What to do if you're a coach driver dropping off or picking up a group
If you are using a vehicle over eight seats or 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 and South Terminals 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 passengers up 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.
Please note once you enter the coach park, you are not able to leave until your passengers are waiting on the forecourt and ready to load.
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 07718581043.
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.