Parking and accommodation at Gatwick

Please note that in past seasons we heard from two sets of guests who booked a meet and greet service online and then either couldn't get hold of the company to drop off their car (and had to pay £104 to park in the Gatwick long-term car park) or couldn't contact them to collect their car at the end of their holiday (and finally got the car back on Tuesday rather than Sunday). If a deal online looks too good to be true, it probably is! The companies mentioned below have all been used by our own staff.


There is a huge choice of car parks and hotels at Gatwick airport, and a huge choice of booking websites offering you the ‘best rates in the business’. We list four sensible options here, each of which provides a specific service as described. We welcome your feedback on any of these companies so that we can keep this information as up-to-date as possible.


With the exception of I Love Meet & Greet, the prices given below all refer to 2014-15. We will update this page with 2015-16 information as we receive it.



Cophall Parking is a friendly, family-run, off-airport shuttle parking and Meet & Greet service, operating at Gatwick Airport only. Established for almost 30 years, they offer parking at Gatwick from only £35 per week, with an exceptionally high customer service level. In view of the security note above, they also hold a 'Park Mark' security award, the Trading Standards “Buy with Confidence” Award and the “Meet & Greet Approved Operator” award issued directly by Gatwick Airport. The car park operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, with staff always on site and the compound is barrier controlled with CCTV cameras and patrolled, so your car is safe while you are away. They are located at Copthorne, approximately 10 minutes from the airport terminals, and they operate to request. On arrival you are driven to the airport in a courtesy minibus, and on your return you telephone on the Freephone number provided and they come and collect you. The minibuses can carry skis and snowboards, making the whole experience as smooth as possible. 15% discount for YSE guests.


To claim your YSE discount, check prices and make a booking click to go to the Cophall Parking Gatwick website, register and enter the code YSE15, or telephone 01342 712 779 stating that you are travelling with YSE.



This family-run, 4-diamond hotel is located in Horley, 3 miles from Gatwick North Terminal. They've been going for 25 years and have just had a major refurbishment of the accommodation and public areas. There are en-suite and standard bedrooms, and a bar and restaurant for evening meals or just a drink when you arrive. Continental breakfast is served until 7am and a full cooked breakfast from 7–9am, which you may just manage before setting off to the airport for the YSE check-in at 7.30am. Transport is provided to and from local train stations and bus stops, as well as a shuttle to Gatwick itself, which takes about 5 minutes. Twin or double en-suite room-only (no breakfast, no transfers) from £35. Also en-suite triples, and family rooms for 4 or 5 people. Packages including breakfast and airport transfer from £55 for a double or twin room. If you are driving, there is secure parking, adding approximately £28 for the week. The Corner House has frequent offers for parking and/or rooms. 5% discount for YSE guests.


Click this link to the Corner House Hotel to book. To claim your discount, please state in the on-line booking notes (not the offer code box) that you are travelling with YSE. Or telephone 01293 784 574.


Holiday Extras is the UK market leader for airport parking and offers the widest range of parking at Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Stansted. The earlier you book, the better the price, starting at around £47.99 for Airparks long-term car park. They also provide airport hotels, a door-to-door taxi service, car wash, etc.


Click here to book with Holiday Extras, or telephone 01303 815 424 giving promotional code HX 068.


The valet parking company with the most experienced team at Gatwick Airport. I Love Meet and Greet have looked after more skiers and snowboarders than any other parking operation. The driver will meet you on the forecourt right outside the terminal, help you with your luggage and equipment, then park your car in a Park Mark secured car park, allowing you to walk straight into the terminal. I Love Meet and Greet are one of only three operators who are authorised to pick up this close to the terminal at Gatwick, as part of the Approved Operator Scheme. On your return, a driver will bring the car to you outside the terminal. Prices from £51.50 for a week.


Click here to book with I Love Meet and Greet using promotional code YSE15. These codes are applicable to Gatwick and Stansted.