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    • andygb
    • By andygb 14th Apr 18, 1:54 PM
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    Heathrow parking advice
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    Heathrow parking advice 14th Apr 18 at 1:54 PM
    We are going away for a couple of weeks abroad soon, and we leave from T3 Heathrow.
    I have never parked long term at Heathrow before, but have been recommended Purple Parking meet and greet, because we are taking a fair bit of luggage. It is coming out around 120 at the moment which I think is really steep.
    Are there any others I should be looking at or is this an average price?
    Cheers.
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    • Backbiter
    • By Backbiter 14th Apr 18, 2:57 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 2:57 PM
    There are some useful links here:
    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-airport-parking
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 14th Apr 18, 3:10 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 3:10 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 3:10 PM
    I would recommend checking https://www.goodtogoparking.com/

    This is a low cost brand for LHR's own on site parking. You use the official Heathrow car parks, and they have a meet and greet service.

    I used them last year and they were very competetively priced at the time. And if you go via TCB or Quidco you should get 7.5% back.

    I just plugged in some dates for next month and they came out cheaper than Purple Parking for Meet & Greet
    • Sooler
    • By Sooler 14th Apr 18, 11:33 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 11:33 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 11:33 PM
    If luggage is manageable look at parking at LHR T4, keep your keys with you.

    https://www.heathrow.com/airport-guide/getting-around-heathrow/travel-between-terminals

    T4 to Terminal 2 or Terminal 3

    Free shuttle trains run between Terminal 4 station (Platform 1) and Heathrow Central station (Terminals 2 & 3). There are four trains an hour.
    Average journey time: 20 minutes
    Frequent London Underground trains also run between the terminals. The transfer is only free if you use a Transport for London Oyster card or a contactless payment card.
    Average journey time: 16 minutes
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 14th Apr 18, 11:38 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 11:38 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 11:38 PM
    Why would you want to park at T4 when there is long term parking at T3?
    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 15th Apr 18, 12:54 AM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 12:54 AM
    Why would you want to park at T4 when there is long term parking at T3?
    Originally posted by Nick_C
    Could be because it's cheaper?
    First 2 weeks of May, Sat to Sun is 65.
    The questions that get the best answers are the questions that give most detail....
    • martindow
    • By martindow 15th Apr 18, 11:53 AM
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    Of course the other approach is to try to reduce the amount of luggage. Do you really need to take so much? I find that even though I think I am travelling light I often come back with some unworn clothes.

    Too much luggage always adds to the hassle and strain of travelling.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 15th Apr 18, 4:07 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 4:07 PM
    If you live in London you might want to consider http://airportr.com
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 15th Apr 18, 6:33 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 6:33 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 6:33 PM
    We are going away for a couple of weeks abroad soon, and we leave from T3 Heathrow.
    I have never parked long term at Heathrow before, but have been recommended Purple Parking meet and greet, because we are taking a fair bit of luggage. It is coming out around 120 at the moment which I think is really steep.
    Are there any others I should be looking at or is this an average price?
    Cheers.
    Originally posted by andygb
    Where are you travelling from OP? Maybe alternatives to a car would be appropriate? https://www.heathrow.com/transport-and-directions
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