Aberdeen Airport has one main terminal – where the airlines operate – and about 100m to the north, there is a much smaller terminal (The Broomfield Terminal open Monday – Friday only) for passengers on North Sea helicopter flights. There is one short stay car park, one long stay car park plus one off airport car park. Priority Parking in the short stay multi-storey car park at premium prices is also offered. The on airport car parks are located close to the airport terminal with quick transfer times.
As with any airport, you have a trade off between price and convenience. The cheaper the price, the further the car park is from the terminal. The nearer it is to the terminal, the higher the price !
Below the experts at 1stairportparking.co.uk set out a guide to what to expect and how to get the best deal on your Aberdeen Airport Parking.
So how do you get the best deal? Whether you want to be on airport, off airport or you want meet and greet parking, there are some simple steps you need to take. Here the experts tell you about Aberdeen Airport parking and how to get the best deal:
1. Never, ever pay the full price for your parking !
We give details of all of the car parks at Aberdeen Airport in 4 – 7 below, but whatever car park you plan to stay at, always book in advance. NEVER drive up to the car park and pay. Even at the cheapest (off airport) car park the price you pay when you drive up without pre-booking (known as the ‘gate price’) is two or three times higher than the pre-book price. This is particularly so at on airport car parks, where the pre-book price is usually around 50% of the gate price.
AND IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO PREBOOK. Even if you book the same day, just before you leave home, it will be cheaper than the gate price. Never, ever pay the full price !
2. Before you rush to book your parking from the airport – COMPARE PRICES
Even if you decide you want to book the airport long stay car park, don’t just head over to the airport website to book. Compare prices at a number of suppliers and you could save up to 60% (typical savings are between 5 – 25%).
An easy way to do this is by using the www.1stairportparking.co.uk/one-click-quotes.asp page. This allows you to enter your dates once and in a few seconds compare the cost of every airport car park at five suppliers to find the lowest price available.
There are no fees, no costs, it’s fast, impartial, independent and free to use. And if you don’t want to book over the internet, you can call the parking company using the telephone numbers provided.
3. Compare prices, but compare car parks too. HOW MUCH is your time worth?
With airport parking there is a trade off between price and convenience. The cheaper the price, the further the car park is from the terminal. The nearer it is to the terminal, the higher the price. How much is your time worth? Are you prepared to add 15 minutes to your transfer time to save