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Airport Parking for Motorbikes

  • 09 Sep, 2021
  • Alice Fowler

Find out which UK airports have free motorcycle parking

We get it, people don’t just drove cars to the airport; plenty of you have motorcycles too and often have the question of “Is motorbike parking free at my airport?”

The answer differs depending on the airport so we thought we’d bring you a 2021 update on what the airports charge (if anything) and where possible, where the dedicated motorbike parking is. Please note, this is a collection of information based on what’s available to us at the time of writing, in this case, August 2021.

Simply select your airport from the list below to be taken to the information we have. If you see a 🏍️, click it to be taken to the official website for information on prices if the airport charges for motorcycle parking.

Aberdeen | Belfast City | Belfast International | Birmingham | Bristol | Bournemouth |Cardiff | Doncaster Sheffield | Dublin | East Midlands | Edinburgh | Exeter |Gatwick | Glasgow | Heathrow |Humberside | Heathrow |Inverness Leeds Bradford | Liverpool |London City | Luton | Manchester | Newcastle | Norwich |Prestwick | Shannon | Southampton | Southend | Stansted | Teesside |

Aberdeen Airport

Motorcycle parking is free and you can find designated spaces in the Short Stay Car Park.

Belfast City Airport

They have confirmed that motorbike parking can be found in the Short Stay car park

Belfast International Airport

No information on their site so we have contacted them directly and waiting for a response.
**This is still the case as of August 2021 so we have contacted them again for clarity.**

Birmingham Airport

There is dedicated Motorcycle parking area in Car Park 2. It is currently free to park in this car park. But if you park in any other car park, you’d have to pay the full price for that car park. 🏍️

Bournemouth Airport

There is motorcycle parking available in their bicycle shelter which is just outside the terminal building. You’ll be charged the same price as car parking.

Bristol Airport

Free parking for motorbikes in the dedicated motorcycle park in the Multi-Storey car park. car park and it should be signposted. No pre-booking needed!

Cardiff Airport

The airport have confirmed via Twitter DM that they have free motorcycle parking located at the end of the pick up zone, next to the pay station.
Motorbike parking at Cardiff Airport is free

Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Motorbike parking is free across the site. See the Twitter response below;
Doncaster Sheffield Airport offer free motorbike parking

Dublin Airport

There is motorcycle parking available in their Terminal 1 car park A and it’s free of charge.

East Midlands Airport

If you’re travelling by motorcycle, then you can receive a 50% discount on pre-booked prices. In order to get this discount, you’ll need to fill a feedback form and they’ll give you a callback to book your motorcycle parking. 

Exeter Airport

Motorcycles can be parked free of charge but you are advised to call them on 01392 365 225 to arrange. 🏍️

Edinburgh Airport

Motorcycles are welcome in the Terminal Surface car park and parking is free – see below;
Motorbike parking at Edinburgh Airport

Gatwick Airport

There are dedicated bays in both the North and South Terminal Short Stay car parks and parking is free.

Glasgow Airport

There are dedicated motorcycle bays in their short stay car park 2 and it is free to park in those bays. 🏍️

Heathrow Airport

Motorbike parking is available in all 4 terminals and can be found as follows:

On Cessna to the new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel

  • (Terminal 2) – Located on Cessna Road, adjacent to Hilton Garden Inn Hotel . Motorcycles are prohibited from parking in the T2 multi storey car parks.
  • (Terminal 3) – Head to the back of Short Stay Car Park 1A/5. Motorcycles are prohibited from parking in the T3 multi storey car parks.
  • (Terminal 4) – opposite arrivals. Motorcycles are prohibited from parking in the T4 multi storey car parks.
  • (Terminal 5) – next to Short Stay Car Park. You can park in the over height areas of the multi storey car parks only.

Humberside Airport

“I can confirm Motorcycle parking is free at Humberside Airport and is available in Car Park 1 (Short Stay) or in the Bicycle shelter opposite the main terminal. “

Inverness Airport

“We don’t have dedicated motorbike parking at Inverness Airport. Motorbikes can utilise any standard space within any of our car parks paying the advertised rates which are applicable for all vehicles.” August 2021

Leeds Bradford Airport

Motorcycle parking is permitted however “motorcyclists are not exempt from payment of parking tariffs and should park in a full parking bay.” 🏍️

Liverpool Airport

Motorcycles can park in the Express Drop Off Zone for free, but the bays are limited. Please note that these aren’t dedicated spaces, hence the no charge.

London City Airport

The parking here is free, and located underneath the DLR viaduct. If you head towards the front of the Terminal Building, the parking is opposite the turning.

Luton Airport

For parking durations of up to 21 days, please use the Mid Term Car Park, where your parking will be free. Any stays longer than 21 days will be charged at the standard tariff. The car parks are monitored but bikes are left at your own risk. 🏍️

Manchester Airport

Motorcycle parking is available but you can only park outside the railway station, anywhere else is for staff use only. 

Newcastle Airport

You are advised to use the Long Stay Car Park when parking for periods of 24 hours or more. You’ll have to call them on 0191 214 4341 for a no obligation quote and to book a full car parking space. 🏍️

Norwich Airport

A Customer Services rep emailed back to say “Just spoke to NCP parking office and they have motorbike parking spaces available in the short stay car park, at the same rate as cars.” 🏍️

Prestwick Airport

Due to their use of ANPR, they are unable to accommodate motorcycles; please see the screenshot from our Facebook conversation.
No motorbike parking at Prestwick Airport

Shannon Airport

There is motorcycle parking available but in order to book it, you’d have to contact the airport.

