Dropping someone off
Express Set Down
This area is for dropping-off friends or loved ones, if you are looking to pick-up or head into the terminal then you should use either our Short Stay car parks (Orange or Green zones) or the free option in our Mid Stay car park.
Tariffs (effective from 1st April 2019)
- Up to 10 minutes = £4
- 10 – 15 minutes = Additional £1 per minute
- Over 15 minutes = £25
- Vehicles must not be left unattended. Unattended vehicles may be towed and will incur a towing fee.
- There will be a £20 charge for re-entering within 30 minutes of first entering.
Short Stay Car Park
- Follow signs for ‘Short Stay Car Park’
You can turn-up and park in the Orange or Green zones of our Short Stay car parks.
Ideal if you want to accompany passengers or head into the terminal to meet someone. See our Turn Up and Park section for all prices.
- Free for up to 1 hour
- Located in the Mid Stay Car Park. Follow signs for ‘Free Set Down’
We offer a free pick up and drop off option from a dedicated area in the Mid Stay Car Park. Just a 5 minute courtesy bus ride away from the terminal forecourt (buses run every 10 minutes). Perfect if you want to accompany friends and family to the terminal or assist them from arrivals. Free for up to 1 hour, £2 up to 2 hours. Daily rates for Mid Stay Car Park apply after 2 hours.
Express Set Down Discount Scheme
This scheme is open to all residents living within a 10 mile radius of Stansted Airport.
Following an update on 1st June 2015, it is no longer available for commercial use and all licensed Hackney Carriage/private hire vehicles will be excluded from the scheme.
You can now book Blue Badge parking on our new, dedicated Blue Badge parking website
Short Stay Car Park (Orange and Green Zones)
Blue Badge Parking is available at our Short Stay car parks, in the orange and green zones. Although it’s just a short walk to the check-in desk, assistance is available 24 hours a day – just head to the help points located in each payment booth and along the main walkway to the terminal.
Book Short Stay parking
Long Stay Car Park
Blue Badge parking is available at our Long Stay car park. Located just a short bus ride from the terminal, the bus service is free of charge and fully accessible to wheelchair users. Blue Badge holders usually board the transfer bus before other passengers and are given seating priority and dedicated wheelchair points on board. Simply press the help button in the bus shelter and notify the controller that you require a transfer bus to the terminal.
Book Long Stay parking
Mid Stay Car Park
Blue Badge parking is available in Zone L at our Mid Stay car park, close to the bus pick up shelter. A courtesy bus service operates to and from the terminal forecourt, and is fully accessible to wheelchair users. The driver can assist you on and off if required. Please allow up to 20 minutes to transfer to and from the terminal. Help points are located outside each revolving entry door at the terminal should you require a wheelchair or further assistance.
Book Mid Stay parking
Express Set Down
Blue Badge spaces are located at the front of Express Set Down, nearest the terminal. Vehicles cannot be left unattended in this area, and the price is £4 for ten minutes. If you require longer than 10 minutes to be dropped off or picked up, please use the help point to notify a member of staff and they will arrange for you to exit for the minimum charge of £4. A ticketless entry system is in operation and payment is made on exit.