London Stansted is conveniently situated just off the M11 motorway - use Junction 8a if approaching from the London direction or Junction 8 from the Cambridge side, then follow signs for the airport.
Postcode: CM24 1RW
Latitude/longitude: N51:53:24 (51.889939); E0:15:42 (0.261739)
There are a number of official airport parking options available, with prices to suit all budgets.
To guarantee your space you can pre-book your preferred car park online, in a few simple steps.
We have a variety of airport hotels with airport parking if you have an early morning flight. You can pre-book now to secure your overnight accommodation.
Travelling to Stansted Airport by motorcycle?
Motorcyclists receive a 50% discount on pre-book prices in the Orange Zone of our Short Stay car park and in Q zone of our Longstay car Park. To book your space call our contact centre on +44 0808 169 7031* (calls are free from landlines and mobiles).
Anyone arriving at the airport by bicycle can park for FREE in our bicycle shelters.
There is a 24-hour BP service station at Southgate, 1.5 miles from the terminal (postcode CM24 1AA), telephone +44 (0)1279 692 25.
The Express Set Down Discount Scheme is open to all residents living within a ten mile radius of Stansted Airport.
The scheme is no longer available for commercial use. The new arrangements were agreed in partnership with the Stansted Airport Consultative Committee – an independent body comprising of elected representatives from neighbouring Local Authorities, user groups, the local community and on-airport businesses.
Q: What discount will be applied?
A: All residents living within a 5 mile radius of Stansted Airport will pay £0.50 for up to 10 minutes. All residents living within a 5 - 10 mile radius of Stansted Airport will pay £1 for up to 10 minutes.
Stays between 10 – 15 minutes will be charged at an additional £1 per minute.
Stays exceeding 15 minutes will be subject to a £25 charge.
There will be a £20 charge for re-entering within 30 minutes of first entering.
Vehicles must not be left unattended - unattended vehicles may be towed and incur a towing fee.
Q: How do I apply?
A: You need to complete an application form - to request this, please email DD_carparking@stanstedairport.com. Full details, including terms and conditions, are detailed on the application form.
Q: Once I've registered how will the scheme work?
A: You will be sent a discount card. Express Set Down is a ticketless system, using Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology to read entry/exit times and to calculate duration of stay. Discount scheme members will simply hold the discount card against the reader at the exit barrier, the discount will then be applied and you can make your reduced payment to exit.
Q: Do I need to re-apply for the new Express Set Down scheme?
A: If you have applied for the scheme which is in effect as of 1st June 2015 and you live within 5 mile radius, you will automatically be sent a new discount card. If you have applied for the scheme which is in effect as of 1st June 2015 and you live within 5 -10 mile radius, you do not need to do anything as you are not affected by the changes.