For many people, the easiest and most practical way to reach an airport is by driving. It means not relying on public transport, and gives you plenty of space for carrying all your luggage. However, the convenience of using your own vehicle means you’ll need to find somewhere to park it.
Airports are well equipped to deal with a high volume of vehicles. You can park your car at their short term overnight car parks, which are very convenient but tend to be expensive. A cheaper option is a Park and Ride service, where you park a short way from the airport and pay for the days you need, then ride on a shuttle bus to the airport.
Alternatively, you can use hotel parking, valet parking or meet-and-greet. The nearer to the airport, and the closer to your date of travel that you book, the more money you will pay.
If you want to save some money on your airport parking, the best thing to do is plan ahead and book in advance. Turning up on the day will always incur a higher fee - if you’re organised and pre-brook you can save up to 60%, which means more spending money for your holiday or business trip.
ParkVia is the one-stop shop for finding and booking parking across the UK. With over a decade in the trade, ParkVia provides easy and quick access to parking at all major UK airports, including Manchester, Gatwick, Birmingham, Heathrow, Stansted, Luton and Edinburgh.
There are a few things to consider when finding the right parking for your needs. ParkVia makes it easy to specify your requirements: choose your transfer times, proximity to the airport, transfer frequency, opening hours, availability of disabled spaces, ability to cancel bookings, security and CCTV, payment methods and everything else you need to make your trip as stress-free as possible.
Compare parking prices easily and find the best deal for you prior to travelling.
A car park is more than just storage for your vehicle: it needs to be secure and organised, ideally with security features and available staff to ask for help should you need it. The payment system should ideally be straightforward, so you can get on with your trip without the added stress of worrying about your vehicle. Regardless of your budget, you need to make sure you book with a reputable car park. Make sure you read customer reviews and see what people have been saying about your chosen car park.
When pre-booking your airport parking, why not get all your holiday extras organised at the same time? The necessary extras for a holiday take little time to arrange, but doing them in advance saves you time, money and stress when the travel date comes around.
At the same time as booking your car park, you can organise your travel insurance, print your boarding pass, arrange a fast track security pass and book your place in the airport lounge. You can also arrange extras for your vehicle, such as a car wash or valet service.