Why Book Airparks Self Park, Luton Airport

Situated under 15 minutes away from the airport with regular transfer buses that drop you off directly at the terminal, Airparks Luton is the perfect choice for passengers who don’t want to worry about missing their flight. Their innovative “self-serve” checkouts make sure you can be on your way as quickly as possible. Your car will be safe in their hands, with security fencing, barrier control and CCTV in operation, earning it the police backed Park Mark Safer Parking award. Its off-airport location makes it a budget-friendly option for passengers with a tighter budget.

Car Park Features

  • Off-airport
  • Transfer time 14 minutes
  • 24-hour operation
  • Keep keys
  • Toilets
  • Uniformed staff
  • Nearby fuel sales
  • Disabled facilities
  • Fully insured drivers
  • Free WiFi
  • Assisted loading if requested
  • Bus transfer

Airparks Luton Airport is one of the closest car parks at Luton Airport, and has several features to make your journey as convenient as possible. This secure car park is accessible to those with wheelchairs and has other features such as heated bus shelters to keep you warm.

If you need any assistance, whether it’s a question about parking or accessibility for the shuttle bus service, there will always be a member of staff on hand to answer any questions you may have. Those with an electric car will be happy to know that this car park also comes complete with an electric car charging service. This means that when you finally return to the car park from your journey, you’ll have a fully-charged car that’s ready to go. This car park also comes with useful extra facilities, such as free WiFi to stay on top of your flight details or to open your boarding passes, nearby fuel pumps to re-fill your car and baggage assistance for those who need a little extra help.


  • 24-hour staff
  • Barrier-controlled
  • Security fencing
  • CCTV
  • Park Mark Award (Police Approved)

Airparks Luton runs a tight security operation to make sure that people know their vehicle has been left in safe hands. They have CCTV to monitor the car park day and night, as well as a team of 24-hour staff who patrol the vicinity. The car park itself is surrounded by high-security fencing, and cars are let in and out of the car park using electronic barriers, so only registered cars are allowed into the premises. Their comprehensive range of security measures has earned Airparks Luton the Park Mark Award. This award is part of the Police Crime Prevention Initiative, which guarantees visitors that the car park they are choosing to stay with has been assessed to ensure it is regularly maintained to meet the police’s exceptionally high standards. 

Transfers to and from Luton Airport

The free transfer bus service takes only 14 minutes to reach the terminal doors and runs regularly between the hours of 04:00-23:20. Visitors who find themselves arriving on a particularly early flight needn’t worry. A shuttle service can be arranged upon request, so no matter how late you stay or arrive, you’ll always be able to reach the terminal or car park with ease.

Disabled Facilities

The transfer buses at Airparks Luton are accessible for wheelchair users and helpful staff are always on hand to help out or just to answer any questions.

Opening Times

Airparks Luton is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. The transfer service runs regularly between the hours of 4:00 and 23:00 although a shuttle can be arranged past these times. This means you can be sure that easy access to the car park and terminal is available at any time of day.

Additional Information

Maximum vehicle height: 2m

This car park does not accept transit vans, minibuses, motorhomes, caravans and trailers and cannot accept any vehicle with a taxi licence plate - these can only be driven by the licence holder.

If you lose your car parking ticket whilst you’re away, you’ll need to present a valid photo ID on your arrival back to the car park. This is to ensure staff can find your car and confirm your identity for security purposes.



Airparks Self Park, Luton Airport map

Airparks Self Park, Grove Road Slip End Luton LU1 4BZ


Airparks Luton is located just moments away from Luton airport, so you don’t need to worry about a particularly long transfer time before checking in for your flight. The transfer bus service takes 14 minutes to drop you off at the terminal. This car park is situated just outside of Junction 10 on the M1 motorway, making it easily accessible from whatever direction you’re travelling from. 

Coming from the North (M1):

- Leave the M1 at junction 10.

- ­At the motorway roundabout, take the first exit from the north onto Airport Way A1081.

- ­Keep in the left-hand lane and take the slip road signposted towards St. Albans, Harpenden A1081.

- ­You'll come out onto a roundabout where you should take the first exit onto London Road.

- ­At the next roundabout, take the second exit signposted St Albans, Harpenden A1081.

- ­Shortly after, turn right onto Newlands Road, following signs for Airparks.

- ­Turn left onto the B4540, signposted Slip End and Markyate.

- ­At the traffic lights, turn right onto Grove Road.

- ­Take the first left onto the service road.

- ­Follow the yellow signs for Airparks Self Park, its entrance is roughly 300 metres after the first blue Airparks entrance.


Coming from the South (M1):

- ­Leave the M1 at junction 9.

- ­At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A5183.

- Continue on A5183 for approximately 2 miles and at the traffic lights turn right onto B4540 (Luton Road towards Luton).

- Continue on B4540 for approximately 1.5 miles into Slip End village and at the traffic lights turn left onto Grove Road.

- ­Take the first left onto the service road.

- ­Follow the yellow signs for Airparks Self Park, its entrance is roughly 300 metres after the first blue Airparks entrance.

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Arrival Procedure

On arrival to the car park:

  1. Follow the yellow signs for Airparks Self Park, its entrance is approx 300 metres after the first blue Airparks entrance.
  2. Drive into the car park and park in one of the arrival bays.
  3. A marshal will check you in and will direct you to a parking zone 
  4. Park your car and take your keys
  5. Take the shuttle bus to the terminal.

Staff are on hand if you require any assistance.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete your vehicle check-in and airport transfer.

Return Procedure

On your return:

  1. Take the transfer bus to the car park.
  2. Get off the bus in the parking zone you parked your car in
  3. Scan your ticket at the barrier to exit the car park

Staff are on hand if you need any assistance.

Bookings from March 1st, please head to Bus Stop E on your return.