There’s not a lot more than can spoil your holiday than being ripped-off, particularly when it happens before you leave the country. Whether you choose to stay for a short period of time or for longer, airport car parks are home to some of the most expensive car parks in the UK.
With reports of Heathrow charging more than £4 a day at peak times, your holiday could end up costing you a whole lot more if you go away for a week. Reports have also shown that the top London airports are increasing their prices this summer to compensate for the school holidays. Daylight robbery anyone?
And that’s not all – people parking for long periods of time will have to book ahead otherwise they may be subject to a penalty fee which could cost more than the holiday they’ve booked in the first place.
So how do we stop this?
Unfortunately, procedures are yet to be put in place but we can recommend a few things to get those costs down so you don’t end up paying £300 to park for your holiday.
- Book well in advance. This is vital for a lot of transport-based things. By booking ahead you ‘should’ get a substantially cheaper rate
- Park as far away from the airport as possible. Normally, the further away you are, the cheaper it is. You’ll just have to drag your luggage a bit further that’s all.
- Do your research. Even if it’s simply preparing yourself for the prices around it’s a lot better than the shock of an unexpected ticket cost.
And just remember, there are lots of comparison websites around which compare airport prices. The costs really do vary depending on which company you buy with. Spend some time researching these before your holiday. You don’t want to have to watch your pennies on your week away.