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London airport car parks are the most expensive

Parking prices at London airports are the world’s most expensive, with Heathrow topping them all.

New figures revealed today suggest that you’ll end up paying almost as much for parking at London airports as you will for your actual holiday. Heathrow tops the league tables with a whopping £12 peak-time charge for staying between just one to two hours at Terminal Four. 

The other London airports aren’t much better. To park at Gatwick and Stansted you’ll be paying £10 for a two-hour stay, and £11 at Luton.

Paul Watters, head of roads and transport policy at the AA, said: “Drivers will feel they are being fleeced. They don’t want the stress of big parking charges when they are worrying about getting people to the airport on time.”

When compared with the parking prices at airports from around the world, London seems the most expensive. Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris charges just £6.60 to park, whilst short-term parking at JFK airport in New York will cost you a measly £5.50. 

If you’re looking for the cheapest, then Greece may be the answer, as a short stay at Athens International costs just £5.40 for two hours. 

Heathrow airport has announced major parking price hikes in an attempt to “ease traffic problems around Terminal Four.”

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