Official Airport Short Stay

Short Stay

Prices: 1 hour: £4/ 24 hours: £28.50/ 48 hours £57

Address: Short Stay Stansted, Stansted Airport, CM24 1RW.

Phone: 0844 335 1000 Tel: +44 121 410 5228 (outside the UK)

There are a number of short stay facilities available at Stansted airport including a pick-up area, fast track short stay and a main area. All are conveniently located close to th terminal building. For customers requiring pick-up, there is a 15 minute pick-up area available priced at £2 for up to 15 minutes, but be warned these tariffs escalate drastically for longer stopping periods.

The main short stay facility is more reasonably priced for stays between 30 minutes and 3 hours.

There is also a Fast Track Short stay parking area immediately in front of the terminal building, however, this service comes at a premium charging a base rate of £22 for up to three hours and £42 for every 24-hour period. It is predominantly aimed at business travelers who are pushed for time.

Map and Directions

From the M11 take the Junction 8a if you are approaching from London and Junction 8 if you are coming from Cambridge. Continue along Thremhall Avenue, bearing left towards the terminal building. The services are all signposted on approach to the terminal building.

Arrival Procedure

The short stay parking uses a ticketed system which is payable at automated machines on return. However, short stay parking can be booked in advance for stays of 24 hours or more. For Fast Track services, pull up at the designated area immediately outside the terminal building. You car will then be parked in one of the secure on site car parks.

Departure Procedure

Pay the corresponding fee on your ticket at the automated machine and proceed to the exit barrier where you must insert the paid ticket. All lost tickets are charged at the relevant 24-hour rate depending on the facility being used.



Perimeter fencing, CCTV, 24 hour staff and regular patrols.


Any damage as a direct result of staff negligence will be covered. However, parking is at the owner’s risk.

Park Mark Awards

All the official parking facilities have obtained Park Mark Awards for their levels of security and active management.


There are designated parking spaces for Blue Badge Holders as well as free parking for motorcycles in the red car park area of main short stay facility.

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