What are the different car parking options at Stansted Airport?

You can choose from various car parking options at Stansted Airport, including Short and Long Stay, on- or off-airport and Meet & Greet services.

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What's the difference between the London Stansted Airport car parks?

We only partner with providers and facilities that are trusted, tried and tested to meet our approval. Check out the Stansted car park comparison table below to help you pick the right one.

Car ParkParking Type
Customer Rating
Transfer TimePark Mark
Price From (per week)
APH Meet & Greet
APH Meet & Greet Stansted Airport STNI

Meet & Greet
(542 Reviews)

Walking time 2 minutes
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£200.00
I Love Meet and Greet
I Love Meet And Greet Stansted Airport STNQ

Meet & Greet
(38 Reviews)

Walking time 2 minutes
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£185.00
APH Car Park
APH Car Park Stansted Airport STA3

Off Airport
(3388 Reviews)

Transfer time 5 minutes
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£155.00
Stansted Meet & Greet
Stansted Meet & Greet Stansted Airport STNW

Meet & Greet
(412 Reviews)

Walking time 5 minutes
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£153.00
Maple Parking Park & Ride
Maple Parking Park & Ride Stansted Airport STA0

Off Airport
(279 Reviews)

Transfer time 5 minutes
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£141.99
I Love Park & Ride
I Love Park & Ride Stansted Airport STA2

Off Airport
(158 Reviews)

Transfer time 5 minutes
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£140.00
Mid Stay Parking
Mid Stay Parking Stansted Airport SMS1

On Airport
(366 Reviews)

Transfer time 7 minutes
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£137.99
Stansted Airport Long Stay Car Park
Stansted Airport Long Stay Car Park STNN

On Airport
(712 Reviews)

Transfer time 10 minutes
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£128.99
Stansted Airport JetParks Parking
Stansted Airport JetParks Parking JetParks Stansted

On Airport
(513 Reviews)

Transfer time 15 minutes
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£123.99
Short Stay Premium - Red Zone
Short Stay Premium - Red Zone Stansted Airport SSPR

On Airport
(39 Reviews)

Walking time 3 - 4 minutes
£116.55For 4 days
Short Stay Premium - Orange Zone
Short Stay Premium -Orange Zone Stansted Airport SSPO

On Airport
(120 Reviews)

Walking time 3 - 4 minutes
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£114.45For 4 days
Short Stay Green Multi-Storey
Short Stay Green Multi-Storey Stansted Airport SSGM

On Airport
(311 Reviews)

Walking time 4 - 7 minutes
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£107.09For 4 days
Stansted Short Stay Blue Zone
Stansted Short Stay Blue Stansted Airport Short Stay Blue Zone

On Airport
(118 Reviews)

Walking time 7 minutes
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£106.04For 4 days

Do you offer car parking at all Stansted Airport terminals?

There's only one terminal, so there’s no need to worry about which one you're flying from when booking Stansted Airport car parking.

We have two on-airport car parks at Stansted. Both of these are Park & Ride and require a short transfer. The Long Stay car park at Stansted is 10 minutes from the terminal.

All the off-airport spaces are located close to the terminal, with the longest transfer being from JetParks, which is 15 minutes away.

Book your Stansted Airport car parking space

Secure your car parking space at Stansted Airport today. Just enter your travel dates and preferences and browse the different options.

How can I get cheap car parking at Stansted Airport?

We all like to save money and there are various ways to do so with us. Use our tips below for cheap parking at Stansted Airport.

Pre-book your Stansted Airport car parking

One of the easiest ways to save on costs is to book in advance. Stansted Airport car parking prices increase closer to the departure date and can fluctuate with availability.

Our booking data shows you can save 50 per cent on the total price when you book Stansted Airport car parking six months before your flight, compared with making a reservation one week before you travel.

The graph below shows how average prices per day can increase over six months.

Stansted airport parking prices

Based on prices for stays between 1st August 2022 to 31st March 2023

Pick Park & Ride

The Park & Ride spaces are located off-airport, with free shuttle bus transfers to and from the terminal.

Car parks such as I Love Park & Ride and the APH car park are just a five-minute transfer from the terminal and have been awarded 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 £75.00*
APH Stansted Park and Ride Park & Ride 5 minute bus from £80.00*
Official Stansted Long Stay Park & Ride 10 minute bus from £77.99*
I Love Meet & Greet Meet & Greet 2 minute walk from £150.00*
APH Meet & Greet Meet & Greet 2 Minute Walk from £160.00*
Official Stansted Meet & Greet Meet & Greet 2 Minute Walk from £112.00*

*Prices based on 8 days' parking and correct at the time of writing

What is the cheapest car parking at Stansted Airport?

With prices from as little as £7.50 per day, Maple Park & Ride often comes out as the cheapest, depending on availability and your 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 reception and a fully insured driver will park your vehicle for you, while you hop on the shuttle bus.

Maple Park & Ride is surrounded by security fencing and CCTV, and has been awarded the Park Mark Safer Parking Award.

What are the different Stansted Airport car parking types?

There are different types to suit the needs of travellers. It's a good idea to familiarise yourself with the various car parks and services to decide which works best for you

How does on-airport car parking at Stansted work?

These car parks are located within the airport perimeter. Generally, these are close to the terminal, but some may still require a bus transfer.

If your space is within walking distance of the terminal, you simply park up, take your luggage and make your way to check-in. However, if you don't have walking access to the terminal, you take your luggage and hop on the transfer bus.

on airport parking process Stansted

Our on-airport car parks:

  1. Official Long Stay – Transfer time: 10-minute bus
  2. JetParks – Transfer time: 15-minute bus

How does off-airport car parking at Stansted work?

