Good To Go Parking – the secret way to save on Official Heathrow Parking

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We covered Good To Go Parking quite a bit in 2017 as it was very active in offering discount codes.  Those dried up, and I realised recently that we haven’t mentioned Good To Go at all since last November.  Since it can offer good savings to any flying from Heathrow who also wants convenient parking, I though we’d cover it again today.

There are no shortage of third party parking companies around Heathrow, operating from sites which are generally a good distance from the airport.  Some of these are fairly sophisticated, some give the impression (which is often the fact) of sticking your car in a lightly secured field and hoping no-one steals it.

In the past you had to make a choice – save money with a third party operator who is not based at the airport, or pay a high price for the convenience offered by Official Heathrow Parking.

Official Heathrow Parking has a wide range of options: Short Stay, Valet Parking, Pod Parking (at Terminal 5, very cool!), Business, Meet & Greet, Long Stay and Drop & Ride.  Business travellers usually choose Official Heathrow Parking, which is primarily concerned with convenience with options of parking as near as 45 metres from the terminals.

If you are a leisure traveller, on the other hand, the pricing of the official car parks may put you off.

There is now a way of using the airport-controlled car parks without paying a premium price, however …..

Good To Go Parking

Good To Go Parking

Heathrow Airport Parking is not the only official Heathrow Parking solution.  A more cost efficient option especially for longer stays is the relatively new Good To Go Parking.

Good To Go Parking uses the same long term car parks as Official Heathrow Parking.  You just pay less.

(Well, most of the time you pay less.  I have seen occasional comments that you can get odd price spikes, so do check the main official car park site too just in case.)

There are three parking options to choose from: Park & Ride, Meet & Greet and Drop & Ride.

Park & Ride is the best value for long-stay parking. You park your can and take a shuttle bus to the terminal which takes approximately 3 to 15 minutes

Meet & Greet means you will meet someone from Good To Go who will park your car and you take a short 2-5 minutes walk to the Terminal.

Drop & Ride is only available at Terminal 4 and 5. You park your car and take a short shuttle ride to the terminal.

Here is a map of the Good To Go parking spaces at Heathrow Airport.  The Terminal 5 option is the standard Long Stay Car Park.

good to go parking heathrow airport map location

If you want convincing that you will be using the official, Heathrow controlled, car parks, take a look at the Reevoo reviews.  There is a link at the bottom of the GTG home page.  They have 97% positive feedback and the only recurring complaint is that the car parks used are not branded ‘Good To Go’ but are the ‘usual’ terminal car parks!

The only requirement for Good To Go parking is that the parking period has to include a Saturday night for ‘Park & Ride’ or ‘Meet & Greet’.  This is to attract holiday makers and deter the business market.  For some reason, there is no Saturday night requirement for ‘Drop & Ride’ at Terminal 5.

If you are currently using Purple Parking or someone similar because you don’t want to pay the price charged by Official Heathrow Parking in their long term car parks, this could be a more convenient choice for your next holiday.

The Good To Go website is here.

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Comments

  1. Charley Whiskey says:

    Good to Go has one MAJOR drawback, as mentioned by Sunguy above: you can only cancel within 14 days of the booking, but after that there are no refunds whatsoever. I had booked for 3 weeks M&G parking via Purple Parking for next Jan/Feb for £177, but today did a comparison with GTG, which came out at £170. However PP allows me to cancel at any time, where as with GTG I would have to claim back the cost via my travel insurance – simply not worth the risk or hassle.

  2. I thought that Purple Parking went bust last November. I made a booking just as they went under and had no end of trouble with that particular booking.

  3. I have to go regularly but not on consistent days for 2 to 3 days midweek and I want to keep my keys.

    What are my realistic options apart from the regular shirt stay ?

    Thanks

    • Why not park on outer Tube Stations which allow long term parking or even season pass and then take tube direct to terminal?

      • Because I live a 30 minute drive from LHR in Surrey and don’t go past any tube stations.

        I just want to drive up the airport, park the car, not give my keys, have my car stay where I parked it and not get rinsed for £200 for just 2 or 3 days parking.

    • Peter K says:

      The tailored shirt stay? 😀

  4. Following on from my post at 7:06 this morning,
    The comment from TGLoyalty regarding bus transfer problems we have been using NCP for a long time and have never had a problem yes a few minutes either way for punctuality but that’s all and the bus always waits at the terminal until the departure time,
    Also our saving on NCP T5 Hilton Vs Good to go parking for 26/12/18 to 05/01/19 is £53,20p
    NCP was £55,79 and GTG was £108,99

  5. Sorry I must add that the NCP we book is also a flexible booking which can be amended or CANCELLED 2 hours before arrival ????

  6. Used good to go meet and greet over Christmas and new year , horrible experience from start to finish. On arrival no one there to meet us and after finally getting through to them on the phone after a 20 minute wait they said they would be straight down to meet us, this took another 10 minutes. Not exactly the meet and greet experience I expected, would have been quicker to park myself and get the transfer. The pickup on arrival back was possibly even worse, again no one there to meet us, couldn’t get through on the phone. Finally got through to someone on the phone and they had no record of my booking or of actually taking my car. After flying from Sydney this was not exactly the slick service I had paid for or expected and let them know, they weren’t particularly interested as they hung up on me! After phoning back and informing them I was calling the police to report my car stolen they finally found my booking, after some 60 minutes of waiting my car arrived. Probably the worst company I’ve used, I think as I didn’t book the “official “ parking they couldn’t be bothered, wouldn’t use them or recommend them to anyone.

  7. Terry S says:

    I’ve used FHR for years to book meet & greet (probably 8 times a year) and never had a problem.
    Just checked and good to go still significantly more expensive……

  8. I had the same at Christmas with GTG’s valet parking at T2.

    Was so annoyed I complained to them, said it wasn’t what they sold me, they basically told me what I could do with my complaint. So I passed the whole lot over to AMEX and disputed the charge through them. Full amount (>£100 for 6 days parking) refunded very quickly.

    I’m not using them again. Joke of a company.

  9. occasional ranter says:

    For longer stays, Heathrow official parking and Good to Go both seem ok value. We usually go to NZ for 3+ weeks from Boxing Day, short stay (!) car park at T3 is about £250 for 23 days, Good to Go Meet and Greet is about £180. V convenient to park 2 minutes from checkin.

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