Stansted Airport Car Parking

Flying out of Stansted and looking for Stansted Airport parking prices? We have a selection of Park Mark-approved Stansted Airport car parks for you to book ahead of your journey.

Here at Airport Park and Ride, we only list approved car parks operated by our trusted London Stansted Airport parking partners. Every car park on our website is Park Mark-approved, with different options to suit your needs and budget.

Stansted Airport offers different parking options. These include an on-site car park next to the terminal, for customers looking for total convenience.

We also offer off-airport car parks for Stansted Airport. These park and ride services have airport transfers included, offering a cheaper option for passengers on a budget.

All of our Stansted Airport car parks are run by trusted providers. All of our partners offer excellent customer service and maximum security, for safe parking with complete peace of mind.

To find out more about our London Stansted Airport parking, read on.

About Stansted Airport Parking

If you’re travelling to Stansted by car, you have a choice of airport parking options.

Official airport parking is run by the airport. However, park and ride services are also available for a cheaper option.

Airport Park and Ride offers both on-airport and off-airport parking. Search and compare to find the right Stansted car parking for you..

How to get cheap Stansted parking

To get the best Stansted Airport parking prices, book in advance. Prices increase as time goes on. To stay updated about the latest London Stansted Airport parking discount, sign up to our emails here.

Airport parking options at Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport Parking Long Stay

Stansted Airport Parking Long Stay is available to book online.

This is a convenient service, as you park your own car and keep your keys. Located within the airport, this Stansted Airport car park has a 10 minute transfer time to reach the terminal. A free shuttle bus runs every 15 minutes.

Stansted Parking Meet and Greet

Stansted Airport passengers looking to start their journey in style can book Stansted Airport meet and greet parking. Sometimes referred to as valet parking, this official Stansted service is convenient and stress-free. Drive straight up to the terminal and leave your keys with a trusted and fully insured driver.

MMeet and greet parking at Stansted Airport is popular with business travellers, as well as young families. It's also great for anyone with lots of bags. This is because it’s super convenient - simply park up, hand over your keys and walk straight in.

Stansted Airport Park and Ride Parking

Park and ride Stansted is a service offered at Stansted Airport by trusted and approved companies.

APH Park and Ride Stansted Airport

APH operates a park and ride car park close to Stansted Airport. Jump onto a free transfer bus - they run on-demand and take you to the airport in five minutes.

Passengers love this easy and cheap Stansted Airport car parking.

Bubble Park and Ride Stansted Airport

Another fantastic Stansted Airport park and ride service is runby Bubble Park and Ride.

Running 24 hours a day, Bubble Park and Ride has on-demand transfers. Its team of fully insured drivers take your car to a secure and approved location nearby.

London Stansted Airport Parking FAQs

How do I know if my car will be safe?

Safety is a priority at all of our Stansted Airport car parks. We only list car parks on our website which carry the Park Mark seal of approval. This is given to a car park which has passed strict police checks.

All Stansted Airport car parks on this site have CCTV, secure barriers, lighting, fencing and staffed patrols.

When should I book London Stansted Parking?

When booking Stansted Airport parking online, always book as early as you can to get the best price.

Prices for airport parking go up and down throughout the year. Stansted Airport parking prices depend on how many spaces are available. So, booking early means you can get the best rates for your chosen dates.

Plus, when you book airport parking early, your journey will be stress-free and your car will be safe.

What does on-airport and off-airport parking mean at Stansted Airport?

On-airport refers to parking within the London Stansted Airport grounds. Usually, this is an official car park run by the airport.

If convenience is most important to you, on-airport parking is a great option. Just drive up and walk straight into the terminal.

Off-airport means a car park is outside of the airport grounds. Most off-airport car parks are close to the airport.

Park and ride is a type of off-airport parking. Customers may park in a specific or random space. Some car parks ask you to park outside reception. Then, a member of staff will move your car to another part of the car park.

Sometimes you can keep your keys, and sometimes you will leave them at the car park. This depends on which car park you choose.

Most off-airport car parks offer a free transport bus. These run on demand or at regular times and take you to and from the airport.

Park and ride off-airport parking is usually the cheapest airport parking. If you want to save money, this is the best airport parking for you.

What is meet and greet parking?

Stansted Airport meet and greet, also known as valet parking, is available to book online.

Meet and greet parking means you can drive straight to the terminal. There, a fully insured driver will greet you and take away your car to a safe location.

When you get back, a driver will bring your car back to the terminal and hand your keys back to you.

Valet parking Stansted services may be offered by the airport itself, or by trusted operators.

Meet and greet parking is a great Stansted Airport parking service. It's convenient if you have young children or heavy bags. In fact, it's the most convenient airport parking and adds luxury to your journey.

Always book Stansted Airport meet and greet parking with an approved operator. Unfortunately, rogue firms do operate at busy times.

You can check this by looking out for the Park Mark approval. This verifies that a provider’s car park has been checked by the local police.

What if my flight is delayed?

All London Stansted Airport parking operators ask for your flight number when you book airport parking. This helps them to track delays and changes to your journey. Then, they can update the system and know when to expect you back.

If your plans change, please contact us so we can make your parking provider aware of the situation.

