Your hunt for the perfect Stansted Airport parking service stops here. With great value Stansted car parking from only £47.99 for 8 days, why keep searching? - Our headline prices explained
From Prices Explained
These prices refer to our cheapest airport parking product available at Stansted Airport within the next 61 days, at 12am on 23/01/2020.
Where we state a 'weekly' price, this is the total cost of this car parking for 8 days. The price per day refers to the same product and period, divided by 8.
The quoted price today was for Long Stay parking from 24/03/2020 to 31/03/2020 at 12am searched for on 23/01/2020. Please note: live prices are fluid and constantly changing according to availability and supplier pricing and, as such, may be different to the advertised price. It is intended as a guide price only, demonstrating the most accurate, cheapest price we anticipate being available today.
We only work with quality-assured, tried-and-tested Stansted parking providers including the official STN Park and Rides and Meet and Greet parking operators. We also offer a Never Beaten on Price Guarantee, so you know you're never paying more than you need to.
Top Choice for London Stansted Parking
We at Holiday Extras are excited to offer our customers the best Stansted Airport car parking, with savings of up to 70% off on-the-day prices, starting from as little as £5.75 a day.
Have a look at the table below for our best prices on parking at Stansted Airport. Enjoy peace of mind with Holiday Extras.
Exclusive deal:Only Holiday Extras offer you London Stansted parking Long Stay pricing for Short Stays between 1 and 5 days. Great savings for a short break! Check Prices
*Prices are based on 8 days parking and savings are calculated vs the on-the-day prices at each car park. These values are correct at the time of writing and provided as a guide only. Prices fluctuate regularly according to availability and other market factors. Please search for live pricing.
EXCLUSIVE Stansted Parking Short Stay or Mid Stay from only
Stansted Short Stay and
Mid Stay are both exclusive to Holiday Extras and the airport itself. You won't be able to book these car parks anywhere else.
How to book:
Enter your dates at the top of this page, click 'Search' and we'll present you with all the parking packages available. If the Short and Mid Stay car parks are available simply click 'Book Now' to continue.
The Short Stay car park is perfect if you're looking to keep your parking short and sweet. No transfers, no fuss. From the Short Stay Economy car park it's a 7-10 minute stroll to check-in and from the Premium car park you'll be there in 1-4 minutes.
The Mid Stay is the closest Park and Ride at the airport, making it an ideal choice for travellers who want a speedy transfer and to keep costs down. The free shuttle bus runs every 10 minutes and takes just 7 minutes to reach the terminal.
Please note: these are example prices only. The dates you require may even be cheaper or they could be a little more - this is all dependent upon availability at the car parks for the dates and times you need and prices are constantly changing. Please search for live pricing.
*This is an example price for reservations between 23-03-2020 and 30-03-2020, valid as of 22-01-2020. The price per week is the total cost of this car parking for 8 days. The price per day refers to the same product and period, divided by 8.
Official airport parking at Stansted
One thing that makes our Stansted Airport parking so popular is that we have so many trusted, official options to choose from. With high-quality security features in these official car parks, including CCTV, regular staff patrols and more, you can be confident that your car is in safe hands. Choosing the right official Stansted Airport car park for your booking comes down to your top priorities:
Keep hold of your keys: Save time on a busy flight day by parking just a 4 minute shuttle bus from the terminal, without having to hand over your keys at the Short Stay car park.
Most convenient official parking: Prefer a quick stroll over to departures over the hassle of finding a parking space? Meet and Greet parking will be just the ticket. After you've pulled up in the Red Short Stay car park's Meet and Greet zone, your driver will handle finding a space in their secured car park while you're already on your way to check-in.
Most affordable official car park: If you're looking for the cheapest official parking option at Stansted, the Long Stay car park is the one for you. Your 15 minute transfer over to check-in is included in your booking and you can keep hold of your keys.
Stansted Airport Parking - FAQs
Where Can I Park at Stansted Airport?
At Stansted, you have a huge variety of parking options to choose from. We offer offical airport parking, which means the car parks are owned and run by the airport themselves. The locations of these vary, from walking distance to the terminals, to a short transfer away provided free of charge by the car park. We also offer Jetparks, who are independent airport car parking provider - and one of our favourites too!
Is Disabled Parking Free at Stansted?
Disabled parking is not free at Stansted Airport. Blue Badge parking is charged at the standard rate. Disabled parking is available at the following car parks: Short Stay (Orange and Green Zones), Long Stay, Mid Stay and Express Set Down.
Is there a Charge to Drop Off at Stansted Airport?
You can drop off passengers outside the terminal (Express Set Down car park) for 10 minutes for £4.00. Cheaper alternatives include the Short Stay and Mid Stay car parks.
Can you Pick Up at Stansted Airport?
