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Gatwick Purple Parking (formerly Airparks)

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This off-site car park is located 3 miles away from the airport, a journey which takes 10 minutes. Courtesy buses run three times an hour.

Please know that the car park has changed its terms and conditions and some larger vehicles are no longer accepted. Please read additional information below for full details to make sure the car park will accept your vehicle.


Please check your booking confirmation for details.

Leave the M23 at junction 10 via the slip road. If you're coming from the north, take the third exit at the roundabout; if you're coming from the south, take the first exit onto the A2011 towards Horsham. Take the third exit at the next roundabout, again toward Horsham. At the next roundabout, wait at the traffic lights, then take the fourth exit signposted “Gatwick/Redhill A23 Northbound”. Go straight over the roundabout, to stay on the A23. You’ll pass Astral Towers on your left. At the next roundabout, take the first exit for Charlwood and Lowfield Heath. After 200 yards, take the first exit at the mini-roundabout onto Charlwood Road. After a mile and a half, Purple Parking will be on your right.

Transfer to airport

The transfer bus runs to both terminals every 20 minutes and takes 10 minutes to get to the North and South terminals. Transfers run 24 hours a day and are included in the price.

Arrival procedure

Please check your booking confirmation for details.

On arrival, please park in one of the arrivals bays and take note of the lane number, then head to reception to check-in and present a copy of your booking confirmation to a member of staff. Once you have checked in, please drop your car keys in the red box with your lane number and you'll be given a ticket. Please keep this safe as you'll need to show it to the bus driver. It will also have instructions on the back for when you return. Then get the shuttle bus to the airport, while your car is parked for you.

Departure procedure

Please check your booking confirmation for details.

On your return, please catch the shuttle bus back to the car park. You'll need to show the ticket you were given at check-in to the driver.

From the North terminal:
Turn right out of the terminal, follow the signs to the bus stop and catch your bus at stop 6.

From the South terminal:
Go out of the terminal, head down to the ground level, turn left and catch your bus at stop 7 or 8.

Once you get back to the car park, please collect your keys from reception, then drive to the exit and scan the barcode attached to your keys at the exit barrier to get out.

If you return early, you will need to contact the car park directly to give them as much notice as possible. If you don't, there may be a delay before you get your car back. No refund can be given for any booked parking that you don't use.


Like all Purple Parking sites, Purple Parking Gatwick is fully secured, with CCTV, barriers, a high fence, lighting and regular patrols. Also, all Purple Parking sites hold the Park Mark, a national security award accredited by the Association of Chief Police Officers.


The car park is fully insured (terms and conditions apply).

Disabled facilities

The transfer buses are wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

We recommend that you give yourself 45 minutes to drop your car and keys off and transfer to the airport.

At their discretion the car park will give you up until midnight on the date you have booked to collect your car. If you go into the next day you will be charged £10 per day (subject to change).

The car park has a height limit of 2.1 metres. It also doesn't take motorbikes or scooters, commercial vehicles, minibuses, high-sided vehicles, mobile homes, lorries, caravans or vehicles with trailers.

Please note Purple Parking Park and Ride cannot accept:
- Commercial vehicles of any variant.
- Medium panelled or windowed vans such as a VW Transporter, VW Caddy, Ford Transit or short wheel based vehicles of any description.
- Large panelled or windowed vans such as a Mercedes Sprinter, VW Crafter, Renault Master, Ford Transit or long wheel based vehicles of any description.
- All variants of mini buses.

Please note your car may be stored at the Purple Parking overflow car park whilst you are away.

Booking confirmations can be printed or shown on your phone or device.

Purple Parking Saver - Non Refundable

Bookings for this package are non-refundable, no amendments or cancellations are possible.

Previously known as

Airparks Gatwick
BCP Gatwick

Gatwick Purple Parking (formerly Airparks) reviews

Our average review score for Gatwick Purple Parking (formerly Airparks) is 4 from 663 reviews.
Claire Hendon

DON'T PARK WITH THIS COMPANY - I parked at Heathrow T5 and the service was appalling, my husband had booked 2 weeks but it logged out when he went back in it had only booked 1 week. When we explained this they said its your problem so you have to pay £20 a day extra, the amount we paid we could have got a stretch limo to the airport and back. We live 10miles from Heathrow in Surrey. What a rip off and rude staff. We paid £236 for 2 weeks what a rip off.
April 11, 2019


Terrible. Brand new car came back to a scratch. Purple Parking refusing to accept fault. NEVER USE THIS COMPANY.
February 27, 2019

Larry Owers

Broke a spring and my windscreen. Guess what? Not their fault in their care 14 days. Please avoid like the plague; a very very bad company.
February 25, 2019

Paul Toner

My vehicle windscreen was damaged beyond repair whilst parked at Gatwick airport. Purple Parking completely denied any responsibility simply hiding behind their T&C’s of ‘parking at your own risk’. It looked to me like a shambolic operation on arrival and so it proved. My advice is to avoid.
February 18, 2019

Michelle Smith

Usually very impressed but two visits over 3 days and both very unimpressive. First one meant we missed our flight by only 5 minutes, which could have been avoided. On our return it took 10 minutes again, despite there being 2 other people sitting in or leaning against a car. Very disappointing.
February 17, 2019

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