- By Awerides Team
As part of our series of ‘Airport Charges Revealed’ articles, our final edition of the trilogy (for now) looks at airport drop-off charges to see which airports in the UK charge for dropping off at the airport and of those that charge, how much they charge and how long you get for your money. It’s not cheap to park your car at an airport, if you’re going on holiday for a week or more, parking your car at the airport can be expensive, particularly if you want to park in the airport car park itself but drop-off charges represent the most expensive parking you’ll likely find (based on respective hourly rate).
Of the 30 UK airports we checked, only 11 of them allow you to drop-off without charge. 60% of UK airports will charge you for the privilege with prices starting from £1. In fact, 20% of UK airports will charge you the minimum £1, but it’s not as simple as that. For instance, you wouldn’t want a long goodbye to friends or family at Edinburgh Airport as whilst it’s only £1 for drop-off, take more than 5 minutes to park up, get your cases out of the car, say your goodbyes and get back to the ticket barrier and you’re into the next tariff and prices really ramp up. The most generous airport is the Isle of Man, where £1 buys you an entire hour.