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Driving To Stansted



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.

For help planning your journey, use the Route Planner tool on this website.

Satellite navigation information

Postcode: CM24 1RW

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


We offer car parks to suite a wide range of budgets. 

Choose the parking solution that's right for you and if you're staying longer than a day pre-book online to benefit from savings and to guarantee your space.

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Free motorcycle parking is available in Red Car Park in the Short Stay Car Park- as well as zone Q in the Long Stay Car Park.

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Car hire

Major car rental companies have desks on the international arrivals concourse. For more information or to hire a car now, visit our Stansted Airport car hire page.

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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.

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Express Set Down discount scheme

Our Express Set Down discount scheme is open for anyone to apply that fits the following criteria:

  • Residents of Uttlesford District Council (UDC) and East Herts District Council (EHDC)
  • UDC and EHDC licensed Hackney Carriage / Private Hire vehicles.
Q: What discount will be applied?

A: A discount of 75% will be applied to the published tariff for stays up to a maximum of 15 minutes in the Express Set Down only, meaning registered discount scheme members will pay £0.50 upto 10 mins and £0.70 up to 15 mins. Discounts will not apply to other airport car parks and if scheme members exceed the maximum stay period of 15 mins in the Express Set Down they will be liable to pay the £50 penalty that applies to all users.

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.  The Express Set Down is a ticketless system using Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology to read entry and exit times to calculate duration of stay.  Discount scheme members will simply insert the discount card at the exit barrier, the discount will be applied, and you can make your reduced payment to exit (subject to exit being made within 15 minutes of entry).


Low Emission Vehicles (Band ‘A’ <100g/km CO2)

London Stansted Airport has introduced a discount scheme for low emission vehicles.

View further information and apply for the scheme

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