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Getting To The Airport

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Getting to the airport can be the most stressful part of family holidays. And getting from the airport can quickly make you wish you'd never bothered coming home.

If you live close enough or your budget allows, a cab beats public transport, taking you door to door and therefore making handling children and luggage a lot easier.

If you're going to the airport with your own car, drop the family and luggage off at the terminal before parking, as parking can often be a bus journey away. We can help you arrange airport parking through our partners at Holiday Extras, often at a discount.

We can also vouch for Meteor Meet and Greet (book via Holiday Extras), who meet you at the airport terminal and take your car to a secure car park, then bring it back to the terminal when you’re through customs. It shaves off about 40 minutes of finding the car park and waiting for a bus at either end while being only marginally more expensive than the airport car parks.

Finally, if you have an early-morning flight, it may be best to spend the night at a hotel near the airport. Some airport hotels will also allow you to leave your car for the duration of the holiday. Booking.com will help you source the best possible deals.

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