Flying from London Gatwick? Ensure a smooth start to your trip by pre-booking your parking online with Gatwick Airport Parking. Booking ahead means you can benefit from cheaper advance rates, and now you can earn cashback on your parking fees too. Just use the links on this page to get started.
Read on to find out more about booking your parking space with Gatwick Airport Parking and how to make the most of your cashback.
Gatwick Airport Parking is the official car parking provider of Gatwick Airport. This means that they’re the only company whose car parks are located onsite, which, in turn, means that you can park closer to the terminals than you can with any other provider.
Whether you’re travelling from Gatwick’s North Terminal or South Terminal, you’ll be able to choose from a whole range of parking options – both terminals have short stay and long stay car parks, plus premium spaces and valet services. Read on to find out more about the advantages of choosing Gatwick Airport Parking and how to book...
When you’re leaving to catch a flight, the last thing you want to worry about is parking. Pre-book your space through the Gatwick Airport Parking website and you won't have to. You'll be able to breeze up to the car park of your choice, park, and get on with your trip. And there are other benefits too.
Researching and booking in advance allows you to compare prices for different parking options and choose the most suitable, instead of paying whatever the drive-up rate is on the day (it's usually higher, since prices rise according to demand). Finally, choosing official Gatwick Airport parking means you’ll be leaving your car as close as possible to the terminals, so you'll spend less time transferring.
Gatwick North and South each have short stay car parks located within walking distance of their entrances, and their long stay car parks are only 5-12 minutes away by free shuttle. They're all secure lots with 24-hour monitoring, and include disabled parking for Blue Badge holders. So the basics are already pretty good – but Gatwick Airport Parking allows you to book much more than just long-stay and short-stay options.
Shop around on the website to discover a range of services that cater to different needs and budgets. Travelling with young kids? Choose valet parking so you can drop off your car right by the terminal and get straight to check-in. Want to self-park in the best possible space? Go for Premium Short Stay, which gives you a prime spot without handing over your keys – so you can get underway again as quickly as possible when you arrive home.
You can now earn money while you’re away by signing up to the Rent & Earn scheme, operated by Car & Away. Rent & Earn is the first rental scheme of its kind to be available at a UK airport, and allows you to earn up to £160 a week by leasing your car to vetted renters. After registering your car, simply turn up at the airport, where the Car & Away team will record its condition, leaving you to head off to catch your flight. You’ll then get to keep 60% of the rental income.
Visit the Gatwick Airport Parking website to find out if you meet Rent & Earn’s criteria. Do check the terms and conditions before committing to Rent & Earn, as bookings with this service might not be eligible for cashback.
After you’ve selected a parking option through the Gatwick Airport Parking booking tool, you’ll have the chance to add a few handy extras to your basket before you pay. They're there to make your journey through the airport as easy as possible. Why not skip the queues with a Premium Security pass or put your feet up with access to one of Gatwick’s premium lounges?
If you’ve chosen valet parking, you’ll also have the choice to add on a complete car cleaning service (and a spotless car is a seriously nice thing to come home to). Again, some of these services might not be eligible for cashback – it depends what offers we have on at the time of booking. Check the terms and conditions to be sure!
When you want to weigh up your parking options, the Gatwick Airport Parking website’s quote generator does all the work for you. Select the dates and times of your entry and exit, along with the terminal you’re flying from, and you’ll be taken to a results page where you can compare parking prices for different locations and services.
You’ll be able to see detailed information cards for each option, including cost, terminal transfer time and key features. Click More Info for the lowdown on practicalities like entry and exit procedures, height restrictions, and directions to your chosen car park. There's even more on the main Gatwick site, with a dedicated parking page for each terminal.
Once you’ve booked and paid for your parking, Gatwick Airport Parking will send you a confirmation email with your booking reference number. You’ll need to have a note of this for when you arrive at the airport on your day of departure. There’s no need to worry if your travel plans change – bookings with Gatwick Airport Parking are completely flexible.
You have until 24 hours before your arrival to amend or cancel your booking, without being charged anything extra. To make changes, just go to Manage My Booking on the Gatwick Airport Parking website and enter your reference number.
