Airport parking could reduce tube crowding

According to a recent report, around one billion journeys are made on the London Underground transport system every year. London Underground, also known as the Tube, is a major part of the capital’s infrastructure for people travelling for both work and leisure purposes. However, recent increases in the number of people travelling on the tube are putting extra strain on the transport network. One of the reasons for this pressure is that a number of people use the tube to get to London Heathrow airport.

Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport

Take the pressure off

Heathrow airport is one of the busiest in the world, with around 69 million travellers passing through it every year; this naturally increases the passenger load on the Tube. One way to combat this extra load on the tube is for travellers to consider driving to and parking at Heathrow airport. Parking at Heathrow Airport could mean that travellers ease pressure on London’s transport network, as well as easing the pressure on their own journey by making it more enjoyable and less stressful.

Cheap airport car parking

In the current economic climate, people are budgeting and looking to save money in every aspect of their lives; travel being an area where big savings can be made. Taking public transport to the airport can seem like a good idea at the time but when you factor in the stress of getting to the station, the crowded train, the potential for delays and cancellations and the price of train tickets, it may be a much better idea to drive to the airport in comfort and park up, ensuring that you have booked cheap airport car parking in advance.

Depending on the kind of service you are looking for from your airport car parking, this can be an extremely cost-effective way to start your holiday. Parking services at most UK airports range from the most basic ‘park and go’ solutions, right through to luxury valet-style meet and greet services. Many packages even include hotel stopovers to bracket your flight.

Park up all around the UK

As well as easing pressure on the transport networks of the capital, there are plenty of other airports around the UK that benefit from secure, on-site parking. This includes Birmingham airport, Stansted airport and Manchester airport. Parking, valet ‘meet and greet’ services and park and stay packages are becoming increasingly popular for people who want the convenience of being able to drive to the airport but who still want the peace of mind that their vehicle is safe whilst they are away.

One of the top tips for a stress-free journey to the airport is to arrange your airport car parking in advance and to plan your journey to the airport to ensure that you arrive in plenty of time. This is often difficult to do when it comes to using the Tube, as with overcrowding, you might have to wait for a couple of trains to pass before you can get on board with your luggage. With careful consideration and planning, airport parking could be the solution to your Tube travel woes.

Greece remains popular holiday destination among Brits

People who make use of car parking at Heathrow Airport have no shortage of options in terms of where they fly to. One of the countries that has long been popular among UK holidaymakers is Greece and it seems that the economic woes affecting the nation are failing to put consumers off travelling there.

According to foreign exchange company Travelex, bookings for all-inclusive packages in the country were up by a third during the last two weeks of May. Many of those flying to this holiday destination will utilise Heathrow airport parking.

Greece Holidays
Greece

Travelex suggested that as many as four million Britons could head to Greece this summer, which is double the average number. Many of the people it polled had deliberately booked vacations to this part of the world because of the strengthening of the pound against the euro.

Meanwhile, some of the packages available cost up to 60 per cent less than usual, so it is perhaps no surprise that many of those who use car parking at Heathrow Airport and elsewhere are tempted by trips to Greece.

Commenting on the issue, the firm’s Elvin Eldic said: “It looks like when it comes to summer holidays, Brits are more concerned about bagging a bargain than whether or not Greece gets another bailout.

“We’d urge Brits to not only take a mixture of cash and a prepaid card but also to take the time to check the terms and conditions of their travel insurance when booking a holiday or travelling to Greece.”

As well as seeking deals, many of those who use Heathrow airport parking during their adventures to Greece may be looking for sunny and warm weather. The country benefits from a largely hot and dry summer. This can be markedly different from conditions in the UK, which are often cool and rainy.