10 top tips for Airport parking when going on Holiday

Driving to the airport yourself in your own car is one of the best and most cost-effective, convenient ways of starting your holiday. Airport parking both on-site and off-site has become popular with travellers, especially family’s who want a hassle and taxi free, way of economically getting to/from the Airport. With that in mind, see below, our top ten tips to make the journey easy and stress free;

  1. Check car insurance, MOT, & Tax are all up to date and not likely to expire whilst your are away.
  2. Clean out the car and remove all loose valuables.
  3. Make sure the car battery is fully charged and all lights and electrical items are switched off. Last thing you want is to come back from holiday and find a flat battery.
  4. Check tyre pressures are all good.
  5. As with all things, plan ahead & book early for the best deals.hotel_travel_blogs_airplane_landing_sunset
  6. Use comparison sites, e.g  Money Saving Expert and check reviews on social media.
  7. Filter on the right options for you, usually either (a) Park & ride (b) Meet & Greet
  8. Check the car parking provider has the Park Mark accreditation, this demonstrates that the company has been independently inspected, meeting all standards & security specifications.
  9. Check arrangements for shuttle transfers from the car park to the airport and vice-versa upon return, as you may need to pro-actively call the operator for pick-up. Most importantly, make sure that you know which Bus Stop to be standing at for collection and how long it takes.
  10. When collecting your car, do a thorough inspection on the premises before leaving just like you would when collecting or returning a car rental.

Last but not least, don’t forget to have a fab time away!

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Gatwick Airport – Cophall Parking

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. jennytownsend1 says:

    We have always used Taxis but next time we’ll try this out, thanks for the tip

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  2. conrad says:

    Great tips, thanks

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  3. Jane Maurtagh says:

    Good money saving tips and best of all don’t have to wait for Taxi, thanks

    Liked by 1 person

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