Stansted Airport Information

Handy information about Stansted Airport

  • Only 35 minutes from the centre of London
  • Drop-off and Pick-up zones available
  • Excellent Valet and Park and Ride services

Stansted Airport is one of the largest flying hubs in the UK. It is the third busiest airport in the country after London Gatwick and London Heathrow. Over 34 airlines operate from London Stansted Airport, flying to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The airport is located 30 miles north-east of London, and is easily accessible by car.

Because of the large number of people flying from this airport each year, the airport needs a good selection of parking facilities to cater for those arriving at the airport by car. BCP offer a great range of Stansted airport parking options to choose from, which can be pre-booked online at cheap rates. Booking your Stansted parking in advance can get you discounts of up to 60% off the on-gate parking price.

What’s more, BCP offer a Price Protection policy for our car parks at Stansted Airport, London, so you can be sure of getting the best deal possible on your airport parking.

Getting to Stansted Airport by car

Road access to the airport is most easily obtained by taking either Junction 8 or Junction 8a from the M11.

GPS Information

Satellite Navigation users may wish to use the following postcode: CM24 1RW

Dropping Off Passengers

For security reasons, cars may only use the airport forecourt for dropping off passengers. Any cars that are left unattended will be removed and a retrieval charge will be imposed.

The 15 Minute Pick up Zone

Cars needing to park for less than 15 minutes may use the Pick Up Area opposite the terminal. A minimum charge of £1 applies to this facility and cars that stay longer than the allotted time will incur penalties. Customers that suspect they will need longer than 15 minutes are advised to use one of the other short stay car parks.

Short, Medium and Long Stay Parking - Which is Right for You?

Stansted Airport offers three types of car parking facility. If you require parking for less than 24 hours then you will need to use the short stay parking bays. For travellers going on longer holidays than a number of parks located around the perimeter of the airport offer long term parking. As an alternative to long and short stay, Stansted Airport offers a mid stay option for travellers going on shorter breaks or business trips. These "eparking" car parks are situated closer to the main terminal than the long stay bays but have a more expensive tariff. Postcodes for the mid and long stay car parks are as follows:

  • Mid stay car park:CM24 1PZ
  • Long stay car park:CM24 1SE

Stansted Airport Shuttle Buses

Passengers using either of the mid or short stay car parks can use the free shuttle bus service to get to the main terminal. The services from the mid stay park run one every 10 minutes, whilst the services between the long stay parks run one every 20 minutes.

Valet Car Parking

No time to fuss around finding parking spaces? BCP customers may wish to utilize our superb valet (meet and greet) service for a super convenient check-in.

What's More... Try the 'Fly with Everything You Buy' Service!

In light of the new security restrictions imposed on hand luggauge, Stansted offer a service whereby all goods purchased after Security Control may be taken on the flight with you. Some liquid restrictions apply to certain destinations, the specific details of which can be found in-store.