JustPark.com is a long-established but often overlooked website which people use to rent out their driveway to visitors for less than the cost of a standard parking space in the area.
As the site has evolved, there are various businesses – including some hotels – who also rent out their car parking spaces via JustPark. Many of these are near UK airports which makes them an interesting option for HFP readers.
Let’s imagine that I am looking for 7 days parking at Heathrow from 10th to 17th August.
JustPark has various private driveways to rent from £34 – an exceptional price for a week of parking. These houses are within the Heathrow ‘free bus travel’ zone so you won’t have to pay to jump on a bus to the terminal.
However, the cheapest option – at just £32.50 for the week – is the London Heathrow Marriott hotel on Bath Road.
For comparison, I had a look at the official Heathrow Airport car parks for Terminal 5 for the same period in August. They wanted a minimum of £78 for the Good to Go ‘Drop and Ride’ Terminal 5 car park, and up to £119 for the short stay Terminal 5 car park. The ‘pod parking’ car park is £116
JustPark has similar deals across the UK, not just at airports, and is worth bearing in mind next time you travel.
You may even be able to use it to avoid rip-off hotel car parking charges. For example, the London Heathrow Marriott at Heathrow charges £15 per day for parking if you are staying at the hotel – but, as I showed above, JustPark has it for under £5 per day!