Stansted Official Short Stay Economy - Blue Zone reviews

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Here are some comments that our customers have made about Stansted Official Short Stay Economy - Blue Zone

Tony hewson

Not to far to walk from car Will be better if they finish the pathway that’s more direct Easy to park and anpr is brilliant no ticket needed which is always a problem to keep safe for a week
January 4, 2020

Alan Crisp

Hard to find a space to park, signage to Terminal is way out making the walk far longer than necessary, no bus arrived, nd to walk a long, long, long way in freezing conditions. On return had the same long walk but without the unnecessary route around the car park as signage advises. Awful.....better to use mid-term and get the bus.....although that has been abroad for us in the past too. I advise, get a taxi to and from airportif you can afford it. This place is a bloody nightmare.
March 16, 2019


I arrived at Stansted Blue short stay after midnight in freezing conditions. I had discarded my record of the booking number as the ticket said on return barrier would open automatically as I had prepaid. It did not. I booked on airport parking as I had an important day at work and wanted to get home as early as possible as it was a late evening flight. The staff were atrocious, telling me I had to pay £184 or they would not let me out. This now was early hours, very cold and understandably I was upset. They told me to 'calm down' and nothing could be done. I would have to pay the 'ransome' there and then or they would not let me out. I would question the legality let alone the humanity of this. They said the manger agreed and when I asked about complaints they said google it. This was their error, not mine! I spoke today to a colleague who had had a similar experience. I finally got home much later than expected and consequently was exhausted for work. I complained (of course) and got a standard reply saying if it happens again i should call for assistance. Grrrr! They hadn't even read the complaint!
February 18, 2019

Andrew Creaney

Driver not the most polite person all comment on boarding bus to return was blue stay no greeting when asked to stop near row F only comment bus stop. No other passengers on bus. that left us to walk in misty rain. Very surprised if that is what you would call good customer service never again.
January 17, 2019

Alexandar Vlahov

Very happy, 7 minutes from the terminal, no complications at all, no transfers, no waste of time. Used it couple of times already and will use it again.
November 21, 2018

Mrs Howard

After booking this carpark online and then reading the reviews, I was starting to get worried! However our experience was absolutely problem free! Directions were straightforward and we entered with no problem. The barrier just lifted after the machine issued a ticket and we found a space. We took a picture of the zone we were in to help us find car on return. We then expected to walk to the terminal...however a small bus was wating outside the carpark in the Blue Zone space and we just got on it! We were the only ones so no problem with space. Driver dropped us off right outside terminal. On return, a bus was waiting in the Blue Zone pick up so we literally got on it straight away...again, we were the only ones! So for us it was all smooth and hassel free. In fairness, I don't know how long it would have taken to walk, it is said about 20 mins and I didn't know there was a bus service for these short stay carparks, so for others reviewers, I can appreciate it would have been hassel to walk especially if it was raining. But there is a bus service and we were fortunate both ways. The barrier lifted to exit, no ticket required. A positive experience!! :)
October 21, 2018

John Fenton

Book mid stay it will be quicker! On arrival had to drive slowly around looking for a space car park was nearly full. Loads of one way systems which added to the hassle of the search. Rows did not appear to be numbered just signs giving the zones. Having found the space do not follow signage to terminal as it is not in that direction. Given the time of finding a space and the the LONG walk to the terminal this is a car park I will avoid on future bookings. There is no shelter for most of the walk so if raining expect to be get wet!
September 30, 2018

Steve de Looze

Dreadful experience. It's advertised as Short Stay and close to the terminal. It's anything but! It's a long way from the terminal and there's a bus at the end of it with no bus stops throughout the car park itself! I could only find a space at the very far end of the car park and so had to lug my case a quarter of a mile to the bus. On my return, I followed the signs, expecting them to take me to the bus stop but no! The signs take you outside down a long walkway (about half a mile to the car park) and then I had another quarter mile to my car! All the while you're lugging your case. Good job it wasn't raining. You have been warned. Gross misrepresentation - you might as well park in the Long Term one.
September 22, 2018

Claire Hobson

Best carpark ever.
September 17, 2018

W Ocallaghan

Easy to find and enter and exit
August 29, 2018


Again as on my last holiday I used Economy Blue and again the barrier failed to let me out ! I had booked and done everything required. Ok so all systems have glitches but this has also happened to my friends, there is a major problem here and it really needs to be sorted and soon. Paying customers don`t need this hassle after a tiring journey. Also the Zone Areas were signed up to the Letter F. The car park was jammed full and there were enough cars in what seemed like `no man`s land` to easily justify a G and H which would have made life a whole lot easier ! Third World countries have better parking arrangements than this !
August 14, 2018

