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Off-airport parking vs On-airport Parking

5 points you should consider

Many passengers prefer to travel to the airport in their own car. They want to be independent of family, friends and acquaintances, not have to lug their luggage over long distances and return home as quickly as possible after their flight. Airport operators and off-airport parking providers meet this desire with a wide selection of parking spaces and car parks around the airport grounds. They promise proximity to the departure terminal or transfer service, security of the parking spaces and low costs. But are these promises actually kept? What is the real situation regarding parking around German airports? And what is better, the airport’s own car park or the car parks of private providers? We have compared the different offers and providers and compiled the pros and cons for you. You should pay attention to these 5 points when choosing a parking provider at the airport.

  1. how far is the walk from the car park to the terminal?
  2. is the transfer to the airport secure?
  3. what is the security like in the car park?
  4. what additional services are available?
  5. What does parking at the airport really cost?

How far is it from the car park to the terminal?

The distance to the airport is the most important criterion for most passengers when choosing a car park operator. Airport operators with car parks close to the terminal clearly score the most points here. At many airports there is direct access from the car park to the departure terminal, the distance can be covered comfortably on foot and without a shuttle service. Parking spaces can be booked online in advance. But the number of nearby parking spaces is naturally limited and there are not always enough parking spaces available during the peak travel season.

Proximity has its price
What’s more, the cost of parking close to the airport is often many times higher than what off-airport providers charge. And prices for parking close to the airport get higher and higher as the departure date approaches. The earlier you book, the more likely you are to get a parking space and the lower the parking fee. But since this is not always possible, especially for business trips, the cost issue becomes an incalculable factor. Off-airport parking providers, on the other hand, usually offer their parking spaces at fixed fees, so you know exactly what you will have to pay for parking your car. This applies at least if the parking time is not exceeded, i.e. you actually return on time from your business trip or holiday and leave the parking area immediately. Unfortunately, when it comes to additional payments for an overstayed parking period, things are not always fair. But more on that later.

Short distances are not always really short
Parking at the airport can also be problematic if you have relied on the short route to the departure terminal and find out when you arrive at the airport that you have to walk a considerably longer distance with heavy luggage. Booking a car parking space with the airport operator does not necessarily mean that the parking area is in the immediate vicinity of the airport. You may have to use an internal shuttle service and then the time available for check-in, baggage check and security checks can be very tight. However, this also applies to many off-airport parking providers, especially if they do not provide precise information about the distance of the parking area to the airport and the traffic infrastructure around the parking areas.

Longer distances have advantages and disadvantages
While the long distance usually makes parking cheaper, it can cause a significant time problem if, for example, public transport has to be used to get to the airport, the bus stop is difficult to find or the bus has just left and you are already in a big hurry. If you have to take a taxi, the cost advantage is quickly lost. Even if a shuttle service is available, this is no guarantee of a smooth transfer to the departure terminal. The further the distance to the airport, the greater the risk of getting stuck in traffic. For this reason, you should pay close attention to whether the off-airport parking provider states the exact distance of their parking spaces and whether you can make the journey to the airport in a reasonable amount of time.

Another disadvantage can be poorer transport connections to the parking area. A car park located further away from the airport site with a shuttle service does not ensure that you will actually reach your plane on time. It’s not just the mileage that matters, but the infrastructure around the car park. For example, if the site is close to a commuter route, there may be significant delays during rush hour. Industrial areas have the advantage that they usually have a motorway junction that connects directly to the airport. Whenever the journey has to be made on busy roads during rush hour, there can be no guaranteed journey time.

2. Is the transfer to the airport secured?

Airport Shuttle Bus
The airport operators are also clearly ahead when it comes to travelling to and from the parking area, at least as long as the parking areas are really close to the departure terminals and you don’t have to rely on public transport after all. Then the distances can be covered on foot, so a shuttle is not necessary. In the case of car parks operated by private providers, the distance only plays a subordinate role if the route to the departure terminal can be made in a reasonable time and is really guaranteed. The private provider McParking, for example, uses a regular shuttle service with two large-capacity shuttle buses for this purpose, which takes passengers from the car park to the departure terminal and back every 20 minutes between 02:20 and 00:40. Customers can rely on this time frame and calculate their time requirements from the car park to the terminal accordingly. If the number of passengers is higher, a third bus is used, which further reduces the waiting time. And if necessary, the buses also run longer than the set time. With other off-airport providers, the waiting time can be as long as an hour. This is particularly inconvenient at night or in bad weather.

