Why Book Purple Parking, Gatwick Airport

Offering fast and affordable parking, Gatwick Purple Parking is located just three miles from Gatwick Airport. This easy to find facility operates regular transfer services to both the North and South terminals. Shuttle services take around 10-15 minutes to reach the airport.

Car Park Features

  • Uniformed staff
  • Off-airport
  • Frequency 20 minutes
  • Transfer time 10 - 15 minutes
  • 24-hour operation
  • Leave keys
  • Nearby fuel sales
  • Disabled facilities
  • Fully insured drivers
  • Assisted loading if requested
  • Bus transfer
  • Self-park


  • 24-hour staff
  • Barrier-controlled
  • Security fencing
  • CCTV
  • Park Mark Award (Police Approved)

Transfers to and from Gatwick Airport

Buses make the short 10-15 minute trip to the terminals three times an hour, 24 hours a day.


Purple Parking’s car park offers CCTV, 24-hour on-site staff, security barriers and for extra peace of mind it holds the Park Mark Safer Parking Award.

Disabled Facilities

Buses are fully DDA compliant and are suitable for wheelchair use. Assistance with your luggage is also available.

Opening Times

Open 24 hours a day, throughout the year.

Additional Information

Maximum vehicle height: 2.1m.

Vehicle restrictions apply, please see more information below for more details.

This car park does not accept minibuses, high-sided vehicles, mobile homes, lorries, caravans or trailers.

Purple Parking, Charlwood Road Lowfield Heath Crawley RH11 0QB


From the M23: 

  1. Leave at Junction 10.
  2. At the roundabout take the exit onto the A2011 towards Crawley/Horsham.
  3. Take the third exit at the next roundabout still travelling towards Horsham.
  4. At the next roundabout take the fourth exit signposted ‘Gatwick/Redhill A23’.
  5. Straight over the next roundabout then take the first exit on the following roundabout towards Charlwood.
  6. After 200 yards, take the first exit at the mini-roundabout onto Charlwood Road.
  7. After a mile and a half, Purple Parking will be on your right.

Arrival Procedure

Upon arriving at the car park:

  1. Enter the car park through the automatic barrier.
  2. Park in one of the arrival bays.
  3. Note the bay number and head to reception to give the Purple Parking representative your booking reference and location of your vehicle.
  4. Jump on one of the regular transfer buses to the airport.

In the event of any problems, one of the car park’s 24-hour staff will be pleased to assist.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time park your vehicle and complete the airport transfer.

Return Procedure

Returning is just as easy:

South Terminal:

  1. Head to bus stop 7 or 8 and take the bus to the car park.

North Terminal:

  1. Head to bus stop 6 or 7 and take the bus to the car park.
  2. Once back at the car park, collect your keys.
  3. Drive to the exit and scan the barcode attached to your fob to open the security barrier.

Reviews of Purple Parking, Gatwick Airport Verified by reevooReevoo speech bubble

Find out what fellow travellers thought about Purple Parking car park. All our reviews are collected and confirmed through independent ratings and reviews services co-ordinator, Reevoo.

Friendliness and helpfulness of staff
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Overall rating
Scores 8.5 out of 10 based on 285 reviews
9 out of 10


Margate GB First time user.
All good, bus drop off point a bit far away, no info about where to get it on return.

Overall. very good.
Confirmed purchase: 05 December 2017
Published on: 12 December 2017
8 out of 10


Aldershot GB 79 year old!
They did what they said, all worked fine, but as we are somewhat disabled we had to ask for help with loading the luggage and other customers were quicker to respond!
Confirmed purchase: 04 December 2017
Published on: 12 December 2017
9 out of 10


Totnes GB
Very good - car was without battery when we returned but had been started using a battery pack - don't know why power was gone but likely one of the Range Rover systems was left on when parked for the 2 weeks - anyway it was fine when we departed the car park. There is some confusion between the parking of APH and PURPLE Parking and this needs to be made clearer.
Confirmed purchase: 11 November 2017
Published on: 13 November 2017