Purple Parking Park and Ride

Gatwick Airport Purple Parking Park and Ride at Gatwick Airport has been running since 1978 and has provided a simple and effective parking service for over 2 million cars a year. This car parking site was formerly called Airparks. Simply park your car in the arrivals bay and check in at reception, after check in one of fifty fully insured drivers will park your car in one of their secure parking bays. Your car is fully insured all the time it is with them, the car park is fully patrolled 24/7. Upon return to Gatwick Airport you will find your car waiting for you in one of the departure bays.

Reasons to Book Purple Parking

  • 5 minutes transfer, run every 15 minutes, 24/7.
  • CCTV Security at Car Park.
  • Regular Security Patrols.
  • Average price per day - £4.49
  • Customers leave their keys at reception.
  • Park Mark Award for Parking Standards.
  • Full Security Fencing of the perimeter
  • Transfer buses are wheelchair accessible.
  Gatwick Purple Parking
Purple ParkingAddress
Charlwood Road
Lowfield Heath
West Sussex
RH11 0QB.

Distance to Airport
5-10 Minutes Transfer. 


Transfers operate 24 hours a day, taking only 5 minutes to the north terminal and 10 minutes to the south terminal. 

Arrival Procedures
On arrival at Purple Parking keep to the left hand lane and drive through the automatic barrier. Park your vehicle in one of the arrivals bays, remembering your lane number. Once at reception present them with your booking confirmation (or quote your booking reference) and car and flight details.   Place your car keys in the red key box, with corresponding lane number, before catching the bus to your terminal. The bus leaves from the reception area and calls at both terminals.  

Departure Procedures

Once you return from your holiday Purple Parking will have your car waiting for you in the arrival parking bays. 

Security Measures
This car park has been awarded the Park Mark for safer parking. Security features include - Security barrier for restricted access, CCTV coverage of the car park, Full security fencing of the perimeter, Security lighting over the facility, Regular staff security patrols. 

Disabled Facilities

All buses are fully DDA compliant and are suitable for wheelchair use. Assistance with your luggage is available if required from the bus driver. 

Maximum Car Size
Purple Parking does not allow vehicles taller than 1.8 metres as well as minibuses, high-sided vehicles, mobile homes, lorries, caravans or trailers, even if you book more than one space. If you are in any doubt, please call us.

Other Useful Information
Because this is a special low-price package, once you've made your booking, you can't change it, and you won't be able to get a refund if you need to cancel.
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