When to Book Airport Parking: Is it Cheaper to Book Early?

We are often asked if there is a cost difference according to when you book your airport parking.

The simple answer is, more often than not, yes!

These figures show the difference between booking early and booking nearer departure, taken from our own figures for 2018.

Book Early Rates Table 2019 | FHR Travel Blog

Flying from Gatwick, Easter 2018

You could have saved up to 10% by booking 2 months in advance

Arrival 25th March 2018

APH off Airport Parking: Booked January 2018 at £25.69; Cophall: Booked March 2018 at £28.75. Book early saving £3.06

Bubble Meet & Greet: Booked January 2018 at £46; ABC: Booked March 2018 at £49. Book early saving £3.00

Flying from Gatwick, Summer 2018

You could have saved up to 26% by booking 6 months in advance

Arrival 6th August 2018

APH off Airport Parking: Booked January 2018 at £60.28; Cophall: Booked March 2018 at £72.80; Cophall: Booked July 2018 at £70.96. Book early saving £10.68

ABC Meet & Greet: Booked January 2018 at £82; ACE: Booked March 2018 at £99; Sure: Booked July 2018 at £110.99. Book early saving £28.99

Flying from Heathrow, Easter 2018

You could have saved up to 37% by booking 2 months in advance

Arrival 25th March 2018

Happy Days off Airport Parking: Booked January 2018 at £50; NCP: Booked March 2018 at £75.59.  Book early saving £25.59

5 Star Meet & Greet: Booked January 2018 at £58; Star: Booked March 2018 at £92. Book early saving £34.00

Flying from Heathrow, Summer 2018

You could have saved up to 20% by booking 6 months in advance

Arrival 6th August 2018

Happy Days off Airport Parking: Booked January 2018 at £52.95; Booked March 2018 at £63; Drivefly: Booked July 2018 at £42.95. Booking early cost an extra £10.

Star Meet & Greet: Booked January 2018 at £60; Booked March 2018 at £68; Booked July 2018 at £75. Book early saving £15.00

Heathrow airport car park charges are not always cheaper for the summer, as August is quieter due to fewer business travellers at that time of year.

Flying from Manchester, Easter 2018

You could have saved up to 18% by booking 2 months in advance

Arrival 25th March 2018

Toad Airport Parking: Booked January 2018 at £30; Hunters: Booked March 2018 at £30. Booking early no saving.

Meet & Greet: Easy: Booked January 2018 at £37; Booked March 2018 at £45. Book early saving £8.00

Flying from Manchester, Summer 2018

You could have saved up to 50% by booking 6 months in advance

Arrival 6th August 2018

Hunters off Airport Parking: Booked January 2018 at £37; Toad: Booked March 2018 at £36; Booked July 2018 at £75. Book early saving £38.00

VIP Meet & Greet: Booked January 2018 at £50; Easy: Booked March 2018 at £60; MAGT1: Booked July 2018 at £79.99.  Book early saving £29.99

Flying from Luton, Easter 2018

You could have saved up to 16% by booking 2 months in advance

Arrival 25th March 2018

Paige off Airport Parking: Booked January 2018 at £32.95; Booked March 2018 at £34.95;  Early booking saving £2.00

Supersaver Meet & Greet: Booked January 2018 at £57; FHR: Booked March 2018 £68.  Book early saving £11.00

Flying from Luton, Summer 2018

You could have saved up to 44% by booking 6 months in advance

Arrival 6th August 2018

Park & Ride off Airport Parking: Booked January 2018 at £39.95; Paige: Booked March 2018 at £44.95; Booked July 2018 at £39.95. Book early no saving.

FHR Meet & Greet: Booked January 2018 at £50; Booked March 2018 at £68; Supersaver: Booked July 2018 at £90. Early booking saving £40.00

Flying from Edinburgh, Easter 2018

You could have saved up to 17% by booking 2 months in advance

Arrival 25th March 2018

Plane off Airport Parking: Booked January 2018 at £29.99; Flying Scot: Booked March 2018 at £36.99. Early booking saving £7.00.

Maple Meet & Greet: Booked January 2018 at £42.99; Booked March 2018 at £51.99. Early booking saving £9.00.

Flying from Edinburgh, Summer 2018

You could have saved up to 25% by booking 6 months in advance

Arrival 6th August 2018

Low Cost off Airport Parking: Booked January 2018 at £32.99; Booked March 2018 at £32.99; Flying Scot: Booked July 2018 at £43. Early booking saving £10.01.

Maple Meet & Greet: Booked January 2018 at £55.99; Booked March 2018 at £55.99; Booked July 2018 £74.99. Early booking saving £19.00.

Meet & Greet prices are taken from the cheapest flexible Meet & Greet car park and may not be the same company.

In addition to saving money, booking early ensures a space. In Summer 2018 many car parks were full. Full car parks meant that last minute bookings could not be taken. In some cases there was no availability for a couple of weeks before travellers’ arrival dates.

For anyone worried that the price may go down, choose a flexible product with FHR. This means that if your car parking space gets cheaper nearer the date, you can cancel and re-book with us at the new rate and get the balance refunded up to 24 hours before date of stay.

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