Cost-effective and generally easy to access, these off-airport car parks are situated outside the airport perimeter. Most off-airport car parking at Stansted is close to the terminal and is just a few minutes away by shuttle bus.

off airport parking process Stansted

Our off-airport car parks:

  1. Maple Park & Ride – Transfer time: 3-minute bus
  2. I Love Park & Ride – Transfer time: 5-minute bus
  3. APH Stansted Park & Ride – Transfer time: 5-minute bus

Official car parking at Stansted Airport

The official Stansted Airport car parking is located within the grounds and operated by the airport itself. However, you can still book these in advance through APH to secure the best possible deal.

Some of the official ones require a bus transfer as they aren't within walking distance of the terminal.

  1. Official Long Stay car park – Transfer time: 10-minute bus
  2. Official Meet & Greet – Transfer time: 5-minute walk

How does Meet & Greet car parking at Stansted Airport work?

Fast and efficient, Meet & Greet provides your ultimate car parking solution. 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, which are a two to three-minute walk away.

Upon your return to the airport, your vehicle will be brought to the terminal for you to collect. Meet & Greet is a great choice for families with young children, travellers with bulky luggage or those simply looking for the quickest parking option.

Meet and Greet airport parking process Stanstead

Arrange this parking through APH to be sure you're booking with an approved Meet & Greet operator.

Our Meet & Greet car parks

  1. Official Meet & Greet – Transfer time: 5-minute walk
  2. I Love Meet & Greet – Transfer time: 3-minute walk
  3. APH Meet & Greet – Transfer time: 2-minute walk
  4. I Love Meet & Greet Valet – Transfer time: 2-minute walk

Book cheap Stansted Airport car parking today

Get holiday-ready by arranging cheap car parking at Stansted Airport with APH. For any extra assistance, use our information hub or contact us today. Our team will be happy to help you find a secure spot for your vehicle while you're abroad.

Stansted Airport car parking FAQs

What is the Park Mark Safer Parking Award?
The Park Mark Safer Parking Award is a Police Crime Prevention Initiative designed to reduce crime and the fear of crime in car parks across the UK. The Park Mark Safer Parking Award is only given to car parks that meet certain security, maintenance and management standards.


Can I amend my Gatwick Airport parking booking?
You may be able to amend your booking with us. Please get in touch with our customer services team or fill in the amend or cancel my booking form to request changes. Some parking bookings (like the Non-Flexible, Supersaver or Advanced Purchase car parking) can't be cancelled or amended as they are discount rate bookings. So, it's important to check the terms and conditions before you book. For further information, head to our help page. If you need to amend your booking, log in to your account or get in touch with our customer service team.


Can I pick up and drop 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 as the charges are cheaper. Just head for the Orange or Green Zones.


Where can I park if I haven't pre-booked?
If you didn't pre-book your Stansted Airport car parking, limited spaces are available in the Orange, Yellow and Green Zones of the Short Stay car park. Likewise, the Mid Stay car park accepts vehicles that turn up on the day but spaces are limited.


Is there free disabled parking at Stansted?
Blue Badge parking bays are available in the Short Stay car parks, in the Orange and Green Zones, as well as in the Mid Stay and Long Stay car parks. Assistance is provided in the APH car park, which is a Park & Ride, or you may wish to book a Meet & Greet valet service.


For dropping off passengers, are there dedicated Blue Badge spaces?
For dropping off passengers, there are dedicated Blue Badge spaces at the front of the Express Set Down zone, which costs £7 for up to 15 minutes. Payment is by card or exact change. Vehicles must not be left unattended at any time and returning within half an hour isn't permitted.


What happens if I arrive earlier or later than planned?
You'll typically be able to arrive earlier than expected, but we recommend contacting the provider as soon as you can if you anticipate being delayed. Please note, some car parks charge fees for late returns.


How do I get to the Stansted Airport car parks?
Located halfway between London and Cambridge, Stansted Airport is just off the M11 and five miles from Bishop’s Stortford. If you're travelling from London and the South, exit at Junction 8a. Alternatively, if you're coming from Cambridge and the North, exit at Junction 8, then follow the signs to the airport.

  1. London Stansted Airport postcode: CM24 1RW
  2. London to Stansted Airport is approximately 39 miles / one hour to 90 minutes.
  3. Cambridge to Stansted Airport is approximately 27 miles / 35 minutes.
  4. Luton to Stansted Airport is approximately 40 miles / one hour.
  5. Colchester to Stansted Airport is approximately 32 miles / 50 minutes.

Stansted Car Parks Reviews

With over 300,000 people using our services annually, you can trust us for reliable car parking at London Stansted Airport. Look at a handful of reviews below or check our Trustpilot and Reviews.io pages to see what our happy customers say about us.

"Of all the different parking companies I have used over the years, APH parking is by far the best. Easy to find and the service they offer is second to none. Friendly office staff and regular buses, all seamlessly smooth from start to finish. Excellent prices." J Ryves

"Very, very helpful, polite, and always had time for a chat. Wouldn’t leave my car with anyone else." Julie Michelle Davenport "We were so pleased with our Gatwick parking experience with APH. Such a slick and professional service, with friendly and extremely helpful staff." David Mole

"I have used APH many times over the years and have always experienced exceptional service by all personnel employed by them from start to finish. The staff are courteous and friendly, and the bus drivers go the extra mile to assist with the luggage. I have no hesitation in recommending APH." John

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