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Stansted Official Long Stay


  • Opening times: 24 Hours / 7 Days

  • Estimated journey time to airport: 15 mins

  • Bus frequency: Every 15 mins

  • Distance from airport: 3 miles

  • Choose your own parking space, park your own car and keep your keys. Relax in the airport knowing that while you're away your car will stay exactly where you left it.

  • Free cancellation up to 72 hours before drop off time


Stansted Long Stay Parking is perfect for peace of mind and complete control.

Simply park your car, keep your keys and it’ll be safe and sound in the same space when you return.

It’s an official onsite service that’s open 24 hours / 7 days and accredited by Park Mark thanks to security features like CCTV, robust fencing and regular foot patrols.

When you arrive, an automated number plate recognition system smoothly raises the barrier. Free and frequent shuttle buses get you to the airport in 15 minutes flat.

It’s suitable for Blue Badge holders and easy to find via major routes from London and Cambridge. Set your Sat Nav to Long Stay Car Park, Stansted Airport, Essex, CM24 1SF.

Stansted official Long Stay Parking is only available if you book ahead — but you can easily arrange it online in a couple of minutes. When you want to park with confidence, keep it official.

Cancel Policy

You can cancel the Stansted Official Long Stay contract by giving us at least 72 hours' notice prior to the car park arrival time and date. Once the cancellation is confirmed you will receive email confirmation. Any bookings for a Stansted Official Airport car park cancelled within 72 hours of the car park arrival date will not be refunded.

Why Book This Parking Space?

  • On-Site parking where you keep your keys, 15 minute transfer

  • Official Long Stay Parking for Stansted Airport

  • CCTV, security fencing and regular patrols

  • On site parking, close to the airport

  • ANPR System reads your plates allowing for a smooth entry

  • Suitable for Blue Badge holders

  • Book in advance for the best prices

  • Save up to 60% when you book on-line

Disabled Info

Parking bays for Blue Badge holders are in zone Q. Use the help points at the bus stops to request a pick-up when you want to transfer to the terminal. The courtesy coaches are wheelchair accessible.

Additional Info

Please take proof of purchase with you on your day of travel.

Parking charges are calculated in blocks of 24 hours, starting from the time you arrive at the car park.

If you need any extra days' parking, the car park will charge you for the extra days at its normal rate. If you don't use all your parking, unfortunately we can't give you a refund for the unused days.

You need to give us your car registration number either when you book, or sometime before you go.

Previously operated by Meteor under the Pink Elephant® brand, this car park is now called Stansted Long Stay and is operated by Empark.

On Arrival

This car park operates an Automatic Number Plate Recognition System (ANPR) so the barrier should rise for you upon arrival. If the ANPR doesn't recognise your number plate, please press the call button for assistance and a member of staff will open the barrier. Please DO NOT take a ticket if the barrier doesn't raise.

On Return

When you arrive back from your trip, follow in-terminal signs for 'Buses to Long Stay and JetParks car parks'. Courtesy buses are located at the Long Stay and JetParks parking bus stop in front of the terminal. Please tell the driver where you have parked (i.e. Long Stay, Zone E, Bus stop 3).

Once you have arrived back to your vehicle, drive up to the exit barrier. The barrier will open for you to exit but if you do experience difficulties, please press the call button for assistance.

Sat Nav Info

Long Stay Car Park, Stansted Airport Essex, CM24 1SF. 


Directions from London - Please exit the M11 at Junction 8a and follow the below directions

Take the left hand lane and follow the filter left. At Priory Wood Roundabout take the 1st exit onto Round Coppice Road, you will pass the Hilton hotel on your left and at the next roundabout take the first exit into the Long Stay car park.

Directions from Cambridge - Please exit the M11 at Junction 8 and follow the below directions

Take the A120 exit to Stansted Airport, At Priory Wood Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Round Coppice Road, At the next roundabout take the first exit , you will pass the Hilton hotel on your left and at the next roundabout take the first exit into the Long Stay car park.