Luton Airport


Luton Airport Parking

Whether you’re planning a short city break or a long holiday in the sun, if you’re flying from London Luton Airport, you need secure, convenient, and cheap airport parking.

That’s where we come in.

At CheapAirportParking, we offer a wealth of cheap parking for Luton Airport, with both official and unofficial options available. Use our search function now to book low-cost parking on your chosen dates or keep reading to see what’s available.

The cheapest rate in our system for an 8-day period at London Luton Airport is £38.49, (£4.81/day)*

Airport address

Airport Way Luton LU2 9LY

Parking Options at Luton Airport

London Luton Airport processes millions of passengers a year and has extensive car parking options to ensure it caters to all of them. There are several considerations when looking for parking at Luton airport, including price and convenience, as well as whether you need/want any of the priority benefits.

One of the main considerations, however, is whether you should go for official or unofficial.

Let’s take a closer look at both of these options and the parking they offer.

Official Parking Options

Official parking at Luton airport is provided by the airport itself and is often closer but more expensive. It also provides all of the following:

Park Mark Certified Pre-book Discounts Blue Badge Parking Spaces Disabled Parking Accreditation

Options include:

Luton Long Term Parking

The Long Stay car park at London Luton Airport is a 10-minute shuttle bus journey away from the terminal. It’s a self-park option, so you simply arrive at the car park, find a space, and then keep your keys as you wait for one of the regular shuttle buses to take you to the airport.

It’s secure and while you can—and perhaps should—book in advance, it’s not necessary.

Luton Mid Stay Parking

Luton Mid Stay Parking is also 10 minutes away from the terminal and offers many of the same benefits, sure as 24/7 security patrols.

The difference is that you need to walk those 10 minutes and there is no shuttle bus. It’s a good option for mid-length stays when you don’t have too much luggage to carry around and are happy with a short walk to and from the terminal.

Terminal Car Park 1

The Terminal Car Parks at Luton Airport are basically the Short Stay options. Terminal Car Park 1, for instance, is just 4 minutes away from the terminal on foot.

It’s self-park, so you keep your keys, and the car park is linked to the terminal via a footbridge.

Terminal Car Park 2

Terminal Car Park 2 is a multi-storey car park that sits about 5 minutes away from the terminal building on foot. As with Terminal Car Park 1, it’s great for short stays and you keep your keys.

Priority Parking Meet & Greet

Priority Parking is one of the most expensive options, but it’s also the most convenient.

It’s a Meet & Greet service, so you simply drive to the car park, hand over your keys, and let a valet take over. There’s no driving around looking for spaces, and as the car park is only a 3-minute walk from the terminal, you’ll be at check-in before you know it.

There are security patrols around the clock to keep all cars safe and every member of the valet staff is trained and insured.

Unofficial Options

Unofficial options are provided by third party operators. They still use secure car parks and they are also reputable services. Furthermore, they tend to be much cheaper, as our example table (see below) and our search results show. However, the car parks are located further from the airport.

Airparks Drop & Go

The process begins when you into the car photo booth and wait a few seconds for pictures to be taken. It scans your entire car, so it knows if there are any new scratches or dents when it is returned.

After the scan, head for an arrival lane, pick up your luggage, and then head to the check-in building. You’ll receive a key tag and a ticket. Attach the former to your keys and drop them in the blue box outside.

Your car will be parked and secured. When you return, it will be scanned again to check for damage and then your keys will be returned.

The shuttle bus takes about 14 minutes.

APH Drop & Go

As above, the Drop & Go process is smooth and automated, and it also ensures that your car remains safe and any issues are noted. Transfer time is between 12 and 14 minutes.

APH Luton Self Park

A self-serve parking option that has been given a Park Mark Safer Parking away. After you have parked, just wait by one of the bus stops. Shuttle buses swing by every 20 minutes and will get you to the terminal in between 12 and 14 minutes.

Airparks Self Park

A self-park option that runs regular shuttle buses. It takes you around 14 minutes to get to the airport from one of these buses. The car parks are monitored around the clock.

APH Short Run

A secure, 24/7 car park that is just a few minutes away from the airport. You still need a bus transfer, but it only takes about 4 or 5 minutes.

Airparks Short Run

Another short run service that will get you to the terminal quickly and without fuss. You keep your keys and your car will remain safe throughout.

Meet and Greet - Wash and Vac

A Meet & Greet service that takes place in an off-site area about 7 minutes away from the terminal on foot. It differs from standard Meet & Greets in that your car will also be washed, waxed, vacuumed, and given the full once-over.

