Long Stay Parking at Gatwick
There are a number of different parking options available at London Gatwick as you can see from the list above. You can park on or off the airport, or for convenience, opt for the Meet and Greet chauffeur option.
The main off airport car parks for Gatwick parking are the APH and BCP compounds, based about 10 minutes from the airport. These are both privately owned by the brokers and have a large number of spaces available. These off airport car parks generally tend to be more appropriate for longer stays but are equally popular for short breaks, with the minimum stay at Gatwick APH being only 3 days in the winter period when less people are going on holiday.
On-airport Parking at Gatwick
There is a range of on airport options for Gatwick parking with various choices for both the North and the South terminals. The Gatwick Long Stay North parking will probably be most useful if you want an on-airport Gatwick car park which is near to the terminal building, meaning the transfer time is minimal. Alternatively, you can use the Summer Special car park situated a little further away from North terminal. If flying from Gatwick South terminal, the best option will be Gatwick Long Stay South. Situated on-airport, the car park is ideal for shorter transfer times to the terminal.
All on-airport car parks are easily accessible from Junction 9a on the M23.
Off-airport Parking at Gatwick
You can choose the Meet and Greet option for Gatwick airport parking, which means you are met at the terminal by a representative from the parking company and they will park your car for you, then drop it off back to you on your return. This ensures a swift exit from the airport, not having to wait for the transfer bus.
Approved Off-Airport Car Parks at Gatwick
Some off-airport car parks operating at Gatwick and available for comparison on this website are part of the airport’s Approved Off-Airport Parking Scheme.
The car parks that have adhered to both the Buy with Confidence and the ParkMark approval processes are: APH Meet & Greet, Cophall Meet & Greet, Help Me Park, I Love Meet & Greet, Maple Manor, Meteor Meet & Greet, Tudor Rose Meet & Greet and Ace Meet & Greet.
Gatwick Short Stay Car Parks
London Gatwick has excellent short stay car parking facilities at both North and South terminals. You dont have to pre-book this sort of parking, and the parks are located close enough for the travellers to walk to the terminals. Perfect for a drop off or collection of your family members and friends, short stay parking prices start at £3 for 30 minutes.
Gatwick Airport Parking Prices
Parking prices at Gatwick Airport range from £8.14 a day to £23.57 a day (prices valid for August 2014), depending on the type of parking you choose, how close to the airport you want your vehicle to be parked, and so forth. We have recently done a study of how price changes year on year and it turned out that in August 2014 the lowest parking option was 3% cheaper than in August 2013. The cheapest you could park your car for two weeks in August 2013 was £67, whereas a year later it went down to £65.
The main reason for this may be the additions of some new parking options that were not available previous year. Gatwick also benefits from vibrant competition in the Meet and Greet market, essentially offering cheaper - and convenient - long term parking options.
About London Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport, also known as London Gatwick, is conveniently situated just a few miles north of Crawley in West Sussex, UK. Considered London's second largest international airport, Gatwick is an efficient single-runway airport that serves approximately 200 destinations (as of 2013) across 90 countries, with 34 million passengers going through it a year on short and long haul basis (2012 data).
Gatwick Airport has two terminals - North and South - and takes pride in its partnership with easyJet, and airline that flies approximately 37% of the total number of passengers at Gatwick. EasyJets most important base is at Gatwick Airport, whilst the second largest carrier is British Airways, accounting for nearly 14% of passenger traffic.
Passenger traffic is split rather equally between the two terminals at London Gatwick, with the South Terminal having 16.5m passengers on 120,830 flights a year, and the North Terminal having 17.7m passengers on 121,281 flights a year. The demand is growing from year to year; the airport is anxious to build a second runway to meet the this demand but there is strong opposition from environmentalists and local residents.
In operation for over 80 years, London Gatwick Airport grew from just a small enthusiast flying club to UKs second largest international airport. Gatwick has always been ahead of its time. The first innovation was a direct link for passengers between the airport and the nearby rail station; twenty years later its second innovation was to build a covered pier from the terminal to aircraft stands, which became a standard feature of airport design.
London Gatwick Airport was named the Airport of the year at National Transport Awards in 2013.
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