SHORT STAY PARKING AT London luton airport


If you’re traveling from London Luton Airport and only require parking for a brief period, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re embarking on a short trip, picking up, or dropping off someone, you can choose from any of our official airport car parks. Select based on your preference for proximity to the terminal and your budget.

We offer three official car parks for short-term parking at London Luton Airport:

Terminal Car Park 1:

This multi-story car park is conveniently located just a short walk from the terminal, providing the most convenient option for travelers.

Mid-Stay Car Park:

Situated an 8 to 10-minute walk from the terminal, our Mid Stay Car Park offers secure parking at great value.

Long Stay Car Park:

Our official Long Stay Car Park provides secure parking with a 10-minute (on average) bus ride to the terminal for those seeking the most budget-friendly option. Buses run every 20 minutes, dropping you off at the terminal entrance.

All of our car parks feature allocated disabled parking spaces. Motorcycle parking is available in our Mid Stay Car Park, and chargers are available in Terminal Car Park 1 for electric vehicle drivers.

Dropping off and picking up at LLA

When dropping off at London Luton Airport, our Drop Off Zone offers the closest proximity to Departures, ideal for quick drop-offs. The cost is £5 for the first 10 minutes, with an additional £1 per minute thereafter.

For free pick-ups, the closest option is our Mid Stay Car Park, providing 15 minutes of complimentary parking for pickups or drop-offs.

Additionally, you have the option for free parking for up to 1 hour at our official Long Stay Car Park. For durations of 1 to 2 hours, the fee is £7.00.

Short Stay Parking FAQs

What is the best parking option at London Luton Airport?

We offer parking options to accommodate everyone’s needs. If you prefer parking closest to the airport terminal, Terminal Car Park 1 is just a short walk away. For those seeking more budget-friendly options, our Long Stay car park may be more suitable.

Can I park for FREE at London Luton Airport?

Certainly! You can park for free for 15 minutes in the Mid Stay Car Park or for 1 hour in our Long Stay Car Park.

How much is short stay parking at London Luton Airport?

The choice is yours. You can utilize any of our official car parks for short stays. Opt to pay more for proximity to the terminal or pay less for a spot further away. If your stay exceeds 24 hours, booking early online is the most cost-effective way to ensure great value for your money.

How much does it cost to drop off at London Luton Airport?

In light of the Car Park Fire, a temporary drop-off zone has been established in the Mid Stay Car Park. This zone is currently free of charge until further notice. We kindly ask that you drop off passengers as swiftly as possible to facilitate the smooth flow of drop-offs for other passengers.

How do I park at London Luton Airport?

Due to the car park fire, customers are now required to pre-book in advance. Passengers who have not pre-booked will not be permitted to enter the car park and may be directed to alternative off-site car parks.

Here’s how to navigate through the process:

  • Use our interactive car park map to select a car park.
  • Use the postcode LU2 9QT to navigate to the airport.
  • Follow the signs leading to your chosen car park.
  • Upon arrival at the barrier, press the button to obtain a ticket, and the barrier will rise.
  • Enter the car park and locate an available parking space.
  • Upon exit, insert your ticket at the exit barrier, settle any outstanding charges, and the barrier will raise, allowing you to leave.

Where are the short stay car parks at London Luton Airport?

Feel free to utilize any of our official car parks for short stays. You can use our interactive car park map to locate them. You have the option to pay more for proximity to the terminal or pay less for spots further away. You can view all our on-the-day prices here.

For stays exceeding 24 hours, booking parking early online is the most economical way to ensure great value for your money.