There are 2 car parks at Stansted that are suitable for picking up passengers: the Short Stay car park (Orange and Green zones) where prices start from £5.50 for 30 minutes. But you don't have to pay to pick up at Stansted - head to the Mid Stay car park which offers FREE parking for up to 1 hour.
Where is the Free Set Down at Stansted?
You can find the free drop-off and pick up point located in the very convenient mid-stay car park at Stansted Airport. You can enjoy up to an hour's free parking - which means you have plenty of time to catch the free shuttle bus to the airport and back if you wish to accompany your loved ones to the terminal. If you want to find out what else is on offer at this car park, head on over to our main Stansted Airport Mid Stay page.
How Much is Parking in Stansted Airport?
Dropping off or picking up at Stansted Airport? Have a look at the table below for full and complete information about where to go, prices and charges, and how far away from the terminal the drop off and pick up areas are. However, it may work out cheaper to book a full day's parking with us if you plan to stay longer than an hour, so make sure you run a search with your pick up or drop off date in the engine at the top of the page, so you can compare and save.
Want to know how much parking at the Short Stay, Long Stay or Express Set Down car park at Stansted Airport might be? Have a look at the table below for a full list of turn-up prices.
Distance from the terminal
Express Set Down (drop off only)
Up to 10 minutes
10 - 15 minutes
Over 15 minutes
£4.00 Additional £1 per minute £25
1 minute walk
Short Stay Car Park
Up to 30 minutes
Up to 1 hour
Up to 2 hours
£8 £14.00 £18.00
1 - 2 minute walk
Mid Stay Car Park
Up to 1 hour
Up to 2 hours
Each 24 hours (October - April)
Each 24 hours (May - September)
FREE £2.00 £24.00 £26.00
7 minute shuttle bus
How Long can you Stay in the Short Stay Car Park at Stansted?
Turn up and park in the Short Stay car park for up to 30 minutes from £4.20 and up to 24 hours from £46.00. For stays over 24 hours it's cheaper to pre-book your space with Holiday Extras.
The 'short' in Short Stay doesn't refer to duration you can park for, it's more of an indication of how close to the airport it is.
For stays longer than 24 hours it works out cheaper to pre-book your space with Holiday Extras. Prices start from just £52.99 for 1 weeks parking.
How to get Cheap Stansted Parking
Book as soon as you have your flight times confirmed.The earlier you book, the better the availability and so the cheaper the price. You can ignore Meet and Greet options - these are always more expensive. This next tip may not be helpful for your immediate trip, but perhaps for your next holiday, if you are prepared to sign up to marketing emails, this can also open up a few London Stansted parking discounts. These savings often have a long expiry date and are relatively frequent.
What is the Cheapest Parking at Stansted?
For the very cheapest London Stansted parking deals, you usually need to look to independent providers - ie. not those supplied by the Airport. At Stansted, there is a pleasant exception because JetParks, although owned by Stansted Airport, is as cheap as anything else you will find and is still very close to the airport.We highly recommend JetParks to anybody looking to save a few pounds.
The cheapest official car park at Stansted Airport tends to be Long Stay. With some of the best prices on offer for Stansted airport parking, this service also benefits from its great location. You can expect to be at the terminal in around 15 minutes with the car park's free airport shuttle service.
If you're thinking about taking the kids away during the school holidays, but don't know where to start, head over to our UK school holidays page, where you can find dates and information.
Is There any Free Parking at Stansted Airport?
There is an 'Express Set Down' area for dropping off passengers. This does not cost anything. It is also free to park at the Mid Stay car park for up to one hour - just follow signs for 'Free Set Down'. All other parking options at Stansted will cost you money and should be booked in advance with Holiday Extras for the best price.
Do I Need to Book Parking at Stansted?
In short - yes. We always recommend booking your parking at Stansted in advance. Firstly, there is no guarantee there will be a space available on the day. When you're rushing for your flight, driving around the airport looking for a space should be the last thing on your to-do list! Furthermore, paying on the day can quickly add up the longer you park, and you will end up paying much more than you would if you booked in advance. So if you want the guarantee of a space as well as plenty of extra pounds in your pocket, book your parking at Stansted well in advance.
Smooth as always. Drive up, ticket issued, park. Used Short stay Red car park at Stansted. On return, just drove to barrier which lifted and I was on my way.
Mrs Laughlin, 23 Jan, 2020 (5 out of 5)
Short Stay Green Multi Storey
Used the Green car park at Stansted short stay, nice and easy drive up, number plate recognised, parked, walked to the terminal. On return drove to the exit barrier and up it went! Nice a quick and would use again.
Mr Scott, 16 Jan, 2020 (4.5 out of 5)
Short Stay Green Multi Storey
A little unclear on exactly where the Stansted short stay colour coded car parks were so chose green based on price and walking time to terminal. Unclear signage at Stansted. Not all covered walkways to terminal as you have to cross the open car park.