Southampton Airport

The airport confirmed that there is motorcycle parking in the Short Stay Car Park, in a designated secure area. A commenter provided us with this info:

“On the ground floor of the short term car park there is 3/4 barrier to enter through, no ticket needed, and there is a 3/4 barrier to leave through. Should you get a ticket on entry do not worry, go to the customer service counter in the car park, it’s very near the exit, and the person there will tear up your ticket and ask you to use Lane No1 with the short (3/4) barrier to exit the car park.”

Southend Airport

Free motorbike parking is available in their Long Stay 3 Car Park.
Southend Airport offer Free motorbike parking

Stansted Airport

Motorcycle parking is available in theirOrange Zone Car Park (short stay) and Zone Q (long term car park). Motorcyclists receive a 50% discount on pre-booked parking in either zones – you must call the customer services team* on 0808 169 7031 to pre-book and pay for parking as they don’t have the facilities at the airport to do this. 🏍️

However, you also have the option to book parking via Stansted Easy Motorbike Parking if you prefer to book online. This is an exclusive motorbike only car park so other vehicles are not able to use the space.

Teesside Airport

No information on their site so we are awaiting response to our direct message to them.
**This is still the case as of August 2021 so we have contacted them again for clarity.**

The above information has been updated to the best of our knowledge, according to the information available to us – if you are aware of any changes, please let us know! (August 2021)

*Contact numbers updated August 2021 and are freephone numbers

About Alice Fowler

I love to travel and working in the airport parking world for nearly five years has given me inside out knowledge of the industry. I love to help travellers get the best out of their trip, and their journey to the airport is an important part of that. Whether it's using our data to spot trends and pinpoint when people can save money, or opening the lid on airport parking tips and tricks, if it helps our customers, I'll write about it!

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128 responses to “Airport Parking for Motorbikes”

  1. Hi, can anybody tell me about parking availability at Heathrow/Gatwick airports? (haven’t decided on airline yet). I don’t want to get there and find there is no room to park and miss my check in time trying to find alternative motorcycle parking.

    • Hi Eddy,

      The information they’ve provided matches ours in this blog post, so hopefully it is the case and they are no longer charging as per previous comments.


  2. Hi
    Looking for an update on parking my bike at Manchester airport for a week.
    Where and how much.?
    Does any one know what free facilities exist for leaving a bike at Milan airport or Geneva airport ?
    If not where could i find out?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Mark,

      Manchester have now updated their website to include information about parking for motorbikes and I have updated our information above accordingly – it’s not good news as you will need to pre-book and pay a 50% reduced fee to park in the Multi Storey Car Parks. I can’t find any information about the free parking under the flyover that has been mentioned in the past and in comments here, so whether that still exists or not remains to be seen. I would give them a call on the number they recommend above.

      As for Milan or Geneva, I can’t help there but perhaps there’s some information on their websites? Or you could try calling them?

      Hope that helps!

  3. Cardiff airport motorbike parking

    Just had confirmation that bike parking is free and there’s a specific area for it next to the ticket machines in the drop off car park.

    Hope that helps.

    • Hi Richard,

      Thanks for this information – Cardiff have now confirmed this too so I’ll update the blog

  4. East Midlands Airport, part of Manchester airport group ( MAG ) have just emailed me to say there is 50 % discount for bikes but must be booked by phoning Contact Centre on 0871 477 7747.

    • Hi There,

      If you’re having no luck calling them on 01702 538 500 perhaps you could tweet them at @SouthendAirport? They seem pretty active on there!

      Hope you can get some answers – I couldn’t find anything on their website at all!

  5. Can someone advise where the motorcycle parking bays are at Luton mid term….is it signposted…

  6. can someone tell me if there is any motorcycle parking at Prestwick Airport (I have called and the question was met with!!! “Im not sure”) and if so, How much?
    Thank You

    • Hi Henry,

      We can’t find anything on their site and we have contacted them to ask – if/when we hear back, I’ll get back to you and update this blog, too!

  7. Any update on Birmingham Airport? In 2014 I parked there for free, but it now says, for car park 3, “normal fees apply”. Which means £88 to £139!!!! 3rd to 14th August 2017. Is this true? Is so, I may as well take my van, help clog up the M42 and take up 6 times more parking space than needed 🙁

    • Hi Bill,

      Their official site still states that motorcycle parking will be subject to standard tariffs 🙁

  8. Hello
    Does anyone used the Luton Airport car park recently to leave the motorbike.
    I will be flying for just 3 days in the beginning of November 2017, where is better to park the bike?
    Also how safe is?
    Any other useful advice will be appreciated.


  9. Hi just a question about Gatwick airport.
    We need to park our motobike for about 2 weeks so I was wondering if this will be possible?
    Thank you

    • Hi Rali,

      As far as we understand, the information is still correct in our blog above – it is free for motorcyclists as long as you are parked in the correct area 🙂

    • Hey, I asked them on their live chat this morning (June 28th 18) and their response is in the screenshot in the blog above. Hope that helps

    • Hi Patrick,

      We have contacted them for further information so if/when we hear back, we will update this article 🙂

    • Hi Alan,

      We have contacted them to ask what they offer and will update the blog as soon as we hear back!

      In the meantime, if anyone else knows, please feel free to help Alan out 🙂

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