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Parking nearish to Stansted

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ben, 1 Apr 2007.

  1. Ben

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,328

    Location: Kent

    Picking my Girlfriend up from Stansted tomorrow afternoon (coming up from Kent).
    Is there anywhere 10-15 minutes away that I can park at for free, e.g. a supermarket, and wait for her to SMS me after she gets off the plane. So I'm not hanging around paying for rather expensive parking?

    Cheers

    Ben
     
  2. scorza

    Caporegime

    Joined: 22 Jun 2004

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    Location: Deep England

    IIRC there's a motorway service station on the M11 at the turn-off for Stanstead airport.
     
  3. GSXRMovistar

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Nov 2002

    Posts: 9,478

    Location: London UK

    Don't be a cheapskate, spend a few quid on parking and meet your lass at the gate to carry her bags etc to the car rather than sitting in the car up the road. :p
     
  4. Ben

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Kent

    lol, I plan to, but as I know from picking her up from Heathrow last time, her plane was delayed by about 20 mins, but I have a friend who lived about 20 minutes away so stayed at his until the plane landed, left and got there a few minutes before she came out of baggage claim... perfect timing :D
     
  5. seven317

    Gangster

    Joined: 14 May 2006

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    Location: Lincolnshire

    Got Google Earth? its very detailed in that area, my boyfriend works at Stansted, would text him for you but he's on night shift.
     
  6. Arthur_Jay

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    A couple of my friends who work there also suggest the service station at the M11 just before the turn off.

    Although I do agree with the comments above, dont be a cheap skate lol...go and park up...if she is delayed...used that time to go get her some flowers, and suck up the expensive fees lol!
     
  7. Alchemy

    Wise Guy

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    You tight-fisted... :p
     
  8. Gecco

    Hitman

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    Yeah your best bet is the BP garage just off the A120.

    It's 2 mins from the Terminal building.
     
  9. regulus

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Aug 2006

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    Location: Wellington, NZ

    i parked there 3 days ago. Cost me £1.50 for the hour. You can afford that
     
  10. Ben

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 2,328

    Location: Kent

    If it is £1.50 for an hour then that's fair enough, however I can't find anything to back that up, and according to the official stansted site if you go over an hour then it is £5.20.

    Thanks all for the suggestions though. :)
     
  11. Arthur_Jay

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    a fiver to pick your girlfriend up from the airport??

    Im assuming she paid for her flights though? Cause I mean anything over a fiver in flights would possibly be a tad expensive? Ryanair has some good bargins this time of year though....

    Dread to think where youll be taking her for dinner lol...
     
  12. regulus

    Sgarrista

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    I parked in the Orange car park in row K i believe. Trust me mate, it's 1.50