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Cheap Airport Parking: Stansted Airport hints, tips and local parking
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MSE Archna
Old 05-08-2008, 6:33 PM
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Default Cheap Airport Parking: Stansted Airport hints, tips and local parking

What’s this about? Parking at the airport can cost a fortune. Yet there are many ways to cut this cost. The first point of call is read the full Cheap Airport Parking guide. Then having found the cheapest it can find you, this discussion is specifically to talk about local parking and tips for


Cheap Stansted Airport Parking


If you want to discuss airport parking in general please go to the Cheap Airport Parking Discussion.

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Well I'll start off!

http://www.arival.co.uk/

5 per day. Close to Stansted, with 24 hour FREE transfers to the airport. Not used them to give a review yet...
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Old 06-08-2008, 2:44 PM
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It's been a couple of years now since I last did it, but here goes...

1. Park in the village of Stansted Mountfitchet, lots of residential streets with no parking restrictions. But PLEASE be courteous and don't block peoples' driveways etc.

2.Jump on the train. The station is right in the middle of the village, and it's 5 minutes and just a couple of quid each way to Stansted.

3. Don't tell anyone it was me who told you.
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It's been a couple of years now since I last did it, but here goes...

1. Park in the village of Stansted Mountfitchet, lots of residential streets with no parking restrictions. But PLEASE be courteous and don't block peoples' driveways etc.

2.Jump on the train. The station is right in the middle of the village, and it's 5 minutes and just a couple of quid each way to Stansted.

3. Don't tell anyone it was me who told you.
Would be interested if anyone has done this recently?
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Well I'll start off!

http://www.arival.co.uk/

5 per day. Close to Stansted, with 24 hour FREE transfers to the airport. Not used them to give a review yet...
Can someone please tell me if they have used this, not sure if it's genuine....

Thanks
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Just booked a week for 36.00 https://secure.baa.com/baa/baabook.a...witchtoparking
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Can someone please tell me if they have used this, not sure if it's genuine....

Thanks
Please don't get me worried! I've just booked with them! lol.

I'll post when I come back to let you know if I came back via my car or the train...
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Me too, saved 28, the alternative was 63 with Pink Elephant
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I've just come back and used the Hilton Hotel - Overnight accommodation and 15 days parking - used Quidco for booking the Hilton. One thing they fail to mention is that it's 2 per person on their courtesy bus from the Hotel to the airport - about a 10 minute journey. The bus is free coming back from the airport to get your car. Worked out easy for me.

I used BAA Valet Parking last month, it was expensive but very convenient - booked online the night before.
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Well I'll start off!

http://www.arival.co.uk/

5 per day. Close to Stansted, with 24 hour FREE transfers to the airport. Not used them to give a review yet...
We used them this week, a new company but really good service. It cost us 20 with a taxi to and from the airport. We'll be using them again.
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Well I'll start off!

http://www.arival.co.uk/

5 per day. Close to Stansted, with 24 hour FREE transfers to the airport. Not used them to give a review yet...


Hi, has anyone else has positive experiences with Arival? Really want to book with them, but a little wary because there's only one good feedback message on them so far. Just want to make sure they're genuine! Thanks.
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Hi, has anyone else has positive experiences with Arival? Really want to book with them, but a little wary because there's only one good feedback message on them so far. Just want to make sure they're genuine! Thanks.

i to am about to book for tomorrow - any news on any experiences
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Default Arival parking thumbs up!

Just got back from week's holiday and used Arival. Great service. Use with confidence. Courteous delivery to airport (allow around 10 mins to get there). Smooth pick up. Lots of room for luggage. Very professional operation. Nice touch is that parking is in the grounds of a pub - so we had a quick feed there when we touched down. Much nicer than grabbing something at the airport. So all round A1!!!
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Thumbs up from me for Arival too! Got a bit lost getting there as Sat Nav pointed me in completely the wrong direction (set Sat Nav to Ugley instead of the post code perhaps) but all ok once there.

