For people using an airport early in the morning, there are a few options. Firstly, there are the special car parks at the airport. This is called Airport Parking
and there are a few options depending on the size of the airport for availability.
Many people decide to actually stay at the airport, so that they don't have to travel. This is a really good idea for people with long distances or during the winter when it is is not clear whether it will snow or ice up, which can cause delays to your travel arrangeemnts.
Staying at the airport is not as expensive as many believe, and if you shop around for deals sometimes you can find a nice hotels almost as cheaply as it would cost to park your car. You do not have to drive to the airport, if you are staying in a hotel before you fly, but it is quite popular. Airport Hotels have a number of options, these are on site, off site, on site with off site storage. We have listed them below to explain more.
Onsite or on airport hotels
Onsite Airport Hotels usually consist of the large hotel groups and are usually within the airport boundary and sometimes actually connected to the terminal. However, a point to remember is that airports can cover a huge area, so even if you chose an on site hotel, you may still be quite a distance from the airport.
off site or off airport hotels
These airport hotels are usually within ten miles of the airport, and will often consist of the mainstream mid budget hotels and small local businesses. These can all be booked online via their own websites or you visit one of the online reseller companies such as APH, Essential Travel or Holiday Extras to name a few. These Hotels will often either have a free or small charge shuttle bus to take passengers from the hotel to the airport terminal.
When booking an airport hotel and taking your car along, you want to ensure you know where your car will be over the period of your holiday. Some hotels will keep your car in their own car park, others will send your car off to a remote storage facility. Which ever way the hotel treats your car, it should be safe and the websites will clearly state how your car will be looked after.
For early flights, we would highly recommend using an airport hotel if one is available. To save money check out any companies that offer mystery or undercover hotels, as these are just the main hotel chains offering their rooms at a lower price without advertising on their name. It also allows the companies to ensure all rooms are sold .
Gatwick Airport hotels
Heathrow Airport hotels
Stansted Airport hotels
Manchester Airport hotels
Birmingham Airport hotels