How to choose best airport parking?
Before we choose a parking space its important to understand what options are available to us. If we can not see different options there is no way to decide which one is best.
so as a first step in airport parking, I am writing a small guide to highlight all available options.
It’s really important to understand exactly what are you getting for your money.
Broadly there are three main categories.
- On-Site Airport Parking
a) short stay
b) medium stay
c) long stay
- Off-Site Airport Parking (Self Parking)
- Meet and Greet / Valet Airport Parking
On-Site Airport Parking
In the Short and Me
dium stay – Generally your car is parked in a car park that’s located within the boundaries of the airport’s land. and Long-stay parking is located a little away from the airport itself and transfer to the airport is usually by bus or cab.
You’ll find Heathrow Short Stay Parking right next to each of the terminals at the airport, for a day it will cost you GBP 59.50
Source – http://www.heathrow.com
Off-Site Airport Parking (Self Parking)
When you park your car yourself, and keep your car keys. Most short and medium-stay car parks operate on a self-park basis.
I never used this as I am not sure if its one of the best choice.
Meet and Greet / Valet Airport Parking
Meet & greet service ( also called valet service), means you have to pass your car keys to a driver, at a pre-agreed point it’s generally the airport’s pick-up and drop-off area. then its the responsibility of the driver to drives your car away to a parking area. And when you return they deliver your car back to you – you simply jump in the car and drive off.
My honest opinion
On-airport parking is the most convenient, but very expensive Valet Airport Parking is cheaper as compared to On-airport parking and customers can get value for money out of this,
Again , that’s the main reason why I am writing, with one aim and mission – help to find reliable and cost-effective meet and greet airport parking.
In the next few blogs I will highlight more how we can save money on airport parking.
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