Hotels in Birmingham are naturally popular with visitors flying out of the city’s major airport. As such, we often get asked about Birmingham Airport parking – where’s best (or cheapest) to leave your vehicle when you jet off on your holiday or business trip.
Well, as you’d expect from one of Europe’s busiest airports, Birmingham Airport parking is in no short supply. In fact there’s a wealth of options to take advantage of, from official Birmingham Airport parking spaces just outside the terminals to cheaper, off-site car parks reachable by bus transfer.
Official parking at Birmingham Airport consists of several car parks – a short-stay drop off area, three medium stay car parks and two further long stay areas.
Booking your Birmingham Airport parking in advance is advisable where possible. The rates will be significantly cheaper if you are able to book a few weeks ahead – drive-up rates jump up to a minimum of £10 per day.
However, the official car parks do guarantee CCTV security cameras as well as foot patrols by security guards, so your car should at least be safe while you’re away! If you consider a cheaper, offsite car park, make sure you check the security facilities provided.
Offsite Birmingham Airport Parking
Parking in an official medium or long stay car park usually involves a shuttle bus transfer to the airport terminal, so many people prefer simply to add five minutes to this journey time and park in a cheaper, offsite car park.
Offsite Birmingham Airport parking options include Birmingham Airparks, less than 5 miles away from the departures terminal – and Birmingham APH which is around 8 miles/15 minutes transfer from the airport.
Birmingham APH car park is affiliated with Pink Elephant parking – a trusted and respected name in airport parking, while there’s also a local NCP car park which offers long stay spaces for Birmingham Airport travellers.
Charges and facilities for these Birmingham Airport car parks can be compared via a number of airport parking websites, such as www.skyparksecure.com.
Airport Parking – Or Birmingham Hotel?
Believe it or not, it can often be just as cheap to book a hotel and parking package than it can to simply reserve a Birmingham Airport parking space!
In which case, why not start the holiday a day or two early and enjoy a night in a top Birmingham Airport hotel?
As anybody who has been to Birmingham Airport before can testify, the roads around the city can get extremely congested – so rather than risk a traffic jam on the way to catch your flight, staying almost on-site overnight can be a clever and relaxing option.
Many airport hotels will provide a complimentary shuttle service to the departures terminal – though of course if you’re travelling light, you’re likely to be well within walking distance!