When it comes to going away, it can feel like there’s a mountain of things you need to organise. Holiday booking, accommodation, travel insurance, sun cream, flip-flops… the list goes on. If you’re planning to drive to the airport, that’s another thing you need to sort. But don’t fall into the trap of leaving it until the last minute. When it comes to airport parking, whether you’re looking for parking at Manchester, Bristol, London, or Glasgow Airport parking, it’s much cheaper – and safer – to book well in advance.
If you book late, not only will you run the risk of limited availability – especially on spaces within walking distance of the airport terminal – you’ll usually see the prices go up too. So if price is a priority, try to book as early as possible to secure the best prices and availability.
You can search online for airport parking operators, go direct to the airport website, or even search for parking via your tour operator’s website, like Thomas Cook. And depending on your needs, there are plenty of different car parking options to suit a wide range of requirements and budgets. Let’s say you’ve got the kids and the grandparents in tow and it’s more important to get a quick getaway after you’ve landed than to get a cheap bargain. In which case, you’ll probably benefit from a Meet and Greet service, where your car is brought to the terminal ready for you to drive straight home on arrival.
Or, if budget is your main priority, you’ll usually find the cheapest prices by searching for off-site parking. This usually involves leaving your car in a secure off-site location and taking a free shuttle bus to your terminal. On arrival back in the UK, you’ll join the shuttle for the return trip, before picking up your keys and heading home.
So from short-term parking at your regional airport to long-stay Glasgow Airport parking, get online and do your research to find the best deals on the market.