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Pick Up and Drop Off

We have a number of options available when picking up or dropping off at the airport, allowing you to choose what works best for you.

Free Facility

Free Facility

  • Free for up to 1 hour
  • Located in the Mid Stay Car Park. Follow signs for 'Free Set Down'

We offer a free pick up and drop off option from a dedicated area in the Mid Stay Car Park. Just a 5 minute courtesy bus ride away from the terminal forecourt (buses run every 10 minutes). Perfect if you want to accompany friends and family to the terminal or assist them from arrivals. Free for up to 1 hour, £1 up to 2 hours. Daily rates for Mid Stay Car Park apply after 2 hours.

Express Set Down and Pick Up

  • Minimum charge £2.50 for 10 minutes
  • £2.50 for every minute thereafter
  • Follow signs for 'Express Set Down'
  • £20 fine will be charged for re-entering Express Set Down within 30 minutes of first entering.

Located just a short walk from the terminal for your ease. This area is just for drop-off or pick-up and vehicles must not be left unattended. If you wish to park and go into the terminal we recommend you use either the free option in the Mid Stay Car Park or use our Short Stay Car Parks (Red or Green zone).

Express Set Down and Pick Up
Short Stay Parking

Short Stay Car Park

  • Follow signs for 'Short Stay Car Park'

We have two Short Stay car parks (Red and Green zones) that are available without the need to pre-book. Both are located a short walk from the terminal, with Red zone being the closest. Ideal if you want to accompany passengers. See our Turn Up and Park section for all prices.

Express Set Down Discount Scheme

This scheme is open to all residents living within a 10 mile radius of Stansted Airport.

Following an update on 1st June 2015, it is no longer available for commercial use and all licensed Hackney Carriage/private hire vehicles will be excluded from the scheme.

To learn more about the scheme, simply click on the link below.

Express Set Down Discount Scheme