There are plenty of ways to get to the airport but we think airport
parking is a pretty safe choice. Here’s why:
Easy journey to the airport
No wrestling suitcases on and off trains - just pop them in the car,
drive to the car park, and then you’re on your way! Even if you use
an off-airport car park, you’ve usually just got a short bus ride to
the terminal and most of the friendly bus drivers will be more than
happy to help with luggage.
There’s a type of airport parking to suit you
If price is your priority, then there are plenty of off-airport car
parks that will suit your budget, no matter what airport you fly
from. If you want the joy of the easiest journey possible, then book
a meet and greet or valet service for a door-to-door experience.
Find out more about types of airport parking below!
It’s often cheaper than other transport
In fact, recently we found that the cost of airport parking had
only marginally year on year, and by less than the yearly increase in train ticket prices!
Why compare airport parking?
Run a quote using the quote form above and you’ll see all the available
car parking options for your chosen airport. It’s easy to get prices for
airport parking - just specify the airport you are travelling from and
the dates and times that you need parking for, and you’ll see the full
list of car parks available.
Airport Parking Shop compares 524 UK
airport car parks so you’re bound to find an option for you. You can:
Read reviews to see how previous customers have found the service
- Check prices for different dates
Filter by the type of airport parking you require, distance from the
airport and other options.
No more shopping around to find the cheapest airport parking - see all
the car parks in one place, then you can just click to book!
Best airport parking options - Airport Parking Explained!
Airport parking might seem like a minefield with all the different
products available but don’t worry! Here’s a quick guide to the
different types of car parking service you might use:
Short Stay Parking
These car parks are usually the closest you can park to the terminal and
are often within walking distance. They are often very expensive and
only really designed for a couple of hours - beyond a day's parking and
they become very, very expensive!
Long Stay Parking
Aimed at those going away for at least a few days, these car parks can
be run by the airport or by car parking companies. They usually require
a bus to get from the car park to the terminal. Depending on the car
park, you will either park the car yourself and keep your keys, or
you'll leave the keys with the car park attendants who will store your
Off-Airport Parking (Park and Ride)
These car parks are situated slightly further away from the airport, and
you'll need to get a shuttle bus to the terminal. They are often far
cheaper than on-airport car parks!
Meet and Greet Parking
This is the option for you if you want a smooth journey either end of
your trip - you'll drop your car off at an appointed area near the
terminal, and the car park operators will meet you with the car when
your flight lands on your return journey.
Another term that usually refers to the meet and greet type service - a
premium parking solution that can save you time on your trip by being
met at the terminal with your car! We've explained further in our
blog about valet parking.
Drop and Ride Parking (Or Drop and Go)
Another way of saying Park and Ride - these usually refer to off-airport
Airport Parking with Hotel (Park and Fly)
This is a great option if you've got an early flight. You can now book a
hotel deal that will come with the parking required for your trip away.
Sometimes this is at the hotel itself, or sometimes it's a deal that's
partnered with a nearby off-airport car park.
You can see these offers in our results when you've run a quote - they
sometimes aren't that much more expensive than the parking price, and it
makes your whole morning more relaxed. No worries about what time you
need to leave or dealing with the traffic. Wake up, park the car, and
off you fly! You can read plenty more reasons
why you should book a hotel with parking
How secure is airport parking?
The car parks listed on our site may have any of the following security
measures in place:
- Close Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV)
- Power floodlighting
- High security, tamper proof fencing
- 24 hour manned security patrols
- Barrier/entrance controls
- Park Mark Safer Parking Award
Many have been awarded the
Park Mark Safer Parking Award for security, the highest
accolade that can be awarded to a car park in the UK. You can read more
about the Park Mark Award here.
Please see individual car parks' information pages for specific details
about security measure in place at that car park.
Airport Parking Discounts, Offers and Deals
Simply by booking in advance you are already getting a discounted price
on your booking as airport parking booked in advance is often up to 60%
cheaper than paying on the day. However, occasionally there are some
discounts and deals that you can take advantage of to get the cheapest
Blue Light Card, NHS Discount, Armed Forces/Defence Discount
These are a few of the different types of discount that you might have
access to - you'll usually need to access your discount portal to be
able to claim airport parking deals. If not, you can contact the car
park direct to see if they offer this discount.
Seasonal/branded promotional airport parking offers
Every so often we are able to run discounts and offeres in partnership
with our parking providers. The best way to find out about these is to
sign up to our newsletter - this way you can
be the first to know of any deals or discounts! We've recently been able
to offer up to 15% off APH owned and branded car parks, for example.
Airport Parking Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book through Airport Parking Shop?
Once you've used the quote form to run a quote, you'll see a list of
results. You can find out more information about the car park and read
reviews by clicking the "info" button. Once you've made your decision,
you can click the "book" button which will take you to the site of the
provider you have chosen. Here you can complete your booking and pay.
Once this is complete, you'll receive a confirmation email.
How can I see a confirmation of my airport parking booking?
A booking confirmation is sent to you by email almost immediately. You
should have one from the supplier you booked with, with full
instructions for the car park. You can print this email and use it as
your parking voucher. Some providers allow you to check your booking
online and print a voucher there - you will find their contact details
Can I amend or delete my booking if I decide not to travel?
In most cases, unless your booking is a super saver, non-flexible or
non-refundable option, you should be able to amend or cancel it up to 24
hours before the booked arrival time but a fee may apply. See our
suppliers' rules on amendments and cancellations
here and check with them for
the most up-to-date terms and conditions.
Why should I book in advance?
Booking your airport parking in advance can usually save you up to 60%
off the drive up price. You can compare deals, read reviews and make a
decision in your own time rather than just turning up at whatever car
park has a space and paying inflated prices to do so.
What is a gate price/drive-up price?
This is the price that the car parking company charges per day if you
arrive on the day and pay there and then. They can change this price at
any time, so by running a quote and booking with Airport Parking Shop
you can guarantee the price you'll pay, as well as usually saving quite
a bit of money!
Is Airport Parking Shop the owner of the car parks?
No. We make it possible to pre-book online at over
524 different car parks at
31 different locations around the UK. We use our
own quote engine to select the best rates from the biggest parking
providers in the UK - APH, BCP,
Essential Travel, Holiday Extras,
FHR, Park and Go,
Purple Parking & Skyparksecure. We
are impartial, so you can choose the one that's best for you based on
location, price, car park security or availability. If you have a
problem with a specific car park, it's best you contact the provider
directly who can deal with your complaint.
Why is a week 8 days and 2 weeks 15 days with Airport Parking Shop?
Airport parking companies charge from midnight on a 24 hour basis. The
charge made by the car park is per whole or part day, regardless of your
time of arrival.
Where can I find directions to the car park?
The most up-to-date directions to the car park can be found in the
confirmation email after you've booked. However, you can also find
directions and arrival information on each page about the car park on
our website. Just click the "info" button on the results, or browse to
the car park from the relevant airport page.