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Gatwick Airport Parking FAQs

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Whether you have a query about your booking, or the parking process at Gatwick Airport, our frequently asked questions are here to help.

Do I need to pay an administration fee to amend or cancel my booking?

You can amend your booking if you wish. For any London Gatwick parking, lounge, Premium Security and Premium Passport Control booking, you do not have to pay an administration fee to cancel your booking and will receive a full refund when you cancel at least 24-hours before your arrival time. Within 24-hours of your arrival time you will still not pay an administration fee but you will not receive a refund.
For amendments to your booking, you will also not be charged an administration fee. If there is a difference in price for your amended booking, for example if you move your parking booking to a different arrival date or terminal that is more expensive, you will have to pay that difference.
For both amendments and cancellations, if you choose to amend or cancel over the phone with our call centre, you will be charged a £5.00 administration fee. Alternatively you can amend or cancel for free using the 'Manage Orders' portal on our website.

How do I pay for Short Stay parking at Gatwick

There are a few different ways to pay for Short Stay parking at London Gatwick:

Online: You can pay for Short Stay parking online through the London Gatwick website. This is the most convenient way to pay for parking, as you can do it in advance and avoid having to queue at the airport.

By Phone: To pay for Short Stay parking by phone, call the London Gatwick customer service line on 0330 333 9268. You will need to select the type of parking you want, the date and time of your parking, and the number of spaces you need. You can pay by credit card or debit card.

On Arrival: There are pay-on-foot machines located in all of the Short Stay car parks at London Gatwick. You can pay for parking by cash or credit card.

By Pre-booked Valet Parking: To pre-book, visit our Valet Parking page. You will need to select the date and time of your flight, the type of vehicle you are driving, and the number of passengers. You will also need to provide your contact information and credit card details.

Do car parking prices differ online and over phone?

The cost of our car parks are the same whether you are booking them online or over the phone, however there is a £5 surcharge when booking via our call centre.

Do you offer any discounts for parking?

Our Summer Special parking option is the most cost-effective option for those traveling for five days or more during the summer period.

Explore our range of affordable London Gatwick parking options to find the right parking to suit your travel needs. And, sign up to London Gatwick's exclusive myGatwick  programme for the best prices now and every time you fly.

How much is parking at London Gatwick?

The cost of parking at London Gatwick varies by car park and your date of travel.

We recommend booking as early as possible, as this often results in a reduced price and protects you from future fluctuations. Additionally, you can relax, knowing there is a space reserved for you.

If you haven't pre-booked, you can view the roll-up prices for each car park on the appropriate FAQ questions on this page.

How often do parking prices change?

London Gatwick car parking prices change daily, similar to the way airlines price their tickets.

We always recommend booking your parking at the time you see a satisfactory price, as there is no guarantee this will be the same the following day.

In addition, prices between terminals may vary, so if you’re looking for a cheaper price and are happy to transfer between terminals, it’s worth checking both options before booking.

Where can I park if I'm picking up or dropping off a passenger at the airport?

You can drop off passengers in the designated drop-odd zones just outside the North and South Terminal buildings. There is a minimum £5 charge for this.

If you’re picking someone up, you can park in the Short Stay car park, this will be charged at the standard roll-up price for the Short Stay car park.

Alternatively, you can use the Long Stay car park for free if your stay doesn’t exceed two hours, although, you will have to allow enough time to take a bus to the terminal building (this takes 5 to 10 minutes for the South Terminal and 7 to 12 minutes for the North Terminal).

Find out more about our passenger collection options.

What are the prices for the Long Stay car park if i haven't pre-booked?

Duration Price
2-24 hours £30.00
Each subsequent day £25.00


What are the prices for the Premium Car Park if I haven't pre-booked?

Up to 30 minutes£6.50
30 minutes - 1 hour£10.30
1-2 hours£15.00
2-3 hours£19.00
3-4 hours£24.50
4-5 hours£29.50
5-6 hours£35.00
6-12 hours£50.00
12-24 hours£55.00
2 days£110.00
Each subsequent day£55.00

What are the prices for the Short Stay car park if i haven't pre-booked?

Up to 30 minutes£5.00
30 minutes - 1 hour£8.00
1-2 hours£13.00
2-3 hours£15.00
3-4 hours£19.00
4-5 hours£22.00
5-6 hours£26.00
6-12 hours£40.00
12-24 hours£45.00
2 days£90.00
Each subsequent day£45.00

What is the cheapest parking option at London Gatwick South and North Terminals?

The cheapest parking option at London Gatwick South and North Terminals depends on the length of your stay. For drop-offs or collections, the Long Stay car park is free for stays under 2 hours and is a 5 - 10 minute bus ride to the South Terminal and 10 - 12 minutes to the North Terminal.

The best way to ensure the cheapest price possible is to book ahead.

What is the overstay charge?

If you return from your trip later than planned for whatever reason, an overstay fee will apply. The fees are applied per day you are later than your original booking. Fees for each product are:

  • Short Stay Parking: £40 each day
  • Premium Parking: £50 each day
  • Long Stay Parking: £10 each day
  • Summer Special Parking: £15 each day
  • Valet Parking: £20 each day

What are the prices for Evening Special Parking if i haven't pre-booked?

Evening Special parking is only available to pre-book, at a cost of £20. Customers rolling up to the Short Stay car park without a booking will have to pay the standard Short Stay roll-up price.
If you can't find the information you're looking for, please don't hesitate to contact us.