(4 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
from the airport
Our closest hotel to Airparks.
To get to airparks from the hotel turn right out of the hotel onto the A5. At the traffic lights, turn right onto the B4540 Luton Road, which is signposted Luton. Carry on into Slip End. At the traffic lights, turn left onto Grove Road. You will see Airparks on your left.
Drive into the car park - the barrier will open automatically - and park in one of the numbered arrivals lanes. Make a note of the lane number. Then unload your luggage and make your way into the check-in building in front of you. Head to one of the automated check-in machines and follow the instructions. Airparks parks your car for you, so you leave your car key with them. The machine will give you a key tag, which you'll need to attach to your car key, and a ticket so you can collect your key when you come back. Once you've put the key tag on your key, just drop it in the blue box to the right of the check-in building, in the slot for your lane number. Then hop on the transfer bus and head to the terminal.
Transfers run 24 hours a day, every 20 minutes, and takes just nine minutes. Transfers are included in the price. Your car key is the only one you need to leave with Airparks, so you should take all your other keys off your keyring before you leave home.
Holiday Inn M1 J9 with parking at Airparks room-only procedures
On the day of your stay
Drive to the hotel, check in and stay the night. Overnight parking is included.
We'll give you directions to the hotel in your booking confirmation.
Getting from the hotel to the airport
Drive from the hotel to Airparks, 5-10 minutes away. When you arrive, drive into the car photo booth. A member of the team will check you in while you stay in your car and then direct you to the relevant parking zone. You'll be given a ticket which you need to keep safe. Keep hold of your car keys and make a note of where you've parked for when you get back.
The included shuttle bus runs to the terminal regularly, 24 hours a day. It takes around 14 minutes.
The shuttle buses back to the car park leave from bay R. You'll need to show the ticket you were given at check-in to the driver. Once you're back at the car park, collect your car. On your way out just insert your ticket into the exit barrier and wait for it to lift. Don't worry if you lose your ticket, just take your photo ID to reception and answer some security questions.