Choosing the wrong airport parking can be a complete nightmare and can put a dampener on the start of your holiday. Busy airports often have few and sometimes no spaces at peak times, making it a very stressful experience to say the least. Furthermore, the drive up cost of parking can be a very nasty surprise. For many of us there is no alternative to driving oneself to the airport; public transport can unfortunately be unreliable and impractical with baggage, and relying on friends or relatives to always do pickups and drop offs may well be too big an ask. The secret is being prepared: book a space early and it will no doubt take the stress and a significant amount of expense out of parking.
You are likely to get the best deal by booking a month or so ahead of your flight but, even a week or just a few days before your flight, you will still get a cheaper rate than you would paying on the day. Many, such as Birmingham airport car park, now allow you to book online, making the process incredibly easy. Booking your parking at Birmingham airport online also allows you to view all the possible options and work out which once is best for you from the comfort of your home – mid stay, long term self-park, or long term super saver.
You may also want to book on-site parking rather than space offered by other local firms, which may be further away, although these may well be far cheaper and just as useful so long as they include a transfer to the airport itself.
In order to ensure your holiday gets off to the best possible start and that you don’t end up wasting the money you saved on your flights or a hotel by spending it on parking, it is well worth doing some research online and booking ahead.