APH Compares Drop-Off and Pick-Up Regulations at Major UK Airports

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Heathrow Airport recently raising its short-stay car parking prices at peak hours for the second time in as many months, drivers using the Short-Stay Car Park when collecting friends or relatives will now have to pay £3.50 for 30 minutes’ parking. In order to help those kindly drivers who take friends and relatives to the airport (in a process often known as Kiss & Fly) understand the rules and fees in advance, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has compared drop-off and pick-up regulations across all major UK airports.

AIRPORT DROP OFF REGULATIONS      PICK UP REGULATIONS          AIRPORT FINES

Aberdeen Airport

  • Passengers may be dropped off in the dedicated drop-off area of the terminal forecourt
  • Waiting is not allowed for security reasons

 

Fees in Drop-Off Area:

  • £1.20 per 15 minutes

 

Fees in Short Stay Car Park:

  • £1.20 per 15 minutes
  • £3.00 per 30 minutes
  • £4.70 per 1 hour       

Fees:

  • £80.00 for parking in the drop-off area
  • Fine fees in pick-up section not applicable owing to unlimited time tariff system in place in Short Stay Car Park

 

Belfast International Airport

Fees in Drop-Off Zone:

  • £1.00 per 10 minutes
  • Short Stay Car Park must be used after 10 minutes

Fees in Short Stay Car Park:

  • £2.00 per 15-20 minutes
  • £3.50 per 30 minutes
  • Short Stay Car Park must be used

 

Fees in Short Stay Car Park:

  • £1.00 per 10 minutes
  • £2.00 per 15-20 minutes
  • £3.50 per 30 minutes
  • N/A

Birmingham Airport

Fees in Drop-Off and Go Section:

  • £1.00 per 10 minutes
  • £2.00 per 20 minutes
  • £7.00 per 30 minutes

Fees in Drop-Off and Go Section:

  • £1.00 per 10 minutes
  • £2.00 per 20 minutes
  • £7.00 per 30 minutes

Fees:

  • Fine fees not applicable owing to unlimited time tariff system in place

Blackpool International Airport

  • Free drop-off service for 10 minutes in Pay To Park, fees will apply thereafter

 

Fees in Pay To Park:

  • £4.50 per 1 hour
  • £6.50 per 2 hours
  • Free pick-up service for 10 minutes in Pay To Park, fees will apply thereafter

 

Fees in Pay To Park:

  • £4.50 per 1 hour
  • £6.50 per 2 hours

Fees:

  • Fine fees not applicable owing to unlimited time tariff system in place in Short Stay Car Park

Bristol Airport

Fees in Express Drop-Off Area:

  • £1.00 per 20 minutes in the drop-off zone

Fees in Short Stay Car Park:

  • £3.00 per 20-40 minutes
  • £5.00 per 40-60 minutes

Fees in Express Pick-Up Area:

  • £1.00 per 20 minutes in the pick-up zone

Fees in Short Stay Car Park:

  • £3.00 per 20-40 minutes
  • £5.00 per 40-60 minutes

Fees:

  • Fine fees not applicable owing to unlimited time tariff system in place in Short Stay Car Park

Cardiff Airport

  • Free drop-off service for 20 minutes in Long Stay 1, fees will apply thereafter

 
Fees in Long Stay 1:

  • £1.00 per 10 minutes outside the terminal building
  • Free pick-up service for 20 minutes in Long Stay 1, fees will apply thereafter

 

Fees in Long Stay 1:

  • £1.00 per 20 minutes in Short Stay Car Park

Fees:

  • Fine fees not applicable owing to unlimited time tariff system in area outside the terminal building

Durham Tees Valley Airport

  • Free drop-off service for 15 minutes in Drop-Off Area, parking charges will apply thereafter
  • Free pick-up service for 15 minutes in Pick-Up Area, parking charges will apply thereafter

Fees:

  • Fine fees not applicable owing to unlimited time tariff system in place in Short Stay Car Park

East Midlands

Fees in Drop-Off Area outside Departures Lounge:

  • £1.00 per 10 minutes

Fees in Short Stay Car Park:

