Frequently Asked Questions

How do I compare airport parking prices?

Use our quote form to specify the airport you are travelling from and dates and times that you require parking, and you will be shown a list of parking options to choose from. You can sort these by price, distance from the airport, type of service and a number of other options.

What is a gate price?

This is how much the car parking company charges per day, if you simply turn up and pay for the parking. This price can change without warning. By pre-booking with Airport Parking Shop you can save up to 40% on the gate price.

How can I book?

You can book securely online, using a credit or debit card. To do this, firstly fill out the quote form, then click the 'instant quote' button to receive an impartial list of discounted car parking companies. You will be taken to a screen where the parking options are listed from our 8 main parking brokers. Here you can review all the different types of parking available and decide which one suits you best. The options are listed as 'On Airport', 'Off Airport' and 'Meet and Greet'.

Once you have decided, click on the price tag button next to the relevant type of parking and you will be taken to booking screen for either APH, BCP, FHR, Essential Travel, Holiday Extras, Park and Go, Purple Parking, or Skyparksecure. Fill in the online form and after you have pressed confirm you will receive a confirmation instantly on-screen, then shortly after, via email. This confirmation will include the printable directions and instructions about how to get to the car park.

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Why should I book in advance?

Booking in advance not only saves you up to 40%, but it allows you to travel safe in the knowledge that you have a parking space reserved for you, even when demand is high. Also, you will get a better price than if you wait till nearer the time, in a similar way to booking a holiday with a travel agent. The nearer to the time you book it, the more expensive it will be.

How far in advance do I have to book?

You can book anytime, even for today if you wanted to. The booking process takes only a few minutes, and once you are given a booking reference number you can simply turn up.

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.

I only have to park for 4 days, but I can only get a quote for 8 days. Why?

It is possible to book for 4 days, but the minimum charge from the car parking company is for 8 days. See the minimum stay/charge details on the airport car park breakdown pages.

Is there a further discount for booking more than one car at the same time?

No, because our prices are already at a discounted rate.

Where are the directions on your website?

Directions will be on the booking confirmation we send you and also on the breakdown for each separate car park.

Is your booking system secure?

Our booking system is completely secure as it is protected by 128 bit SSL encryption.

We use a secure server to protect all the information you provide us with. All information you enter is encrypted by the server's software, SSL (Secure Socket Layers). It will not be decrypted until it reaches our server. A small locked padlock in the bottom left of your browser tells you our site is secure. This means that you can safely send credit card details through our site. Our secure pages will not display a 'security alert' message. This also means that our pages are secure and that your information is safe with us. To protect our internal information from the Internet, we have installed a firewall (security software) on our server.

Does Airport Parking Shop own the car parks?

Not exactly. We make it possible to pre book online at 513 different car parks at 31 different locations around the UK. We use our own pre built quote engine to select the best rates from some of the largest parking brokers in the UK: APH, BCP, FHR, Essential Travel, Holiday Extras, Park and Go, Purple Parking, and Skyparksecure. You can view all parking options and select the one that suits you best, based on price, location, availability and security.

How are the car parks secured?

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. Please see individual car parks' information pages for details.

What is 'Meet & Greet?'

Meet and Greet is a service for those who are travelling in a hurry, or don't want to wait around for the shuttle buses. A representative from the company will meet you at the airport when you arrive, take your car and park it in their secure parking site. On your return they will meet you at the airport to drop your car off to you. When using this service it is a good idea to carry a mobile phone to allow the representatives to contact you.

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