A Guide On UK Airport Parking
It’s no surprise that airports are a hassle to leave. Unless you arrange for a friend or some sort of service to pick you up, you’ll be faced with long taxi lines, and the option of taking other public transport to get home. Good luck to those who have to travel back to Heathrow Airport and have no one to chauffeur them back to their living quarters. There’s always the option of airport parking, but even that has its own up and downs. There’s the matter of finding the type of airport parking, finding the most economical choice, and the most reliable service.
In the UK there are several options but travelers may still have a hard time figuring out where to park. Though, Argentine airports have been speculated to model their parking availabilities according to Parking4less, which helps UK based travelers find their best parking solutions. In the end, what a traveler wants most is to reduce the amount of time between leaving his car and entering the airport, as well as eliminating outrageous fees.
Here are the parking services available in airports across the UK:
In terms of location, this is the most convenient as the car parks are actually on airport grounds and are the closest to the terminals. Travel time is saved, but on-the-day availability may be limited as there may be spots reserved for certain airline flyers.
These lots aren’t too far off from the airport. There usually are shuttle services to and from the airport so it saves travelers from having to walk a long distance. Parking off the airport is usually the most affordable of all the options.
Valet “Meet and Greet”
While this may seem like the most convenient option out of the four, there is the matter of putting your car keys into someone else’s hands. BBC gives advice on what should be asked before considering this service.
Lots of hotels neighboring the airports offer an overnight stay and parking package so that you don’t have to rush to the airport the day you fly.
Depending on what you prefer and the frequency of flights, none of the options seem to rise above the rest. Each have their advantages and disadvantages, but it still might be best arranging for a friend or family member dropping you off and picking you up.