Cost of parking for an hour in Europe’s busiest airports

With the busiest period of the year fast approaching, people around the world will begin planning trips to see their friends and family celebrate special occasions such as Christmas.

And for many, this means planning how they will be dropped off as well as picked up from the airport. Once they arrive – the responsibility will undoubtedly fall to a family member or close friend. Given how busy this time of the year tends to be, finding parking at the airport can be problematic and to add to this, discovering how much an airport is actually charging can be a mind field.

Interested in airport parking, airport cab company has found out what it will cost for an hour of parking at the busiest airport in each of Europe’s 28 countries.

We have selected an hour of parking because it provides enough time to collect without rushing or being too cautious on time.

We have selected an hour of parking because it provides enough time to collect without rushing or being too cautious on time.

Cost of parking for an hour in Europe’s busiest airports

Taxi2Airport found that Stockholm-Arlanda Airport in Sweden has the most expensive parking for an hour at €9.28/£8.01.

Thereafter, Heathrow Airport in the UK has the next most costly charge for an hour of parking at €8.69/£7.50.

In the third position, parking at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in France is €8.00/£6.90 for an hour.

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Further down – Helsinki Airport (Finland), Luxembourg Airport (Luxembourg) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands) all have the same pricing structure for an hour of parking.

On the lower end of pricing – Tallinn Airport (Estonia), Dublin Airport (Ireland) and Leonardo ds Vinci Airport (Italy) also all have the same rate for an hour of parking (€3.00/£2.59).

At the end of the table, Henri Coanda Airport in Romania has the cheapest rate for an hour of parking at a mere €1.26/£1.09. Whilst in neighboring Bulgaria, Sofia Airport has a similar charge at €1.53/£1.32 for an hour of parking.

When comparing the highest and lowest price for an hour of parking – the rate set by Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (Sweden – €9.28/£8.01) is seven times higher when compared to that of Henri Coanda Airport (Romania – €1.26/£1.09).

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Popular Airports:

Amsterdam Airport – Schiphol

Brussels Airport

Heathrow Airport

Barcelona Airport – El Prat

Paris Airport – Charles de Gaulle

Tokyo Airport – Narita International Airport

Rome Airport – Leonardo da Vinci International Airport

Malaga Airport

Palma de Mallorca Airport

Berlin Airport – Tegel

Budapest Airport – Ferenc Liszt International Airport

Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2020

Prepare for immediate readjustment of your bucket lists, because the best places to visit in 2020 have been named by the adventure experts at Lonely Planet’s annual list.

Lonely Planet’s newly released Best In Travel 2020 book names the top 10 countries, top 10 regions, top 10 cities and the best-value destinations for holidays next year.

The best cities have been named Salzburg, Washington DC and Cairo and the best regions the Central Asian Silk Road, Italy’s Le Marche, Japan’s Tōhoku and Maine in America.

Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2020

1- Bhutan

2- England

3- North Macedonia

4- Aruba

5- Eswatini

6- Costa Rica

7- The Netherlands

8- Liberia

9- Morocco

10- Uruguay


The best places to visit in 2020 have been named by Lonely Planet – and it’s Bhutan that’s the No1 country. Located on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, Bhutan is known for its monasteries, fortresses and dramatic landscapes.


England has been named as the second-best country to visit in 2020. England as a top holiday destination is likely to be music to the ears of those Britons keen to limit travel times and save money. What may shock readers is that England beat rivals such a Caribbean island Aruba and tropical Costa Rica.

North Macedonia


North Macedonia takes third place in the country ranking, with Lonely Planet highlighting the recently launched High Scardus Trail, a 495km (306-mile) trek along the region’s most dramatic peaks, as one of the best attractions.

According to Lonely Planet: “Part Balkan, part Mediterranean and rich in Greek, Roman and Ottoman heritage, North Macedonia has a fascinating past and a complex national identity.”




The country offers dramatic mountains with quiet walking trails, lakes and riding opportunities and scenic national parks.

Aruba, an island and a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the southern Caribbean Sea, came in fourth place.

In fifth position was eSwatini, also known as Swaziland, a small, landlocked monarchy in southern Africa.

The remaining top ten were: Costa Rica, The Netherlands, Liberia, Morocco, and Uruguay.




1. Central Asian Silk Road

2. Le Marche, Italy

3. Tōhoku, Japan

4. Maine, USA

5. Lord Howe Island, Australia

6. Guizhou Province, China

7. Cadiz Province, Spain

8. Northeast Argentina

9. Kvarner Gulf, Croatia

10. Brazilian Amazon



1. Salzburg, Austria

2. Washington, DC, USA

3. Cairo, Egypt

4. Galway, Ireland

5. Bonn, Germany

6. La Paz, Bolivia

7. Kochi, India

8. Vancouver, Canada

9. Dubai, UAE

10. Denver, USA


Best value

1. East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

2. Budapest, Hungary

3. Madhya Pradesh, India

4. Buffalo, USA

5. Azerbaijan

6. Serbia

7. Tunisia

8. Cape Winelands, South Africa

9. Athens, Greece

10. Zanzibar, Tanzania

Here’s Everything You Need to Travel the World

Figuring out what you need for your next trip can be challenging, especially because a single trip can have hundreds of unique scenarios to plan for. Planning gets even more complex when you are on a tight budget, or when you are traveling with a young family. The factors that you need to keep in mind increase exponentially in the two scenarios.

