Fly In UK – Our airports are getting busier and busier and so are our roads – this can make your journey to the airport a bit like running the gauntlet when you are trying to make your way to your flights for your holiday or business trip.
If you have flown from one of the many UK city airports before then you will no doubt have felt the agony of being stuck in a traffic jam whilst you are trying to get to the airport to meet your plane.
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The Highway VS Railway
The hit and miss nature of the M25 and the current congestion on the roads means that your journey to the airport can be very stressful and can leave you thinking about whether or not it would be wiser to get the train.
If you do get the train then you will also have to contend with potential delays on the train lines, as well as having to stick to the train timetables.
If you are flying as a family then individual train tickets can also all add up.
Travel Off-Peak Hour
One possible solution would be to still drive but to book a flight time that was not in line with the major travel times and rush hour traffic on the roads infrastructure.
This would of course mean that you would have to travel either late at night or very early in the morning, but it might be worth it if it means that you are almost guaranteed a clear run to the airport.
If you do drive at an unsociable hour then you will be pleased to know that the airport car parks that surround most of the UK airports are open 24 hours a day and if you need to make your way to the airport straight away then they will usually offer you a free shuttle bus that will take you straight to the airport terminal.
Stay In An Airport Hotel
Another way that you could avoid traffic chaos would be to travel at off-peak times on the roads and stay overnight at an airport hotel, as this will mean that you will be able to take your time driving and not have to worry about getting stuck in traffic as you will have plenty of time to get to your flight.
You will wake up the next morning refreshed and very close to the airport and you will then be able to drive to the airport car park and then get the shuttle bus to your check-in desk.
You will be able to find Airport Parking at all of the UK airports and a quick search on line will bring up Heathrow Parking, Gatwick Parking and Liverpool Airport Parking.
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