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Stansted parking from £5.62 per day

Looking for the perfect parking solution at Stansted Airport has never been easier. Simply enter your travel details into our search widget above and compare our range of airport parking options to help you find the right one for you. Choose between short, mid or long stay, as well as value-friendly park & ride or convenient meet & greet parking. The prices listed below are our cheapest parking rates, and we only partner with trusted industry leaders for your peace of mind. *Please note, prices stated are accurate at the time of search. Prices are subject to change depending on date of entry and duration of stay.

Stansted car park 4 day parking*8 day parking*
Maple Parking Stansted - Park and RideMaple Parking Stansted - Park and Ride£35.99£44.99View more
Mid Stay Car Park - Stansted OfficialMid Stay Car Park - Stansted Official£51.99£57.99View more
Stansted Short Stay Green Multi-Storey - OnsiteStansted Short Stay Green Multi-Storey - Onsite£59.99£79.99View more
Meet & Greet Stansted Official Meet & Greet Stansted Official £64.00£71.00View more
Stansted - Bubble Park & Ride - Non FlexStansted - Bubble Park & Ride - Non Flex£52.00£66.00View more
My CSL - Stansted Park & RideMy CSL - Stansted Park & Ride£60.00£80.00View more
Short Stay Parking Stansted - Blue ZoneShort Stay Parking Stansted - Blue Zone£54.99£74.99View more
Stansted Long Stay ParkingStansted Long Stay Parking-£51.99View more
* Prices are based on either a 4 or 8 day stay in January 2025

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Stansted Airport parking

At Stansted Airport, there's parking for everyone. Whether you're travelling solo or with family, for leisure or business, Looking4Parking lets you compare options to find your perfect deal.

Long stay

Mid stay

Park & ride

Get Stansted long term parking from as little as £51.99 for an 8-day stay when you pre book Stansted Long Stay Parking.

If you’re travelling for longer than a week and flying out from Stansted, long stay parking is the ideal product for you. You’ll benefit from our cheapest parking rates, as well as a quick and easy shuttle service that runs every 15 minutes and takes around 8 minutes to reach the terminal. For more tailored pricing, enter your travel dates in the search widget above. It’s never been easier to find cheap long stay parking at Stansted Airport.

For the best rates on Stansted Airport mid stay parking, pre book Stansted Official Mid Stay for £51.99 for a 4-day stay, or £57.99 for an 8-day stay.

Mid stay parking at Stansted Airport is the ideal parking solution for passengers travelling for up to a week. The Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology at the onsite car parks makes entry and exit super quick and convenient. Plus, regular shuttle buses operate 24/7 between the car park and departure terminal, so you’ll arrive with plenty of time before your flight.

The cheapest park & ride parking at Stansted Airport is around £35.99 for a 4-day stay at Maple Parking Stansted - Park and Ride.

For budget-friendly parking at Stansted, why not choose one of our park & ride packages? Located slightly further away from the terminal, but connected by a reliable and frequent shuttle service, these products tend to be the cheapest parking option at STN. Many of the car parks are also fitted with ANPR technology, for swift and easy entry and exit to the car park.

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Meet & greet

Short stay

Disabled and electric vehicle parking

For convenient meet & greet parking at Stansted, prices start from £64.00 for a 4-day stay at Meet & Greet Stansted Official.

Meet & Greet parking services at Stansted Airport allow you to get to the best parts of your holiday even faster! Located just a couple of minutes away from the terminal, meet & greet parking is designed to provide you with the ultimate convenient experience when parking at the airport. Simply pull up to the meet & greet parking bay, where one of the qualified and trusted drivers will meet you to collect your keys and park your car securely. Upon your return, your meet & greet driver will meet you nearby the terminal to return your vehicle to you.

For cheap Stansted Airport short staying parking, choose My CSL - Stansted Park & Ride, where it’s just £60 for a 4-day stay!

Short stay parking at Stansted Airport is designed for passengers who need parking for shorter durations.

Our offsite parking providers are located a couple of miles from the terminal, with frequent shuttle bus services to and from the airport. However, many of the onsite short stay car parks are located close to the terminal, eliminating the need for a shuttle bus transfer.

For a 4-day stay at Official Short Stay Green Multi-Storey, park from £59.99.

For further details, simply enter your travel dates in the search widget above.

There are plenty of options for disabled parking at Stansted Airport. All of the available onsite car parks, including Short Stay, Mid Stay and Long Stay, are equipped with Blue Badge parking. Find out more about Blue Badge parking.

Electric car parking is not currently available to pre book at London Stansted Airport.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the cheapest parking at Stansted?

The cheapest parking at Stansted Airport is a 4-day stay at Stansted Maple Parking - Park and Ride from just £35.99*!

*Please note, prices stated are accurate at the time of search. Prices are subject to change depending on date of entry and duration of stay.