  •  £2.20 for up to 30 minutes

Fees in Pick-Up Area outside Departures Lounge:

  • £1.00 per 10 minutes

Fees in Short Stay Car Park:

  •  £2.20 for up to 30 minutes

Fees:

  • Fine fees not applicable owing to unlimited time tariff system in place in Short Stay Car Park

Edinburgh Airport

  • Free drop-off service  for up to 10 minutes in Long Stay Car Park, fees will apply thereafter

 

Fees in Drop-Off Zone:

  • £1.00 per 10 minutes

Fees in Long Stay Car Park:

  • £5.00 per 10-20 minutes
  • £7.00 per 20 minutes-1 hour
  • Free pick-up service for up to 10 minutes in Long Stay Car Park, fees will apply thereafter

 

Fees in Pick-Up Zone:

  • £1.00 per 10 minutes

Fees in Long Stay Car Park:

  • £5.00 per 10-20 minutes
  • £7.00 per 20 minutes-1 hour

Fees:

  • £100.00 for those who exceed the time limit they have not paid for

Exeter International Airport

  • Free drop-off service for up to 10 minutes in Car Park 4, fees will apply thereafter
  • Free pick-up service for up to 10 minutes in Car Park 4, fees will apply thereafter

 

Fees

  • £100.00 for those who exceed the 10 minute time limit

Glasgow Airport

  • There is no charge to use the drop-off facility

 

Fees in Pick-Up Zone:

  • £1.50 per 10 minutes
  • £2.00 for 20 minutes

Fees:

  • Fees will increase by £2.00 after 20 minutes
  • After 24 hours has been exceeded a £24 fee will be added

Humberside Airport

  • Free drop-off service

 

  • Free pick-up service for up to 15 minutes in Short Stay Car Park

 

Fees in Short Stay Car Park:

  • £4.50 per up to 1 hour
  • £8/50 per up to 1 to 2 hours

Fees:

  • £60.00 for those who exceed the 15 minute time limit
  • £100.00 for those who do not pay within 14 days

Leeds Bradford International Airport

Fees in Drop-Off Area Parking. Terminal Front Express Parking:

  • £2.00 per 30 minutes
  • £5.00 per 30 to 60 minutes
  • £10.00 per 1 to 2 hours

 

Fees in Pick-Up Area Parking. Terminal Front Express Parking:

  • £2.00 per 30 minutes
  • £5.00 per 30 to 60 minutes
  • £10.00 per 1 to 2 hours

Fees:

  • £5.00 per hour for those who exceed  2 hours time limit

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

  • Free drop-off service for up to 5 minutes in the drop-off area, fees will apply thereafter

 

Fees  in Drop-Off Area:

  • £2.00 per 10 minutes
  • Free pick-up service for up to 5 minutes in the pick-up service, fees will apply thereafter

 

Fees in Pick-Up Area:

  • £2.00 per 10 minutes

Fees:

  • £100.00 for those who exceed the time limit they have not paid for

London City Airport

  • Free drop-off service in forecourt next to terminal building but no waiting allowed

 

  • Free pick-up service in forecourt next to terminal building but no waiting allowed
  • N/A

London Gatwick Airport

  • Free drop-off but no waiting allowed. Visitors may park in Long Stay Car Park for free for one hour or alternatively can pay to use the Short Stay Car Park

 

Fees in Short Stay Car Park:

  • £3.00 per up to 30 minutes
  • £6.00 per 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • £12.00 per 2 to 3 hours
  • Free pick-up allowed but no waiting allowed. Visitors may park in Long Stay Car Park for free for one hour or alternatively can pay to use the Short Stay Car Park

 

Fees in Short Stay Car Park:

  • £3.00 per up to 30 minutes
  • £6.00 per 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • £12.00 per 2 to 3 hours

Fees:

  • Fine fees not applicable owing to unlimited time tariff system in place

London Heathrow Airport

  • Free drop-off service at all  terminals
  • No pick-up service allowed on forecourt, Short Stay Car Parks must be used

 

Fees in Short Stay Car Park:

  • £3.50 per 30 minutes
  • £6.00 per 30 minutes to 1 hour

Fees:

  • Fine fees not applicable owing to unlimited time tariff system in place in Short Stay Car Park

 

London Luton Airport

Fees in Priority Set Down. Drop Off and Pick Up:

  • £2.00 for up to 15 minutes

Fees in Priority Set Down. Drop Off and Pick Up:

  • £2.00 for up to 15 minutes

Fees:

  • £80.00 for those who exceed 15 minute time limit
  • Fee reduced to £40 if paid within 14 days

London Stansted Airport

  • Free drop-off service in Mid Stay Car Park for up to 10 minutes. Fees will apply thereafter

 

Fees in Mid Stay Car Park:

  • £1.00 for up to 2 hours

Fees in Express Facility:

  • £2.00 for up to 10 minutes
  • £2.50 for 25 minutes
  • Free pick-up service in Mid Stay Car Park for up to 10 minutes. Fees will apply thereafter

 

Fees in Mid Stay Car Park:

  • £1.00 for up to 2 hours

Fees in Express Facility:

  • £2.00 for up to 10 minutes
  • £2.50 for 25 minutes

Fees:

  • £50.00 for those who exceed 10 minute time limit

Manchester Airport

  • Free drop-off service at all terminals

 

Fees in Multi Storey Car Park:

  • £2.80 charge for up to 30 minutes
  • Free pick-up service at all terminals

 

Fees in Multi Storey Car Park:

  • £2.80 charge for up to 30 minutes

Fees:

  • £60.00 for those who exceed the time limit in pick-up section

Newcastle Airport

Fees in Express Drop-Off:

  • £1.00 for up to 15 minutes
  • £3.00 for between 15-30 minutes
  • £4.50 for between 30-45 minutes
  • £6.00 for between 45-60 minutes

Fees in Express Pick-Up:

  • £1.00 for up to 15 minutes
  • £3.00 for between 15-30 minutes
  • £4.50 for between 30-45 minutes
  • £6.00 for between 45-60 minutes

Fees:

  • £100.00 for those who exceed the time limit they have not paid for

Norwich International Airport

  • Free drop-off service for up to 15 minutes in Short Stay Car Park. Fees will apply thereafter

 

Fees in Short Stay Car Park:

  • £2.00 for up to 30 minutes:
  • £4.00 for up to 1 hour
  • £8.00 for up to 2 hours             
  • £10.00 for up to 3 hours             
  • £25.00 for up to 24 hours
  • Free pick-up service for up to 15 minutes in Short Stay Car Park. Fees will apply thereafter

 

Fees in Short Stay Car Park:

  • £2.00 for up to 30 minutes:
  • £4.00 for up to 1 hour
  • £8.00 for up to 2 hours             
  • £10.00 for up to 3 hours             
  • £25.00 for up to 24 hours

Fees:

  • Fine fees not applicable owing to unlimited time tariff system in place

Robin Hood Airport

  • Free drop-off service for up to 15 minutes, fees will apply thereafter

 

Fees in Drop-Off Area:

  • £2.50 for up to 30 minutes
  • £6.00 for up to 2 hours
  • £12.00 for up to 4 hours
  • Free pick-up service for up to 15 minutes, fees will apply thereafter

 

Fees In Pick-Up Area:

  • £2.50 for up to 30 minutes
  • £6.00 for up to 2 hours
  • £12.00 for up to 4 hours

Fees:

  • Fine fees not applicable owing to unlimited time tariff system in place in Short Stay Car Park

Southampton Airport

  • Free drop-off service available in Short Stay Car Park for up to 10 minutes and no free return within 30 minutes, fees will apply thereafter

 

Fees in Long Stay Car Park:

  • £3.00 per 10 to 30 minutes
  • £4.50 per 30 minutes  to one hour
  • Free pick-up service available in Short Stay Car Park for up to 10 minutes and no free return within 30 minutes, fees will apply thereafter

 

Fees in Long Stay Car Park:

  • £3.00 per 10 to 30 minutes
  • £4.50 per 30 minutes  to one hour

Fees:

  • Fine fees not applicable owing to unlimited time tariff system in place in Short Stay Car Park
  • However, an additional fee of £26.50 per 24 hours or part thereof
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