Convenience first
In addition to shuttle times, you should also pay attention to the comfort of the shuttle buses. Some private providers use buses that are far too small, so it is not uncommon for unpleasant scenes to occur when boarding. Who was there first and is allowed on? Who has to stay outside and wait for the next bus? The bus driver can rarely answer this question; he is only driving and does not know which passenger has already been waiting at the bus stop and for how long. Besides, it is not very pleasant to have to sit or stand shoulder to shoulder with strangers in a crowded bus. Anyone who uses public transport to get to work knows this problem well. For the way to your holiday, you wish for a more pleasant way to travel. This also applies to the journey to the airport, especially if one deliberately starts the journey in one’s own vehicle for reasons of comfort. Travellers have enough stress as it is. Therefore, before booking your car park, be sure to find out which shuttle bus they use for transport. Airport transfers are only really comfortable in large, low-floor shuttle buses.

This is what “individual transfer service” means
Another problem that can arise with off-airport parking providers is a shuttle service that has to be called when passengers arrive at the parking area or return from their trip and want to be taken to their car. This is often the case when the provider advertises a “personalised transfer service”. This means that the bus will only leave when you call. However, this is not guaranteed. In fact, some providers make their customers wait until the bus to or from the airport is full. Here the advantage of a regular shuttle service is obvious. As the name suggests, the shuttle runs regularly even if only a few passengers wish to travel. McParking offers an online shuttle map where customers can track the buses used from their mobile phones. This way, they can see exactly where the bus is at the moment and estimate when it will arrive at the stop.

3. What is the security like in the car park?

Parking garage & security concept

Another important aspect when comparing parking providers is the security of the vehicle while the owner is away. After all, you don’t want to experience a nasty surprise when you return to your vehicle from your flight with the whole family.

Video surveillance alone is not enough
Most parking areas are fenced off, and a code is required for entry and exit, which the operator issues automatically when you book online. Video surveillance is also standard in most car parks. But that alone is not always enough. For example, if the car is left unlocked or a window is left open, a reliable security service is needed to detect the problem and do something about it. In such cases, McParking’s security service tapes off the window so that unauthorised persons cannot gain access too easily. If a vehicle is unlocked, the security service will keep a special eye on it. If the key has been handed in, he will of course lock the vehicle properly. In addition, the trained guards make regular patrols and thus provide additional security. However, this is by no means the case with all car park operators, regardless of whether the car parks are operated by airport operators or private providers.

Other important security aspects
A well thought-out security concept is also characterised by the fact that a contact person from the car park operator is on site. And that around the clock, seven days a week. This not least increases the car park customers’ personal sense of security, which is also known to play a major role in the use of car parks. In addition, the staff can answer questions and provide assistance in case of problems.

Enough space even for extra-long vehicles
Video surveillance can usually be used to identify the culprit in dreaded car park crashes. However, it is more advantageous if the parking spaces are large enough to prevent accidents from happening in the first place. SUVs or extra-long vehicles in particular need sufficient space to manoeuvre. This also contributes to greater safety. The only thing is that generous parking spaces reduce the overall supply of parking spaces and thus the revenue opportunities of the operators. For this reason, the parking spaces in many multi-storey car parks are close together, so that parking in and out can definitely become a problem.

Handing over keys, yes or no?
It is a matter of trust to leave your car key with the car park operator. This is not mandatory with all operators. However, some use the keys to provide additional parking space by simply moving the vehicles. This adds a few more kilometres to the tachometer, as many a customer has experienced after returning home. However, handing over the key can be quite advantageous, for example if the vehicle is not locked or other problems occur. On the other hand, this of course presupposes that there is always a reliable employee on site in case you return early from your trip and want to collect your key.

Annoying collisions with the access barrier
Entry and exit is also a question of safety. The barrier is usually secured with a code card. A QR code that can be downloaded to a mobile phone with the booking confirmation is quicker and more convenient. The digital code is held out to a sensor at the access barrier from a safe distance. This makes collisions with the barrier system a thing of the past.

