Cheap Airport Parking Stansted
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Airport Parking Stansted

There is a large range of airport parking at Stansted, Mountfitchet and Bishops Stortford to choose from, some cheap and discounted options as well as the onsite Stansted Parking.

Keep an eye out for the superbly innovative cheap option on the page.

Take a look through the detailed guide and let's find the best parking choice for you.

We have reviews and parking comparisons so you'll be getting the best price for the service you want. 


Car Parking Stansted

It's great to beat the system and here's another chance to do that! Take a look down at the car parking at Stansted Airport section lower on the page and you'll see some prices.

The airport has been very clever with their pricing structure it's been designed to confuse. To clear that up, use the table that will help you decide what's best for your pickup and drop off at Stansted.

For a simple pickup of drop off at the short term car park you'll pay an absolute minimum price of £2.80. You don't even get the first minute free. Follow my table below and get the absolute best price for your short term parking and help keep your friends/family low cost flying truly low cost.

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It's great to beat the system and here's another chance to do that! Take a look down at the car parking at Stansted Airport section lower on the page and you'll see some prices.

The airport has been very clever with their pricing structure it's been designed to confuse. To clear that up, use the table that will help you decide what's best for your pickup and drop off at Stansted.

For a simple pickup of drop off at the short term car park you'll pay an absolute minimum price of £2.80. You don't even get the first minute free. Follow my table below and get the absolute best price for your short term parking and help keep your friends/family low cost flying truly low cost.

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Pick-up and Drop-off Airport Parking Stansted - Keeping it Low Cost

Parking Duration

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Price

Notes

Up to 1 hour

Mid Stay Parking

FREE

If you miss the 1 hour deadline, it's ok, the next hour will only cost you £1.00

Up to 2 hours

Mid Stay Parking

£1.00

BEWARE! If you go over the 2 hour deadline, you'll pay £20.00, so even if your guest has not arrived, exit the car park and go to the short term car park, you've still saved a small fortune (around £9.00).

It's best to stay with your car and have the person you're picking up take the shuttle bus to you, that way you can make your rapid exit when your time is almost up.

More than 2 - less than 6 hours

Short Stay Parking

£12 - £18

No way round this one if you need to use the airport parking.

More than 6 hours

Long Term Parking

£18 per day

This assumes you just turn up and don't pre-book for a better deal.

A caveat on the airport parking stansted table above, make sure on entry that the latest information from this site is correct, it does change from time to time, and even with the latest parking charge changes the information on here was more accurate than the airport's own website, so while every effort is made to keep you up to date, please please please, double check before committing yourself to parking. If there is and error here, it'd be a real pleasure to hear from you, contact us.

Cheap Parking Stansted

Like many of the airports mainly serving low cost airlines, Stansted has also had to resort to charging large parking fees to make up it's cash.

Unfortunately these costs can eat into our travel budgets and lead to us spending more on our travels than we planned.

Luckily for us there's an innovative idea that stands head and shoulders above other parking solutions. But it's not a guaranteed one and to get the huge savings it offers takes a little, but not much, more effort.

Park at my House
Cheap Airport Parking Stansted

By far the best cheap Stansted Airport parking option near to the airport is ParkatmyHouse (Park at my House).

It does exactly what the name says. You can book to park on someone else's driveway in the nearby area.

The website is very easy to use and enables you to choose people located close to the airport (even within walking distance) and some people even offer to drive you to the airport.

Read the reviews and choose your parking.

Prices vary and are often lower than £5.00 per day, making this the real cheap airport parking option.

And the best part? Someone is looking out for your car (although I doubt you can blame them if something happens to it).

  • Close to the airport
  • Very cheap
  • Not provided by a private company
  • Innovative
  • Easy to use website
  • Perfect long term option (1 week or more)
  • Takes a little more time

Top tip: Drop off your travelling companions and your baggage at the airport and go park the car. This way you don't have to go back to the airport with your baggage. Be sure to leave a little extra time.

Park at my House | Airport Parking Stansted (External)

Private Parking Near Stansted

Taking a quick look around for offsite parking options and you'll be inundated with several companies all offering 'the best deal' or 'the most amazing parking'. Truth is, most of these are essentially a price comparison site.

They compare the different parking rates and offer you to book parking with a different company and many of these companies make use of each others parking space.

So, for private parking, there are options, but they aren't as plentiful as a quick search might let you believe.

Pink Elephant Parking

Pink Elephant Airport Parking Stansted makes use of the Hilton hotel car park with dedicated parking bays for their customers. The customers then use the hotel shuttle bus (for a £1 fee) to transfer to the terminal, which is quite a long way away so is not walkable.

Hilton hotel parking through Pink Elephant (External)

CSL Parking

CSL (Car Storage Limited) Parking is located close to Stansted airport, but beware, they have a lot of small print including the fact that your car may be transferred to a ficility almost 10 miles away, so when you return an amount of fuel will have been used as well as another 20 miles on your vehicle.

Their recent trip advisor reviews aren't great (External)

CSL Parking Stansted (External)

Purple Parking

Purple Parking use many suppliers for their sales. you can get a really good deal and typically they receive good reviews.

A benefit of having a company like Purple Parking between you and the final parking company that you will use is if there are any problems, often the smaller parking companies don't want to know, but a company like Purple Parking relies on their reputation and will be more willing to help and facilitate the problem.

Purple Parking Stansted (External)

Ardent Car Park

A well reviewed independent parking company close to Stansted Airport.

