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Great Cheap Airport Parking Hunt merged threads

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Overseas Holidays & Travel Planning
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  • SystemSystem
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    I have booked via
    http://www.gatwick-guesthouses.co.uk/
    these are B&Bs and farms around the airport. I got a great deal - £30 single room, £2 a day to park. Then a minicab to the airport.

    I'm looking for a similar deal near Stansted now. Does anyone know of one?
  • SystemSystem
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    check out premier lodge, they have 3 lodges near Gatwick and offer 7 nights or 14 nights free parking when you stay 1 or 2 nights with them. Not sure if the offer applies to the special weekend rate of £25 a room though, check out their website.

    I spent the night at Gatwick South last night, and the rooms are great, I was very impressed.

    Good luck!
  • jeanna_2jeanna_2 Forumite
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    hi there!
    i'm flying from gatwick in sept. i booked a cheap deal with travelodge £25 a room. they have these offers every now and again. worth a try . ithink maybe you can get cheap parking aswell. :)
  • SystemSystem
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    I am a bit cheeky re parking and use the facilities of the local residential town

    Get the number of a local taxi firm to Stanstead airport or one that is based in Bishops Stortford (largest town nearby)

    Here's a link from yell

    http://www.yell.co.uk/ucs/UcsSearchAction.do?searchType=classic&companyName=taxi&location=bishops+stortford&mqs=xi

    Drive to either Bishops Stortford or one of the small villages near by and find a nice quiet residential street without any parking restrictions. There are loads in Bishop Stortford !!

    Figure out the address you are at and order your taxi.

    You will be able to park there for free (as long as you have tax and nothing is wrong with your car) and the taxi ride will be bound to be cheaper than parking at Stanstead.

    Keep the taxi number and use the same comapny to collect you. Normally airport taxi's are charged an additional cost by the airport to pick up customers. This is passed onto you.

    I'm sure this will save you money, but compare costs first and check the costs of the taxi. It may well annoy the local resident where your car is parked, but you are quite within your rights to park anywhere you want.
  • There are 2 car parks at STN and I think both have min stay of 7 days when prebooking, otherwise it's cheaper to not prebook for a short duration like yours.

    Why not take the bus instead of the car?

    cheers
    Col
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  • AddyAddy Forumite
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    We leave our car at a small car park, run by a bloke from his own home about 7 minutes away from Stansted. He has a secure high-fenced lock-up area and transfers to and from the terminals are included in the price, which is £5 a day.

    I have no connections with this man, other than being a customer. Send me a PM if you want his details.

    Addy.
  • SystemSystem
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    Try https://www.checksecureparking.co.uk
    They are located 5 minutes from the airport and charge about £25 per week. I have used them several times.
  • Woby_TideWoby_Tide Forumite
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    £75 for 2 weeks parking near an airport isn't that expensive at all really. Find a street in surrounding areas and get a taxi is your next best bet.

    £56 http://www.gatwickparking.net/
  • basillbasill Forumite
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    Try Tudor Rose,

    http://www.tudorrose.co.uk

    you pick up a driver at their base (5 mins from terminals) who takes you to the airport in your own car, then takes it away and parks it.
    On your return you ring from customs and they bring your car back to the airport you then drop the chaufeur back at the car park on the way to the motorway.

    this service cost £36.90 for a week in September compared to £53 (inc 10% disc at BCP)

    They do say that if they are very busy a minibus may be used for the return but for £2.50 a day they do some extras and guarantee a chaufeur.

    I had this recommended to me and will be using it for the first time next month.


    Not really cheaper but does avoid the hassle of a bus transfer to the airport.

    Good luck

    Basill
  • jaspaljaspal Forumite
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    hi all,

    thanks for your suggestions. Very much apreciated.
    I booked through https://www.superbreaks.com in the end.

    £95 for one night stay in a 4* Hotel with loads of facilities and free transfers.

    OK, i know its £95 but it is good value i think

    Cheers

    P
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