Here, too, the off-airport parking provider McParking scores with a special service. The customer’s vehicle is recognised by a sensor at the barrier on the basis of the number plate. The barrier opens automatically as soon as the vehicle approaches the barrier. Entry and exit could not be more convenient.

4. What additional services are available?


Another criterion for comparing airport parking operators is the additional services. Here, too, private providers such as McParking score points with their

a 24-hour hotline where a member of staff is always available,
free jump-starting assistance if the vehicle does not start after a long period of parking,
E-charging service,
valet parking,
free toilets.
Additional services are only possible if at least one employee is on site around the clock. As a rule, you won’t find such a contact person in the airport’s own car parks. And many private providers have at best a shuttle bus driver who cannot take care of the customers’ problems because he is usually on the road in the shuttle. Moreover, such services are only free of charge with a few providers; some charge an extra fee for jump-starting, for example.

At McParking, an employee also takes care of the charging of customer vehicles. So you can be confident that your e-vehicle will be ready to go when you return. At the airport’s own car parks, there are rarely free charging points and since the vehicle keys cannot be handed in there in principle, no one can take care of charging either. At McParking, key drop-off and charging service can even be booked at a later date.

With some providers, customers can book a valet parking package. This means that you drive up at the departure terminal, unload your luggage and hand over the key and vehicle to an employee of the off-airport parking operator. The employee brings the vehicle to the parking area and, on your return, back to an agreed meeting point.

Toilets are a sensitive issue. For one thing, they are by no means available everywhere, and if they are, their use is rarely free of charge. Some providers even offer their customers only a porta-potty. Here, hygiene leaves much to be desired and the small cubicles are anything but comfortable.

Process optimisation through customer feedback
A good way to compare car park operators near airports is to look at customer feedback. With some providers, customer feedback flows directly into process optimisation. Suggestions for improvement are taken up and implemented. Especially in the case of airport-owned car parks, however, it can take years before improvements are initiated. After all, customer satisfaction should be the top priority. Complaints must be taken seriously and remedial action taken. How quickly customer queries are answered is also a good way to differentiate providers. Insights into how customer opinions are handled are provided by the comments on the providers’ websites. Here you can quickly find out how the provider reacts to angry customers, to a special request or need. Unfortunately, politeness and respect sometimes fall by the wayside.

Parking fees

5. What does parking at the airport really cost?

The easiest way to compare parking providers at airports is by looking at the fees they charge. In fact, the costs of the airport’s own parking areas and those of private providers are very different. This is the result of a price study for the year 2021. According to this study, up to 90 per cent of the parking fees can be saved if the offers are examined carefully and booked early, but savings of at least up to 50 per cent are realistic. However, this is still a considerable sum when one considers that with some operators the parking fees can become almost as expensive as the holiday trip itself. There are many reasons for these considerable differences in costs. For one thing, inexpensive car parks are quickly booked up, especially during the peak travel season, so customers are forced to use comparatively expensive offers. In addition, some providers like to raise their fees during busy periods. Customers therefore have to compare the daily costs in order to find a cheap parking option when providers raise or lower their fees depending on the occupancy rate.

However, a provider who appears cheap at first glance is not always actually cheap in the end. Additional costs are hidden, for example, in

additional payments for excessive parking times,
failure to pay refunds in the event of flight cancellations,
lack of change and cancellation options.
In particular, additional payments for excessive parking times can become a considerable cost factor. For example, an airport-owned parking operator can charge over 50 euros for a delay of six hours. McParking, on the other hand, only charges the additional fee from the following day. The first calendar day costs ten euros and each subsequent day five euros. And that’s it.

It can also be expensive if the parking fee is not refunded in the event of a flight cancellation and you have already parked your vehicle in the booked parking space. Some providers only charge for the parking time actually used and refund overpaid fees. This also applies if the parking space was only occupied for half of the originally booked parking time, for example. With some providers, last-minute changes and cancellations can be made free of charge, while others refuse to do so or charge extra.

Only a few providers give their customers a best-price guarantee. With McParking, for example, customers only need to call if they find a cheaper offer. The off-airport parking provider then matches this price.

