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In 2010, Airports Council International named Humberside International Airport Europe's best airport. It has an annual passenger throughput of less than two million people. Car rental in Humberside International Airport is a great way to tour the region, but the airport is also served by two bus lines. Taxis are available at this North Lincolnshire airport 24 hours, while the nearest rail station, Barnetby, lies just three miles away.
Who to Book With
Avis and Europcar are Humberside International Airport's two main car hire providers. Representatives from both of these internationally acclaimed chains stand ready at the terminal building Arrivals area.
Need to Know Essentials
You will need to show the following documents at vehicle collection:
- A valid passport for non-UK nationals
- The same credit card that was used to reserve the vehicle
- A valid driver’s licence
Driving along this portion of North Lincolnshire, situated near the middle of England's east coast, is generally relaxing and enjoyable. The nearest sizeable community, Grimsby, lies just a dozen miles east of Humberside International Airport. The historic cities of Scunthorpe and Kingston upon Hull are both just a 15 mile drive away along the A18, while Junction 5 of the M180 is a mere three miles away. Driving in North Lincolnshire, like elsewhere in England, is on the left side.
Although driving is undoubtedly the easiest way to reach most North Lincolnshire rural regions and small communities, the region also boasts a fair number of public transportation choices. Passengers can easily take taxis or two different buses from the airport to several North Lincolnshire communities as well as to the nearby Barnetby railway station.
TransPennine Express and East Midlands Trains are the two rail lines which stop regularly at Barnetby Station, the closest rail link to Humberside International Airport. Taxis are the easiest way to travel the three miles between Barnetby Station and the airport. TransPennine Express fares from Barnetby Station to Manchester Piccadilly vary between £10 and £20 for standard class tickets and between £20 to £30 for first class tickets, but passengers can save up to 50 per cent on ticket costs by making advance purchases. One-way East Midlands Trains tickets between Barnetby and East Midlands Parkway cost less than £30.
Cable Taxis may be the official Humberside International Airport provider, but roughly 10 more taxi operators also travel to and from the airport. Cable Taxi journeys can be arranged in advance by phone or inside the terminal building. Taxis are available 24 hours.
Humberside International Airport to Grimsby city centre is about £30
Stagecoach operates the hourly Humber Flyer bus services between Humberside International Airport and four surrounding communities during the day. Dayrider passes between Grimsby and Cleethorpes cost less than £3. Hornsby Travel operates the airport's other bus service, the number 68 Wolds Villager. A single day ticket to use this weekday shuttle between the airport, Barnetby and Brigg costs just over £3, while a seven-day pass costs around £9.
In 2011, almost 275,000 passengers used Humberside International Airport's small terminal. The busiest of the airport's routes flew to Amsterdam, Aberdeen, the Turkish community of Dalaman and the Spanish resorts of Alicante and Palma de Mallorca.
All four Humberside International Airport car parks stand within easy walking distance of its terminal. The first 15 minutes of parking at the airport's short-stay car park, which is positioned opposite the terminal, is free, followed by a £4.50 fee for a parking stay of up to an hour. Short-term parking stays lasting 24 hours cost £30. The £35 fee to use the long-stay car parks for one day gradually rises to £100 for a 15-day period. All of the above fees apply to motorists who turn up on the spot, but those who book in advance can enjoy substantial discounts.
Humberside International Airport is filled with wireless internet hot spots which passengers can use for free on media devices for up to half an hour per day. Premium service is available for those wishing to use the airport's wireless internet for longer time periods.
Humberside International Airport's prominently located information desk supplies information about flights and the airport itself. Passengers can also view live flight information or fill out comment cards at the desk.
Information Desk: +44 844 8877 747
The Humberside International Airport's new disability service facility handles all disabled passenger requests. The short-stay car park contains both disabled persons’ parking spaces and a help point for wheelchair assistance. Wheelchairs can be used free of charge from the information desk. The airport terminal has a telephone help line, hearing loop and disabled persons’ toilets.
Restaurants and Bars
The two main eating options before the Humberside International Airport security area are the Bar des Voyageurs and the wide array of food and drink at the Food Village. Another airport bar stands beyond the security area.
Servisair Executive Lounge
Money and ATMs
Travelex operates a currency exchange desk in the main concourse, where several ATMs can also be found.
A WHSmith outlet stands before the Humberside International Airport security area. Once passengers pass the security area, they can stock up on tax-free goods at Alpha Airport Shopping, where passengers headed outside the EU can pay duty-free prices on luxury goods.
The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).