One of the most overlooked and problematic aspects of travel is what to do with your car before leaving for your dream vacation. While some people may be able to get a friend to drive them to the airport, what if that’s not a possibility for the day of your trip? In this case, your only option is to leave your car at a location nearby the airport.
However, such solutions are not ideal for people or families traveling on a budget and can quickly eat out a large portion of your travel funds if you are not careful. The good news is that there are many excellent car parks in the vicinity of every car park in the UK, which are much more affordable than the ones offered right next to the airport. A powerful online search engine can scout out all the different types of parking in your target airport including those with valet service, long term, short term and also hotels which offer parking.
There are many factors to consider when you are faced with having to park your car close to the airport. Two of the biggest factors are cost and distance from the airport you will be flying out from. They are related in that the cost generally goes up the closer you want to be to the entrance doors of your airport. Car parks located right next to the terminal are often the most expensive and may end up costing you a small fortune since their fees are often based on the hour leading to exorbitant rates for an entire day. Such short-term parking is usually designated for guests and is the most expensive of all, but has the advantage of not having to walk far to get to the terminal. Some airports also have long-term parking, which can be easily found using well-guided signs, and are cheaper than short-term parking where patrons can leave their cars for several days or even weeks.
Another major factor to consider when choosing between the various cheap airport parking options is safety. Parking4less has a handy option which allows you to see whether a particular parking lot has CCTV security and/or whether it is manned 24 hours a day. Simply click on the icon of a particular lot and you will get all of this information and any other questions you may have.
Give it a try on your next trip, and you won’t be disappointed!