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Are you thinking about lounge access? Want to find cheap airport lounges?

Well great you are in the right place. First let’s answer a common question about lounge access;

Is It Worth Paying for an Airport Lounge?

Lounge access is well worth it as a treat for a special trip, for regular travellers who want more space to work and also for nervous travellers who find the quieter atmosphere more calming. Using an airport lounge is a great way to upgrade your airport visit and have a more enjoyable and relaxing experience as a result.

Of course it’s always good to find the best price and luckily that’s super easy.

Just fill in the very quick quiz below and it will give you details of the cheapest airport lounge option based on your usage and travel requirements.

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1. Cheap Airport Lounges – Which is the Best Option?

Below you will find a guide to how to access cheap airport lounges based on your visit and travel requirements.

For ease of comparison I based my pricing on accessing airport lounges at London Gatwick airport.

I’ve also assumed that for lounge membership schemes one person is the member and one person is the guest, unless advised differently.

If you haven’t completed the quick quiz above you might want to do this now and it will guide you to the cheapest prices for you based on your airport lounge usage.

Otherwise follow through the guide below for all the information you need.

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2. Cheap Airport Lounges – 1 Lounge Visit Per Year

Cheapest Option = Best Online Deal

Whether travelling on your own or as a couple the cheapest option for you is to get a good online deal. Prices vary depending on the airport so here are prices for Gatwick lounge access.

These are for the cheapest lounge options available, not necessarily the same lounge. All are for 3 hours lounge access unless advised differently.

Find airport lounge deals at;

1 Airport Lounge Visit Per YearOnline Deal Cheapes PricePriority Pass
Membership
Lounge Pass
Membership
Dragon Pass Standard MembershipDragon Free Membership
1 Person£24£89£27.49£68£27.25
2 People£48£109£54.98£87.50£54.50
Table showing cheapeast way to access an airport lounge based on one (1) visit per year
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3. Cheap Airport Lounges – 3 Visits Per Year

Cheapest Option = Best Online Deal or Dragon Free Membership

Whether travelling on your own or as a couple the cheapest option for you is to get a good online deal. Prices vary depending on the airport so here are prices for Gatwick lounge access. These are for the cheapest lounge options available, not necessarily the same lounge. All are for 3 hours lounge access unless advised differently.

Find airport lounge deals at;

The other option is to use a Dragon Pass but avoid the membership fee by signing up as a member of Regus where you can get free membership to Dragon Pass and just pay directly for airport lounge access.

3 Airport Lounge Visits Per YearOnline DealPriority Pass
Membership
Lounge Pass
Membership
Dragon Pass
Standard Membership
Dragon Free Membership
1 person£72£129£82.47£107£81.75
2 people£144£169£164.94£165.50£163.50
Table showing the cheapest way to access and airport lounge based on three (3) visits per year
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4. Cheap Airport Lounges – 6 Visits Per Year

Cheapest Option = Online Deal, Priority Pass, Dragon or Aspire Pass

Whether travelling on your own or as a couple the cheapest option for you is to get a good online deal (unless using mainly UK and very limited European airports then see below).

However, for more lounge choices and options a Priority Pass or Dragon Free Pass might be the best option. Around 6 visits is the ‘tipping point’ for when passes are better value than buying airport lounge access as you go.

Prices vary depending on the airport so here are prices for Gatwick lounge access. These are for the cheapest lounge options available, not necessarily the same lounge. All are for 3 hours lounge access unless advised differently.

Find airport lounge deals at;

If you are a couple who are planning to use airport lounges mainly in the UK, with a very limited number of European airports an Aspire/Swissport lounge pass is your cheapest option. It provides unlimited lounge access for two people for £259.99 or £129.00 per person

Airports included are:

Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Humberside, Inverness, London Gatwick, LHR Terminal 3, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Calgary International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Copenhagen, Helsinki Vaanta, Amsterdam Schiphol (26 & 41)

6 Airport Lounge Visits Per YearOnline DealPriority Pass
Membership
Lounge Pass
Membership
Dragon Pass
Membership
Dragon Free MembershipAspire Pass
1 person£144£169£164.94£165.50£163.50£259.99
2 people£288£289£329.88£282.50£327£259.99
Table showing cheapest way to access and airport lounge based on six (6) visits per year
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5. Cheap Airport Lounges – 8 Visits Per Year

Cheapest Option = Dragon or Aspire Pass Depending on Airport Lounge Locations

If you are a solo traveller then the Dragon Preferential Pass comes in at the cheapest option £128 for 8 lounge visits

