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Fuss-free parking at the Terminal - Save on gate-rates with Holiday Extras

The Short Stay car park at Stansted airport couldn't get any closer to the terminal if it tried. The car park is only a 4 minute shuttle ride to the terminal. Ideal for those with a lot of luggage, young children, those who are in a fact, due to it's location and simple procedures, booking Stansted airport parking at the Short Stay is ideal for everybody.

Light on luggage and don't mind the walk? You can also stroll to the terminal in 10-15 minutes. Simply drive to the car park, park your car and go! No transfers, no fuss. Moreover, you get to keep your keys, so you can jet off on your travels knowing your car is parked safely in Stansted's Official Short Stay and won't move an inch while you're away.

The Short Stay car park has security well and truly covered, 24-hour CCTV, lighting and regular patrols make this a very wise Stansted airport parking option.

Upgrade to Short Stay Premium

If time is precious, why not pay an extra few pounds and upgrade to Short Stay Premium, you will park as close to the terminal as possibly, meaning your walk is only 3 minutes to check-in. Use the search function above to check for availability.

Which Short Stay car park is best at Stansted?

Stansted Short Stay Blue Zone offers secured and fuss-free parking, with a slightly longer walk of 10-12 minutes to the terminal, making this a great choice for young travellers or those with light luggage.

Stansted Short Stay Green Zone parking is located just a short 5-8 minute walk to check-in, making this an ultra convenient and popular choice with travellers. The car park is well lit, making this an especially great option if you're travelling late at night or in the early hours.

Stansted Short Stay Premium Orange Zone has one of the shortest walks to the terminal, making this a fantastic option for families with little ones and those with lots of heavy luggage.

Stansted Short Stay Red Zone is the best choice if you're looking for the closest parking to check-in. It's a very short 1-4 minute walk away, so is perfect if you're travelling with the whole family or are in a rush.

Parking's short and sweet here: park, lock and walk to check-in.

Need to know

Drive to the barrier and your number plate will be recognised. The entry barrier will lift automatically, so you can drive in and park in any space - you can even keep hold of your keys while you're away.

From the car park it takes 7 to 10 minutes to walk to the terminal.

On your return walk back to the car park from the terminal. Collect your car and drive to the exit barrier which will lift automatically. If it doesn't rise press the intercom button for assistance and give your reference number.


There are designated Blue Badge bays, which are signposted. They work on a first-come, first-served basis. You'll need to display your badge while you're away.


The car park is secured by:

  • CCTV
  • Floodlighting
  • Security barriers
  • Regular staff patrols
  • Entry and exit barriers
  • Park Mark awarded

The small print

Early or late? The car park offers a grace period of 6 hours at their discretion. Any longer than this and you'll be charged the car park's standard rate of £62 per day, which is subject to change.

Help us go green! There's no need to print out your booking confirmation, you can show it on your mobile device.

Most standard cars (without trailers/not commercial vehicles) will be accepted at the car park as long as they fit in a standard-size parking bay (2.4m x 4.8m).

While our prices are cheaper than those you'd pay at the airport, the shortest time we can offer parking for is 24 hours. If you're parking for less time, it may be cheaper to pay when you arrive. We can't offer a refund if you book through us and find the price at the car park is less.

Getting to and from Stansted airport

Arriving at the car park

Drive to the barrier, which will recognise your number plate and lift automatically. You can park in any space and keep your keys while you're away.

Then walk to the terminal in 7 to 10 minutes.

Returning to the car park

After collecting your luggage, walk back to the car park to collect your car. The barrier will lift automatically when you approach it, but if there are any issues press the intercom button for assistance.

Stansted Short Stay Address

Short Stay,
Stansted Airport,
CM24 1RW

Longitude 0.269763
Latitude    51.89378

* Prices quoted are based on parking from the 14-07-2024 untill the 21-07-2024, valid as of 14-05-2024

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