Stansted Airport Parking
One of the six official London airports, Stansted is the UK’s fourth busiest, with over 27 million passengers passing through each year. Located approximately halfway between London and Cambridge, Stansted is easily accessed by car from the M11, which means driving to the airport is a great option and, if you are able to book your Stansted airport parking in advance, it can be good value too.
From the off-airport APH Car Park to the Stansted Airport Long Stay Car Park and I Love Meet & Greet services, we offer a range of Stansted parking options to suit all types of travellers and budgets.
You’ll also want peace of mind that your booking is secure and that your car will be parked securely while you are away. Here at APH, we have over 42 years’ experience in airport parking, so when booking your Stansted airport parking with us, you know you are being looked after by the experts.
We are proud to have been voted Best Airport Parking Company 11 years in a row at the British Travel Awards. Getting a quote and making a booking is easy; simply enter your details into the Search box above. Or browse through the information below for tips on how to save money and how to select the type of Stansted parking that is right for you.
We partner only with parking providers and car parking facilities that are trusted, tried and tested to meet our approval. Here’s a quick overview of our Stansted airport parking options.
|Car Park||Parking Type||Transfer Time||Park Mark|
|Stansted Airport JetParks Parking|
Transfer time 15 minutes
|Stansted Airport Long Stay Car Park|
Transfer time 10 minutes
|I Love Park & Ride|
Transfer time 5 minutes
|Stansted Meet & Greet|
Meet & Greet
Walking time 5 minutes
|APH Car Park|
Transfer time 5 minutes
|I Love Meet and Greet|
Meet & Greet
Walking time 2 minutes
|APH Meet & Greet|
Meet & Greet
Walking time 2 minutes
Cheap Stansted parking
We all like to save money where we can and with airport parking, there are various ways you can do this. With over four decades of experience in the airport parking business, here at APH, we are happy to share our money-saving tips for cheap Stansted parking.
There is no need to worry about compromising on security and safety, however. All of the Stansted parking options that we offer carry the Police-approved Park Mark Safer Parking Award.
Pre-book your Stansted airport parking
One of the easiest ways to save on costs is to book in advance. Stansted airport parking prices increase closer to the date of departure and can fluctuate with availability, just like many airfares. Our own booking data shows that by booking Stansted parking with APH six months before your flight, you could save up to 50 per cent on the total price, compared with making a parking reservation just one week ahead of travel.
The graph below shows how Stansted parking prices can increase over a period of six months. Prices are average price per day.
Based on prices for stays between 1st August 2022 to 31st March 2023
Pick Park & Ride
If you are looking for cheap Stansted parking, then a Park & Ride option is probably the one for you. The Park & Ride car parks at Stansted are located off-airport, with free shuttle bus transfers to and from the terminal. Offering good-value, secure parking, car parks such as I Love Park & Ride and the APH Car Park are just a five-minute transfer from the airport terminal and have been awarded the Park Mark Safer Parking Award.
Park Mark Safer Parking Award
While you are away on your travels, you need peace of mind that the appropriate security measures are in place at the car park where you have left your vehicle.
The Park Mark Safer Parking Scheme is a Police Crime Prevention Initiative that is designed not only to protect vehicles but also the safety and wellbeing of customers themselves. Aimed at reducing both crime and the fear of crime in car parks across the UK, the Park Mark Safer Parking Award is given only to car parks that meet certain standards of security, maintenance and management
Find out more about the Park Mark Safer Parking Award.
Our Cheapest Stansted parking
Below is a list of the cheapest Stansted airport parking offered by APH.
|Car Park||Parking Type||Transfer Time||Price (per week)|
|I Love Park & Ride||Park & Ride||3 minute bus||from £85.00*|
|APH Stansted Park and Ride||Park & Ride||5 minute bus||from £89.25*|
|Official Stansted Long Stay||Park & Ride||10 minute bus||from £77.99*|
|I Love Meet & Greet||Meet & Greet||2 minute walk||from £127.50*|
|APH Meet & Greet||Meet & Greet||2 Minute Walk||from £137.50*|
|Official Stansted Meet & Greet||Meet & Greet||2 Minute Walk||from £106.00*|
*prices based on 8 days' parking for an arrival in September 2022
More on Our cheapest Stansted car park
Stansted Maple Manor Park & Ride
With prices from as little as £7.50 per day, Maple Manor Park & Ride often comes out as our cheapest Stansted parking option, depending on availability and date of booking. Located just one mile from the terminal, transfers take less than five minutes. All you need to do is drop your keys at the car park reception and a fully insured driver will park it for you, while you hop on to the shuttle bus. Maple Manor Park & Ride is surrounded by security fencing and CCTV. For your peace of mind, it has been awarded the Park Mark Safer Parking Award.
