I’m going away in September and normally get dropped off at the set down drop off area can you still do that and how much is it please ?
Yes, still can drop off for the bargain price of £3.50
Or get dropped off at the mid term car park and then get the free bus to the terminal. It is free if the person dropping you off stays for less than 1 hour.
Do be aware that you are allowed only 10 minutes at the drop off area after which the prices go sky high!
The Mid stay option is quite popular if my observations are anything to go by
If you don't know where that is it's by the services after the slip road from the A120.
There is another option, if your passenger is happy to walk a short distance: Take the old back road into the airport (Parsonage Road in Takeley), then drop off your passenger before you are on airport premises and get them to walk the rest. It'll take about five minutes.
Neat trick Aviatrix ;)
Beware,,,( bit off a con really ) mid stay drop off for just 1 hour , it is just not enough time,Luton and Gatwick give you 2 hours each, you are relying on the bus times,it is every 10 mins but they can be held up by people running to bus or taking a long time sorting out bags,kids,etc,,and how fast OR slow mmm the bus driver goes,,it needs to be 2 hours like the others,seen other complaints,,maybe just take your time and pay £2.00 rather than be 1 hour and a few mins and have to pay anyway,,,Edited: 16 August 2018, 19:33
Les C fair point
but yesterday my daughter's flight was a little late so I sat in McDonalds car park,free for one hour and then went across the roundabout to mid stay for about 35 mins so there is the option of a 2 hour though obviously not in the same place.
I wait at Birchanger service station and when my relatives get on the mid stay bus they text me and I drive to the car park. I am only there for about 5 or 10 minutes.
Cheers fella great idea if you know arrival times,,,but I was already in and dropping off, but will remember your tip if ever picking up
Yes you can but it is very expensive - £3.50 for 10 minutes I think.
Better to go to the short stay car park where there is a Free drop off point and catch the shuttle. Just give yourself a little more time.