Purple Parking Park and Ride

Charlwood Road, Lowfield Heath, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0QB

Purple Parking is situated just outside Gatwick airport's perimeter road, providing courtesy transfers to both terminals. Fully insured and accredited by the Association of Chief Police Officers.

terminals served

Purple Parking Park and Ride serves both terminals at Gatwick Airport.

arrival

Purple Parking recommends that you allow 45 minutes for checking in and transferring to the airport.

On arrival, keep in the left-hand lane and drive through the automatic barrier. Park in one of the arrival bays and make note of your lane number. Go to reception and present them with your printed confirmation email (or quote your booking reference). You will also need to provide your car and flight details. After checking in, put your car keys in the red key box with the same number as the lane you parked in, then catch the transfer bus to the terminals. Please note that Purple Parking can only accept car keys and immobilisers; all other items must be removed from keyring.

departure

South Terminal: Proceed out of the terminal and go down the ramps to the lower level. Turn left and proceed to bus stop 7 or 8.

North Terminal: Stay on the same level. Upon exiting the terminal, turn right and follow the signs for Buses. Proceed to the bus stop indicated on the reverse of your parking ticket - normally bus stop 6 or 7.

Once you return to the car park, please have your parking ticket ready to present at reception.

transfers

Purple Parking operates transfers to both terminals that take approximately 13 minutes and run every 20 minutes.

Buses cannot carry bicycles, surfboards, snowboards, skis, canoes or other large objects, so they must be dropped off at the airport prior to parking at Purple Parking. Alternatively, you can book one of the meet and greet services for Gatwick. Buses do not run between midnight and 3am as the airport is closed, unless a flight is scheduled to land between these hours.

location

Purple Parking is located OFF Airport, approximately 1.66 miles from Gatwick Airport.

security

Purple Parking offers the following security features whilst your vehicle is stored.

You keep keys CCTV Security lighting
Security fencing Entry/exit barriers Security patrols
Park Mark award
disabled facilities

Transfer buses are fully DDA-compliant and are suitable for wheelchair use. If required, the bus driver can assist with luggage.

insurance

Car park is fully insured. Full details of Terms and Conditions can be obtained from the car park.

restrictions

Please note that this option has a vehicle height restriction of 2.1m (7ft.) and does not accept the following types of vehicles: mini-buses, high-sided vehicles, mobile homes, lorries, caravans or vehicles with trailers.

address

Purple Parking
Charlwood Road
Lowfield Heath
Crawley
West Sussex
RH11 0QB

did you know?

Purple Parking Park and Ride also operate Airparks Meet and Greet for Gatwick - a convenient and exclusive way of parking your car at Gatwick Airport. Arrive at the terminal, unload you luggage and an official will safely park your car for you! On your return your car is delivered back to the terminal ready for a swift departure.

top tip So far we've gathered 730 Purple Parking reviews from our previous customers and with an average rating of 85% we're confident that you'll have a top-notch parking experience. The good news doesn't stop there. We search the web every day to find the cheapest prices for Purple Parking, and today's no exception. Book within the next week and you could pay as little as: £3.27 - per day, £28.99 - 1 week, £48.99 - 2 weeks - now that's a bargain!
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directions to purple parking

We recommend using the directions provided and an up-to-date map.

Leave the M23 at J9

  • At the motorway roundabout with traffic lights take the 2nd exit, heading towards the airport.
  • At the next roundabout, go straight over towards the North Terminal.
  • At the next roundabout take the 4th exit, heading right toward Crawley, Redhill, the A23.
  • Join the dual carriageway until you reach another roundabout.
  • Upon reaching the Longbridge roundabout, take the 4th exit and head back on yourself, signposted A23 (M23) Gatwick, Brighton and Crawley. (Do not turn left towards Charlwood.) Stay on this road until you reach a roundabout. Go straight over, staying on the A23 southbound.
  • At the second roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the Old Brighton Road South, signposted for Lowfield Heath/Charlwood.
  • Go 200 yards to the mini-roundabout and turn left into Charlwood Road.
  • Purple Parking is 1.5 miles ahead on the right-hand side.

Leave M23 at J10

  • Take the 3rd exit signposted Crawley (A2011).
  • At the 1st roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted A2011 for Horsham.
  • At the next roundabout with traffic lights take the 4th exit signposted Redhill/Gatwick A23 Northbound.
  • Stay on the A23 Northbound, and at the next roundabout go straight over, following signs for Gatwick.
  • At the next roundabout take the 1st exit for Lowfield Heath/Crawley.
  • Go 200 yards to a mini-roundabout and turn left.
  • Gatwick Purple Parking is 1.5 miles ahead on the right-hand side.

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I was worried about leaving my car keys on my car seat as I got onto the bus, but my worries were completely unnecessary. Quick service, nice staff and despite our flight arriving four hours late (in the middle of the night), the man welcoming us was full of festive cheer. Thank you :-)
Mrs Jones
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On arrival the check-in and transfers were very prompt. Unfortunately, while away I was taken ill and needed an operation which required and extra 3 days leaving the car at Purple parking. This was not a problem for them and on our return the process was very speedy and car instantly ready for collection. I would definitely use them again and highly recommend them.
Mr Palmer
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Found that my radio had been tampered with or battery had been disconnected as radio is now in safe mode which it was not when I left it.
Mr Smith
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Purple Parking where quality meets perfection, The service I have received through out my 4 experiences with Purple parking as been faultless and at a very low cost to my holiday budget.
Mr Harman
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Great experience. Staff were attentive and helpful, as were the parking wardens. Everything was explained clearly. The return transfer was at 2am and the bus stop outside the terminal was dead, however the bus turned up in no time.
Miss Howard
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Quick service with friendly staff, both when dropping off the car and when picking it up again. Frequent transfers on large, modern, clean buses with plenty of storage space for luggage.
Russell
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Me and my family found it to be trouble free parking and excellent service would use again
Mr Shellard
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We would recommend this service to others all the staff were polite and helpful the whole experience was very good.
Mrs Hepple
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Fairly painless experience. Quite long queues in very small office on return.
Mrs Dollery
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Easy to find close to both terminals I would definately use Purple Parking again
Mrs Ball
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overall customer rating

85%
customer rating
71% transfers
86% facilities
86% price
87% service
positive: 90%
neutral: 10%
negative: 0%

Purple Parking has been rated 85% by 730 previous customers.