Heathrow Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports and with five terminals it sees a lot of holiday makers (and of course people who are travelling through on business) come and go through its terminals on a daily basis.
As a result of the large number of people that pass through its doors each day provisions need to be made for the way that these people arrive and leave the airport, and for those who have driven to the airport they need to find a safe place to park their cars whilst they are away on holiday.
Because of the size of the airport Heathrow airport parking is in big demand and the car parks are always very busy and can get booked up fast, so if you want to use any of the airport parking services at Heathrow then it is a good idea to make sure that you book up your space as soon as you book your flights as this will avoid hassle and disappointment if you leave it too late, only to find out that they are full.
There are a wide range of options available for those who are looking to park in and around the Heathrow area. You can choose to park your car on site at an airport run car park (these are within the airport’s grounds and are amongst the most convenient of car parks in terms of proximity to the terminal buildings) or you can choose to take your car to a park and ride car park that is usually a couple of miles from the airport, you will then be given a designated space where your car will be kept securely – you will then need to take a shuttle bus along with your luggage to the terminal where you are flying from. For many people this is the most cost effective option as the fact that the car park is not within the airport’s perimeters means that they do not have to pay a premium for the parking and this will save them a lot of money on the overall cost of their holiday.
Many of the airports across the country offer similar parking options as the parking that is available at Heathrow Airport and you will find that Leeds Bradford Airport, Manchester Airport and Gatwick Airport will all offer the same basic parking types as Heathrow does.
If you are travelling on business or you need to book a pick up for a business associate then some airport parking services offer a pick-up and chauffeur service which means that they will pick you up from your door and drive you to the airport, this is of course one of the most expensive services that car parking companies around the Heathrow area offer, but sometimes the occasion calls for a little VIP treatment!