Luton Airparks ShortRun (formerly Central Car Storage)

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£ 44.02
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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

Maximum vehicle dimensions are: 2m wide x 2.1m high x 5m long. The car park cannot accept any high-sided vehicles, minibuses, mobile homes, lorries, caravans, trailers or vehicles larger than the above maximum dimensions. Vehicles that have a taxi licence plate can be parked on-site but can not take advantage of our Meet & Greet or Return Greet services.

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.

Please note the transfer drop off point is a 5-8 min walk from the terminal.

Luton Airparks ShortRun (formerly Central Car Storage) reviews

Our average review score for Luton Airparks ShortRun (formerly Central Car Storage) is 4.8 from 1430 reviews.

"Our car key was taken from us when we arrived at the Car Park and we got straight onto the Mini Bus for a 5 minute ride to the terminal building.
We returned at 1am - a quick call and the mini van was there to take us back to our car within 10 minutes.
Fantastic service thank you."

August 10, 2018

"From our recent holiday Short Run was a great start, easy smooth book in and fast service being so close to the airport and exactly the same on our return. If we fly from Luton again we will definitely use again."

June 24, 2018

"I booked ShortRun because of its proximity to Luton airport but I hadn't expected such a superior service. Drop-off was easy (I did this at 4am) and a mini bus dropped us off at the airport. Upon my return, I called ahead for a pick-up and was told a mini-bus was already waiting which was great! The car park is a 5 minute drive away so I imagine waiting for the bus wouldn't take very long. Staff are courteous, friendly and helpful. I will certainly use this service again. Everything was seamless."

May 9, 2018

"Brilliant. Service was so efficient, pleasant staff, no hanging around. I left a bag in my car they even offered to bring it to the airport. Fantastic....will never use mid term parking again and faf around waiting for a bus. Thank you"

May 8, 2018

"Always dubious about off airport parking but picked this one after reading the reviews and was delighted. The journey took about 30 mins into the airport at 6am due to the traffic so leave yourself more than the ‘5 minutes’ journey time to catch your flight as Luton airport is a mess! Pick up was a breeze and they held the driver for me so I didn’t have to wait. Very happy and will be using again. Thank you"

April 1, 2018