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Gatwick Airport Short Stay Parking

North and South Terminals

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Short Stay parking at Gatwick Airport

Away for a few days, off on a business trip, or picking up a passenger? Official Short Stay parking at Gatwick Airport is perfect for anyone wanting to walk straight through to the terminal. Book online today for exclusive online savings.

  • Check Icon ImageCOVID-19 measures in place
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  • Check Icon Image5-minute covered walk to the terminal
  • Check Icon ImageSafe and secure
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All flights are temporarily operating from the North Terminal. Customers parking in the South Terminal car park can simply take the inter-terminal shuttle service to the North Terminal. It runs every few minutes 24/7 and has a transfer time of just two minutes.

How Short Stay parking at Gatwick Airport works
How Short Stay parking at Gatwick Airport Works video

Gatwick Airport’s Short Stay parking is a great option for those looking for convenience. With the terminals being a 5-minute walk away, Short Stay is perfect for families with children or anyone with heavy luggage.

Arriving at the airport

Simply pull up to the barrier and wait for your vehicle’s number plate to be scanned. Once this has been scanned, you can take your ticket and drive straight on through to park in a bay. If a ticket fails to print, press the button at the gate for assistance.

Short Stay Parking at the North Terminal can be found at Car Park 5 and 6. For the South Terminal, it can be found in Car Parks 1, 2 and 3.

If your booking reference does not appear, this can be validated upon your exit. To do this, drive over to the exit barrier, press the intercom and quote the booking reference on your confirmation email.

Getting to the terminal

Once you have parked, follow the signs directly to the terminal. It takes around 5 minutes to walk to the terminal.

All flights are currently operating from North Terminal. If you park in a South Terminal car park you will need to take the free inter-terminal shuttle to the North Terminal.

All of Gatwick Airport car park levels are fully accessible and compliant with the Equality Act 2010. However, for same-level access to the terminal, we recommend Level 3 of Car Park 5 in North Terminal and Level 2 of Car Park 3 in South Terminal.

Collecting your car from Short Stay

When you return from your trip, simply return to your car, proceed to the exit barrier, insert your ticket and the barrier will open.

Vehicles that fit into a standard parking space are accepted in our Short Stay car parks

Car park restrictions

North Terminal Short Stay is suitable for vehicles up to 1.8m for Car Park 5 and 2.1m for Car Park 6.

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South Terminal Short Stay is suitable for vehicles up to 2m in height.

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All Gatwick Airport car parks are safe and secure with 24 hour patrols

Safe and secure

All of our Official Short Stay car parks are on-site, barrier controlled, with regular security patrols.

We also boast ParkMark Safer Parking approval, so you know your car is in safe hands.

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All Gatwick Airport car parks are fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010

Blue Badge spaces

Our Blue Badge bays are exclusively reserved for Blue Badge holders. In North Terminal Short Stay, there are 18 Blue Badge Bays across Car Parks 5 and 6. You can find 55 Blue Badge bays across South Terminal Short Stay.

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Directions for Short Stay parking
Please note that our postcode accuracy on satellite navigation is variable, so always check the relevant road signs too.

North Terminal, Postcode RH6 0PJ

  • Icon ListFrom the direction of London or Brighton, exit the M23 at Junction 9 and follow signs on the roundabout for Gatwick Airport
  • Go straight ahead at the first roundabout (J9a) following signs for the North Terminal
  • Icon ListAt the next roundabout take the first exit signposted North Terminal
  • Icon ListMove to the left hand lane and approach the entrance barriers to the Short Stay car parks which are directly ahead

South Terminal, Postcode RH6 0LL

  • Icon ListFrom the direction of London or Brighton, exit the M23 at junction 9 following signs on the roundabout for Gatwick Airport
  • Icon ListUse the filter lane and turn left at the first roundabout (J9a) following signs to the South Terminal
  • Icon ListFollow signs to the Short Stay car park
  • Icon ListMove to the right hand lane and approach the entrance barriers to the Short Stay car parks which are directly ahead

COVID-19 Measures in Short Stay

Our Short Stay car parks are located directly next to the terminal, providing quick and convenient direct access. We have also introduced special measures and guidelines to protect customer against COVID-19:


  • blue tickThe main touch points within the car parks, including Lifts, Trolley bays and Payment machines, are sanitised at regular intervals
  • blue tickWe have implemented directional signage to make sure your movement around the car parks are as safe as possible
  • blue tickWe encourage our customers to make any payments by credit / debit cards at the exit barriers rather than to queue at payment machines
Other parking options within our Short Stay car parks

Our Short Stay car parks are also where you can find our Evening Special, Commuter and Local Discount Parking Schemes.

Evening Special

A couple enjoying a night out in London knowing their car is safely parked with Official Gatwick Airport Parking

Commuter Parking

Gatwick Airport's Short Stay car park's are located just a short walk away from the main train station, with great links up to London and down to the South Coast

Local Discount Scheme

Resident's living in RH, GU, BN or TN postcodes can benefit from Gatwick Airport's Local Discount scheme