The first thing that holiday makers and business travellers should know when they arrive in the UK is that they will be required to pay an arm and a leg if they drop-off or pick-up at UK airports.
Where’s best to stop? Drop off charges vary depending on where you park so drivers need to decide which is the most convenient for them. Drop off charges range from £2 for ten minutes at London Stansted to £4 an hour at Heathrow and up to a whopping £50 for less than an hour’s parking at Birmingham Airport.
Picking up passengers? This is going to cost you even more money, with many UK airports charging between £5 for 10 minutes and £50 for one hour.
The most expensive airport in our survey was Birmingham Airport, where drivers are charged £3 every ten minutes in the drop-off zone, meaning that it costs up to £50 for just an hour’s parking. The cheapest airport for drop-offs was Stansted Airport , where the first hour is free and it costs £2 to park for between one and two hours. Drop-off charges ranged from £2 for ten minutes at London Stansted, up to a whopping £5 an hour at Heathrow Airport.
Drop-off and pick-up charges at UK airports
Heading to the airport to drop-off or collects family or friends? Make sure you read this first to ensure you pick the correct option for each airport. Remember to share with others to help ensure they don’t get caught out by inflated charges.