Stansted Airport has only one terminal, so there’s no need to worry about checking which terminal you are flying from when booking your Stansted parking.
All the car parks that we offer at Stansted Airport are located close to the terminal, with the longest transfer being from JetParks, which is 15 minutes away.
We have two on-airport car parks at Stansted; both are Park & Ride and require a short transfer. The Long Stay Car Park at Stansted is 10 minutes from the terminal.
Stansted Parking Type
There are different types of airport parking to suit different types of travellers. It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the various car parks and parking services to decide which would work best for you.
On-airport parking at Stansted
On-airport car parks are located within the airport perimeter. Generally, these are close to the terminal, but some may still require a bus transfer.
If the car park is within walking distance of the terminal, then you simply park up, take your luggage, and make your way to check-in.
If the car park does not provide walking access to the terminal, then once you have parked your vehicle, you take your luggage and hop on the transfer bus.
Our on-airport car parks:
Off airport parking at Stansted
Cost-effective and generally easy to access, off-airport car parks are exactly that – situated outside the airport perimeter. Most of our off-airport car parks at Stansted are very close to the airport and are just a few minutes by shuttle bus from the terminal doors.
Our off-airport car parks:
- Maple Manor Park & Ride - Transfer time: 3 minute bus.
- I Love Park and Ride - Transfer time: 5 minute bus.
- APH Stansted Park and Ride - Transfer time: 5 minute bus
Official parking at Stansted
The official Stansted airport parking is car parks and parking services that are located within the airport grounds and operated by the airport themselves. However, you can still book these in advance through APH to secure the best possible deal.
Some of the official car parks require a bus transfer, as they are not within walking distance of the terminal.
Official Long Stay Car Park – transfer time: 10-minute bus
Official Meet & Greet – transfer time: 5-minute walk
Meet and Greet parking at Stansted
Fast and efficient, Meet & Greet parking provides the ultimate Stansted parking service. You drive straight to the terminal forecourt or designated meeting point nearby, unload your luggage, and your car will be parked for you while you head to the check-in desks – just a two to three-minute walk. Upon your return to the airport, your vehicle will be brought back to the terminal for you to collect.
Meet & Greet is a great option for families with young children, travellers with bulky luggage, or those simply looking for the quickest type of parking. Book Meet & Greet parking through APH to be sure you are booking with an approved Meet & Greet operator.
Our Meet & Greet car parks:
- Official Meet & Greet - Transfer time: 5 minute walk.
- I Love Meet & Greet - Transfer time: 3 minute walk.
- APH Meet & Greet - Transfer time: 2 minute walk.
- I Love Meet & Greet Valet - Transfer time: 2 minute walk.
Short Stay Parking at Stansted
The Short Stay car park at Stansted is the best place to drop off and pick up family and friends. Located right next to the terminal building, Stansted Short Stay Parking has different zones, with some a longer walk from the terminal than others.
Picking-up and Dropping off at Stansted Airport
With the introduction of dropping off and picking up charges at the Express Set Down Zone in November 2020, you may prefer to use the Short Stay Car Park, where the charges are cheaper. Just head for the Orange or Green Zones.
Stansted Airport Short Stay parking charges
|Short Stay (Green & Orange zone)||Price|
|Up to 30 minutes||£5.50|
|Up to 1 hour||£10.00|
|Up to 2 hours||£16.50|
|Up to 4 hours||£26.70|
|Up to 24 hours||£55.00|
|Each additional 24 hours (no hourly rate)||£55.00|
You can also use the Mid-Stay Car park if you are staying a short period of time. For this, there is a 5 minute transfer on the free shuttle.
|Up to 1 hour||Free|
|Up to 2 hours||£2.00|
|Each 24 hours (October - April)||£24.00|
|Each 24 hours (May - September)||£26.00|
Parking for those who haven’t pre-booked
If you were not able to pre-book your Stansted airport parking, then there are limited spaces available in the Orange and Green Zones of the Short Stay Car Park. Likewise, the Mid Stay Car Park accepts vehicles that turn up on the day but again, spaces are limited.
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Stansted Airport Car Parks Map
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