Cheapest parking around any UK airport

Airport parking fees can be quite high and in many cases cost a lot more than the flight itself. But to give you an idea of ​​some of the cheaper providers, the Mirror shows the cheapest parking options

We used a comparison tool to find the best results for a fake vacation in two months
We used a comparison tool to find the best results for a fake vacation in two months

away on vacation can be stressful, often requiring a tremendous amount of effort to plan, save, spend money and finally get the family in the car with everything you need.

We cannot guarantee that your children will remember to bring their shoes, but we can help you find some of the best and cheapest parking spots in the whole of the UK big airports.

Parking your car for vacation can cost a fortune, especially if you leave it by the 24th last minute – but smart shopping can help you keep costs down.

Note that parking can often be more expensive than taking public transport to the airport. So check all options before booking.

It is also important to remember that the cost of airport parking can vary from day to day and therefore prices and providers may have changed since this article was written.

To test the best options, the Mirror used comparison site Travel Supermarket to examine the cost of airport parking at each of the UK’s seven busiest airports. What we report below is the parking option that was the cheapest for that day, March 29, for a spot in exactly two months time for a week’s parking. This means that these dates are correct for the period from May 29th to June 5th, but are subject to change.

All car parks are open from 1pm to 1pm which means it might be different if you don’t even look at that time on the same days. However, we hope this gives you an idea of ​​the cheapest options at each airport.

It’s also worth remembering that this study looks at the price of parking for a week and doesn’t necessarily look at the details and fine print – including everything from late fees to cancellations and distance to the airport.

We’ve also included Travel Supermarket’s review data to give you a feel for the customer experience. This data was not collected by the Mirror.


Heathrow is the busiest airport in Europe



The country’s largest airport, Heathrow, offers plenty of parking options, although according to our research it’s not the cheapest.

The three cheapest options are all offered by Purple Parking and all three claim to be the closest off-airport car parks. The three different options each serve a dedicated terminal, with the T2, T3 and T5 each having their own £115.95 option.

T2: 77% of 583 customers would book again. T3: 87% of 522 customers would book again. T5: 86% of 1,308 customers would book again.

Transfers take between 10 and 12 minutes and run every 20 minutes.

The second cheapest company is Q-Park Self Park. It also serves T2, T3 and T5 for £135.95 and transfers run every 20 minutes. 87% of 41 customers would book again.


The cheapest car park at Gatwick Airport is Cophall Parking at £72.92 for a week. It serves all terminals and offers a free transfer to the airport every 15 minutes. 95% of 25 customers would book again.

In second place is I Love Park and Deliver at £80.00 – although they’re slightly more expensive, their transfers take five minutes as opposed to Cophall’s 15. Both offer free cancellation. 96% of 96 customers would book again.


Cheap parking seems to be quite tight in Manchester with MAG Manchester Airport dominating cheap parking. Well, unless you feel like it Leaving your vehicle in a stranger’s driveway for free.

Different services for each device or with different functions have slight price differences.

For the cheapest option, choose DROP & GO at £74.99. Buses to T1 and T2 take between two and five minutes, and T3 is a five-minute walk away. You drop off your car and it will be parked for you. 90% of 1,792 customers would book again.

The second cheapest option is JETPARKS 3, which promises security and lets you keep your car keys. This costs a pound more at £75.99 for all terminals. Transfers run every 15 minutes and are included in the price. They last between six and eight minutes, so they are a bit further out than the DROP & GO. 91% of 231 customers would book again.


A plane flies over Stanstead Airport


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Like Manchester, Stanstead is quite taken with the options of MAGS Stanstead Airport.

This time the cheapest option is Jet Parks, offering a week’s parking for £67.99 including transfers and running every 20 minutes and taking 15 minutes to get to departures. 93% of 14 customers would book again.

A close second is the MAGS Long Stay option, which is said to be the most booked in Stanstead and costs £73.99. Transfers run every 15 minutes and take the same amount of time to get there. 91% of 1,121 customers would book again.


Birmingham has an abundance of cheap parking options, with two companies offering the cheapest fair for our dates at £60.99.

The Air Parks Selfpark offer included 14-minute transfers that operate every 25 minutes. It features contactless check-in. 88% of 1,458 customers would book again.

APH now operates a shuttle bus every 25 minutes, which takes 15 minutes to travel. 88% of 287 customers would book again.

An honorable mention is NCP’s partnership with Birmingham Airport Parking, car parks two and three. It costs £61.79, is secured and connected to the terminal so you don’t need a transfer. 60% of 188 customers would book again.


Passengers are seen at Edinburgh Airport


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Of the UK’s largest airports, Edinburgh is the ideal place for cheap parking. The best option is Flying Scott’s Low Cost, which offers parking for just £29.99. Transfers take six minutes, depart every 20 minutes and are included in the price. 88% of 429 customers would book again.

In a very honorable second place is PremiAir Main Carpark 1 for only 32.99. The transmissions run “endlessly” and last only three minutes. 90% of 272 customers would book again


In Luton, the cheapest option is the official Luton Airport Long Stay Car Park. It costs £63.99 for the week with transfers every 20 to 15 minutes and takes 10 to 12 minutes. 92% of 48 customers would book again.

In second place is Air Parks Selfpark with a £68.99 deal, which offers a service that claims to run ‘regularly’, although we’re not exactly sure what that means. The transfer takes 14 minutes. 88% of 2388 customers would book again.

The current parking prices can be found below travel supermarket for current costs for each airport.

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