Parking at the Airport - Airplane flying above the airport Are you planning your next business trip? If you are then you know that one of the big costs of travel these days is the cost of parking at the airport. Not only is it expensive but it can be a big hassle.

That’s why lots of people are choosing to park away from the airport instead. Here are some of the ways that you can save with off airport parking.

Have you ever had one of those trips where you arrive at the airport and spend an hour driving around looking for the perfect parking spot?

That happens to many people; some of them even end up missing their flight. But if you book parking offsite you don’t have to worry about this. Just turn up, complete the last bits of paperwork, hand over your car and get on a bus that will take you to your departure point. Easy, isn’t it?

Looking After Security

One of the great things about this type of parking is that it is usually monitored. This means that you don’t have to worry about your car being safe while you’re on your trip. Instead you can relax, secure in the knowledge that CCTV and other methods are being used to keep your car safe and ready for your return.

One of the big inconveniences of air travel is the time you spend lugging suitcases around. Book an offsite parking deal and this time is greatly reduced. That’s because you drive up to a drop-off point, unload your cases and pick up a bus from around the same point. You may even get help from the driver to load and unload your cases at either end. It’s far less hassle than the usual method.

Booking this kind of parking is also a way to save money because regular parking at the airport is very, very expensive. Park offsite and you can spend a fraction of the money. There are off airport car parks around most major airports, sometimes several of them, so you won’t have to look far to find one that is convenient for you.

Sweetening the Deal

Some of the bigger firms also offer incentives to sweeten the deal. Just like you have a loyalty card for your local supermarket you can have something similar for your off airport parking provider of choice. That means whenever you use any of their car parks you will be eligible for vouchers and discounts and sometimes preferential service. Put that way, it’s a winning proposition for everyone.

Freelance writer Sharon Hurley Hall always parks offsite. She suggests you check out the PadPod for Edinburgh self catering accommodation for your next business trip to Scotland.