Airport Parking at Stansted Airport

There are a number of parking options available if you drive to Stansted Airport. Choose from the options below to find the cheapest parking for you.

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Stansted Airport Parking – Short-Stay Parking

Great for short visits to the airport, such as meeting friends and family from a flight, or seeing someone off. The car park is linked to the terminal and it’s just a short walk between the two. The short-stay car park is situated right next to the terminal building.

They also have a 3rd Short Stay parking area, located in the Red Zone, but this is only available to pre-book.

Duration Green Zone Orange Zone
Up to 30 minutes £3.60 £4.50
Up to 1 hour £7.20 £9.00
Up to 2 hours £12.40 £15.00
Up to 4 hours £22.00 £25.00
Up to 24 hours, and every 24 hours thereafter £42.00 £50.00

Stansted Airport Parking – Mid-Stay Parking

The official mid-stay car park is probably the best suited for those long goodbyes as you can park for up to an hour for free and is only a short walk from the terminal building. You are then charged as per below;
Duration Cost
Up to 2 hours £1.00
Each 24 hours (October – April) £23.00
Each 24 hours (May – Septmeber) £25.00

Stansted Airport Parking – Long-Stay Parking

Long stay parking is for visitors wanting to park for a minimum of three days. It is located on the outskirts of the airport and is perfect for holiday parking or a longer stay. There are courtesy shuttle buses running to the airport every eight minutes during peak times and every twenty minutes during off peak times. It is recommended that you pre-book long-stay airport parking at Stansted airport.

Drive up prices for long stay parking range from £21 to £23 a day, depending on the time of year. All parking is subject to avaialbility so to guarentee a space, it’s advised that you pre-book.

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Stansted Airport Parking – Valet Parking

If you do not wish to have to transfer from the car park to the terminal you may wish to choose the Meet and Greet valet parking service where you can have a chauffeur take care of your car at the terminal.

The valet parking service involves a chauffeur meeting you at a pre-arranged time at your departure terminal and parking the car for you in a secure compound. The Valet Parking drop off point is located on this lane at the far end of the terminal building. Upon your return, the car will be delivered to you at the terminal.

There are various Meet & Greet options available at Stansted, for the best savings book on the link below.

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Disabled Parking at Stansted Airport

There are dedicated Blue Badge parking bays in each of the following car parks:

Short Stay – just a short walk from the terminal building. If a wheelchair or assistance is needed, you can use the help points situated at payment booths and on the walkways. Please notify the car park operator at the entry barrier when arriving in case you need to take your Blue Badge abroad. Assistance is available 24/7.

Long Stay – Blue Badge car parking spaces are available in Zone Q. If using the Blue Badge parking bays, press the help button in the bus shelter and let the controller know that you require a transfer coach to the terminal building. Allow the courtesy bus up to 45 minutes to transfer you to the terminal. These buses are wheelchair-accessible. If you are using a mobility scooter, and if it is up to a max of 700mm by 1,200mm in size, you will be allowed on board the courtesy buses.

Mid Stay – Blue Badge parking is located in Zone L, very close to the bus pick-up shelter. A free bus service connects this car park with the terminal; all buses are wheelchair-accessible and the driver will be able to provide help if needed. Allow this bus service up to 20 minutes to transfer to the terminal. As with the Long Stay bus service, mobility scooters (up to a max of 700mm by 1,200mm in size) are allowed on these buses.

Express Drop Off and Pick Up – Located just a short walk from the terminal, clearly marked ‘Express Set Down’ – just follow the signs. You will find the Blue Badge parking spaces situated at the front, closest to the terminal. Please do not leave vehicles unattended in this area. This area uses a ticketless entry system and you will pay on exit. Minimum charge of £2 for 10 minutes and £2 for every minute thereafter. Maximum stay 15 minutes.

Free Drop Off and Pick Up – Situated in the Mid Stay Car Park. Simply follow signs for ‘Free Set Down’; this facility is free of charge for up to one hour.