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Airport Transfers


Efficient and reliable airport transfers are essential for getting any holiday or business trip off to a smooth start. Whether you’ve opted for on-airport parking with a short transfer time of a few minutes or have chosen an airport hotel with parking option, including a longer transfer direct from the hotel, you’ll want to be sure that you don’t spend time waiting for a shuttle-bus or taxi and are at the airport in plenty of time for your flight. Airport transfers are customarily included in the price when you book online with Airparks.

More information about airport transfers

There are a variety of airport transfer options to choose from according to which style of airport parking you opt for as well as the time of your flight and airport you are flying from:

  • Regular transfer bus from on-airport car park
  • Regular transfer bus from off-airport car park
  • On demand transfer buses from on and off-airport car parks
  • Taxi transfer from hotel

In order to help you decide which of these is best suited to your requirements we have put together some general information about airport transfers below.

Regular transfer bus from on-airport car park

When parking in an on-airport car park, transfers will generally be short and by shuttle-bus taking you from designated bus stops in the car park to a convenient location outside the terminal buildings. Transfer times vary between airports and can take up to 15 minutes in the larger airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick or as little as 1-2 minutes in smaller airports or when you choose an on-airport car park very close to the terminal buildings.

Regular transfer bus from off-airport car park

Off-airport car parks are situated outside of the airport gates meaning that you are likely to require more time for your airport transfer between the car park and the terminal buildings. Transfer times can vary greatly between off-airport car parks depending on where they are located meaning that while some transfer may take less than 10 minutes, others can take 20-25 minutes. It is important to check your transfer time before booking your parking online bearing in mind that you will usually save money on your airport parking by opting for a longer and less convenient airport transfer.

On demand transfer buses from on and off-airport car parks

Most on and off-airport car parks run airport transfers 24 hours a day throughout the year. However, within this there are generally specified off-peak hours (usually between around 00:00 and 05:00) in which the transfer buses operate on request. This means that you will have to call the transfer bus using bus stop intercoms or a supplied phone number in order to take your transfer. While transfers during off-peak hours are still reliable and efficient it is worth adding a small amount of waiting time to your journey to ensure you arrive in time.

Taxi transfer from hotel

When you choose an airport hotel with parking package for your airport parking you will generally receive a courtesy transfer to or from the airport included in the price. Airport transfers between a hotel and the airport are mostly by taxi, called by the hotel staff, and are invariably reliable, comfortable and efficient. Occasionally the airport transfer is added at extra cost with an airport hotel and parking package and while this can still be cost-effective it is worth remembering to check when booking online.

Professional airport transfer services

Airport transfers are operated with the need for efficiency and convenience in mind meaning that whichever type of transfer you require it will be tailored to the specific airport and style of airport parking that you have chosen. Remember that you are sure to get the best deals for your airport parking when you pre-book online with Airparks with our Best Price Guarantee.