But with that being said, we are here to help you plan a safe, convenient, and pocket-friendly trip to the world regardless of the situation you are in. Planning for everything may not be possible, but our guide will help you account for the most important things and scenarios. These include:

Traveling documents

To avoid landing in trouble, you have to abide by the immigration, tourism, and foreign policies of the country to which you are intending to visit. Ensure that you inquire from the country’s embassy website or offices about all the necessary documents to prepare. Understand the travel visa requirements that your destination country demands from you before making any further preparations.

It is worth noting that some countries require tourists to have passports that have at least six months of validity, starting from the date of arrival. It is, therefore, important that you have your passport renewed if it is nearing expiry. In some cases, countries will allow citizens of specific nations to tour using a free visa or if not the case, visitors should apply for a visa before traveling. For example, Americans and Canadians visiting London require minimal legal formalities.


  • When traveling with kids, you probably will need to hire a car as public transport in many countries is pathetic and unreliable. For that, you will need an International Driver License.
  • Don’t forget to make copies of your important travel documents just in case you lose any of them.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is essential when touring a foreign land- Some countries actually require tourists to produce proof of their travel insurance at the port of entry.

Why do you need to be insured? Well, because you are more vulnerable abroad than you are at home. If something unpleasant happens to you, say, you are attacked by thugs, your insurance provider will cover your medical expenses. If you lose your luggage, on the other hand, the provider covers the resulting expenses.

Money, of course!

You will need a sizeable amount of money to travel, even when backpacking. You don’t want to sleep on the streets of a foreign country; neither do you want to beg for food. If you intend to live luxuriously abroad, the more the money you’ll need. And even when traveling on a budget, you need to occasionally stop by an upscale tourist restaurant to grab a quality, delicious bite. If you are planning to visit London, for example, in order to save up money, you can take a London free walking tour, to help you see all the attractions, and get an optimal experience.

Also note that in some countries, tourists are required to produce proof that they have enough funds to finance their stay. Credit card receipts and bank statements are some of the documents you can carry as proof. And speaking of credit card companies, ensure that your company is reliable and does not charge crazy transaction fees when used overseas.


You will be asked to get a simple vaccine before being admitted to most countries, but you should make a point of getting one even when not required to. Your health is important, and more so when in a foreign state. The last thing you want is to contract a disease that will confine you to your bed the entire trip, or that will have lifetime consequences.

The World Health Organization recommends that every traveler be vaccinated against yellow fever, for example, before embarking on trips abroad. And because you’ll be rubbing shoulders with locals and other tourists when on a free walking tour- those are the best if you want to get the most out of your trip- it is wise to be protected from as many airborne diseases as possible.

Note: In case you are under medication, don’t forget to carry the drugs and supplements you need.

A packing list

From about 6 months prior to your trip, make an effort of making a list of the things you’ll need for your trip. Travelers forget to pack important stuff all the time just because they refused to write them down.

A freelance job

Making money while abroad will give you more traveling, eating, and accommodation options. If you are experienced in content writing, video production, transcription, business intelligence analyst, programming, web designing, and other disciplines that require freelance experts, by all means, find a freelance job.

Lirika Hart is a young ambitious girl who has been researching self-development for the past three years and is now focusing on her career. Her mission is to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; “Because of you, I never gave up.”

Transport in Real Time: See How Travel Stats Add Up by the Second

In 2019, transport is a part of millions of people’s daily lives; whether that’s catching a flight to your next holiday destination, hopping on the commuter train to work in the morning, or getting a taxi home after a night out. But while we all use transport every single day, how much do we really know about it?

Well we set out to find out and share a whole lot more, with our brand new real time calculator which clocks up travel stats by the second to hammer home the reality of how much is going on around the world every day.

For instance, did you know that over 2.7 million passengers fly out of US airports alone every single day?

Or that there is a flight delayed roughly every 3.52 seconds? Considering a flight takes off around the world approximately every 0.7 seconds, that’s not a very good ratio.

With our new real time calculator, you can see flights departing, cruise passengers setting sail, and NY residents hailing their trusty cabs, as and when it happens.

Considering transport’s connection with climate change at the moment, and the global effort to cut down on carbon emissions, it’s interesting to see what the stats are, and where changes can be made to save the environment.

For example, large cruise ships use 80,000 gallons of fuel a day, which is approximately a gallon every 1.08 seconds.

Taxi2airport Transport in Real Time: See How Travel Stats Add Up by the Second

Want to see more transport in real time? Have a look at our calculator right here.