Gatwick Summer Special

Book now from £0 for 7 days parking.

This fully secure car park is on-airport and serves both the North and South Terminals. Transfers take 5 minutes and buses run 24 hours of the day every 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the time of day. Disabled assistance is available with prior notice.

Important Information

Despite its name, the Summer Special car park at Gatwick is open all year round.


Please check your booking confirmation for details.

Leave the M23 at junction 9, following signs for the airport. Head straight over one roundabout towards the North terminal, then take the third exit, signposted Long Term car park, at the next. You'll pass a petrol station on your right, then take the third exit at the next roundabout for Perimeter Road North. There's another roundabout a kilometre down the road where you should take the left exit, then the first turn on your right. The car park will be on your right after 100m.

Arrival procedure

Please see the booking confirmation for details.

Pull up to the barrier and it will automatically scan your registration and lift to let you in. Park in one of the arrival lanes and report to reception. Take and fill in a key label, then give your keys and the label to the receptionist. You will be given a receipt, which you should keep, then catch the transfer bus to the terminal.

Return procedure

Please see the booking confirmation for details.

Follow signs from arrivals for Car Parks out of the terminal and you will find the bus stop for Summer Special parking on your left. When you get back to the car park, return to the reception and hand in your receipt. You will be given back your keys and told which space your car is parked in. Drive to the exit barrier, which will read your number plate and let you out.


Holders of the Secured Car Parks Award, initiated by the Association of Chief Police Officers, protected by security fencing, floodlights, remote cameras and regular patrols by staff and Sussex Police.


Car Park indemnifies customers for damage resulting from any proven act or negligence on part of its servants/agent.

Disabled facilities

Arrangements can be made for disabled customers. Once you have booked, please call the car park to arrange.

Additional information

Please note that your booking cannot be amended within 1 day of your arrival.

The car park can't accept minibuses or vans. The maximum width of vehicle you can park is 7 foot. Trailers are not permitted.

M23 Resurfacing Works - January 2018

Please know that during four weekends commencing Friday 12th January at 10pm, Highways England will be carrying out resurfacing works on the M23 Northbound between Junction 10 (Crawley/East Grinstead) and Junction 9 (Gatwick). The nightly closures will take place over the following dates:

Friday 12 January 10pm – till 4am Monday 15 Jan
Friday 19 January 10pm – till 4am Monday 22 Jan
Friday 26 Jan 10pm – till 4am Monday 29 Jan
Friday 2 Feb 10pm – till 4am Monday 5 Feb

Clearly signed diversions will be in place during the closures but if you are travelling to the airport during these dates, please allow sufficient time to complete your journey.

Gatwick Summer Special reviews

Our average review score for Gatwick Summer Special is 4 from 94 reviews.
Alexander Nuttgens

I parked my car for 12 days, and picked it up at night from their badly lit car park. Next day I noticed a dent in the back door. Gatwick Airport Parking refuse to acknowledge any liability. I cannot get it mended on my insurance because I gave my keys to an unknown person, who technically is an uninsured person. My advice is NEVER use this Summer Special service. Park in the Long Stay and keep your keys.
September 30, 2018

Nicola Sargood

***DO NOT USE THIS CARPARK*** Left the car for a week, returned to a 50cm crack across the windscreen which was definitely not there when it was dropped off. Carpark staff have refused to accept liability or even investigate it. Also... it is not clearly advertised that the car will be driven off site. By the time we realised this it was too late as we had to catch the flight. At first, I thought we had just been unlucky, but after reading other reviews, it is clear that the staff have no respect for people’s vehicles and are driving them like lunatics, causing damage on a regular basis. This has been a very costly lesson learned for us, definitely will not be returning!!!!! On a plus note, the carpark was clearly signed and the drop off was relatively painless.
September 2, 2018

Grzegorz Luty

I hope never use this parking again. to all: take all the electronic devices from the car like navigation, recording cameras charges cable. they stole the memory card from me when you are parking check with parking staff your cars before you live car at the parking and after returning, do it again before you leave the car park. someone broke the plastic cover of the ignition switch, and if there were no traces, they stole the memory card from the camera because they are recording the cabin inside
June 13, 2018


*Small stone mark and windsscreen cracked* Worst experience in a paid car park I have ever had, when i had parked my new Range rover. Left my car there for a week. when driving back home saw cracked windscreen. Also check your mileage before leaving the vehicle!!"they do not keep on the same space.
April 13, 2018


Booked this parking thinking it was on site parking, because that is what it is advertised as. But when you read the small print in their terms and conditions it states that someone will take your car and drive it somewhere else. Nowhere in their advert does it mention meet and great or valet parking. This is false advertising! They should be reported.
April 3, 2018

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