Group travel

What to do if you're a coach driver dropping off or picking up a group

Photo of passengers outside north terminal building

If you are using a vehicle over eight seats ir a minibus or coach to pick up passengers at Gatwick there are dedicated facilities that you must use for picking up passengers. There are also new charges for dropping off passengers outside the airport.

What to do if you’re a coach driver dropping off a group

If you are dropping off using the passenger drop off zone in North Terminal with effect from 8 March you will be subject to the drop off fee as set out below

  • £5 for 10 minutes
  • £1 for each additional minute up to 20 minutes
  • Maximum charge of £25 and the maximum length of stay 30 mins.

Find out more about dropping off at Gatwick.

What to do if you’re coach driver picking up a group

If you are using a vehicle over eight seats ir a minibus or coach to pick up  passengers at Gatwick you  will need to use the coach park facility located on the South Terminal ring road.

You can buy a ticket to access the coach parking on the day.  Your ticket entitles you to stay for up to three hours in the coach park and to pick your passenger from either the North or South Terminal, you will not be subject to an additional drop off fee when you pick up as this charge is included in the charges detailed below.

Charges

The roll up price for one visit is £17.25.

You can also buy books of 10 or 25 vouchers in advance from the coach park customer service centre either in person or by calling 07718 581 043.

10 vouchers - £155.00 including VAT
25 vouchers - £390.00 including VAT

Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Tacho break parking and longer stays

If you stay over three hours in the coach park you will need to pay additional charges:  

Up to 1 additional hour       £ 7.50

1 to 2 hours                        £ 12

2 to 3 hours                        £ 18

3 to 24 hours                      £ 20

Over 24 hours                    £ 25 per 24 hours or part thereof

Additional information is included in Gatwick Airport Limited’s terms and conditions

Please make sure you display your permit at all times when collecting passengers from the terminal or you may get a fixed penalty fine.