How much does it cost to park at Stansted Airport?

Parking prices at London Stansted will vary depending on your stay duration, parking product and date and time of travel. Use our search widget above to compare parking prices, product details and customer reviews.

How much is long stay parking at Stansted?

Long stay parking is perfect for stay durations of longer than a week. For an 8-day stay at Stansted Long Stay Parking, park from just £51.99.  

How much to park at Stansted for a week?

Parking prices for a week’s stay will vary depending on the product you select, and the date that you’re travelling. For an 8-day stay at Mid Stay Car Park Stansted Official, park from £57.99.

How long is mid stay parking at Stansted?

Mid stay parking is ideal for trips of up to a week, though some mid stay products will accommodate shorter and longer stay durations. Use our search widget above and enter your travel dates to see all available parking options.

Is disabled parking free at Stansted Airport?

There are no free parking options available at Stansted Airport; however, disabled parking is available. Find out more about Blue Badge parking at Stansted.  

Where is the short stay car park at Stansted Airport?

All of the onsite short stay car parks are located close to the terminal and are no longer than a 10-minute walk away. The off-site short stay products are connected to the airport by a short shuttle bus transfer. Check individual product pages for further details on car park locations. 

How much is short stay parking at Stansted?

Short stay parking prices at Stansted will vary depending on the dates you’re travelling and the duration of stay. Short stay parking prices start from £35.99 for a 4-day stay at Stansted Maple Parking - Park and Ride.

How long is short stay parking at Stansted?

Short stay parking is ideal for trips of around 4 days; however, you will find some short stay products do accommodate longer stay durations. Use our search widget above and enter your travel dates to see all available parking options.

Is there any free parking at Stansted Airport?

There are no free parking options available at London Stansted Airport. However, many of our parking options are value-friendly and affordable. Book a 4-day stay at Stansted Maple Parking - Park and Ride from just £35.99!

Stansted Airport guide

Stansted Airport (STN) is the fourth busiest airport in the UK and caters to over 24 million passengers a year. With over 170 worldwide destinations and served by 22 airlines, STN is one of the UK’s go-to airports for budget travel from the UK, and is Ryanair’s largest base.

As well as the many European destinations available, Stansted also offers routes to North Africa and Central North America. The airport has only one terminal, with three connected passenger satellites where the departure gates are located.

Location of Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport is situated in Essex, 35 miles (56 kilometres) away from central London. The airport sits just off the M11 motorway between Stansted Mountfitchet and Bombers Green, close to Bishop’s Stortford. The airport’s postcode is CM24 1RW.

Which terminal?

There’s only one departure terminal at Stansted Airport, which is very well signposted once you’re in the airport. Gates 1-39 are accessible via a short shuttle located just outside the departure lounge; all other gates are accessible on foot, just a minute or so from the departure lounge. Stansted Airport serves many major airlines including easyJet, Emirates,, RyanAir and TUI. Discover the full list of the airport’s airline operators.

How to get to Stansted Airport


London Stansted Airport's postcode is CM24 1RW. From the north, take Junction 8 off the M11; from the south, use Junction 8A. The airport is approximately a 60-75 minute drive from central London, about 2 hours from Birmingham and 3 hours from Leeds.


Stansted Airport has its own train station, offering seamless connections to surrounding areas. Hop on the Stansted Express for a quick 48-minute ride to Central London, with trains departing every 15 minutes. Please note that Oyster Cards and contactless payments aren't accepted - purchase your ticket online or at the station. Flying out early? Catch the first train from Liverpool Street Station at 3:40am (Mon, Fri, Sat) or 4:40am (Sun). Returning late? The last train to Stansted leaves at 11:25pm, with the final departure to Central London at 12:30am. Virgin services also operate from STN, with connections to key cities in the UK including Birmingham, Leicester and Norwich.

Bus and coach

The Bus/Coach Station is located 2 minutes from the airport terminal with the below services operating to and from the airport.

National Express – For services to and from Central London.

Airport Bus Express – For services to London. (Runs every 30 mins from 06:00am to 02:00am).

First Essex – For services to Basildon and Southend.

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Useful tips

Keep an eye on your gate

Stansted Airport covers a large area, so be prepared for a few minutes of walking from the entrance to your gate. Make sure you allow enough time to pass through security and to navigate to your gate.

Find a quiet spot

Some passengers enjoy some quiet time before their flight, and if that rings true to you, head over to where it tends to be a little quieter that the rest of the terminal. However if you want the ultimate pre-flight luxury experience, head over to Escape Lounge for some super comfortable seating and unlimited food and drink.

How to get cheap Stansted Airport parking

If you’re picking up or dropping off at Stansted Airport, you don’t necessarily need to pay to park. You can make use of the free drop-off areas located at the Mid Stay car parks. From there, passengers can jump on a free shuttle bus straight to the terminal entrance.