*We've included this list of parking options available at Luton Airport for information only. The products mentioned are not necessarily available for purchase through

Cheap Luton Airport Parking

ServiceTotal Price (8 Days)Price Per Day
APH Drop and Go£38.49£4.81
Airparks Drop and Go£38.49£4.81
APH Luton Self Park (Airparks)£42.99£5.37
Secure Airparks – Electric Bay£59.99£7.50

The prices in the table above were generated by

The quote is for the cheapest 8-day period at Luton Airport within the next 61 days. The quoted price today is from 01/02/2023 to 08/02/2023 at 12 am to 12 am searched for on 27/12/2022.

Please note: returns live prices that change regularly due to price adjustments by the suppliers we work with and their availability. Therefore, it’s important that you understand that the above prices are provided for illustrative purposes only to give you an indication of a likely price at an option we offer in our database. You must not rely upon the prices in our table and for up-to-date pricing, you should run a search.

Luton Airport Information

Luton Airport opened on the 16th of July 1938. It was used by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War and then resumed commercial activities in 1952.

The airport was instrumental in the package holiday boom and went through major periods of expansion and passenger growth during the 1970s and 1990s.

Luton is one of the five busiest airports in the United Kingdom and handles over 18 million passengers a year. Amsterdam is one of the busiest routes and is handled by easyJet. This is followed by Bucharest, Budapest, Warsaw, and Tel Aviv.

Facts about Luton Airport

The airport code for Luton Airport is “LTN” Most of the routes that it covers are in Europe Luton Airport is about 30 miles north of London It is the fourth-largest airport in the capital (after Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stansted) It is a hub for easyJet, Wizz Air, TUI Airways, and Ryanair It focuses mainly on low-cost carriers There is only one terminal at Luton Airport

Fast Track at Luton Airport

Luton Airport offers a Fast Track service that could help to speed up your journey and is especially useful during peak travel times.

You can buy a Fast Track ticket online for just £6 per person. Alternatively, if you show up on the day, it’ll cost £7 from one of the terminals.

Simply show your ticket at the entrance to the security lane and you’ll be fast-tracked through.

Airport Lounges and Shops

There is one lounge at London Luton Airport and that is the Aspire Executive Lounge. It opens from 4:30 am to 8:30 pm every day and costs the following:

Adults and Children Aged 11 and over = £31.99 Children Aged 2 to 11 = £18.49 Infants Under 2 = Free

A single entry is valid for a stay of up to 3 hours and you can book into this lounge regardless of where you’re flying or who you’re flying with.

In addition to a relaxing place to unwind, the lounge also offers an extensive food and drinks menu with table service or assisted buffet service. There is a limit of 3 alcoholic drinks per person and while there are no physical magazines or papers, it does provide guests with access to PressReader and a multitude of digital offerings.

If you’d prefer to spend your waiting time shopping, there are more than 40 locations to peruse. These include:

After Security Shops

Aelia Duty Free Accessorize Glorious Britain InMotion Hamleys Boots WHSmith Rituals BOSS The Bookshop by WHSmith Collection Duty Free Kurt Geiger Next JD Sports FatFace Ted Baker Sunglass Hut

Before Security Shops

M&S Simply Food WHSmith Luggage Point

Food and Drink

Luton Airport has a number of eateries and bars. As always, you will find the most variety after security, but there are a couple of options before you get your electronics scanned and your personal space violated.

Costa Coffee, Burger King, and Pret A Manger are all available before security, offering a selection of hot/cold drinks and fast food. Starbucks is here too.

Frankie & Benny’s is one of the biggest restaurants after security. It offers “New York Italian cuisine”, which is pretty much just burgers, fries, and pizza—but who’s complaining? Speaking of burgers, you’ll also find a Burger King after security.

Luton Airport Drop Off/Pick Up Information

Free drop-off is available, providing you have time for a short shuttle bus ride or walk.

The Mid Stay car park is free for up to 15 minutes and can be used for drop-offs and pick-ups. However, with the terminal being 600m away, it’s cutting things a bit fine if you’re following the passengers into the building or they’re very slow to arrive.

Alternatively, head to the Long Stay car park, which is free for the first hour and costs just £5 for two hours. The only downside here is that you’ll need to wait for a bus that could take up to 20 minutes to arrive and then a further 10 minutes to drive to the terminal.

Once you account for a quick coffee, chat, and return, you could be edging into that 2-hour stay.

For maximum convenience, there is a drop-off and pick-up point just outside of the terminal. It costs £5 for 10 minutes and £1 thereafter, but it’s only 350m away from the terminal. If nothing else, it’s a great excuse for a speedy goodbye.

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