Mrs Held, 14 Jan, 2020 (4 out of 5)
Orange car park at Stansted - easy to find, spaces available, barriers opened when they were supposed to - letting me in and out! Very convenient for the airport- great for short trips.
Mr Watts, 11 Jan, 2020 (4.5 out of 5)
Meet and Greet
We have used meet and greet at Stansted on many occasions and have always found staff on the ground to be really helpful. This last time was no different. However, we did have difficulties when trying to contact you to try and alert you to an earlier return flight. The contact details on your email confirmation of booking simply did not work. The menus were circular and did not cover the problem even though the contact details were described in the email as the ones to use in the circumstances. we described the problem on arrival at meet and greet and they located our car very quickly. they told us in future to use the number on the card they give customers locally. Please revise your details on the email confirmation and/or make them effective.
Ms Harris, 10 Jan, 2020 (5 out of 5)
Value and Choice at Stansted
Holiday Extras offers several cheap Stansted airport parking packages, including great-value Stansted airport Valet parking. The Stansted on-airport car parking (parking within the airport grounds) is the only Stansted car parking to have been approved by Essex Police. And apart from the airport itself, we're the only company which sells them. All of the car parking at Stansted we sell has been awarded the Park Mark, a national security award accredited by the Association of Chief Police Officers.
Want to keep your Stansted airport parking cheap? Book with Jetparks, an on-airport car park just 15 minutes from the terminal. Prices start from per day.
Want to be close to the terminal?Stansted Mid Stay is the closest long term car park to the terminal, which is just a five-minute transfer away. Prices start from £7.37 per day.
Want the ultimate in convenience? With Stansted Official Meet and Greet Parking, your car will be collected from the terminal when you leave, parked for you in a secured on-airport car park, and brought to the short stay car park right next to the terminal when you return from holiday. Prices start from £8.75 per day.
The gate price at Stansted airport is very expensive, sometimes as much as £9 per day. Never just turn up - always book if you want to save money. The earlier you book the cheaper it is and look out for our special low-cost packages - they can't be amended, cancelled or refunded, but because of this they work out cheaper than our flexible products. Don't forget, if you add our cancellation waiver on when you book, you can cancel for FREE as long as you give us at least 24 hours' notice.*
*Unless your booking is one of our non-cancellable, non-amendable and non-refundable packages.
Choose your Stansted Airport Car Parking Package
Stansted on-airport parking
Booking your Stansted airport parking at the Long Stay or Mid Stay means fully secured parking within the airport grounds. Stansted Airport Mid Stay is the closest to the terminal. With both the Stansted mid and long stay car parks, transfers are included in the price and run 24 hours a day. Both car parks are manned 24 hours a day and are protected by CCTV, a fence, an entry barrier and lighting at night.
Stansted Meet and Greet parking
Drive straight to the terminal with a Stansted Meet and Greet parking service. You don't even need transfers when you book Stansted Official Meet and Greet Parking. Meet the driver at the terminal and they will park your car in a secured on-airport car park while you are away. When you return, you can collect your car from the Short Stay car park. It will be protected by CCTV, a security barrier, lighting at night and 24-hour security patrols.
For more answers to your questions and information that is related to Stansted airport, please see our Stansted airport parking FAQs. To see all our information pages together, take a look at our Stansted parking sitemap. This page lists the car parks pages, customer reviews, map and directions pages in one place.
Upgrades to your Stansted Car Parking
There are several different Stansted airport parking upgrades that we can offer you; the best upgrade we can offer has to be the option of combining your parking with a hotel stay. Stansted airport hotels with parking can transform your pre-holiday experience from a traffic-logged, stress-inducing time trial to a wonderfully relaxing, smooth ride into the beginning of your vacation. We strongly recommend you take a peek at our price quotes because they compare very well with the price you would pay just for parking.
If you have booked one of our Stansted airport park and ride services, but fancy that little bit extra, then why not upgrade to one of our Meet and Greet parking options that we have available. We currently offer one such service which means you can drive directly to the terminal, meet with the chauffeur driver who will take your car to the nearby secured car park while you check in. Then, when you return, your car will be brought back to the terminal ready for you to collect and drive home.
Stansted airport lounges offer another brilliant option which you can tag onto your booking once you've chosen your parking service. A lounge offers you a very welcome retreat where you can enjoy complimentary drinks and magazines or relax in front of the TV while you wait to board your flight.
We have collected all our customer reviews of Stansted airport parking so you can have a browse through them and feel confident about the service you are booking. We quality check all the car parking services to make sure we're happy selling them to you, but you needn't just take our assurances; have a read what everybody else thought.