Now you know a bit more about the different parking options available, let's look at a few specific ways to earn your cashback…
Give yourself peace of mind and a great night’s sleep before your flight by booking accommodation and parking together. Gatwick’s hotel and parking packages are the perfect choice if you live a long way from the airport and have an early departure (or a late arrival, for that matter).
What’s more, it sometimes works out cheaper to book a hotel with parking than to book car parking on its own. Go to the site's Park and Stay section to find out about hotel and parking deals – there's a great range of accommodation available, from budget options such as Gatwick Premier Inn to luxury names such as Sofitel and Hilton. You'll also find packages at BLOC Gatwick, a high-tech concept hotel with runway views in some rooms.
Take advantage of your cashback with Gatwick Airport Parking by going for the best option money can buy. Premium Parking is available in the short-stay car parks for north and south terminal, in the spaces closest to the terminal entrance, so you can hop out of your car and go straight to check-in.
If you’re travelling from the south terminal and want real VIP treatment, there’s also the option of Premium Valet Parking. Staff will park your car for you and, to top it off, you’ll even get complimentary Premium Security access.
Gatwick Airport Parking describes its valet service as Gatwick’s answer to meet-and-greet parking. The valet team will be there to meet you on arrival, so all you need to do is drop off your car and you’re ready to go – ideal if you’re pushed for time. Plus, when you come back from your trip, they’ll have your car ready and waiting for you, meaning you won’t have to traipse around with your luggage trying to remember where you left it.
Been a while since you last washed your car? If you’ve decided to go for Gatwick Airport Parking’s valet service, why not make the most of it by adding car care to your parking package? For a little extra you’ll be able to come back to a vehicle that’s been professionally cleaned inside and out. Gatwick’s valet team will vacuum and polish the interior, wash and dry the exterior, and scrub and dress the wheels, leaving your car in tip-top condition for when you come to pick it up.
Depending on the time of year, booking with Gatwick Airport Parking can give you access to some of the best parking deals around. If you’re flying from north terminal between mid-March and October, you’ll be able to use Gatwick’s Summer Special car park, the cheapest parking option available onsite.
It’s only a short bus ride from the terminal, and perfect if you’re going to be away for five days or more. Check our terms and conditions if you're going for one of these offers, as seasonal deals aren't always eligible for cashback.
Anything else you’d like to know before booking with Gatwick Airport Parking? Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions.
It depends on which car park you’re using and the time of year. Rates change daily and tend to go up as it gets closer to the day, so you can often get a better rate by booking in advance. Use the quote tool on the Gatwick Airport Parking website to find out how much parking will cost you for your dates.
Gatwick has parking for Blue Badge holders in its short stay and long stay car parks at both north and south terminals. For same-level access to North Terminal from the short stay car park, park on level 3 of car park 5; for same-level access to South Terminal from the short-stay car park, park on level 2 of car park 3. Extra assistance is available to those with special needs.
You don’t need to have booked ahead to park onsite at Gatwick, but by paying for parking in advance you’ll be guaranteed a space in a car park of your choice. You'll probably pay a lower rate too. And last but not least, booking online through our offer links allows you to earn cashback on your parking fees.
Valet parking is located in the short stay car parks for the north and south terminals. You’ll find directions to the short stay car parks on the Gatwick Airport Parking website, and once you've found the car park you just need to follow the Valet Parking signs.
Yes. The Gatwick Airport Parking website uses industry-standard SSL encryption. This means that your card details, address and personal information are all totally safe.
Yes. You have until 24 hours before your arrival to make changes to your booking, and you can do it by going to Manage My Booking and entering your confirmation number. If you no longer need parking, you can cancel your booking and receive a full refund. You won’t be charged anything for any changes you make, or for cancelling.
You can book your parking up to four hours in advance. However, Gatwick Airport Parking recommends that you book as early as possible to guarantee a space and to get the best rates.
We've got loads more travel and holiday deals for you to discover. For airport parking, try third-party sites like FHR Airport Hotels and Parking, APH Airport Parking and Hotels and SkyParkSecure Airport Parking, which also search for spaces at off-site car parks. There’s cashback to be earnt on official parking at Manchester Airport and Heathrow Airport.
Even though we do our best to keep the information on this page up-to-date, it may be out of date from time to time.