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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.

Full Nightly Closures of M23 Southbound to Gatwick from M25 (Junction 7) – Monday 18th June to Friday 22nd June from 10pm to 4am. (may run over into the weekend 23rd and 24th).

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd June (weekends kept as a contingency) .The southbound exit slip at Junction 7 of the M25 will be closed (M23 to Gatwick/Brighton) to enable slip road works, lining and barrier installation which will continue from Junction 8 to Junction 10 of the M23. There will be a clearly signed diversion route via the M25 at Junction 6 Godstone, where you will follow the A22, A264 and re-join the M23 at Junction 10. Traffic for Gatwick from Junction 10 will follow the A2011 London Road and access Gatwick from North Terminal.

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.

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368 reviews

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Scores 8.6 out of 10 based on 368 reviews
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Oxford GB
Had damaged mirror and was told I arrived with mirror missing and received a very vague picture saying no mirror detected.
This is the second time I.ve had damage to my cars in the car park and second time purple parking have denied liability.
Don’t think l will use again
Confirmed purchase: 11 June 2018
Published on: 19 June 2018
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Church Crookham GB
Had 2 pay twice as the computer didn’t recognise my booking!!
Other people had the same problem, will not use again
Confirmed purchase: 11 June 2018
Published on: 19 June 2018
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Herne Bay GB
Very efficient, very easy.
Confirmed purchase: 10 June 2018
Published on: 11 June 2018
out of 10


GB GB Frequently traveller.
Generally OK. Staff professional but being slightly friendlier would have enhanced the overall experience. This was true for both drop off and pick up. The most pleasant of all the staff was the gentleman standing outside guiding the vehicles on initial arrival.
Confirmed purchase: 07 June 2018
Published on: 13 June 2018