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Central Car Storage

Provides cheap & secure Luton Airport Car Parking

  • Less than a mile from departures
  • 5-10 mins from airport
  • Free transfers 24 hours
  • Max size 4.8m long and 2m wide
  • Central Car Storage has been rated 92.8%
    by 567 previous customers.
  • 93.9% of customers would book again.


Central Car StoragePark Mark Award

Distance from Luton Airport - Journey Time

Less then 5 minutes

What is the airport transfer frequency?

Transfers run on request 24-hours a day

Airport transfer charge

airport transfers are free of charge

What is the drop-off procedure?

Please report to the car park Reception on arrival and present your printed voucher which has your booking reference number. Please allow an extra 30 minutes on arrival time for transfer at peak times,e.g.04.00-07.00 due to heavy traffic.

What is the pick-up procedure?

Full details of the returns procedure will be given on arrival at the car park.

What security measures does the car park have?

The car park is secured by: Entry and exit barriers Perimeter fencing Regular patrolsAwarded: Park Mark, Safer Parking Award

What else do I need to know?

Maximum vehicle dimensions are 2m wide x 2.1m high x 5m long. The car park cannot accept any high-sided vehicles, minibuses, mobile homes, lorries, caravans, trailers or vehicles larger than the above maximum dimensions. There are larger spaces for longer vehicles, but you?ll need to book the Larger vehicle package for those. Vehicles with a taxi license plate can be parked on-site, but cannot use the Return Greet or Meet and Greet services offered by ShortRun.


Airparks ShortRun (Previously known as Central Car Storage)


We have used Short Run and its predecessors for many years and have always found them efficient, friendly and excellent value for money. The present organisation maintains the excellent service.

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes Jeffery Tossell 01 Dec 2019 10:20 Verified Customer
As usual, a friendly and efficient service provided. There was some slight confusion about the collection zone due to the construction work at Luton Airport and the constant changes of pick-up location which Airparks have to contend with. Given that this is an ongoing challenge for Airparks (and all car parking operators) and outside their control, I have given 5 stars as their operation and customer relations remains at a high standard.

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes Howard Rogers 28 Oct 2019 16:47 Verified Customer
Excellent service as always. Staff helpful and polite. Already booked for our next trip.

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes Mandy Shouler 26 Sep 2019 17:11 Verified Customer
Excellent in everry respect

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes John Barber 20 Jul 2019 10:30 Verified Customer
Initial directions to find were not 100% due to road works but once found an excellent service was provided. Seamless pick up and would use again

Rating 1 out of 5

Book Again: Yes E Lazell 09 Jul 2019 10:06 Verified Customer
Airparks Short Run's buses run frequently so waiting times are short. Staff are friendly and efficient. Being only 5 mins from the airport is a bonus.

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes Howard Rogers 25 Jun 2019 18:45 Verified Customer
It is located quite far from the airport and difficult to locate. My satnav took me to some sort of building site and when asking local people, noone knew where it could be on that road. No signs until you are actually outside of the car park. On the return I had to wait for a long time as the driver has just left and was told by the operator that the alternative is for me to get a taxi to come to them! The car was also parked so close to other cars that I was not able to open my boot or side passengers door. Pretty bad and unpleasant experience.

Rating 1 out of 5

Book Again: No Traveller 19 Jun 2019 12:58 Verified Customer
Easy and straightforward booking. Had a little trouble trying to find the car park but we managed to eventually find it. Checking in was quick and simple and the shuttle ride was less than 5 minutes to and from the airport (very early morning). On return, quick checkout. Great efficient service. Would definitely use again.

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes Abigail 22 Apr 2019 16:27 Verified Customer
Great quick and efficient service would definitely use again - Thank you

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes Sarah 07 Nov 2018 12:30 Verified Customer
Efficient friendly service.Closer than Airport long stay.

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes Graham 25 Jun 2018 11:34 Verified Customer
Excellent service from beginning to end. I am a regular user of Short Run (previously central car storage) and would always recommend them.

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes Paula 21 May 2018 21:57 Verified Customer
First class service. Delivery to airport and pick up went like clockwork.

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes ROY TOMLIN 01 May 2018 14:44 Verified Customer
far better than last time when I was given the wrong number to call on my return, leaving me stranded at the airport at 11.15p.m. The number I was given left an answer phone message stating that the office closed at 11.00p.m. However this time there were no problems and the staff were particularly helpful and polite.

Rating 4 out of 5

Book Again: Yes ROY TOMLIN 28 Feb 2018 09:25 Verified Customer
Great service, friendly staff, quick transfers both to and from the airport. Would highly recommend.

