London Stansted Airport

If you are heading away and need to find Stansted Airport parking, we show you all the options you have available, from on site parking to renting driveways nearby for a reduced rate.

On-Site Parking at Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport has plenty of parking options to take advantage of, from meet & greet to long stay parking. On-site parking can be a really convenient way to travel – you simply park up outside of the terminal and make your way into the departures area ready for your flights. Generally, you can expect a short bus transfer or a couple of minutes walk from your car into the terminal. Compare Stansted Airport parking below for the best price:

Car ParkDistancePrice (From)
Short Stay2 Minute Transfer£59.99 per weekBook Now
Mid Stay7 Minute Transfer£49.99 per weekBook Now
Long Stay15 Minute Transfer£49.99 per week Book Now
Meet & Greet1 Minute Walk£69.00 per weekBook Now

Short stay parking at Stansted Airport

Short stay doesn’t actually refer to the length of time you can park at the on-site car park, but rather the distance from the airport terminal itself. Short stay car parks will be more expensive due to their location to Stansted Airport.

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Mid stay parking at Stansted Airport

Mid stay parking refers to car parks at Stansted Airport that are located a little further away, but still have a relatively short transfer time. These car parks are generally cheaper than short stay options.

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Long stay parking at Stansted Airport

If you don’t need to park right on the doorstep of Stansted Airport, you might be better considering a long stay car park as they are cheaper due to their distance from the airport. Transfer times may take up to 15 minutes.

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Meet & Greet at Stansted Airport

Meet & greet is essentially a drop and go service. You simply park your car in the car park, drop your keys off at the reception and a driver will park your car safely for you. When you arrive back, head to the reception to collect your car keys. You car will be ready for you to drive away. Meet & greet is located just by the terminal so there is no transfer time.

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JetParks at Stansted Airport

With JetParks, you can take advantage of secure parking with an easy drop-off experience. You simply head to the car park, the camera will take note of your registration number and open the barrier. Find a parking space and head to the bus stop for your short transfer to the airport.

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Book hotel and parking at Stansted Airport

If you have an early flight, you can make your trip stress free by booking a hotel and parking package at Stansted Airport, so you are completely relaxed before your trip.

HotelDistance from AirportPrice (From per week)
Novotel2.3 miles£49Book Now
Holiday Inn Express2.6 miles£75Book Now
Radisson BluConnected to terminal£130Book Now

With these packages, you will leave your car at the hotel and collect upon your return. Transfers are available for those hotels off site, or you can arrange a taxi instead.

Cheap Parking at Stansted Airport

If you are more concerned about price than convenience and you are looking for cheap airport parking at Stansted, you can now book a space on a driveway of a local resident for a much lower price than you would pay on-site at the airport.

You will need to arrange transportation to and from the airport, but the benefit of this method is that your car is likely to be monitored whilst you are away.

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Free Parking near Stansted Airport

Parking for free whilst you are away on holiday is not the most recommended method, especially if you are out of the country for a long period of time. We recommend using a free parking spot if you are flying on a domestic flight and will only be leaving your car for a maximum of 24 hours, although there are no restrictions for our free parking spots. 

We don’t recommend parking on residential streets as this can become a struggle for locals, so for free parking near Stansted Airport, we’d suggest Raynham Road in Bishop’s Stortford, an industrial estate with plenty of parking.

From here, you can jump on the number 309 from Birchwood High School or call a local taxi. The bus takes around 12 minutes and runs periodically through the night.


What to know about Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport has direct routes across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, including Warsaw, Vienna, Venice, Tenerife, Rome, Riga, Dubai, Paris and Faro to name a few.

What shopping is available at Stansted Airport?

If you’re flying from Stansted Airport, you can take advantage of the range of shops to keep you busy while you wait for your flight. Shops include Boots, Accessorize, Boss, FatFace, Hamley’s, JD Sports, Superdry and WH Smith to name a few.

Where can I eat at Stansted Airport?

There are a wide range of eateries at Stansted Airport including Giraffe, Burger King, James Martin Kitchen, M&S Simpy Food, Pret a Manger and Wetherspoons to name a few.

What facilities are at Stansted Airport?

If you’re waiting for a flight, you will want to keep entertained. Stansted Airport has a range of Airport Lounges, Prayer Rooms, Meeting Rooms and Free Drinking Water around the terminal.

How to get to Stansted Airport

London Stansted is conveniently situated just off the M11 motorway – use Junction 8a if approaching from the London direction or Junction 8 from the Cambridge side, then follow signs for the airport. The postcode for London Stansted Airport is CM24 1RW.