For more information on Ardent Car Park near Stansted (External)

Free Airport Parking Stansted

There's no free parking for longer than a short time, but for pickups, should you be early,  there is a motorway services just off the M11 motorway where you can park up and wait. This free parking is for two hours. After that there's a fee. It's a good place to wait until nearer the time then you can use the 1 hour free at the mid term car park as detailed in the table at the top of this page.

Stansted Hotel Parking

You could choose to move away from the airport car parks or the many private companies that offer parking nirvana and choose to park at a hotel.

There are several hotels at the airport and in the surrounding area that offer parking as well as transfer to the airport.

Some of the rates are really quite reasonable.

Hotel Parking

There are two main options to choose from for hotel parking that allows you to leave your car at the hotel while flying as well as several other good options.

The two main are the Hilton Stansted and the Radisson Blu Stansted.

The beauty of these is that you could combine a hotel stay with parking before an early morning flight or after a late night arrival, or you could simply use the parking facilities.

Benefits of these parking facilities:

  • Barrier controlled entry
  • CCTV covered
  • Security
  • Radisson - A short walk to the terminal
  • Hilton - requires a bus ride for £1 per person

Radisson Blu Stansted Parking

Hotel airport parking Stansted Radisson Blu can be booked with a stay in the hotel. Prices start from £124 but the benefit is it's a short walk to the terminal

Radisson Blu Stansted Parking (External)

Best price from Hotels Combined (External)

Hilton Hotel Parking Stansted

Booking for those who wish to only use the parking facilities at the Hilton.

Hilton hotel parking through Pink Elephant (External)

For those who'd like to stay in the hotel prior to their flight (Note: check with hotel prior to booking for parking availability.

Or from the hotel when you stay in the room (Hotels Combined)

Other Stansted Hotel Parking Options

Kings Arms Hotel Stansted

They offer surprisingly cheap and secure airport parking Stansted.

Park at the hotel, they'll offer you a free transfer to and from the airport (just give them a call when you return from your flight).

Kings Arms Hotel Stansted Parking (External)

Warmans Barn House

A charming country pub with a small inn, diversifying their business with parking packages. Your car is transferred offsite for the duration of your cars stay.

See their details and contact them here (External)

Stansted Airport Parking Onsite Official Parking

The airport offers it's own parking solutions for travellers and also for pickup and drop off. For some of the parking choices the rates are quite reasonable and discounts are available by booking online. Private off airport parking options are often much better value though.

Stansted Car Parks

Stansted Long Stay Parking

Long stay parking is located around 10 minutes from the main terminal by free shuttle bus transfer. The courtesy bus departs the parking area every 10-15 minutes.

Prices are £18 per day. Part days are charged at £18, so if you park for one and a half days you'll be charged £36.

There is disabled access parking for blue badge holders located in Zone Q.

Discounts are available by booking online up to 2 hours before arrival.

  • Secure parking
  • Long term stay (1 to 2 weeks)
  • £18 per day
  • Courtesy shuttle transfer to the terminal
  • Online discounts

Stansted Medium/Mid Stay Parking

Mid stay parking is available for medium term duration.

Unlike the long term parking, mid stay parking is available for parts of a day.

  • Up to 1 Hour - Free
  • Up to 2 Hours - £1.00
  • Daily - £20.00

The airport advertises this as the best stay for up to a week of travelling, however at a price of £20.00 per day, if you need to park at the airport, your best choice would be the long term parking since it's £2.00 per day cheaper.

There is a free courtesy shuttle every 10 minutes and the ride to the terminal only takes 5 minutes.

  • Secure parking
  • Medium term stay (up to 1 week)*
  • £20 per day
  • Courtesy transfer to the terminal
  • Online discounts

* Compared to long term parking, this is not the best option. The prices shown on this site are the published 'turn-up' prices. The price you'll pay on arriving. So if you're just 'rocking up' to park for a few days or more, long term parking offers the best value. When booking online, your options become limited by their booking software.

Stansted Short Stay Parking

Within walking distance of the terminal, the short stay parking option is best for pick up and drop off only, if you're willing to pay the prices, which are a bit of a rip off in my humble opinion.

The price becomes very expensive compared to other options for anything longer than 6 hours and if your stay is short enough, you can bet the price altogether.

The prices are as follows:

Up to 25 minutes

25 - 50 minutes

50 min - 2 hours

2 - 3 hours

4 - 5 hours

5 - 6 hours

£2.80

£5.50

£10.00

£12.00

£16.00

£18.00

Stansted Parking Q & A's

Q. What's the difference between the long stay and mid stay car parks?

A. Nothing! Except the time between the shuttle busses and transit time to the terminal. The Medium stay car park has more shuttle busses running more frequently and the time it takes to get to the terminal is less. And since it's cheaper to use the long term car park, that's the best option.


Q. Is there a time limit to the Stansted car parks?

A. No there isn't. You can use any of the car parks for short, medium and long term.


Q. What is the transfer time for Airport Parking Stansted?

A. For long stay, a total duration of up to 30 minutes and mid stay, around 15 minutes, including waiting for the bus and transiting to the terminal.


Q. Is there a meet and greet or valet parking service at Stansted Airport?

A. Yes there is, see the official website for more information. This service is at a higher cost and fully licenced drivers will park your car onsite. See the link to the official site in the 'useful links' section towards the bottom of the page.

Stansted Airport Car Parking Official Site (External)

Pick-Up & Drop-Off Point

Unfortunately Stansted Airport does not like people picking up or dropping off outside the airport, probably because they can't charge for it.

Therefore, your options are the short stay/pickup and drop off car park with a charge, or the mid-stay car park with a free period.

Please be aware that there can be a fine issued by the police for dropping people off on the access road to the airport.

Stansted Parking Voucher & Discount Codes



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