(4 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
from the airport
Our closest hotel to Airparks.
To get to airparks from the hotel turn right out of the hotel onto the A5. At the traffic lights, turn right onto the B4540 Luton Road, which is signposted Luton. Carry on into Slip End. At the traffic lights, turn left onto Grove Road. You will see Airparks on your left.
Drive into the car park - the barrier will open automatically - and park in one of the numbered arrivals lanes. Make a note of the lane number. Then unload your luggage and make your way into the check-in building in front of you. Head to one of the automated check-in machines and follow the instructions. Airparks parks your car for you, so you leave your car key with them. The machine will give you a key tag, which you'll need to attach to your car key, and a ticket so you can collect your key when you come back. Once you've put the key tag on your key, just drop it in the blue box to the right of the check-in building, in the slot for your lane number. Then hop on the transfer bus and head to the terminal.
Transfers run 24 hours a day, every 20 minutes, and takes just nine minutes. Transfers are included in the price. Your car key is the only one you need to leave with Airparks, so you should take all your other keys off your keyring before you leave home.
Holiday Inn M1 J9 with parking at Airparks room-only procedures
In the morning, park your car at Airparks, then take one of the transfer buses to the airport.
It takes just 13 minutes to get to the airport, which is 4 miles from Airparks. Buses run every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day.
There's no need to worry about navigating through the airport traffic when you arrive, because there's a purpose-built area for drop-off buses. So when you get to the airport it's just a short 3-minute walk on the pavement to the terminal.
When you get back from your holiday, catch the transfer bus back to Airparks. Buses leave from bays M and N at the drop-off area of the terminal.
The new buses are all fitted with seatbelts and have plenty of room for all of your luggage. They lower so it's easier to get on and off, and can also accommodate wheelchairs. Transfers are included in the price.
Skis, snowboards, bikes and large items can be taken onto the transfer buses as long as they are securely fastened and/or are in appropriate cases. If the luggage racks are already full when you reach the front of the queue you will need to wait for the next bus - don't worry, they come every 20 minutes.