Purple Parking - Gatwick Airport

        (17 reviews)

Avg Shuttle Wait Time

Frequent minibus transfers to and from Airport, 15 - 20 min journey.

Overall Rating

Purple Parking Heathrow Park & Ride (flex)       


17 Reviews


Parking Options & Amenities

  • 24 Hours Security
  • CCTV
  • Secure Barrier
  • Suitable for lot of luggage
  • Suitable for Family
  • Suitable for Large Equipments
  • Buy with Confidence - Approved Member



Why choose Purple parking

Purple Parking does Meet & Greet and Park & Ride service at Gatwick Airport. Car park facility is in less than a mile with Park Mark award. Meet and Greet service offers customers the opportunity to be met at the airport by a driver, their vehicle collected on the day they travel and then returned to them at the airport on their arrival back at Gatwick. Purple Parking is synonymous with the notion of a quality service at competitive prices and as a result, many blue chip companies have been using the facilities for many years, as well as the close relationship that we enjoy with all the major travel management companies. The company's security procedures are evaluated annually and each year Purple Parking has been awarded the ParkMark Award (formerly AA/Police Gold Award) for security.

The benefits of Purple Parking service include:

Great value for money - Gatwick valet parking is comparable in price to airport self-park options
Time saving - save up to an hour by not having to park your car yourself
Personal and professional approach - each car is collected by a friendly, uniformed driver
Secure car parks with 24 hour security
Accredited service - our airport valet parking is the preferred parking company for many large businesses and travel agents.


Purple Parking provides various servcies at Gatwick Airport. Please make sure you go through "more info arrival/return" page before you book.

Purple Parking Gatwick Park & Ride (No Access Fee)
Purple Parking Gatwick Saver ( Park & Ride Non Flex) (No Access Fee)
Purple Parking Gatwick Meet & Greet (Access Fee Applies)

Facilities for disabled passengers: 

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


Chauffeurs are comprehensively insured to drive your car. Cars are stored subject to the car park's terms and conditions.


Please note that the Purple Parking car park has a vehicle height restriction of 2.1m (7ft) and does not accept the following vehicles: mini-buses, high-sided vehicles, mobile homes, Lorries, caravans or vehicles with trailers (The car park does not accept long-wheel-based or extended-wheel-based vans).

*Please take this into account if you have a roof luggage box installed on your vehicle*


This service does not operate before 03:30.

Only a limited service is available on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

The telephone number of Purple Parking Gatwick will be provided via Booking Confirmation Email.

There will be NO CANCELLATION and NO REFUND for Non Flex Brand.

As the company cannot verify what items are left in your vehicle, we would kindly request that you remove any loose items such as Sat Navs, loose cash, sunglasses etc, IF YOU DO ON YOUR OWN RISK THEN PLEASE TAKE A RECEIPT FROM THE DRIVER

On Arrival

          Arrival Procedures:

  • On arrival at Purple Parking, keep to the left hand lane and drive through the automatic barrier.
  • Park in one of the arrival bays and note the lane number.
  • Go to Reception and present them with your booking confirmation or booking reference and car and flight details.
  • Place your keys in the red key box with the corresponding lane number and then take the bus to your terminal.
  • The bus leaves from the Reception area and calls at both terminals. 
  • We recommend that you allow enough time from checking into the car park and reaching the airport terminal.
  • Transfers operate every 15 minutes and take 10 minutes to the North Terminal and 15 minutes to the South Terminal.

    Address and directions: Charlwood Rd, Lowfield Heath, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0QB

          From the M23 - Junction 9:

  • Exit the motorway and follow the signs for Gatwick Airport.
  • At the motorway roundabout with traffic lights take the 2nd exit and head towards the airport.
  • At the next roundabout go straight over towards the North Terminal.
  • At the next roundabout take the 4th exit heading towards Crawley/Redhill (A23).
  • Join the dual carriageway and carry on until the next roundabout (Longbridge Roundabout) and take the 4th exit heading back on the A23 towards Gatwick, Brighton & Crawley.
  • Carry on over the next roundabout staying on the A23 Southbound.
  • At the 2nd roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the Old Brighton Road South (Lowfield Heath/Charlwood).
  • Turn left at the mini-roundabout onto Charlwood Road.
  • Purple Parking is located 1½ miles ahead on the right hand side.

          From the M23 - Junction 10:

  • Exit the motorway and take the 3rd exit signposted Crawley (A2011).
  • At the 1st roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted A2011 for Horsham.
  • At the next roundabout with traffic lights take the 4th exit towards Redhill/Gatwick (A23 Northbound)
  • Carry on over the next roundabout following the signs for Gatwick.
  • At the next roundabout take the 1st exit for Lowfield Heath/Charlwood.
  • Turn left at the mini-roundabout onto Charlwood Road.
  • Purple Parking is located 1½ miles ahead on the right hand side.

          PLEASE NOTE:

  • You will be required to leave your keys with reception as they will park your car whilst you transfer to the airport.
  • Please also note that some Sat Nav devices aren't accurate enough with just the postcode, so please enter the full address.
  • Transfers operate every 15 minutes and take 10 minutes to the North Terminal and 15 minutes to the South Terminal.
  • Car Park is approx. 3 miles from the airport terminals 

On Return

  • Catch the transfer bus from where you were dropped off. You'll need to show the ticket you were given at check-in to the driver.
  • If you're at the South Terminal, turn left out of the terminal and wait at bus stop 7 or 8, about 25 yards from the exit.
  • If you're at the North Terminal, turn right out of the terminal and follow signs for buses. Wait at bus stop 6 or 7.
  • After you've collected your keys from reception, drive to the exit and scan the barcode attached to your keys at the exit barrier to get out.
  • The customer can amend a Flexible booking 48hrs before the departure day. No return date will be modified once the vehicle has been dropped off with the service provider. If the customer stays longer than pre-booked days, then he/she will incur an additional charge as per the standard tariff for the carpark. The customer will be prompted for an extra payment at the exit barrier in case of Park and Ride / On Airport Parking and will be need to pay using the Chip & Pin device. In case of Meet and Greet, the customer will be charged by the driver on the return day.


Rating score

"Apart from a computer issue where my booking was not originally recognised, this was such a good value option. Far cheaper than the cost of an early morning cab and/or train fares."
Confirmed purchase:
08 April 2018

Published on:
14 April 2018
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"Somebody changed the settings on my car radio. You expect your car to be driven but somehow its a little too personal if your own radio settings are tampered with.."
Confirmed purchase:
16 March 2018

Published on:
04 April 2018
Value for money
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We have collected 17 reviews for Gatwick airport parking with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5.


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