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Park and Ride at London Stansted Airport

It's the cheapest way to park your car at the airport

Looking for the most economical way to park during your trip? If so then park and ride is for you. On the day of your flight drive to the car park and catch a free courtesy shuttle to the terminal building. On your return catch the shuttle back to the car park from outside the terminal entrance.

Traditional Park and Ride involves driving to the secure car park yourself. When you arrive you park your car and catch a courtesy shuttle to the terminal building. It is different to Meet and Greet parking where you drive straight to the terminal and are met by a driver who parks your car for you.

When you arrive back to London Stansted Airport and have collected your luggage make your way outside to catch the free bus back to the car park. All Park and Ride operators are located within a 15 minute journey of the airport but it is always best to allow more time especially before your flight, just in case of any traffic delays.

This service is the most economical way to park your car at the airport. It's not quite as convenient as some of the other ways to park but it is unbeatable value for money!

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How does it work?

Park and Ride is easy. On the day that you fly simply drive to the car park (address will be in your confirmation email). Enter the car park and park your car. Then catch a free regular shuttle bus to the terminal building. On your return to Stansted make your way outside the terminal catch the bus back to the car park. Make your way home from there.

Car park security

All car parking compounds featured on have Park Mark Accreditation so you know your car is secure and protected by CCTV, perimeter fencing, lighting and 24-hour patrols.

Latest review

Great option from Stansted.


  • 5/5Location
  • 5/5Practicality
  • 5/5Service
  • 5/5Car park security
  • 5/5Airport Shuttle
  • 5/5Value

"I used this service last weekend, my friend actually made the booking. We were initially a little surprised about the location and it was a little tricky to find in the dark but when I phoned they answered promptly and were very helpful at directing me. We were also a little surprised that we had to pay £2 each for the transfers to the airport as we weren't aware of this in advance but maybe we missed it in the small print? Overall however the service was very good value and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I was particularly impressed with how they fussed over my 71 year old Mum to make sure she could get in and out of the van ok. The transfer and collection were extremely prompt, a lot quicker than waiting for the bus for the official parking in my opinion. They even made sure the car was warmed and de-iced for us when we arrived back! Would definitely use again."

Miranda A - Pink Elephant Park and Ride

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Is Park and Ride better than Meet and Greet or Valet Parking?

It is often cheaper because it is not quite as convenient as the other two types of parking and involves catching a shuttle bus to and from the terminal rather than being met at the terminal entrance. If you have more time on your hands when arriving at the airport this is a great parking option and all car parks on are located less than 10 minutes away by free shuttle bus.