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first_imgCar parking fees, fast track security lanes, departure lounges: the cost of using an airport can quickly mount up. So we’ve compared prices in 15 UK airports, across five key categories, to find out which ones offer the best value for money. The results are well worth considering the next time you search for a cheap flight. By considering an airport slightly further away from home than normal, you might be able to cut the overall cost of your trip.The UK’s Best Value AirportThe criteria we used were average flight prices, pick-up and drop-off charges, car-parking costs, fast track security fees and the price of using an airport lounge. And we discovered that, overall, the UK’s best value airport for European flights is Newcastle Airport, closely followed by Birmingham¹. Drop-off and Pick-up ChargesSome airports – London Gatwick, London City and Birmingham – don’t charge for drop-offs, but they do charge for collection. According to Skyscanner’s data3, Glasgow Prestwick comes out on top overall when passenger drop-off and pick-up charges are combined. Our figures are based on the cost of dropping off and collecting at the nearest location to the terminal. But for travellers who don’t need to be dropped off at the terminal doors there are airports that offer free drop-off and collection points further away from the terminal. For example, Leeds Bradford offers a free drop-off and collection point that’s only a four-minute walk to the terminal. London Luton also offers free drop-offs and collections in its mid-stay car park. 12345Glasgow PrestwickLiverpoolLondon StanstedNewcastleEast Midlands£94.37£104.94£107.71£116.85£116.97 Car ParkingThe cost of airport parking depends on the time of year you’re travelling and whether you book in advance or not. When looking at the cost of car park charges for a week during Easter, Summer and Christmas, Birmingham Airport came out on top, with Edinburgh Airport flying the flag for Scotland in third place4. Airport Average Return Economy Flight Price Top 5 Airports Value Lounges6 Skyscanner’s Top 5 Airports Value Car Parking4 Airport Ranking 12335Glasgow PrestwickBristolNewcastleLeeds BradfordLondon Heathrow Ranking 1234555BirminghamGlasgow InternationalLeeds BradfordLiverpoolEast MidlandsLondon StanstedManchester Airport Ranking 1134555London LutonNewcastleBirminghamBristolLiverpoolEast MidlandsLeeds Bradford ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Airportlast_img read more