The postcode for the drop-off area is CM22 6PU.

If you require cheap parking at the airport whilst you travel, make use of our search widget above, simply enter your travel dates to compare prices across our range of cheap airport parking at Stansted Airport.

Taxi services at London Stansted Airport

If you’re opting to travel to the airport by taxi, remember to book it in advance to secure your ride at the best price you can. Remember, airport taxi journeys can be costly depending on the time of travel, as well as the additional drop-off fee added when you are dropped at the terminal. Parking at the airport can often be a cheaper alternative - use our search widget above to compare cheap parking for Stansted Airport. Find out more about booking a taxi journey for Stansted Airport.

Stansted Airport facilities

The Stansted terminal building is spacious and bright, equipped with everything you may need to make your journey as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Its open-plan layout and various seating areas make finding a peaceful spot to relax before you depart a breeze. See the full list of airport amenities below:

Baggage wrapping and weighing
Cash machines
Car rentals
Currency exchange
Escape Lounge with complimentary bar and buffet
Family facilities
FastTrack priority booking
Internet access
Left luggage
Meeting rooms
Porter services
Postal services
Prayer room
World cuisine
Fast food
Bars and pubs
High-street brands
Convenience stores
Smoking areas
World Duty Free with reserve and collect service

Things to do at Stansted Airport

Enjoy a buffet breakfast

There’s nothing better than enjoying some great food before your flight. At Escape Lounges, guests can indulge in a breakfast buffet featuring a variety of hot English breakfast items like back bacon, sausages, baked beans, scrambled eggs and porridge with assorted toppings such as honey, nuts and dried mixed fruit. Additionally, there's a cold buffet offering Greek yoghurt with various toppings, fresh fruit, cereals, sweet pastries and muffins. View the full food and drink menus at Stansted Escape Lounge, including lunch and dinner.

Reserve and Collect at Duty Free

One of the best things about spending time in the terminal is some of the fantastic bargains you can grab on big brands. From luxury beauty, innovative tech and popular wines and spirits, Duty Free is packed full of great products to purchase. It’s even easier to shop with Stansted’s Reserve and Collect service - simply reserve online and collect your items when you arrive at the airport. Plus there’s an extra 10% off when you use the Reserve and Collect service.

Plan a picnic

Travelling with little ones? Why not enjoy a picnic to pass the time before your flight? M&S Simply Food is open 24/7, so it’s easy to grab everything you need, from sandwiches and deli treats to snacks, fresh produce and bakery sweets.

Catch up on all those emails

Stansted Airport offers up to 4 hours of free Wi-Fi, accessible within the terminal and airport lounges. Simply go to the Wi-Fi settings on your device and connect to the ‘_FreeWifi’ network.

You can also access 10x faster Wi-Fi speeds for just £1. The pay-as-you-go Wi-Fi service offers users uninterrupted services for gaming, movies and other media streaming services.

Upgrade and Escape

If you’re looking to relax and refuel before your flight, Escape Lounge is the ideal spot. Open from 04:30am to 07:30pm, the lounge offers guests free and secure Wi-Fi, comfortable seating and charging points for devices - perfect for travellers working on the go. Indulge in the complimentary buffet featuring a delightful spread of breakfast and lunch options, complemented by a selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Book your Escape Lounge and elevate your pre-flight experience.

Questions about navigating Stansted Airport

How long does it take to get through security?

The busiest time at Stansted Airport tends to be the morning, particularly for early flights. While the airport has expanded its queue management system to handle peak times, security lines can still take up to an hour or more on busy days. Typically, you can expect to pass through security in around 10-15 minutes. However, if you're worried about wait times, upgrading to FastTrack might be worth considering.

How much time should I allow between arrival and boarding?

Stansted serves as a major hub for many low-cost airlines, which boast a large number of short-haul flights. Generally, check-in for European destinations closes approximately 40 minutes before departure. However, remember to check your ticket and airline documents, as well and giving yourself plenty of time by arriving approximately 2 hours before your flight departs.

Can I take food through airport security?

While you're welcome to bring your own food to the airport and even through security, remember that liquids aren't permitted through security and will be confiscated. Once you've cleared security, STN has a range of shops where you can purchase food and drink before your flight.

Is the airport open 24 hours?

Stansted's main terminal building and many of its food and drink spots are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Can I charge my phone at the airport?

Mobile device charging points are available at London Stansted Airport, so you can charge up your device before your flight.

Does STN have cash machines?

There are several cash machines available at STN, located before and after security. Travellers can withdraw cash in GBP, US Dollars and Euros.

Can I smoke at the airport?

Smoking is prohibited inside Stansted Airport, in line with British law. There are designated smoking areas located outside the main terminal.

Can I store luggage at Stansted?

No, there are no available facilities for passengers to leave luggage. However, if you misplace something at the airport, please contact the Lost Property department.