If you are a couple and plan to use mainly lounges located in the UK with some very limited European airports then the Aspire/Swissport pass is the cheapest option as it provides unlimited lounge access for £259.99 or £129.99 per person

Airports included are:

Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Humberside, Inverness, London Gatwick, LHR Terminal 3, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Calgary International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Copenhagen, Helsinki Vaanta, Amsterdam Schiphol (26 & 41)

8 Airport Lounge Visits Per YearOnline
Deal
Priority Pass
Membership
Lounge Pass
Membership
Dragon Pass
Standard Membership
Dragon Free MembershipAspire Pass
1 person£192£189£219.92£128£218.24£259.99
2 people£384£349£439.84£284£436.48£259.99
Table showing the cheapest way to access an airport lounge based on eight (8) visits per year
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6. Cheap Airport Lounges – 10 Visits Per Year

Cheapest Option = Dragon Pass or Priority Pass

If you are a solo traveller the Dragon Pass Preferential comes in cheapest at £167

Priority Pass comes a close second at £189

If you are a couple and plan to use mainly lounges located in the UK with some very limited European airports then the Aspire/Swissport pass is the cheapest option as it provides unlimited lounge access for £259.99 or £129.99 per person

Airports included are:

Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Humberside, Inverness, London Gatwick, LHR Terminal 3, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Calgary International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Copenhagen, Helsinki Vaanta, Amsterdam Schiphol (26 & 41)

10 Airport Lounge Visits Per YearOnline DealPriority Pass
Membership
Lounge Pass
Membership
Dragon Pass
Standard Membership
Dragon Free MembershipAspire Pass
1 person£240£189£274.90£167£272.50£259.99
2 people£480£389£549.80£362£545£259.99
Table showing the cheapest way to access and airport lounge based on 10 visits per year
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7. Cheap Airport Lounges – 15 Visits Per Year

Cheapest Option = Dragon Preferential Pass or Priority Pass Standard Plus

If you are a solo traveller then the Dragon Preferential Pass is your cheapest option at £167

Priority Pass Standard Plus is £189

If you are a couple and plan to use mainly lounges located in the UK with some very limited European airports then the Aspire/Swissport pass is the cheapest option as it provides unlimited lounge access for £259.99 or £129.99 per person

Airports included are:

Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Humberside, Inverness, London Gatwick, LHR Terminal 3, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Calgary International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Copenhagen, Helsinki Vaanta, Amsterdam Schiphol (26 & 41)

15 Airport Lounge Visits Per YearOnline DealPriority Pass
Membership
Lounge PassDragon Pass
Standard Membership
Dragon Free MembershipAspire Pass
1 person£360£289£412.35£245£408.75£259.99
2 people£720£578£824.70£490£817.80£259.99
Table showing the cheapest way to access an airport lounge based on fifteen (15) visits per year
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8. Cheap Airport Lounges – 20 Visits Per Year

Cheapest Option = Dragon Pass Prestige Pass or Aspire Pass

If you are a solo traveller then the Dragon Prestige Pass is your cheapest option at £268

If you are a couple, and want to access lounges worldwide, then the cheapest option is to buy two Dragon Prestige Passes for a total of £536

If you are a couple and plan to use mainly lounges located in the UK with some very limited European airports then the Aspire/Swissport pass is the cheapest option as it provides unlimited lounge access for £259.99 or £129.99 per person

Airports included are:

Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Humberside, Inverness, London Gatwick, LHR Terminal 3, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Calgary International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Copenhagen, Helsinki Vaanta, Amsterdam Schiphol (26 & 41)

20 Airport Lounge Visits Per YearOnline DealPriority Pass
Membership
Lounge PassDragon Pass
Standard Membership
Dragon Free MembershipAspire Pass
1 person£480£339£549.80£268£545£259.99
2 people£960£678£1099.60£536£1090£259.99
Table showing the cheapest way to access and airport lounge based on twenty (20) visits per year

9. Cheap Airport Lounges – Professional Traveller Summary

  • The cheapest access depends on how often you are going to use an airport lounge and where you plan to use them.
  • A membership scheme might be the best option – especially if you are going to use a lounge more than 6 times a year. Check out this airport lounge membership comparison for more details.
  • Spending a bit of time researching can help you find the cheapest deal.
  • Airport lounges are a great way to upgrade your airport experience.
  • Airport lounges are also great if you are a nervous flyer, helping make the airport experience less stressful.

Further Reading

If you have found this cheap airport lounges article helpful you might like;

Airport Lounge Pass – Which is cheaper pay as you or membership?

Airport Lounge Membership Comparison – If you are going to be using a lounge regularly which membership option might be best for you?

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