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.
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:
If you are staying at the airport for a few hours only, you should use the Stansted Short Stay Parking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the BBC – Stansted Airport sorry for meet and greet parking chaos
From our blog – Stansted airport meet and greet chaos
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I've used Jet Parks long stay parking many times and always had a pleasant, smooth experience, last week was no exception, it was very low stress and reliable, no problems there whatsoever as per usual.
However, when I stopped off at Customer Services near the entrance to pay a quick, much needed, visit to the ladies after my long drive I was dismayed to find it was out of order so I was forced to go into the disabled loo instead.
This was in a very grim state, needs must though so I used the facilities, scrubbed my hands well and headed off to park up and start my holiday.
One week later upon my return, once more I needed to pay a visit prior to starring my drive home and was disgusted to discover that not only was the ladies still out of commission but the disabled toilet was blocked and overflowing with sewage. There was no water supply to the sink and it was a huge health hazard.
In this day and age to have one set of facilities out of action for a whole week is dreadful but to have two is totally unacceptable and should be serviced and put back into use asap.
Sort it out Jet Parks!!
I parked in the short stay car park and I must say it was further away from the terminal than I imagined but that might be due to the fact it was chucking it down.
When I came to leave I put my ticket into the machine which said the ticket was invalid and £135 was outstanding. I phoned for assistance which took an age to answer and was told to put my ticket back in the machine and it would be okay, I got the same error message and the delay in speaking to someone to help me out was because someone at the next ticket barrier couldn't get out either. Not sure why when you prepay you should get these type of issues.
We are sorry about the problems with the exit machines. Having reported this to Stansted airport they tell us they had computer problems on the day which should not be repeated.
With Meet & Greet I'm used to meeting somebody just around the departures entrance who takes your car away for parking; all very personable. The service I encountered for this trip was to be guided to park my car in one of the numerous long car parking bays, and to have to then have to advise the person in the Meet & Greet office of the bay number when I handed my keys over. This was more akin to off-site parking, but (obviously) close to the airport.
As noted there was no real interaction, just a large (albeit efficient) process. On our return the car was ready for collection - again in a long numbered parking lane - ready to be driven off with the keys collected from 'the office'. It appears that this part of the process is being automated currently - with machines being installed for key retrieval - so there's going to be even less interaction going forward (!!).
Cheapest parking we could find and on the flight out everything was fine but upon return we waited 40 minutes for the bus and it took more well more than 20mins to get to our car. Luckily we hadn't planned anything else but to get home...
Jetparks was the cheapest option on offer for a 2 day park although as expensive as my 7 day parking stay booking with meet and greet!
The parking is a fair distance from the airport itself and the zone to be used was full so had to zip into another one.The bus came very promptly but took a good 15 mins to get to terminal.Upon my return the bus does go around the long stay before going back to jetparks,not a great experience after a long journey!
Easy to navigate to, from and around car park
Buses to airport run efficiently and frequently
Tad annoying you have to buzz on arrival to check in
for your booking though but this didn't delay me much
Would definitely park here again
Have used PfL many times - sometimes mid stay but more recently short stay (green). Always found it very efficient - but can be hard finding a place near the terminal if a weekend ( but that's not their fault ! ). Only ever used them for max 6 nights.
Excellent. All happened exactly as it said on the tin! Will book again the next time I fly. Well done.
Of course I was happy to drive my car to the airport and have it wait for me when I got back, but I find the allocations and bays a bit complicated to find. I was told over the phone when booking that there are so many disabled bays, but I could not find one, and had to keep calling to find out where to go only to find I was stuck way back from all the lots Q I believe. It is not clearly marked and it's a nightmare trying to find your way in!
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!