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes Rebecca Henderson 23 Aug 2017 21:07 Verified Customer
every thing went smoothly,despite heavy rain when we landed,I liked the way the cars were lined up for collection,I don't usually travel during this very busy period,but you coped well

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes p j shields 12 Jul 2017 12:43 Verified Customer
Good service but was a little confused when we arrived at car park as it wasn't called Central Car Storage it had changed it's name to Airparks ShortRun therefore thought we had arrived at wrong car park

Rating 4 out of 5

Book Again: Yes T.Rodwell 10 Jul 2017 23:03 Verified Customer

Rating 4 out of 5

Book Again: Yes Authorise 12 Jun 2017 12:38 Verified Customer
We've been using Central car storage for a good few years now , and have only good things to say about them , always helpful, polite and only a few minutes from the airport by their minibus.

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes Kevin Smith 11 Jun 2017 11:22 Verified Customer
Great as always!

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes Michal 27 May 2017 18:28 Verified Customer
First class

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes RogeR Hill 25 May 2017 20:45 Verified Customer
Very smooth operation both outward and inward bound. Will use again.

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes Ken Robbins 23 May 2017 10:26 Verified Customer
Good friendly staff no matter what time you arrive No fuss or hassle getting to or from airport and transfers are only five minutes in modern vehicles

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes James Wilson 29 Apr 2017 10:04 Verified Customer
Fantastic and professional.

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes Tola 25 Apr 2017 21:12 Verified Customer
Perfect in every way - always is

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes Bill Dewberry 24 Apr 2017 12:43 Verified Customer
Excellent service, no issues with pick up or drop off. Will definitely use again.

Rating 5 out of 5

Book Again: Yes Danish Saeed 19 Apr 2017 00:15 Verified Customer

Map and Directions


Airparks ShortRun (Previously known as Central Car Storage)

Directions for Central Car Storage

Leave the M1 at junction 10, taking the second exit onto New Airport Way, following signs for the airport.
After 2.5 miles, take a left onto the B653 towards Dunstable.
Take the first exit at the roundabout onto Gipsy Lane, between the retail park and Venue 360.
At the mini-roundabout, take the second exit.
Take the second exit at the next mini-roundabout onto Kimpton Road, signposted for the Chamber of Commerce.
Take a right opposite Hayward Tyler onto the service road.
ShortRun (Central Car Storage) will be on your left.

On arrival:
When you get to the car park, park in front of the check-in building. It's on the right, inside the main gates. Offload your bags and head to the check-in building. There, you'll be met by one of the car park's friendly staff who'll take your keys and check you in. Make sure you have your booking confirmation with you. You'll be given a ticket that'll you'll need to keep with you for your return, and the staff will park your car for you. Then, just hop on the transfer bus to the airport and you'll be there in 5 minutes.

On return:
Once you have collected your luggage, call the car park on the number on your confirmation 9 to arrange for the transfer bus to collect you. You'll then need to leave the terminal, follow signs for the drop zone and look out for a black Mercedes sprinter (this will be your shuttle bus). Get the bus back to the car park and when you get back, just head to reception to hand in your ticket, collect your keys and pick up your car.

If you lose your ticket, you'll need to answer some security questions and show photo ID, so make sure you have one with you.

If you return early, you will need to contact the car park directly to give them as much notice as possible. If you don't, there may be a delay before you get your car back. You can't get a refund for any booked parking that you don't use.

If you have sports equipment or lots of luggage, you may need to wait for a bus with more space during busy times, so make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to get to the airport.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Due to the ongoing redevelopment works at Luton Airport, your transfers to and from the airport may take longer than normal. We recommend you allow at least an extra hour for your transfer to the Airport particularly at peak times.
The peak travel times for Luton airport are all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday and between 0400 and 0900, 1300 and 1500 and 1700 and 1900 on other days.

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Hi We land at 23.40 do we need to pay for the extra day incase we don't leave the terminal on time? Thanks you can put the flight landing time, you will only be charged if your flight is delayed by a few hours 
Hi, I just wanted to know we got seven seater is that going to be ok to book car park. ThanksA seven seater is fine to park at Central Car Storage Luton.
if for any reason i need to change the vehicle are there any additional costsThere is no charge to amend the vehicle details
HiAre the keys kept by me or do you keep them?Will my car stay where I leave it or will it be movedThanks You will be required to leave your keys with the car park. The vehicle will only be moved within the car park into a parking space.