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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.

Express Set Down

This area is for dropping-off friends or loved ones, if you are looking to pick-up or head in to the terminal then you should use either our Short Stay car parks (Orange or Green zones) or the free option in our Mid Stay car park.

Tariffs (effective from 1st April 2017)

  • Up to 10 minutes = £3.50
  • 10 - 15 minutes = Additional £1 per minute
  • Over 15 minutes = £25
  • Vehicles must not be left unattended. Unattended vehicles may be towed and will incur a towing fee.
  • There will be a £20 charge for re-entering within 30 minutes of first entering.


Express Set Down
Short Stay Parking

Short Stay Car Park

  • Follow signs for 'Short Stay Car Park'

You can turn-up and park in the Orange or Green zones of our Short Stay car parks.

Ideal if you want to accompany passengers or head into the terminal to meet someone. See our Turn Up and Park section for all prices.

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, £1.50 up to 2 hours. Daily rates for Mid Stay Car Park apply after 2 hours.

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