O.R Tambo Airport Valet Parking Services.
When travelling abroad or domestically we often question what to do with our vehicles? Is parking at the airport, the only option available for travellers or is there another option?
A valet parking service is often a more convenient option for travellers who would prefer not to walk around the airport for kilometres with heavy luggage. Many travels would rather opt to meet the valet parking driver at the necessary terminal and handover their keys concern free.
The driver would drive your car to the parking lot where your vehicle is safe until your return when it will be returned to you at the same place you handed over your keys.
Now that we know an airport valet parking service is definitely more convenient, what are the options when it comes to parking arrangements?
Airport parking for short durations or long periods can be rather costly and an additional expense many travellers would prefer to minimize.
For travellers to make a decision on the best parking option for them it is important to understand the differences between short term airport parking and long term airport parking.
Long term airport valet parking:
- Long term airport parking would need to be considered when you are leaving the city or country for more than 7 days (over a week).
- In general, long term airport parking is considered the cheaper option and works out more cost-effective because the per-day cost of long term parking is less than the per-day cost of short term airport parking.
- Almost all airports and airport valet parking services offer the option of long term airport parking.
- It is always better to book your long term valet parking service in advance of your travels because arranging parking at the last moment can be potentially tricky.
Short term airport valet parking
- If you are travelling for less than 7 days (shorter than a week) and so would only need parking for less than this, than short term parking is the option for your travels.
- When comparing short term and long term parking, short-term parking is on average more expensive than long term airport valet parking because of the cost per day which is higher than the cost per day of long term airport valet parking.
- It is always advisable to book your valet parking service in advance, even if you are only needing a parking space for one night.