Looking to find the best price for your Luton airport parking? Then you've come to the right place! Whether your stay is a short one and you're just wanting to drop off or pick up someone from the airport for free, or you've got an exciting holiday planned and would like the cheapest long-term deal parking available, Holiday Extras has got everything you need-to-know so you can enjoy hassle-free travel and park your concerns along with your car. We'll provide information on airport charges and even save you money in the process, with 35% cheaper parking deals vs official airport car parks.
Short Stay Parking Charges at Luton Airport
If you're travelling from Luton Airport and are only planning on taking a short term trip, then there are lots of parking choices available for you. With options to suit everyone, depending on how close you wish to be to the terminal and the type of parking you're after, there are budget-friendly Park and Ride options available, as well as Self Park and more personal Meet and Greet packages.
Additionally, you can turn up and pay on-the-day at Luton Airport by parking in one of the following Official Luton Airport Car Parks listed below:
Terminal Car Park 1
Terminal Car Park 2
Mid Stay Car Park
Long Stay Car Park
Situated super close to the airport, Terminal Car Park 1 and Terminal Car Park 2 are within walking distance of departures. The Official Mid Stay Car Park is about a 10-minute walk from the terminal building and Luton Airport's Official Long Stay Car Park is situated a 10-minute bus ride from the terminal, with a cost of £30 per day.
Please bear in mind that you will be charged premium-on-the-gate prices when you pay for your short stay parking on arrival. The turn up charges at Luton Airport are listed in the tables below:
Luton Airport Terminal Car Park 1 and Terminal Car Park 2 Turn Up Prices
Up to 30 minutes
30 to 45 minutes
45 to 60 minutes
1 to 2 hours
2 to 3 hours
3 to 4 hours
4 to 5 hours
5 to 9 hours
9 to 24 hours
Each additional day, or part of a day
Luton Airport Mid Stay Turn Up Prices
Up to 15 minutes
15 to 25 minutes
25 to 40 minutes
40 to 60 minutes
1 to 24 hours
Each additional day, or part of a day
Luton Airport Long Stay Turn Up Prices
Up to 1 hour
1 to 2 hours
Each subsequent day & part of a day
Looking for more budget-friendly short stay parking for your trip? Then consider booking your Luton airport parking in advance to secure the cheapest deal. Recommended for our competitive prices, pre-booking with Holiday Extras can save you up to 70% off, with parking per day starting from as little as £4.37*. With several parking options available, if you choose from one of our trusted providers, you can park in an off-airport car park or enjoy the convenience of Meet and Greet parking and drop your car off on-site, and as close to the terminal as possible.
Most of our Luton airport car parks have been awarded the Park Mark, a national security award accredited by the Association of Chief Police Officers, so you can feel reassured that your vehicle is in safe hands. You can also book your airport parking at Luton with confidence thanks to Flextras. This means our products are always flexible, easy to amend and with FREE cancellation.
Check out our great-value short term airport parking charges per day, when you book with Holiday Extras below. If you fancy staying for a little longer, then we've provided a price comparison with these prices too.
*This is an example price for reservations between 11-02-2023 and 18-02-2023, valid as of 12-12-2022. The price per week is the total cost of this car parking for 8 days. The price per day refers to the same product and period, divided by 8.
Book Luton Airport Parking with FREE Cancellation
Don't worry about paying any unexpected fees! If you're not sure about pre-booking because your plans aren't set in stone, we've got you covered. Enjoy advance rates without worrying you'll be out of pocket, with the freedom of being able to amend or cancel your booking.
When you book your long-term airport parking with Holiday Extras, not only can you save up to an incredible 70% off standard parking rates, but you'll save 35% vs official Luton airport car parks. If you're looking forward to taking a longer trip and are searching for a best price, then pre-book trusted parking with us and enjoy the best discount deals available. Choose from Park and Rides with FREE shuttles to hassle-free, Holiday Extras approved, Meet and Greet options.
SAVE 35% vs Luton Airport Prices
Check out our great-value prices below and see just how much you could save on your long stay parking. To see where our car parks are, please visit our map and directions page.
*Charges listed above are for 1 week's parking at a range of top LTN car parks. These are subject to change and availability.
Top Tip for less hassle, more holiday!
Looking for the cheapest option?
Book our cheapest and most-booked car park, Airparks Drop & Go which boasts simple parking procedures and top-notch security features. Transfers use restricted bus-lanes to navigate through traffic quickly, before dropping you at the terminal. Transfer costs are included in the price and the shuttle buses run regularly around the clock. The car park is patrolled 24-hours a day and has CCTV, floodlighting, entry and exit barriers and fencing.
When you book with Holiday Extras, don't panic if you're flight is delayed and you overstay your parking duration. You can save up to £44* per day on overstay charges just by booking with us vs the official Luton car parks. Unlike the official airport car parks, which tend to offer shorter grace periods and expensive overstay charges, we offer grace periods up until midnight and any time after that is at cheaper, off-airport prices.
Compare Luton Airport Overstay Charges
Airparks Overstay Charge
Official Luton Overstay Charge
Saving per day*
Airparks Self Park FREE until midnight £20.00 per day thereafter
Luton Long Stay FREE for 1 hour £30.00 per day thereafter
Airparks ShortRun FREE until midnight £20.00 per day thereafter
Luton Terminal Car Park 2 FREE for 1 hour £58.00 per day thereafter
Airparks Short Stay FREE until midnight £20.00 per day thereafter
Luton Terminal Car Park 1 FREE for 1 hour £64.00 per day thereafter
Airparks Meet and Greet FREE until midnight £10.00 per day thereafter
Luton Priority Meet and Greet Up until midnight at car parks discretion
£36.00 per day thereafter
Drop off and Pick Up Charges
You can drop off a passenger or pick them up at Luton Airport's Official Long Stay Car Park with FREE parking for up to 1 hour (as long as they don't mind a 10-minute shuttle ride to the airport). If you were hoping for something a little closer to the terminal, then the closest FREE car park is the Mid Stay Car Park which is just a 10-minute walk from the terminal. You're restricted to up to 15 minutes before you have to pay, with a charge for longer stays starting from £4 for 30 minutes.
