Stansted Airport Parking
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Stansted Airport parking couldn’t be easier with Purple Parking; we offer a range of services that will take care of your every need when travelling through this east-London airport (okay we know technically it’s in Essex). Our Stansted car parks are conveniently located just a short bus ride from the airport and our Meet and Greet and on-site parking facilities ensure your journey through the airport is effortless and simple. All this at competitive low prices, booking with Purple Parking means you save up to 60%. See below to find out more about our services and costs.
Services at Stansted
Our services explained
All our services at Stansted Airport offer great value for money and make travelling easier. We’re a real company with on-the-ground experts, so you know you’re in safe hands whichever option you decide is best for you.
Meet & Greet
With Meet & Greet you drive to Stansted Airport and are met by your own chauffeur. The chauffeur will then drive your car to a secure car park at the airport or located nearby, where it will stay for the duration of your trip. When you return from your trip, you simply call the car park as soon as possible after landing and a chauffeur will be waiting to hand your vehicle back to you once you have cleared the airport terminal.
At Stansted Airport, Purple Parking offers Meet & Greet services operated by:
- Stansted Super Parking Meet & Greet
- CSL Car Storage Meet & Greet
- CSL Premium Meet & Greet
- Aardvark Meet & Greet
- I LOVE Meet & Greet
Park and Ride
With Park & Ride it’s easy - simply drive yourself to your chosen car park located close to the airport. Once you have checked in, load your luggage on to the courtesy transfer bus, then sit back and relax whilst you are driven the short distance (3-8 minutes depending on the service you choose) to the airport terminal. On your return, the courtesy bus will take you straight back to the car park and your car which will be ready for you to collect.
Our Park and Ride services are operated by:
Park & Ride Premium
Also known as The Return Meet & Greet service (an economic combination of the Meet & Greet and Park & Ride services). Simply drive yourself to CSL Car Storage’s secure car park which is located about 8 miles from the airport. Once you have checked in, load your luggage on to the courtesy transfer bus, then sit back and relax whilst you are driven the short distance to the airport terminal. When you return, call the car park as soon as possible after landing and a chauffeur will be waiting to hand your vehicle back to you at the airport, once you have cleared the airport terminal.
Our Park & Ride Premium service is operated by:
Stansted operates out of one single terminal and is currently undergoing a major £80 million redevelopment. Check the latest information on its progress and new retail areas including shops, restaurants and cafes.
Transport available between terminals
Due to the major transformation Stansted doesn’t have a current terminal layout map but you can read about its progress and what’s available for passengers here.
Where to Check-in
The check-in area is on the ground floor of the terminal. To find your check-in desk, look for your flight number on the screens near the terminal entrance. Check-in zones A to K are signposted by illuminated yellow cubes.
Leisure and family facilities
We know the airport is about more than the flight – there’s the food, the shopping and also often the challenge of organising everyone, with lots of ages to cater for. At Purple Parking we’re here to help, so here’s a few of Stansted’s key services to keep you on track.
There are family rooms and baby changing facilities available for departures and arrival. For older children, The Voyager Entertainment centre has a selection of video games. Boots supply baby essentials including nappies, formula milk and baby wipes, while most restaurants and cafes provide high chairs and children's menus.
Situated in the international arrivals area, this 24-hour desk fields general airport enquiries, gives flight information and acts as a tourism desk for local information.
There’s a good range of shopping available at Stansted from cosmetics (The Body Shop and Rituals) and electronics (Dixons Travel) to clothing (Next, Fat Face) and toys (Hamleys). There are lots of essentials, too, such as a currency exchange, a pharmacy and newsagents. Duty Free is available Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 05.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 19.00 in arrivals (for tax-free liquor, tobacco, fragrance, skincare, confectionery, sunglasses and watches). There’s also a personal shopper service. The Stansted Airport website has an A-Z of shopping at Stansted, which covers ‘Books and Magazines’ and ‘Beauty and perfume’ to ‘children’ and ‘food and wine’, searching by location (before and after Security, Arrivals and Baggage Reclaim Hall).
Food & drink
From fast-food to finer dining, there’s something to cater for most tastes at the terminal. For coffee lovers there’s Costa Coffee and Starbucks, for a quick bite there’s Pret a Manger and for a traditional pub atmosphere there’s Wetherspoons. Get a nutritious hit with a fruity juice from Pip or savour Gourmet Hotdog or cuisine at the French influenced Café Balzar. Check the Eating A-Z to see all of the outlets available throughout different terminal locations.
At Purple Parking we know business travellers always need to be at the top of their game on the move, so here’s a few of Business Lounge
Get yourself to Gate 49 for the No.1 lounge and escape the crowds. Amenities include Wi-Fi, complimentary drinks, snacks and newspapers, plus payphones and fax.
Meeting rooms For small, quick huddles or larger conference rooms, check out the United Business Centre at Stansted and nearby hotels such as Hilton [link] and Radisson Blu [link] - some with capacity for 400 delegates.
You can stay connected at Stansted through Wi-Fi and by using selected Internet kiosks available before and after security control.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the terminal for 60 minutes per registered device per day. Users complete a simple registration process and once completed the network will recognise previously registered devices and automatically connect you. The free network is _stanstedairport.
Most modern laptops are wireless compatible devices. If you need to upgrade to connect, there are wireless networking cards available to be bought at the airport.
Wireless internet access at London Stansted is provided by Arqiva. Visit www.arqiva.com
How to connect
Turn on your wireless-enabled device. When prompted choose Wi-Fi network '_stanstedairport' and follow on-screen instructions.
Payment can be made online by credit card, by voucher, or by coin (UK pound or euro). You can also print at Stansted’s kiosks from any internet device, including laptops and smartphones. These services are operated by Arqiva, please see the internet kiosks for more details.
There are a number of services offering special assistance. It’s important to remember Stansted Airport has responsibility at the airport and the airline has responsibility when you are on board the aircraft – you may need to contact both parties.
For travellers with a disability or mobility difficulties who need assistance at the airport, you must inform your airline 48 hours before you fly. It is recommended you arrive two hours before the published flight time at the Special Assistance desk. European regulation has introduced more rights for those in need of special assistance - to find out more watch the EU video.
Assistance arrangements must be booked at least 48 hours before departure through your airline.
In the terminal
Be sure to check the information at Stansted concerning facilities for the hard of hearing and blind and partially sighted, or getting to your gate, security checks and accessible toilets.
For a list of groups and organisations offering assistance to those with special needs or who need extra assistance.
London Stansted is conveniently situated just off the M11 motorway - use Junction 8a if approaching from the London direction or Junction 8 from the Cambridge side, then follow signs for the airport.
To plan your route you can use the AA or RAC tools below:
Use this postcode: CM24 1RW
For a map of Stansted Airport and roads approaching it, see here: