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Park and Ride Heathrow Long Stay

The most economical way to park your car, even if you don't stay for long

Park and Ride is available at all terminals. Once you have pre-booked your parking simply arrive at the car park, find a space and park up, then catch a shuttle bus to the terminal building.

Also referred to as off-site parking, Park and Ride is a popular and economical way to park at Heathrow. It is available at all terminals.

Park and Ride differs to Meet and Greet parking in that it involves driving to the car park yourself and catching a free shuttle bus to the terminal from which you are flying. This is an easy parking option if travelling without children or with not much luggage.

Park and Ride is suitable for holidaymakers and business travellers alike. Several professional Heathrow parking companies offer this service and most of the largest parking compounds can be found less than a mile from Heathrow Airport.

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How does it work?

After parking head to the shuttle pick up point. You will be driven to the terminal from which you are flying. All shuttle journeys are free and should take less than 15 minutes (depending on traffic). Remember to allow plenty of time to reach the terminal and check-in.

Returning from the terminal

Simply ask your shuttle bus driver for details of where to catch the bus from to return back to the car park on your return journey. He or she will be able to explain the shuttle pick-up points at the terminal in detail.

Car park security

All car parking compounds featured on Heathrowparking.com are secure and offer CCTV, perimeter fencing and 24-hour patrols.

Latest review

Good Value - Purple Parking T5 Park & Ride


  • 1/5Location
  • 5/5Practicality
  • 5/5Service
  • 5/5Car park security
  • 3/5Airport Shuttle
  • 5/5Value

"All in all a very good service especially for the price. The 2 elements that are negative to me are 1 - Although there is a minor comment regarding the SAT Nav and the possibility to be directed incorrectly in the documentation, Purple Parking need to be more specific about this. Using 2 x SAT Navs and the correct postcode and number for Bath Rd, I ended up at the wrong 17 Bath Road and at 5.00 am in the morning there are very few people to ask for directions or help. Although the helpline tried to help, it wasn't much use as most of the time this line was engaged. I would suggest a map, SAT NAV co-ordinates, a greater emphasis on the location and a better understanding as to why a customer would be directed to the wrong location. 2 - The Shuttle buses are fine. However out going there appears to be no real urgency to get to departures. At no time did anyone ask if anyone was late for a flight. Clearly some customers appeared to be a little agitated during this period. The collect and return was excellent."

Paul G - Purple Parking T5 Park and Ride

Courtesy Shuttle Transfers

Shuttle transfers to and from terminals are free for 'Park and Ride' customers. Buses run regularly and take between 5 - 20 minutes to reach the terminals.