Airport Parking

Airport Parking

We at Thomas Cook are delighted to offer you a range of airport parking that is affordable, convenient and safe to use. Choose from more than 130 car parks at over 30 UK airports, including all London airports and all major city airports, and save more in your pocket for what really matters - your holiday. To book, enter your dates into the search engine at the top of this page, or select your location from the table below.

Aberdeen Belfast City (George Best) Belfast International Birmingham
Bournemouth Bristol Cardiff Doncaster-Sheffield (Robin Hood)
Dublin Durham Tees Valley East Midlands Edinburgh
Exeter Airport Parking Gatwick Glasgow International Glasgow Prestwick
Heathrow Humberside Inverness Leeds Bradford
Liverpool London City Luton Manchester
Newcastle Norwich Shannon Southampton
Southend Stansted Dover Port Southampton Port

Types of Airport Parking

We offer a variety of parking types across all our UK airports, each coming with their own individual benefits. Have a look below to find out more about the different types.

On-Site Airport Parking

An on-site airport car park is one based on airport grounds, within close proximity to the terminal. Typically, you'll approach an entrance barrier which will automatically recognise your number plate and raise to let you in. To get to the terminal, you'll either need to make a short walk, or catch a very quick shuttle transfer, which is usually included in the price of the package. This type of parking is often a mid-range price, and the perfect balance between convenience and value for money.

Meet and Greet

Usually our most expensive parking service, a meet & greet package is as straightforward and easy as you can get. Head to the terminal and drop off your car at either the meet & greet offices, or a designated drop-off spot at the terminal itself. A professional chauffeur will meet you, take your keys and park your car while you make your way to departures. Your car will be kept on a safe and secured site for the duration of your trip. On your return, depending on the service and location, either head to the meet & greet office to collect your car, or call up to have your vehicle brought round to the terminal. Meet & greet is particularly good for those travelling with children, have a lot of luggage, or simply want a taste of a VIP airport experience.

Park and Ride

A park and ride is a car park located a short distance away from the airport, whether on airport grounds or just outside. Depending on the service and location, you'll either need to head inside, park in any available bay and keep your keys, or park in a designated drop-off lane, where you'll then need to head inside the car park's offices to register your vehicle and hand over your keys. These services work just like a park and ride in a town centre. Simply head to the closest bus stop and hop onto the free shuttle transfer provided by the car park, which will whisk you away to departures. Most park & ride bus journeys won't take any longer than 15-20 minutes.

Hotel Parking

Another airport parking option you may not have considered, is parking on hotel grounds for the duration of your time away, as part of one of our great value hotel and parking packages. Many hotels in and around our U.K airport can offer safe and secured parking on their own grounds. Park up in any space when you arrive for your overnight stay and head inside. You may be asked to hand in your keys, as, depending on the hotel, your car may need to be moved within the airport grounds, or to another secured location a little further away. When it's time to head to the airport, you'll either need to walk to the terminal, or catch a transfer. This could be a shuttle bus provided by the hotel, a bus that costs a small fee, or a taxi, which reception staff will help you arrange.

How to Make your Booking Cheaper

Everyone enjoys a bargain, so we want to make it even easier for you to find your perfect airport service. Have a look below for our quick guideline and handy tips to getting the best prices, and the most out of your money.

Pre-book: Pre-booking your airport parking is essential, not only because the earlier the book, the more you can save, but because there is no guarantee there will be a parking space on the day without a booking, and you could end up paying significantly more. If you have your travel dates sorted, book your airport parking as early as possible to take advantage of our huge savings.

Hotel and Parking: Stretch your money further with one of our great value hotel and parking packages, available at all major U.K airports. Our experts partner up our best offers on both airport hotels and parking, to create easy, straightforward, and cheap packages that can help make sure your trip runs as smooth as possible. We don't like to boast, but our packages are such great value, they often don't work out much more than parking alone, and they are cheaper than booking your room and parking separately.

Non-flexible deals: If your travel dates are set in stone and you know you won't need to cancel your parking, why not book yourself a non-refundable deal? We can often offer a lower price on non-refundable packages, making it a very easy and simple way to save those pennies.

Book off-site: Typically, the closer a car park is to the airport, the more expensive it is. You can treat yourself to a meet & greet, which means no wait times and a direct stroll into the terminal, but if you're a budget conscious traveller and don't mind spending a few minutes on a free transfer bus, your best bet to enjoy extra savings is to book yourself into a car park that's a little further away from the terminal than others.

Book with Thomas Cook: Not only are we a trusted name in the travelling industry, but we regularly check our prices to ensure they are competitive, and that our customers are getting the best prices possible. To that effect, we offer a never beaten on price guarantee. If you find the same deal for less than we offer within 24-hours of booking, we'll refund you the difference.

Car Park Security

We only offer the best airport car parks, ones that have been checked and vetted before being offered to our customers. They are typically provided by the airports themselves, or by our trusted partners, such as Airparks and Purple Parking, who we are proud to have been working with for many years. All of our car parks boast all or some of the following security features:

  • Entry and exit barriers
  • CCTV
  • Regular Staff Patrols
  • Floodlighting
  • Security Fencing

Be on the lookout for the Park Mark awarded car parks, which are regularly vetted by parking associations and police to ensure that your car parking is secure.

Airport Hotels and Parking Package Deals

Our airport hotels and parking deals are the perfect way to save money on your next trip to the airport, as well as take the stress and fuss out of your journey there. We all know that feeling... your bags are packed, your passport is ready to go and... traffic jam! Get rid of that sense of dread by arriving at the airport the day before your flight, get a great night's sleep in one of our handpicked hotels, and make your leisurely way to the airport in the morning. Our experts have combined our hotels and parking at all our U.K airports to create a variety of packages to suit all budgets and travelling styles, whether you're after a simple three-star to rest your head and a great value park and ride service, or a luxurious and cushy four-star with a VIP valet parking experience, we're certain to have something to meet your needs and budget. To find out more about our hotels and parking and to book, head over to our dedicated airport hotels and parking page.

How to Book

To book, simply head to the top of this page and enter your dates and details into the search engine. When you click search, you'll be taken to a page displaying all the live prices and availability of the car parking services for your chosen location. Pick your favourite, check-out, and start getting excited for your holiday! If you would like to find out more about the services at your location, you can select your airport from the table above. If you're interested in one of our great value hotel and parking packages, head to our dedicated airport hotels and parking page and enter your information into the search engine there.

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Do you need additional support? Our experienced travel team is happy to help with your airport parking whenever you need it. Just contact us with any queries - we are only too happy to help you.