APH Gatwick Parking Review

APH Gatwick parking overview

APH (Airport Parking and Hotels) are a familiar face for travellers across the UK. Founded in 1980, this family-owned business now runs meet and greet parking at Gatwick, Manchester, and Birmingham airports. APH also manage a variety of extra services, such as hotels, lounges, and travel insurance and have a good reputation for being a efficient and reliable.

APH Gatwick parking offers two different meet and greet parking packages: one that collects and delivers your car on the forecourts of the terminals, and one that runs through the South Terminal’s short stay Gatwick car park. There’s also a park & ride service available from their car park with a free shuttle to the airport. Gatwick APH most popular and best value deal is their Meet and Greet Forecourt service.

Quick info

What’s the address? Snow Hill, Copthorne, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 3EQ
Which terminals? North and South
Long or short stay? Long and Short
Daily price? Roughly £12 per day
On or off-site car park? Off-site
Open 24/7? Yes, APH Gatwick parking operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Distance from the airport? 6 miles
Free airport transfer? (if not using meet & greet) Yes, every 15 minutes
Park Mark? Yes
Rating: 96/100

How it works at APH

With the forecourt meet and greet service things couldn’t be simpler: you arrive at whichever terminal you’re travelling from and your driver will be waiting to collect your car. When you return, your car will be delivered right to you outside the terminal so you can get home as soon as possible.

If you’re using the Gatwick airport South Terminal meet and greet service, then you will need to follow signs for ‘Short Stay Passenger Pick-Up’ and then go to Orange car park 3. Your driver will be waiting for you at level 1 rows D and E. For both services the steps are very similar, it’s just the pickup and delivery point that’s different.

Arriving at APH

  1. Call ahead

    When you’re 10 minutes away, call your driver on the number provided.

  2. Meet driver + Leave Keys

    Your driver will be waiting for you to collect your keys and drive your car to APH meet and greet secure car park.

  3. Head to terminal

    With forecourt meet and greet you’ll be able to step right into the terminal, and with the South Terminal meet and greet service, you’ll be a mere 2 minute walk away.

Returning to APH

  1. Call

    When you pick up your luggage, call APH Gatwick parking service to let them know you have arrived.

  2. Head to collection point

    Head straight to where you originally dropped your car off, your driver will be waiting for you there.

  3. Drive home

    Collect your keys and head home.

Key features

There are many great features to APH meet & greet airport parking services, and all their deals are flexible products, meaning that you can amend or cancel them up to 24 hours before you’re due to arrive.

The service provided

APH meet and greet staff will meet you on the forecourt of the terminals and their staff are very happy to help with loading and unloading heavy bags. They also have fully insured, uniformed staff and run a very professional operation.

Security and protection

APH meet and greet car park is very safe and secure, with 24 hour security and CCTV in operation. The car park has been awarded a Park Mark, meaning it has been assessed by the police for its security features. It is also covered to protect your car from the elements, and this means there’s a height restriction of 2.4m.

How to get to APH if using park & ride

APH’s car park is situated 6 miles east of Gatwick Airport and offers a free shuttle (which takes 15 minutes) if you want to opt for park & ride instead of meet & greet.


APH’s Car Park is located at Snow Hill, Copthorne, Crawley, RH10 3EQ


From the M23:

  1. Exit at junction 10 (rather than the junction 9 exit to Gatwick)
  2. Take the first exit off the roundabout onto the A264 to East Grinstead
  3. Continue straight over two roundabouts
  4. Turn right at the Shell petrol station about 3/4 of a mile after the second roundabout. You will see signposts to APH Parking on entry


APH parking is one of the best-known Gatwick valet parking providers, and for good reason. For over 30 years they have been offering parking services at the airport and today offer competitively priced valet parking and a reliable park & ride service if you’re looking to save a bit of money. Their car park is further from the airport than some providers, but it’s still definitely worth filling out our form to find if APH has the best deal for your trip.