Where to park if you’re picking up or dropping off
There are different options for dropping off or picking someone up from London Stansted. We have options at our Short Stay car parks, or a free alternative at our Mid Stay car park. You can either pick up or drop off at both locations. We also have an Express Set Down option for quick drop-offs.
You can make a payment at any of the automatic ticket machines in and around the terminal building. Alternatively, using the ticket received at the barrier on entrance, insert your ticket into the barrier followed by a credit/debit card upon departure. Your payment card will be debited the correct amount and a receipt offered.
Car park upgrade - Our Express Set Down facility will be temporarily closed from 20:00 to 02:00, from November 13th to 18th inclusive. Throughout this period, customer drop off will be rerouted to Short Stay Orange.
There will be plenty of signage to guide you to the temporary drop off facility, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time.
* We're excited to announce that starting November 8th we'll start a six-month programme to upgrade our car park technology, including a transition to a completely cashless system for Express Set Down. See our handy video to learn more.
With our new cashless Express Set Down system. we’re making things super easy for you. No more dealing with physical cash or searching for change at the barrier. You can simply use your credit or debit card or even your mobile phone to pay. Just a quick tap, scan or wipe, and you’re good to go!
Please be assured that our teams are available to assist you. Please speak with a member of our car park team at the barrier for assistance.