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Frequently asked questions

What's Sleep Park Fly?

Sleep Park Fly is the new airport hotel and parking package from Premier Inn.
The package includes a one night stay for up to 2 adults and 2 children at a hotel near the airport and a premium parking facility supplied by a leading airport parking provider at each location.
Our packages include complimentary parking on the night of your stay* and you can choose from 2-4, 5-8 or 9-15 days parking. Packages are available 365 days a year right up until 24 hours before your stay.

*not applicable at Gatwick North Terminal

Which hotels do Sleep Park Fly?

A Sleep Park Fly package is available at:

Gatwick Airport

Heathrow Airport

Stansted Airport

Manchester Airport


Who is the parking provider?

The parking providers have all been carefully selected by Premier Inn to offer the best available security for your vehicle. All of our partners are members of the British Parking Association and operate parking facilities manned 24 hours a day.

At Gatwick our partner is Gatwick Airport, providing a high standard of on airport parking with clear signposts from all major roads approaching the airport.

At Heathrow Airport we have selected Purple Parking the largest independent car parking operator at this location.

At Manchester Airport our partner is Manchester Airport official parking, providing a high standard of airport parking with clear signposts from all major roads approaching the airport.

At Stansted Airport our partner is Stansted Airport official parking, providing a high standard of airport parking close to the terminal with an efficient transfer service.

What are the differences between the different parking options?

The parking product varies by hotel and airport.

Park & Ride

The most common parking service at airports. The car park is situated close to the airport and a bus will transfer you to and from the airport terminal free of charge.

Meet and Greet (or valet)

Removes the need for you to park your car and catch a bus. You drive directly to the airport terminal and leave your car with our parking provider. Your car will be moved to a secure storage facility by fully trained and insured drivers. The car will be waiting for you on your return.

Meet & Ride (Heathrow only)

Drive directly to the airport terminal and leave your car with our parking provider (Purple Parking). Your car will be moved to a secure off site storage facility by fully trained and insured drivers. A free transfer bus (approx 15 mins) will take you from airport to car park on your return, where your car will be waiting in a collection area

How do I make a Sleep Park Fly booking?

Sleep Park Fly packages are available online only.

Why can’t I book the exact number of days I need to park?

In order to negotiate the best rate for Premier Inn customers we’ve kept our pricing options simple.

You can choose:
2-4 nights
5-8 nights
9-15 nights

The prices are based on the package, not the number of nights parked. Our packages represent fantastic value even if you do not use the full number of available days' parking.

How do I confirm the number of parking days and my car details?

There will be a link in the booking confirmation email to capture the relevant details. Please ensure you submit your information as soon as possible.

Are there any vehicle height restrictions?

Car park height restrictions

Heathrow : 2.0 metres (6ft 6in)

Gatwick Valet Parking : 1.8 metres

Gatwick Park & Ride : no restriction

Stansted : 3.5 metres (11ft 6in) (All over height vehicles, over size vehicles and vehicles with trailers must now use Zone Q. There is no extra charge)

Manchester Runger Lane South : 2 meters (6ft 6in) at Meet & Greet terminals 1, 2 & 3

Manchester Runger Lane North : 2.2 meters (7ft 2in)

Can I park my car in the Long stay car park at Gatwick before I arrive at the hotel?

If you do not wish to take advantage of complimentary hotel parking during your stay you can park in the Long stay car park as long as this does not result in you exceeding the maximum number of parking days purchased. The courtesy bus only goes from the Long stay car park to the terminal building and not to the Premier Inn so you will need to get from the terminal to the hotel (A chargeable shuttle runs between the terminal and Premier Inn).