Off-Site Meet & Greet Parking at Gatwick Airport
If you want to find the cheapest meet & greet service at Gatwick then it’s best to look for one that parks your car off-site. These services are not directly managed by the airport, but are still completely safe.
Our comparisons will help you find the right off-site Gatwick meet & greet deal for you.
Off-site parking? how is that valet?
Parking off-site sounds like you’re still going to have to do some additional travel to catch your flight, but with off-site valet parking, you won’t ever have to go to the car park.
Like with other valet parking services, you’ll meet your driver at the airport and head right to the terminal. Your car will then be driven to the parking area and brought back for you when you return.
What are the advantages of off-site meet & greet parking?
Having your car parked off-site is the cheapest way of leaving your car at Gatwick airport. It’s still meet & greet, but not directly managed by the airport, so it’s cheaper. This does not mean it is less safe than the airport managed on-site options. There are many reputable companies that offer this service, and we’ve compared them all to find the best.
Here are just a few advantages of using an off-site parking service:
- Savings of up to 60% compared to on-site – parking from as little as £5.75 a day
- Don’t have to deal with the hassle of finding a parking space
- Can go right to the terminal and have your car meet you there when you come back
How off-site meet and greet works
From your perspective, the only real difference between on- and off-site parking at Gatwick airport is that the drivers for off-site parking services won’t meet you on the forecourt of the terminal.
Usually, you’ll meet your driver at one of the short stay car parks – about a 2 minute walk away. Most services will require you to leave your keys, but some offer the option of having your driver bring them back for you.
Here’s how the whole process works:
- Drive to the airport and meet your driver
- Leave your keys with them and head straight to the terminal
- They’ll drive your car to their off-site parking garage
- When you return your driver will be waiting for you at the airport with your car (some services may ask you to give them a call when your plane lands)
Are there specific off-site parking spots for the different terminals?
No, the off-site parking spots are all easily accessible from both terminals. If you want your car parked in a specific parking area or location to make sure it does as few miles as possible while you’re away, then you’ll be able to find that option in our comparisons.
How long does it take to get from the car park to the terminal?
You don’t have to, that’s the advantage. Most of the off-site parking spots are between 5-15 mins away so your car won’t travel very far.
Will my car be safe?
If you use our comparisons to find a great off-site valet parking deal then we will tell you all the security features. The best way to put your mind at ease is to check if the car park used by a particular company has been awarded a Park Mark. This is a sign that its security has been assessed by the police.
Are off-site parking services always open?
Some are, some aren’t. Many services are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, but some are open only for limited hours or closed on holidays such as Christmas day. With our comparisons, you’ll be able to find a car park that’s open when you need it.
What are the other options?
If you’re willing to pay slightly more, then there are many providers of on-site meet & greet parking at Gatwick airport. If you fill in our form (on your right) then you’ll be able to compare the on- and off-site options to find the best deal.
Have a great trip!