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Airport parking: frequently asked questions

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Airport parking FAQs

Below you will find frequently asked questions about parking at Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, Stansted and all UK airports. Here we offer advice and information by answering our most frequently asked questions about UK airport parking.

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1. How do I book?

To book click on the name of the airport on the right or use the quick search link above and we will tell you where to book at the cheapest rate for the airport you want and your dates. Then click on the parking company to jump the their website, input you dates, input your information including credit card details and you're booked.

2. Can I book over the telephone?

Yes. After you find out which company offers the cheapest rate for the number of days you want, you can then call the telephone number provided for them and book.

3. Where do I book airport hotels?

See our hotels page. From there we have an hotels page for every UK airport, with summary details of the most popular UK airport hotels.

4. Where do I book an airport lounge?

See our lounge page. From there we have a page for every UK airport, including who offers the lounge at the cheapest rate.

5. Where do I book an meet & greet parking?

You can book meet and greet (or valet) airport parking at Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and a number of other UK airports. Click on one of these links to find out more: Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester..

6. What is meet & greet airport parking (or valet parking)?

With meet and greet airport parking (also known as valet parking) you drive your car right to up to the terminal, where you're met by a driver. They take your car and park it at a secure car park for the duration of your trip. Then, on your return, you'll be met at the terminal by a driver with your car. You pay a little extra for your parking, and it is expensive for short trips, but it is useful for those traveling with the young or the old or who want to get to or from the airport in a hurry.

7. I need to book more than one parking space?

You will be offered the opportunity to book as many parking spaces as you need once you have found the car park you want and go to the booking section of the airport parking website.

8. If I book online, how do I know that I have a confirmed reservation?

Within 30 minutes of booking you will receive a verification e-mail with a unique booking reference and details of your booking.

9. I want for a weekend, which airports offer weekend specials?

A 'weekend special' offers discounted parking for a weekend stay. They are available at a few of car parks at a limited number of airports and are not available at all times of the year. You can usually book weekend specials at Heathrow, London City, Belfast International, Glasgow and Manchester airports.

10. Where is the cheapest place to book on airport parking?

This is the place to book the cheapest on airport parking! All of the parking companies also offer on airport parking - from Summer Special at Gatwick to the various on airport car parks at Heathrow, all are featured here at guaranteed lowest prices

11. What if I need long term parking?

We feature rates for 28 days to give you an idea of where to book long term parking at the best rate. Some car parks offer free parking after a certain number of days. Go to the page for your airport then look (in the tables) for a car park where the price does not change between 15 and 28 days, or use the quick quote search above.

12. How do I change my reservation?

Once you have received your confirmation e-mail and booking number from the company, telephone their customer services number (or e-mail them) and they will make any changes to your booking (subject to their terms and conditions).

13. How do I cancel my reservation?

Once you have received your confirmation e-mail and booking number from the company, telephone their customer services number (or e-mail them) and they will organise to cancel and refund your booking (subject to their terms and conditions).

14. How do I get detailed information about the car park?

Click on any of the airport car parks listed in the box on the left of each airport page for information on each of the car parks. If you require additional information e-mail us and we will be pleased to help.

15. Are the rates listed online the same rates quoted if you call the website call centre?

It is never more expensive to book online, and with one company it is 5% cheaper.

16. What do I pay to the car park?

Unless you want extra days parking or your car washed, nothing.

17. I have a question not answered here?

Please e-mail us at feedback@1stairportparking.co.uk and we'll do our best to answer it.

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