Parking a vehicle at the airport should actually be a simple matter. There are numerous parking options around each airport site from a variety of airport-owned and private providers. However, there are considerable differences in terms of distance, security, service and fees. And like everywhere else, there are also black sheep among the private providers who promise a lot and then fail to deliver. Unprofessional providers can be recognised by the fact that they either have buses that are too small, no staff or guards on site, or charge money for the use of toilets. Clear quality features are also fair regulations for cancellations or overstaying the booked parking period, which you can look out for before booking. It is also worth taking a look at the reviews, as you can read the satisfaction of the customers.

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What is Off-Site Parking?

What is the meaning of offsite parking? Off-site airport parking means, garages or lots are not located on the airport’s grounds. This parking option allows travelers to park in their lot for a set fee and use shuttle service to be taken to and from the airport.
Off airport parking is generally a cheaper parking option than On airport, but only needs a short transfers to the airport since our Ercan Airport off airport car park are situated a few miles from the airport.

9 Reasons to Use Our Off-Site Airport Parking

If you are planning to go on your next trip from Ercan Airport, you first need to think about where you will park your car. Parking in an airport garage or airport car parks is an expensive option and frankly rarely saves time. Off-site parking offers legitimate benefits that are worth considering when making your travel plans. Below, find a list of nine reasons why our off-site location may be the best choice for short- or long-term parking on your flights from Ercan Airport.

  1. You Can Save Money

    Parking at Ercan airport can be a big expense, especially if you are traveling for a long time. According to, the average cost of parking at airports is $30-50 per day. That means you could face a parking bill of $420 or more on a two-week trip. Off-site parking is usually cheaper. Park near the airport instead of at the airport and use your cost savings to spend on a massage on the beach or a super cool day trip while you’re away.

  2. Stay Away from Heavy Airport Traffic. From time to time, Ercan airport has very heavy traffic.

    Navigating heavy traffic at the airport can be one of your travel headaches, especially when you have left little time and are about to miss your flight because of some other unexpected delays on the way to go airport. Thanks to its off-site parking, you can completely avoid airport traffic 24 hours a day. Instead, use a quick, express shuttle to get to and from your parking lot. When you park at “Ayaz Car Park”, after your booking we will have arranged your shuttles when you arrive.

  3. Book in Advance

    Parking is available at Ercan airport on a first come, first served basis. There’s no need to risk limiting yourself to a remote spot and limited availability when you arrive. With our off-site parking, you can make a reservation in advance and benefit from flexible cancellation policies. Early booking will give you a cheaper price and save on your travel expenses.

  4. Get Car Care While You’re Away

    Airport car parks generally do not offer any other services beyond only parking close to the terminal. On the other hand, our off-site airport parking near Ercan airport offers facilities such as car washing and luggage assistance for a small fee, or even free in some cases. It’s nice to know that your car was washed or serviced while you were away… and better yet, when you get home after a long day of travel, it’ll be nice to know that a task has already been ticked off your to-do list.

  5. Choose Covered or Uncovered Parking

    While on-site airport parking lots are typically pretty secure, they don’t usually provide many options in terms of coverage. It’s nice to have the option to upgrade to a covered space to keep your vehicle protected from inclement weather. Off-site parking lots often offer both covered and uncovered parking, so you have more choices to meet your parking needs.

  6. Enjoy Comfort & Space

    On-site Ercan airport parking lots are quite cramped, which can make fender-benders and door bumps more likely. There’s nothing worse than arriving home only to find out your vehicle has been damaged. In general, because they are run outside of airport premises, our off-site parking lots provide you with more space and comfort.

  7. Earn Rewards & Free Parking

    Does your on-site airport parking lot offer loyalty rewards or give you the ability to earn free parking? Probably not. Our off-site airport parking lots often do. Here, at Ayaz Rent a Car, when you join our respective customers list, you can earn free parking, enjoy waived reservation fees, and experience easier entry and exit at any of our lots.

  8. Get Discounts With Existing Memberships

    On-site airport parking lots usually don’t offer deals from any partners. However, off-site parking lots are known to partner with other organizations so you can leverage extra savings. For example, Ayaz Car Hire offers 5% discount and waived reservation fee to members who park with “Ayaz Car Park”.

