtually always cheaper than the on-airport car parks but are easy to find and provide a free shuttle service to both North and South terminals. For your peace of mind, the APH Park & Ride, APH Self Park and Airparks Park & Ride car park carries the Park Mark Safer Parking Award and is protected with security fencing, CCTV, entry, and exit barriers, and 24-hour manned patrols.

Our cheapest parking at Gatwick Airport

We have to rate our own APH Park & Ride and APH Self Park as offering the best value for Gatwick parking. While we cannot guarantee it is always the cheapest, it often is, and always offers a friendly welcome to customers old and new.

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Here’s a handy overview of the different types of Gatwick car parking.

Parking type comparison for Gatwick Airport

On-airport parking: How it works

There are Long Stay and Short Stay car parks at Gatwick, which are located within the airport perimeter.

If you choose to use Short Stay parking, you simply drive to the terminal and follow the signs to the Short Stay multi-storey car park adjacent to the terminal building. Take a ticket at the entry barrier, find a space to park, unload your bags and walk across to the terminal. Keep your keys with you, and keep the car park ticket safe. When you return from your travels, walk back to the car park, use your ticket to pay at one of the payment machines, and collect your car.

On airport short stay process

The Official Long Stay car park operates in the same way as the Short Stay except with a shuttle transfer. Once you arrive at the airport simply follow the signs to the Long Stay car park, take a ticket at the entry barrier and park your car. The car park operates regular shuttle services to the terminal, which take 7-12 minutes. When you return from your travels, take the Long Stay shuttle bus back to the car park, pay at the ticket machine, and collect your car.

Both the Short Stay and Long Stay parking at Gatwick operate on a pay-by-ticket basis and do not require pre-booking. If you prefer to have a confirmed booking for your Gatwick parking – or are looking for the best value-for-money – then consider off-airport parking options, such as APH Self Park, where you still get to keep your keys with you, or APH Park & Ride. It is also worth comparing on-airport parking prices with a Meet & Greet service, such as APH Meet & Greet Forecourt, where you drive directly to the terminal and leave your car with an approved driver, who will park it in a secure compound for the duration of your trip.

Off-airport parking: How it works

Follow the directions to the car park. Park your car and take a short shuttle bus transfer to the North or South Terminal. Transfers operate 24 hours a day and drop you right outside the terminal doors.

If you choose a Self Park Gatwick parking product, such as APH Self Park, you park your car in a parking space, take the shuttle transfer to the terminal, and keep your keys with you.

If you book a Park & Ride Gatwick parking product, such as APH Park & Ride or Airparks Park & Ride, you park your car in an arrivals bay and leave your keys at Reception. Your car will be parked for you, while you take the shuttle transfer to the airport terminal.

Off airport parking process

If you are looking for cheap Gatwick parking, then consider booking an off-airport parking facility. Just make sure that it carries the Police-approved Park Mark Safer Parking Award, for your peace of mind while you are away on your travels. If you book our own APH Self Park or APH Park & Ride, you will be leaving your car in the state-of-the-art car park, which is protected by an impressive range of high-tech security features.

This price comparison table compares the value of off-airport versus on-airport Gatwick parking.

Car Park Parking Type Transfer Time Price (per week)*
APH Car Park, Gatwick Airport Park & Ride 10 minutes £129.92*
Airparks Gatwick Park & Ride Park & Ride 10 minutes £129.92*
Gatwick Airport Long Stay South Terminal Parking Park & Ride 7 - 12 minutes £139.00*

* prices based on 8 days' parking for an arrival in September 2022

Meet and greet parking: How it works

Meet & Greet parking allows you to drive straight to the terminal, where you leave your car with the Meet & Greet operator. While you walk into check-in, your car will be driven to a secure parking facility for the duration of your trip, and brought back to the terminal for you upon your return.


Meet and Greet parking process



Booking your Meet & Greet parking with APH means you can be sure you are booking with an approved Meet & Greet operator. All our Meet & Greet partners, as well as our own APH Meet & Greet Forecourt service, are listed on Gatwick Airport’s Approved Operators Scheme.

Compare Meet & Greet prices with other Gatwick parking options on the table below.

Car Park Parking Type Transfer Time Price (per week)*
APH Meet & Greet Forecourt Meet & Greet 2 min walk £215.00*

* prices based on 8 days' parking for an arrival in September 2022

We asked our customers why they choose APH to book their Gatwick parking. Watch the video to read their comments and get a taste of the APH Gatwick parking experience.

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