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Save time and book valet parking

Just what is your airport parking costing you?

When we ask how much your airport parking is costing you, we don't just mean money, we're also referring to time.

In most cases, the cheapest type of airport parking is park and ride – you drive to an off-airport car park and park your car; you then wait for a shuttle bus to take you to the airport. When you return from your holiday / business trip, the reverse applies: go to the shuttle bus stop, wait for a shuttle bus to take you back to the car park and then collect your car.

There’s nothing difficult about park and ride, but when you’re tired from a long flight, the last thing you need is to hang around in the cold waiting to get to your car.

A quick search of Gatwick Airport parking options shows that the transfer times from off-airport, park and ride options can be as long as 35 minutes, each way, that’s a maximum of 1 hour 10 minutes wasted.

The on-airport, long-stay option virtually halves the time spent travelling between the car park and terminal – but that’s still a maximum of 30 minutes.

How to avoid wasting any time?
Choose the valet meet and greet parking option from Help Me Park and drive right up to the airport terminal forecourt where a driver will be there to meet you.

On your return, your car will be waiting right outside the terminal building, ready for you to drive straight home.

No waiting – you will be in your car on the way home before your fellow passengers have even reached their car park – based on the maximum transfer time for the park and ride option, you could be around 30 miles away by the time they have reached their!

 

 

Meet and Greet

Park and Ride

Long Stay

Transfer time from car park to airport

None – car collected from outside the terminal

10 – 15 minutes

Transfers operate every 20 minutes

5 minutes

Transfers operate every 10 minutes

Transfer time from airport to car park

None – car returned to outside the terminal

10 – 15 minutes

Transfers operate every 20 minutes

5 minutes

Transfers operate every 10 minutes

Maximum time spent on transfers

None

1 hour – 1 hour 10 minutes

30 minutes

 

Don’t waste a minute, book your meet and greet parking now, it’s simple and easy with our instant price checker!