  9. Get Help Along Your Journey

    When you park on-site at the Ercan airport, more often than not you’re left to fend for yourself. Ercan Airport parking lots are usually so busy that you’re lucky if you can find a staff member to help you with anything outside of paying for your spot. Our off-site parking lots, on the contrary, tend to go above and beyond. In addition to the luggage assistance, car care, and free shuttles, mentioned above, here are some of the additional perks you might be able to take advantage of, depending on your location:

    • Round-the-clock customer service
    • Valet Parking
    • EV Charging
    • Shuttle Tracking

The “Ayaz Car Park” offers all of the above, though some amenities are only available at select dates of the year. Learn more about your dates to see everything that’s available.

We currently serve only to Ercan airport with 100 car park capacity. To discover what it’s like to park with us, visit home page to make your reservation today.

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The Biggest Benefits of Airport Parking

Whether you’re psyching up for solo travel, visiting a far-away relative, or preparing for a business trip abroad, air travel can be a stressful experience. With countless things to organize and plan, one crucial aspect is ensuring your vehicle’s safety.

What is Airport Parking?

Airport parking options have changed and expanded. Medium-size and large airports offer several different types of parking, priced according to convenience and distance from the terminal. There are three main types of airport parking: short, medium and long-stay. Short and medium-stay parking are very similar in concept; essentially, your car is parked in a car park that’s located within the boundaries of the airport’s land (or ‘on-airport‘). Short-stay parking is the closest.

You travel to and from at your own speed
When you have your own car at your disposal, you won’t have to worry about hiring taxi services. During peak times or intense rush hours, it can be difficult to schedule an Uber because the bookings are packed.

Airport Parking Reservations are Simple and Effortless:
Airport parking reservations come with many different options. With just a few clicks, you can easily reserve a parking spot in a nearby off-site. There are many apps and websites that lay out the cheapest deals and discount codes to help you make a cost-effective decision.

You Save a Lot of Cost:
If you haven’t realized this already, paying for a ride can be extremely expensive, especially during rush hour. We’ll always display the cheapest option first, so you can easily see who provides the best value for money. Book off-site airport parking: Booking into a car park

Absolute Peace of Mind:
You will also have unmatched peace of mind. Your car is one of the most expensive investments of your life. While you are out there exploring the world, the last thing you want to think of is the safety of your car, and so airport parking will be ideal for you.


When you coming to Ercan Airport just check our pessenger guide page?

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Flying from Ercan Airport to World

Weather delays to in-flight problems, anything can happen when you’re traveling via airline. The good news is, being prepared for the unexpected can be simple and easy.

How to stay calm and save time at the ercan airport

A family holiday or a weekend city break, or last minute business trip: whatever the reason dont’t be stressed out at the airport, here are a few insider tips for traveller.

Tips before you arrival

  1. Know where the Ercan airport is
  2. Screenshot your boarding pass or print it out.

Tips before your departure

  1. Set an alarm so you don’t miss your plane

do you want to save your parking space and money ?

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Why Choose to Fly When Travelling

Many businesses, large and small, have a huge source of great ideas that can help them improve, innovate, and grow, and yet so many of these companies never think of using this amazing corporate asset. What is this highly valuable asset? Its own people. Says Morgan Fraud, the author of The Thinking Corporation, “Given that we are all capable of contributing new ideas, the question becomes how do you successfully generate, capture, process and implement ideas?” Becoming an organization capable of answering this question can benefit in a number of ways:

Growth through innovation/creativity:
Rather than be constrained by ideas for new products, services and new markets coming from just a few people, a Thinking Corporation can tap into the employees.

Increased profits:
The corporation will experience an increase in profits due to savings in operating costs as well as sales from new products, services and ventures.

Higher business values:
The link between profits and business value means that the moment a corporation creates a new sustainable level of profit, the business value is adjusted accordingly.

Lower staff turnover:
This, combined with the culture that must exist for innovation and creativity to flourish, means that new employees will be attracted to the organization.

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Reasons Why To Use Airport Parking Service

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Growth through innovation/creativity:
Rather than be constrained by ideas for new products, services and new markets coming from just a few people, a Thinking Corporation can tap into the employees.

Increased profits:
The corporation will experience an increase in profits due to savings in operating costs as well as sales from new products, services and ventures.

Higher business values:
The link between profits and business value means that the moment a corporation creates a new sustainable level of profit, the business value is adjusted accordingly.

Lower staff turnover:
This, combined with the culture that must exist for innovation and creativity to flourish, means that new employees will be attracted to the organization.