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Travelling by Car

Pre-book parking to secure your space

Directions

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.

Satellite navigation information

Postcode: CM24 1RW

Latitude/longitude: N51:53:24 (51.889939); E0:15:42 (0.261739)

Parking

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.

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Motorcycles

Travelling to Stansted Airport by motorcycle?

Motorcyclists receive a 50% discount on pre-book prices in our the Red 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 0871 310 4111*

Entry Procedure

Upon arrival to the airport, head for the Short Stay Car Park. At the barrier press the intercom quoting your booking reference where our control room will raise the barrier for you to gain access.

Bicycles

Anyone arriving at the airport by bicycle can park for FREE in our bicycle shelters.

*Calls cost 13p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

Car hire

Major car rental companies have desks on the international arrivals concourse.

Fuel

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.

Express Set Down discount scheme

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 mins and £0.50 per minute thereafter. All residents living within a 5 - 10 mile radius of Stansted Airport will pay £1 for up to 10 mins and £1 per minute thereafter.

Q: How do I apply?

A: You need to complete an application form and return that to Empark, who manage our car parks, together with proof of ID. Full details, including terms and conditions, are detailed on the application form. To request an application form email customerservice@empark.es

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 insert the discount card 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.

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