For the most convenient place to park, there's the designated Drop-off/ Pick-up area which is the closest drop off point to the terminal (just 350m away). This costs £5 for 10 minutes parking and a charge of £1 per minute thereafter.
Distance from the terminal
Drop off / Pick up Zone
Up to 10 minutes
Each additional minute thereafter
The cost of your airport parking at Luton Airport will depend on the package you choose. Often the proximity of the car park can affect the cost, as well as booking in advance. It's cheaper to book in advance with Holiday Extras, than to turn up and pay on-the-day gate prices. With our prices starting from as little as £31.49* per week it makes sense to plan ahead to get the best deal.
Is there any free parking at Luton Airport?
Yes, there is one hour's FREE parking in the Official Long Stay Car Park, which is a free 10-minute shuttle ride from the terminal. Alternatively, the Mid Stay Car Park has 15 minutes FREE parking and is just a 10-minute walk from departures.
How much is drop off parking at Luton Airport?
Luton Airport has a dedicated Drop off and Pick up Zone which costs £5 for up to 10 minutes and £1 per minute thereafter. This is within walking distance from the terminal, and is the closest available drop off point. There are also cheaper alternatives like the Mid Term and Long Term Car Parks, if your passenger doesn't mind taking a short walk or taking a quick shuttle bus ride.
Is there disabled drop off parking at Luton Airport?
Yes, disabled parking is available for passengers who can be dropped off within the 10-minute time limit, at the designated Drop Off and Pick Up Zone. Please use postcode LU2 9QT. Disabled customers wishing to leave their cars unattended or park for longer should use the Terminal Car Park 1.
Important information about Terminal Car Park 1:
There are designated disabled parking spaces on Levels 0 and 1
The Car Park is a short 4-minute walk from the terminal entrance (via the link bridge)
Blue Badge and blue parking clock should be displayed.
Customers who need to retain their Blue Badge (or those with reduced mobility who don't have one) should contact the Priority Parking office on the 2nd floor to notify management that you are parking in the designated area
Important information about the Drop Off Zone:
The Drop Off Zone is 250m from the terminal building
Designated disabled bays are in Lane A
There are 2 help points - Lane A and near the lifts (should you need them)
Vehicles can't be left unattended
How do I pay my drop off or pick up charges at Luton Airport?
You can pay by card (there are no card fees).
How much does it cost to pick up at Luton Airport?
Luton Airport's Pick Up and Drop Off Zone is located closest to the Departures and is handy if you intend on picking a passenger up pretty quickly. The charge for this is £5 for 10 minutes and £1 per minute thereafter. If you're looking for the cheapest and closest option then you can pick up and park for FREE for 15 minutes via the Official Mid Stay Car Park (use postcode LU2 9QT). Alternatively, park for FREE for 1 hour in the Official Long Stay Car Park (use postcode LU2 9NW) which is a 10-minute shuttle ride from departures. Parking for 1 to 2 hours is £5.
How early do I need to arrive at Luton Airport before my flight?
It's recommended that you arrive at Luton Airport 2 to 3 hours before your flight. Make sure you arrive at the airport at the time advised by your airline.
How do I park my car at Luton Airport?
If you've pre-booked your Airport Parking with Holiday Extras, we will send you a confirmation with all the relevant information you'll need. This will include directions to your chosen car park. If you're parking at Luton Airport itself, use postcode LU2 9QT for your Sat Nav and then just follow the road signs to your car park.
Which is the best car park at Luton Airport?
The best car park to use at Luton Airport depends on the type of parking package you're after. It's important to consider three vital things when booking your airport parking - price, proximity and pre-booking! It's important to consider your budget and how much you're willing to spend. Whether you choose a budget-friendly Park and Ride package, or more expensive and ultra-convenient Meet and Greet parking, this will affect the price tag. Additionally, the prices will likely change dependant on how close the car park is to the terminal, so it's important to take the location into account. Booking in advance with Holiday Extras can save you up to a whopping £70% off standard parking rates. You'll also save £35% vs official Luton Airport prices when you book with us, so it really does pay to choose the best car park in advance and book before you set off for the cheapest rates.
What are the cheapest car parks at Luton Airport?
Searching for the cheapest parking deal you can find at Luton Airport? Look no further. In the table below, we've highlighted our cheapest parking options to help you choose the best package.
Our cheapest Luton airport parking deals
Car Parks at Luton Airport
Price per day*
Price per week*
Airparks Self Park
Purple Parking Self Park
Park Up Meet and Greet
Blue Circle Meet and Greet
*Prices correct at time of writing and are subject to change.
What is Priority Parking at Luton airport?
Priority Parking is the name of the Official Meet and Greet service provided at Luton Airport. You'll drop your car off on-site and a professional driver will park your car for you.
How long does it take to get through passport security at Luton Airport?
This depends, the airline will spend the appropriate time needed checking every passenger and the things they bring. It's best to arrive at the airport about 2 to 3 hours before your flight is due.
Can I amend my booking once it's been made?
Yes, FLEXTRAS: FREE CANCELLATION is our most flexible option. You can amend or cancel your booking up to your booked arrival time, without incurring any charges. If you've booked a non-amendable, non-refundable package however, you'll be unable to change or cancel the reservation once it's been made. If your package is flexible then please contact us if you need help making an amendment. Please check the Terms and Conditions for more details.