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Most Holiday Extras customers save £125 on their airport parking

Book your parking in advance to save on the gate rate.

It's almost always cheaper to book your parking in advance rather than pay on the gate the day you fly.

In fact, it's so much cheaper to book in advance that last year most of our customers saved more than £125, rather than paying on the day.

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The average saving vs just driving to the airport and paying the gate rate on the day in 2023 was £191. That means, with holidaymakers telling us they'll average two overseas trips this year, just pre-booking parking for those trips rather than paying on the gate saves enough to buy a return flight to New York or a theatre break in London.

3% of UK holidaymakers tell us they still pay for their parking on the day. That's £191 they could have put towards their holiday - so if you're still buying your airport parking on the day, we strongly recommend booking in advance instead to take advantage of the savings.

Book your airport parking in advance

Last year our customers saved half a billion pounds

This year it's also important to book your airport hotel early - not just to secure the best price, but because block-booking of airport hotels by the government means there may be limited availability in the summer. So the best time to book your airport parking and your airport hotel is as soon as you've booked your flights.

Why book your airport parking and hotels with us?

  • Most of our customers saved at least 70% on their airport parking last year by booking ahead vs the price they'd have paid on the day*
  • We're the UK market leader when it comes to airport parking so we have the widest range of spaces available anywhere
  • We've been helping people find the best airport parking for more than 40 years, so you can be confident we've looked after millions of cars just like yours before
  • We offer the most flexible cancellation and amendment terms for your parking with Flextras

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*Based on analysis of 3.3 million Holiday Extras airport parking customers in 2023 who booked an airport parking product which advertises a gate rate, comparing the price each customer paid for their parking through us to either the gate rate for that car park, where a gate rate is available, or if a gate rate is not available for that car park the cheapest gate rate available at the same airport. Data calculated 1st January to 19th December 2023.