Bit rushed setting off as they wanted to pick someone else up but nothing major. Very short wait for the return to the car. Had a chat with the co-owner on the way back, seems as though they've had quite a bit of traffic off this site since I posted the link!

Cheap and good. Would use again no problemo!
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Old 29-08-2008, 11:38 AM
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Default Stansted Off Airport Parking

Followed up a tip from this site and arranged one week parking with local resident who has parking for around 20 cars. Turned out to be a real gentleman and provides first class service. Summary as follows:
1. Book by phone
2. Received email with full instructions and directions to address
3. Called approx 30 minutes before arrival as instructed
4. Arrived at address, he was waiting, parked car, luggage transferred to HIS car
5. Driven straight to terminal, approx 4 minutes
6. On return, called him as instructed
7. He arrived at Terminal with HIS car within 5 minutes
8. Removed my car from a secure compound, no damage and no extra miles on speedometer
9. Even handed us two small complimentary bottles of water after flight
10. The cost for the week was 35

This was a first class service and the owner Ian was really polite and easy to work with, good instuctions and no hold up or problems.

I have no hesitation in recommending his service and repeat the numerous previous recommendations on this site.

Contact Email: ilr132@btinternet.com

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It's been a couple of years now since I last did it, but here goes...

1. Park in the village of Stansted Mountfitchet, lots of residential streets with no parking restrictions. But PLEASE be courteous and don't block peoples' driveways etc.

2.Jump on the train. The station is right in the middle of the village, and it's 5 minutes and just a couple of quid each way to Stansted.

3. Don't tell anyone it was me who told you.
I wouldnt fancy leaving my car on a street for 2 weeks
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is the parking at the guys home address ?

how secure...secure enough for a fancy car?

do you park it yourself or him ...who keeps the keys?


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Followed up a tip from this site and arranged one week parking with local resident who has parking for around 20 cars. Turned out to be a real gentleman and provides first class service. Summary as follows:
1. Book by phone
2. Received email with full instructions and directions to address
3. Called approx 30 minutes before arrival as instructed
4. Arrived at address, he was waiting, parked car, luggage transferred to HIS car
5. Driven straight to terminal, approx 4 minutes
6. On return, called him as instructed
7. He arrived at Terminal with HIS car within 5 minutes
8. Removed my car from a secure compound, no damage and no extra miles on speedometer
9. Even handed us two small complimentary bottles of water after flight
10. The cost for the week was 35

This was a first class service and the owner Ian was really polite and easy to work with, good instuctions and no hold up or problems.

I have no hesitation in recommending his service and repeat the numerous previous recommendations on this site.

Contact Email: ilr132@btinternet.com

Regards
Tony
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Well I'll start off!

http://www.arival.co.uk/

5 per day. Close to Stansted, with 24 hour FREE transfers to the airport. Not used them to give a review yet...
i jused used these guys
they were fantastic!
its a pub carpark and out back is a taxi firm who look after your car and take you to air port they are 100% disabled friendly they just need to know how disabled (i.e. do they need the "special van" with chair lift or not) and you let them know when you are due back
you ring them when you are in baggage claim and they are out front waiting for you
brilliant and at 5 a night sooo cheap
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Thumbs up from me for Arival too! Got a bit lost getting there as Sat Nav pointed me in completely the wrong direction (set Sat Nav to Ugley instead of the post code perhaps)
had same prob with sat nav
when it was obvious we were lost i changed it to street name in the town of ugley it got us there fine
just a tip for anyone else
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Good report from me too. Our flight was at 6.30 and aimed to get there for 4.00 but got a bit lost, as a result they were a bit rushed as they wanted to pick someone else up, did mean that we were over the speed limit, didn't both me, but might bother some. Also the guy took a number of calls on his mobile (no hands free). We had about a 15 minute wait on the return. Overall it was good, they chap was very helpful (and almost orange!) and I would use again, certainly at that price. (Oh and it was just an estate taxi not the bus on the website, but I figured this was due to the time we were travelling)
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