When travelling, there are other factors people with cars consider. Like, to leave the car at home and take a taxi to and from the airport, or which airport parking service to use if the car is brought, or would it be better to stay a hotel near the airport before the flight. From these issues, they also have to consider convenience and the worth of spending money, the conditions offered, and also their physical state when driving.
We looked at three of the most-availed services people with cars subscribe to when it comes to their vehicles.
As the name suggests, it means leaving your car at the airport while you are out of the country. One could avail to pay for a daily rate. This service tend to be on the steep side, with the convenience of just getting into your vehicle once you arrive and driving home to lessen the weariness long travel brings.
When my cousin, who now based in Japan, visited the Philippines the same time we did, she said she availed of the service before going home, I had to ask her a lot about it (lol).
She said she left her car at Tokyo airport – at the care of the parking service officers. She drove from her town in Saitama to Tokyo instead of taking public transport. According to her, it’s easier too to drive from Tokyo back to the town when she arrives from vacation. It has cost her as much as the plane ticket though. Airport parking ensures that the car is safe and in good condition while owners are away on a vacation. That could go from a day to two weeks and more, the longer the car stays, of course, the bigger the bill.
Make sure to book early to get the best deals, even the most-hated airports give discounts for early bookers.
There are private parking spaces or car parks specifically built near airports or within a reasonable distance. These services are cheaper than those at the airport so it’s worth looking into. Most of the time, they offer the same services of those at the airports with the addition of free drop-off shuttle on the day of your flight.
Off-airport options can also be easily booked online.Like above, book early for good deals. Payment could be made at the machines or any pay desk at the time you pick up your car.
Availing of park spaces at a hotel near the airport is the cheapest way to go. These parking lots along with the hotels are really convenient for someone who is tired from all the travel. You can stay for the night prior to your flight at the hotel to lessen the stress of travelling. And though you may need to travel from the hotel to the airport, it would be for a very short time and there might even be a shuttle as free service too.
On the other end, after arriving from 10 hours of flight, one may stay at the hotel, picks the car up from the parking in the morning, pay and then drives back home. If one wants, driving directly after arriving is an easy-peasy way to be back home.
Hotel Parking may only be an open-lot option but be assured that your car will be taken care of. After all, you’ll be paying for the hours your car is there. Payment is made also during car pick up.
Taking bits and pieces, we can conclude that one can really make good use of cheaper airport parking if one books earlier. It also saves one of the headache of finding a slot – in case many people avail of the service. There are a lot of websites that have price comparison for Airport Parking, offsite airport parking and even airport hotels carparks. It is best to look at the most competitive prices to save a few bucks.