James Lyons

The car park was a disgrace, as it requires a bus journey to the terminal (rather than the 7-10 minute walk promised by the advertising) and this bus was infrequent and painfully hot (especially as it was 30 degrees when we travelled). In all it took over 30 minutes to get to the terminal (and the same on the return journey), so in total nearly an hour more than we expected and then the barrier got stuck and no one answered the response button for a further five minutes. In all it was expensive, painful and nothing like advertised - avoid at all costs.
July 30, 2018

Nicholas Russell

Barrier failed to rise on arrival even though pre-booked online. Car park foot passenger signage directions to terminal were completely inadequate in the dark. Upon return I was asked directions by three people who had arrived in the daylight where to walk to the terminal! Upon my return today, and attempting to exit the car park, the barrier again failed to automatically rise. Called for assistance but car park attendant couldn't hear me properly because of "wind noise" across the microphone. Extremely frustrating experience all round but eventually "escaped" this dreadful facility. Will avoid in the future!!
July 28, 2018


The cost of booking from 07:00 am until 22:30 pm per-day was reasonably fair, and when I came back from my journey it was very easy to get out of car park and the walking distance from Blue Zone to the terminal was about 10-12 minutes depending on your parking slot. Given that it was newly built and it's still being worked on to improve customers experience , I would definitely recommend to friends and families.
July 24, 2018

F Mainstone

Could not find any details on exit and Wanted £180 then after 10 minutes found my booking not happy after a long flight
July 23, 2018

P oconnor

Blue short stay car park is not short stay - do not be fooled. If I wanted to wait for a bus, I would have booked else where. Also I had 3 issues with my visit. 1. Just as a group of us ( 4 ) approached the bus on Friday 13th at 1pm, we had passed the shelter after walking the entire length of the car park from where we had parked, the driver closed the doors and drove off, this was despite the fact we were shouting and waving at him, one of the group was halfway down the side of the bus. 2. Badly signed on return to find the bus stand, eventually found someone who knew where the bus would come in to. 3. When trying to leave car park, machine tried to say I owed £134 and had to wait for assistance to get out. Overall a very bad experience. This was not what I expected as a short stay. Made the visit to Stansted nothing less than shambolic. DO NOT USE IF YOU WANT SHORT STAY
July 19, 2018

Andi Scott

DO NOT PRE-PAY UNLESS YOU ARE STAYING 6+ HOURS! I went to their website to book for 3 hours parking to collect a traveller and to meet someone to drop off a bag for their next flight, so Meet and Greet wasn't going to work this time. I pre-booked expecting to get the best price according to their website. That's bull****. I paid £40 for less than 3 hours. The gate price was £13.60 if I'd just taken a ticket and paid on the way out. As with the other reviewers, this was a very poor experience. Their website says you can walk to the terminal from the car park - you can't. And the shuttle bus is completely inadequate for travellers with luggage. Very doubtful I'll be using their website again, and I'll avoid the car park as well.
July 13, 2018

M Cross

It was good but rather expensive for one day.
June 28, 2018

Emily Harwood

Worst airport parking experience I have ever had. Finding the car park was fine and easy, but upon arrival we found out that we could only get to the airport via shuttle bus. When I reserved the car parking space, I picked Short Stay Eco Blue because it was advertised as walkable to the terminal. From the look of it, they are currently doing work so the walkways are temporarily closed; they shouldn't keep it as 'walkable' on their website when the only option we had was to get a bus! The signs for the parking sections weren't clear so it took a while for us to make a note of where we were located. From the car park it took about 20 minutes to get to the terminal (not what it was advertised). On the way back, it was much worse. We couldn't work out how to find the shuttle bus to the car park. We followed signs to the buses and walked up and down that lane before noticing a different sign to 'short stay' which simply took us back into the terminal. Considering our flight was delayed and we were knackered, it was a lot of work to figure out how to get our shuttle bus back to the car. We realized we needed to go to the coach bays - but this wasn't advertised anywhere so it was mostly hoping for the best since there wasn't any staff nearby to ask. At the coach bays, there was no signs to direct us further. We walked up and down those bays, asking staff that didn't know before finding one member of staff that instructed us where to go. The lack of instructions on how to get back to the car park is appalling, which you don't need after a long flight!
June 15, 2018

Ruth Stewart

I would not recommend this car park at the moment. We booked Blue car park which we have used several times previously, as we like to be able to walk to the terminal without having to wait for a bus transfer. Less than 48 hours before departure, we were advised that we needed to use the bus transfer as the walkway was closed for work to be carried out. The buses used are not suitable for passengers with suitcases (which most people have) as there is no storage and you have to sit with them on seat beside you. A young family with several suitcases and pushchair had great difficulty getting their luggage on board, with the driver being very unhelpful, just standing by watching the gentleman struggle to find somewhere to stow his luggage? We have not been offered a reduction and will think twice before booking blue car park again.
June 13, 2018