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Stansted Airport Parking

Stansted airport has three different types of car park to choose from: Short Stay, Mid Stay and Long Stay. The car park you use and the price you pay, is determined by the amount of time you’re leaving your vehicle there. Their proximity to the airport differs. The shorter your stay, the closer your car park will be to the airport.

The shuttle bus

How do you get from the car park to the airport? Don’t worry, you don’t need to walk. There is a shuttle bus service from the Mid Stay car parks supplied, which will take you to and from the car park. The service runs every few minutes, so you need not be concerned about missing your flight.  You will be dropped off at the entrance of the airport. When you return after your trip, walk out to the terminal entrance again, and catch the shuttle bus when it arrives at the shuttle stop.

Seating and luggage

Each shuttle bus is fully equipped to make your journey seamless. There are plenty of seats. If the bus is full by the time you get on it, there are bars to hold onto. Please be mindful of the elderly and those with young children, and give up your seats if you can. Your luggage can be safely stowed in the supplied baggage areas along the length of the inside of the bus.

Important details to know about each car park:

Short stay

If you are staying at the airport for a few hours only, you should use the Stansted Short Stay Parking.

  • The car park is stationed a short walk away from the terminal entrance.
  • As a recipient of the Park Mark safer parking award, issued by the British Parking Association, customers can rest assured of their vehicle’s safety. Be sure to hide your belongings just in case though.
  • The longest duration you can stay in this car park is 24-hours, which costs £36.00. The shortest is 25 minutes at £2.80.
  • If you want to use the parking spaces in front of the terminal entrance, purchase Fast Track Parking. 3 hours is £30, 3 – 12 hours costs £50, and 12-24 hours will be £60.

Mid stay

The Stansted Mid Stay Parking is an alternative to the Long Stay and Short Stay options. You get a faster transport service to the airport, because the car park is closer to the terminal than the Long Stay. The Mid Stay car park allows customers of all durations to keep their cars there.

  • You can pre-book your stay in the car park on the Stansted website.
  • The drive-up price is £16.50 per day.
  • You can access the car park from the M11 motorway. From London, exit the M11 at Junction 8a. If you’re driving from Cambridge, exit at Junction 8.

Long stay

If you’re going for an extended trip or holiday, then the Stansted Long Stay Parking is best suited to you. The car park is the furthest from the terminal though, so make allowances for coach times, when making your way to the airport.

  • The transfer service runs every fifteen minutes. Your journey will take between 10 to 15 minutes to arrive at the terminal.
  • There are 30 oversize vehicle bays (camper vans and trailers etc). You will also find the motorcycle bays in Zone Q.
  • The drive-up price for parking is £15.00.
  • Similar to Mid Stay, exit the M11 at Junctions 8a (London), or Junction 8 (Cambridge), and follow the signs to the Long Stay car park.

Valet parking

Stansted Valet Parking is an option for those who want convenience at a competitive price. Taking this option allows you to drop your car off on the terminal forecourt, so you can walk in without a fuss. Then your car will be delivered to you when you return.

  • Your car is parked in a secure and official on-site car park.
  • Upon returning, head towards the Short Stay car park, and pick your keys up from the Customer Service office.
  • To pre-book Valet Parking, enter your travel dates on this page, in order to get a quote.

Remember where you’ve parked

Make a note of the car park your vehicle has been left in. You’ll need to know the car park (mid/ long), the Zone you’re parked in (A/B/C/D etc), and your bus stop number. It’s easy to forget while you’re away, so don’t rely on your memory.

All pre-booking can be completed at the Stansted parking site.

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 35 reviews
by Fred Bennett on

The Long Stay parking at Stanstead was perfectly adequate and reasonable value, however I was held up at the barrier on arriving and leaving as the system did not recognise my registration. Annoying!

by sheena on
great idea

But annoying that buses came after 20mins and took another 20 to get to the airport. Leaving little time to even go to the loo- no time to get a coffee/ bite before dadhug off to the gate before it closed.on return thr driver was great and asked everyone where they parked so he could plan his route! Fantastic as previously we were 2 couples only on the bus and they went al yhe way round thr whole parking long stay and jet parks for us to get off at x.Give the drivers a notepad

by JohnA on
Not as smooth as previous Meet and Greet

We have used Meet and Greet on a number of occasions previously at several airports. The drop off here was easier than LHR but very impersonal. The pickup was a travesty - how can you call that "Greet"? We had to walk seemingly for ever from the arrivals gate back to the office where we had dropped off our keys. Then we had to find our own car. Poor show really...

by Warren.C on
Again great service

Second time I've used Meet and Greet,easy to book online with email and SMS confirmation...I didn't realize my traveling companion had booked the return flights for two days later than I had originally paid for the parking,Tuesday rather than Sunday,one phone call later and all I had to pay was £20 cash when returning to pick my keys and assured I will be using Meet and Greet next time.

by Fran Church on
Nice and Smooth

I've parked here numerous times before and its always a smooth and professional service and I never think about parking anywhere else.I can thoroughly recommend Jet parks to anyone travelling from Stansted.See you again next trip!

by Theo on

The service was brilliant in terms of the time efficiency and the quality of service.By the way bus drivers have got a bit a great banter aswell!I would definitely recommend this to anyone!

by Christine Prior on
Great Service

All went well with our booking. Car park easy to find (just remember to note your parking area and bus stop) and short bus journey to airport. We stayed in hotel the night before our flight, it was adjacent to airport so had just a short covered walk in the morning - brilliant! Would use this service again, definitely. On arrival back to Stansted we just had to hop on the bus to collect the car, all very easy.

by Steve Jones on
Parking Stanstead

Easy to find, smooth check in, directions to area were a bit confused (I led a small convoy round a roundabout twice!!) Bus was waiting for trip to airport. 5 minute wait on return and equally smooth exit. Well done. I am flying out of UK 3 more times this year and will happily use you again.

by sheena on

The buses seem to have longer and longer gaps so we waited nearly 20mins on the way out and considerilng there was only 2 families getting on the way back the driver role could include just asking people if they know their stop ao they can go directly there but instead we took an incredibly circuitous route to the last 2 stops before and at X.
Id like to say this is a one off but as we park about 3x a year its pretty consistent.
The bus stop for pick up returning to your car is generally a bit random and now although long stay and jet parks are together its now well signposted

by Pete jenkins on
1st class

2nd time, simple to book, easy to find, secure, could not ask for better, back in few weeks.

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