Stansted Official Long Stay

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This official airport long-term car park is situated 10 minutes away from the terminal and courtesy shuttles run every quarter of an hour, day and night. The car park, with its CCTV, security patrols and security fencing benefits from the police-approved Park Mark award, giving peace of mind to travellers. Help for disabled drivers is available at the push of a button at the bus stop and special bays are available for trailers and over-sized vehicles.


Leave the M11 at junction 8 if you are travelling southbound, and junction 8a if you are travelling northbound. At the motorway roundabout, follow the signs for Stansted airport. At the next roundabout go straight on for Round Coppice Road, following the signs for the Long Stay car park. Go straight on at the next roundabout. You will pass the Hilton on your left. Take the next left into the car park.

Arrival procedure

The car park has automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) - so make sure you give us the correct car registration number when you book.

Please take a copy of your booking confirmation to the car park with you. The entry barrier will lift automatically when it recognises your number plate, and will give you a ticket with your booking reference printed on it - keep this ticket. Then all you need to do is park your car and wait at the bus stop for the shuttle bus to the terminal.

The machine should take no more than about 15 seconds to recognise your number plate and give you a ticket. If this doesn't happen, just press the help button.

Disabled customers should go to zone Q. There are two help-points if you need assistance.

Departure procedure

Follow signs for Long Stay car park transfer buses and catch the bus back to the car park. Once there, insert your ticket into the barrier and it will raise. If you have any problems, press the help button and speak to staff.

Please don't insert a credit or debit card or you will be charged again for your parking.


Long Stay Stansted is fully secured and has CCTV, security fencing and lighting at night. It is manned 24 hours a day and there are regular site patrols. It has also been awarded the Park Mark, a national security award accredited by the Association of Chief Police Officers.


Offers free cover for damage resulting from any act or omission on the part of its servants or agents. Parking is at vehicle owners' own risk.

Disabled facilities

Parking bays for Blue Badge holders are located in zone Q. Please use the help points at the bus stops to request a pick-up when you need to transfer to the terminal. The courtesy coaches are wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

You will need to give the car park your car registration number either when you book, or some time before you go.

High vehicles, oversized vehicles and vehicles with trailers should use zone Q. Motorbikes should also use this zone.

There is no extra charge for trailers, but please report to reception when you leave so you can get through the barrier.

There is a height restriction of 3.5 metres.

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Stansted Official Long Stay reviews

Our average review score for Stansted Official Long Stay is 4 from 2215 reviews.
Paul Brook

Made our journey easy
September 29, 2019

Dave Fiddler

No problem with the arrival process but on return yesterday it was in meltdown. No idea of the cause but the queue for the bus to return to the Long Stay Carpark was upwards to 80 yards long. It was chaos. People were trying to the jump the queue and if it wasn’t for an individual lady fellow long stay user who chose to police the queue it would quickly have descended into anarchy. No sign of any airport or long stay staff who should have been there to manage a chaotic situation. Given when you book the car park you provide an indication of the return time, the volume of users would have been know. I was in the queue for 45 minutes. Disgraceful
May 26, 2019

Sotiria Tsochataridou

It was the worst experience I ever had!!! I planned my trip to arrive at the car park at least 2.5 hours before my flight but due to many incidents on M25 I arrived at the car park 1.5 hours before my flight. When I entered the car park there was a sign on the roundabout saying 'for spaces follow' with an arrow, which was not clear whether it was pointing towards the 3rd or the 4th exit. I took the 3rd exit along with the cars in front of me (around 2 mores cars). I found a parking space at the L car park, I left my car and went to the nearest bus stop. The bus stop was closed but I could see buses going around so I assumed that this stop was closed and that I could walk to the next one. I went to the next stop and it was closed again and carried on walking to find an open bus stop. I walked for more than 35 min looking for an 'open' bus stop. During this time I tried to stop a few buses, to ask for at least some information/help. There was a family with 3 kids and some more people who started following me as they were also lost. We were basically running around (like headless chickens) to catch the buses as we were all very worried that we will loose our flights. There is no pavement to walk and as you can imagine, it was extremely difficult to walk all this distance with our suitcases. We were actually running and we were in panic. I've also had a twisted ankle and I believe I've damaged it even more. It is the first time I've experienced so much stress. I believe that we run at least 1.5 miles at the car park, just to find the stop. I went to the front barriers where I saw someone who works for the car park. He told me that I should have know where to go as there is a sign on the roundabout and also told me that only bus stop C is working. There was NO sign that bus stop C was the only stop working, and the ONLY sign was the sign with the 'for spaces follow' and arrow which was misleading as it was pointing to the wrong direction. It felt like the person who was working at the entrance was implying that I was stupid to not understand the signs because according to him, it was clear! This is unacceptable! When I went to the bus stop C, I've missed my bus for a few seconds and the next bus was only for drop-off. The lady on this bus was very rude to me when I asked her why there are not enough signs. She also said that it was clear and I should have known where to go. I can't believe how rude the staff is at this car park and that nobody apologised for the inconvenience. We were more than 10 people lost at this car park and the only answer we would get was that the one and only one sign with the misleading arrow was clear!!! I would like my money back and I am definitely never coming back to this car park. I've had great experience with many other car parks and this is the first time I was so lost. There should be more bus stops open but also plenty and clear indication on every exit!
April 24, 2019

Carol Neen

No problems, just remember to write all your parking details down and give yourself plenty of time for bus transfers.
October 30, 2018

Russell Godward

Perfectly simple and effective beginning to end!
October 22, 2018

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