Luton Airparks ShortRun (formerly Central Car Storage)

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£ 41.68
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This long-term car park is situated less than 5 minutes from the airport and transfers are on-request throughout the day and night. Traffic around Luton airport can be heavy at rush hour so customers are advised to allow plenty of time. The car park is staffed 24 hours a day and its CCTV and 15 foot high perimeter fencing make it a secure option. Keys should be left with the operator. Vans can be accepted but this option should be selected when making the booking.



From M1, Junction 10:
Come off at Jct 10, come down slip road which is Jct 10A, to the bottom, at large roundabout, take second exit. At traffic lights turn left, at roundabout take first exit passing Retail Park on right, at mini roundabout, take second exit, at next mini roundabout, take second exit, pub on right, this is Kimpton Road, take first right turn opposite Hayward Tyler, this is service road into retail Park, entrance to car park is on left.

From Hitchin A505:
From Hitchin, you will pass a Hilton Hotel, on right, be careful speed camera ahead, at large roundabout, take second exit, passing fire station, at next roundabout, first exit, at next roundabout, second exit, next roundabout, take second exit, at next roundabout take third exit, this is Kimpton Road, passing Vauxhall showroom, on left, follow road passing shops on left, over railway bridge, our exit first left, and entrance on left.


Arrival procedure

Please check your email confirmation for details.

When you arrive at the car park, please park in front of the check-in building on the right, inside the main gates. Then offload your bags and head to the check-in building where you'll be met by one of the car park's friendly staff who'll take your keys and check you in. Please make sure you have your booking confirmation with you. You'll be given a ticket that you'll need to keep with you for your return, and the staff will park your car for you. Then, just take the transfer bus to the airport.

You will be required to leave your keys with the attendant.


Departure procedure

Please check your confirmation email for details.

On your return, please call the car park on 0800 298 5899 once you have collected your luggage to arrange for the transfer bus to collect you. You'll then need to leave the terminal and follow the signs for the Drop Off Zone where you'll meet the bus (a black Mercedes sprinter). Take the bus back to the car park and once there, head to reception to hand in your ticket, collect your keys and pick up your car.

If you lose your ticket, you'll need to answer some security questions and show photo ID, so make sure you have one with you.

If you return early, you will need to contact the car park directly to give them as much notice as possible. If you don't, there may be a delay before you get your car back. You can't get a refund for any booked parking that you don't use.



This car park has CCTV and has been awarded the Park Mark award for security.




Disabled facilities

The car park doesn't have any disabled spaces and the transfer buses are not wheelchair accessible.

However, if you need wheelchair access, one of the car park's drivers will drive you to the airport, drop you off and park your car for you. The car park will always have staff on hand to help.


Additional information

The car park can't take vehicles longer than 4.8m and wider than 2m. There are larger spaces for longer vehicles, but you’ll need to book a special package for those. The maximum length for the larger spaces is 9.6m.

Please arrive at the car park at least 30 minutes before your recommend check-in time.

If you have sports equipment or lots of luggage, you may need to wait for a bus with more space during busy times, so make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to get to the airport. It's a good idea to leave yourself around 25 minutes to park at Central Car Storage and transfer to the airport. You might need longer during the rush hour between 04:00 and 08:00.

Please advise immediately on the number on your confirmation if your return flight is cancelled or if for any reason you are not returning at the expected time. Additional charges will be payable to the car park if your return is not on the date stipulated.

The cancellation charge is £10.00.

You will be required to leave your keys with the attendant.

Due to the ongoing redevelopment works at Luton Airport, your transfers to and from the airport may take longer than normal. We recommend you allow at least an extra hour for your transfer to the Airport particularly at peak times. The peak travel times for Luton airport are all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday and between 0400 and 0900, 1300 and 1500 and 1700 and 1900 on other days.


Airparks ShortRun - For Larger Vehicles (formerly Central Car Storage)

Choose this option for all vans that are larger than a standard car (but no more than 5 metres long).

Accepted vans:
Ford Transit including minibus
Vauxhall Vivaro
Nissan Primastar
Nissan Navaro
Renault Traffic
Merc Vito
Merc Sprinter
Toyota Hiace
Toyota Hilux
Peugeot Boxer
VW Transporter
VW Caravelle
VW California
Mitsubishi L 200
and any vans this size.



Luton Airparks ShortRun
(formerly known as Central Car Storage)
Kimpton Road

Distance to airport

The car park is less than 5 minutes away.

Transfers from airport

Transfers run on request 24-hours a day. The journey takes less than 5 minutes.

Luton Airparks ShortRun (formerly Central Car Storage) reviews

Our average review score for Luton Airparks ShortRun (formerly Central Car Storage) is 4.8 from 1418 reviews.

"Great service no problems. Will use again."

October 26, 2017

"They were fantastic. Arrived - handed our car in hassle free. When we got home, greeted by a happy smiley lady who was waiting for us! Straight off the plane, straight onto the bus. Our car was placed ready to go - we literally just had to get in a drive forward. Great! Defo use again!"

July 8, 2017

"Hassle free service. "Does what it says on the tin" !"

June 19, 2017

"Seemed hard to find reliable parking when reading online reviews so I picked shortrun as they seemed the best of a bad bunch. No idea why they had poor reviews, service was quick and smooth. Dropped of straight away to the airport (about 5/10 mins journey) and collected within 10 minutes on our return, car ready and waiting for us. Would definitely use again."

June 5, 2017

"Have used this car park (previously central car storage) many times over a number of years. Always a good service and very prompt so far."

May 27, 2017