How early should I book my car in ahead of my flight?

When booking your arrival time, give yourself time to arrive at the airport two hours before your flight. Therefore, allow extra time to get to your Stansted Airport car park first.

If you book a park and ride service, allow enough time to check in and wait for a transfer bus. We recommend allowing an extra 30-60 minutes for this, depending on which car park you book.

Stansted Airport Information

Due to fly out of London Stansted Airport? Here's a guide to the airport to help you plan your trip.

Stansted Airport Information

Stansted Airport is in Essex, 42 miles away from central London.

Owned by the Manchester Airport Group, Stansted is the fourth busiest airport in the UK and the largest base for Ryanair. Stansted Airport passengers have the choice of more than 200 destinations, including 130 with Ryanair.

Destinations offered by London Stansted Airport’s official airlines span Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

London Stansted Airport served a record 28 million passengers in 2018. Right now, the airport is in the midst of £600 million worth of updates. This includes a new arrivals terminal, upgrades to the existing terminal, a new baggage system and a new check-in area.

Top international destinations for Stansted Airport passengers are Dublin, Rome, Malaga, Barcelona and Cologne. Spain is the most popular country for Stansted Airport passengers to visit.

London Stansted Airport Terminals Guide

Loondon Stansted Airport has one passenger terminal. The Lord Norman Foster Terminal opened in 1991.

The Stansted Airport terminal has a floating roof and inverted pyramid roof trusses. Designed to look like a flying swan, it has three main areas - check-in, departures and arrivals.

What restaurants are there at Stansted Airport?

Feeling peckish ahead of your flight? There is a range of restaurants and cafes at Stansted Airport to satisfy your hunger pangs. Choose from Costa, Starbucks, M&S Simply Food, Pret, Joe & The Juice and the West Cornwall Pasty Co. Or, relax and dine in comfort at one of two Wetherspoons, Giraffe, Itsu, Leon or James Martin Kitchen.

What shops are there at Stansted Airport?

Killing time or picking up last-minute bits is easy at Stansted Airport, thanks to its range of shops.

Grab holiday must-haves at Stansted Airport branches of Accessorize, Boots, Dixons Travel and the Body Shop. Or, treat yourself to something special from Hugo Boss, Mulberry, Dune, Lacoste or Ted Baker.

High street shops Oasis and JD Sports can be found at Stansted Airport, as well as toy heaven Hamleys.

Special assistance and hidden disabilities at Stansted Airport

Special assistance is available at Stansted Airport if you need extra support passing through the terminal. Please book this service at least 48 hours ahead of your flight, by contacting the airport directly.

Stansted Airport staff also offer support to passengers with hidden disabilities. Sunflower lanyards and Autism Awareness wristbands are available on request. There’s no need to book - just ask for one when you arrive.

Is there free WiFi at Stansted Airport?

Yes, all passengers can enjoy four hours’ free WiFi at Stansted Airport.

Stansted Airport lounges

There is one airport lounge at Stansted Airport, the Escape Lounge. It’s advised to book this ahead of your journey to guarantee your space.

The Escape Lounge is open every day from 4am until 8.30pm, including Christmas Day.

Situated within the main departure lounge, the entrance is situated between Coast to Coast and Pret à Manger.

Within the Escape Lounge, passengers can enjoy a selection of free food and drink. For breakfast, choose from hot food, cereal, fresh fruit and pastries. For lunch, sample freshly baked focaccia, salads, pasta and sweet treats, with vegan and gluten-free options on offer.

Free drinks available in the Escape Lounge include tea and coffee, fizz, wines, spirits and mixers, beers and soft drinks. Champagne isn’t included, but you can pay extra for it.

A smart/casual dress code applies in the Stansted Airport Escape Lounge. The lounge is wheelchair friendly, and well-behaved children are allowed into the lounge. Children under two are free.

How To Get To London Stansted Airport

How to get to Stansted Airport by car

When travelling to Stansted Airport by car, use the postcode CM24 1RW.

London Stansted Airport is just off the M11 motorway. Exit at Junction 8a (from London) or Junction 8 (from Cambridge) then follow signs for the airport.

If you’re travelling by car, book Stansted Airport in advance for the best rates on Park Mark-approved car parks.

How to get to Stansted Airport by train

Stansted Airport train station is a two-minute walk from the terminal, with regular trains running to and from central London.

The Stansted Express is the quickest way to get to Stansted Airport from central London. Trains leave every 15 minutes and take 47 minutes to get to the airport from Liverpool Street.

If you’re travelling to and from Stansted Airport by train, you can book tickets online. Or, you can buy tickets at the ticket machines and desks at the station.

How to get to Stansted Airport by bus

Getting to Stansted Airport by bus is easy. Bus services run between central London and Stansted Airport 24 hours a day.

The bus station at Stansted Airport is located just two minutes’ walk from the terminal.

The Airport Bus Express runs every 30 minutes from 6am until 2am. This departs from London Liverpool Street and Victoria Bus/Coach Station. National Express runs four services from central London to Stansted Airport. Catch them from Portman Square, Victoria Coach Station, Kings Cross or London Stratford .

First Essex operates two bus services to Stansted Airport, departing from Basildon and Southend.