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.



Cophall Parking is a friendly, family-run, off-airport shuttle parking and Meet & Greet service, operating at Gatwick Airport for over 30 years. They offer winter parking from as little as £31.75 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 (this code refers to the 15% discount, not the year of travel), 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. En-suite and standard bedrooms; bar and restaurant for evening meals or just a drink when you arrive. Continental breakfast served from 6am; full cooked breakfast from 7–11am, which you may just manage before setting off to the airport for the YSE check-in at 7.30am. Minibus shuttle to the airport takes about 5 minutes. Single, twin or double standard from £43 for room-only (no breakfast, no transfers), en-suite from £53. Also en-suite triples and family rooms for 4 or 5 people from £69. Packages including breakfast and airport transfer from £73 for a standard double or twin room. If you are driving, there is secure parking, adding approximately £35 for the week. The Corner House has frequent offers for parking and/or rooms. 5% discount for YSE guests for accommodation.


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's largest website booking service for airport parking and hotels, and offers a wide range of options at Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Stansted. The earlier you book, the better the price, with non-peak dates also having frequent special offers, such as £29.99 for Purple Parking's long-term car park on certain dates. They also offer 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 at Gatwick and Stansted.