Stansted Airport

At Stansted airport you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of a busy airport making the most of all the shopping and dining facilities or you can choose to get away from it all and relax in a quite airport lounge. For a small fee you can have WI-FI, complimentary drinks and snacks and a comfortable seat. If you prefer, you can use your time browsing duty free, buying anything from electrical items to food, wine, spirits, fashions, bags, shoes and much much more.

Put your feet up with a coffee or something stronger while enjoying delicious breakfasts, lunches or dinners in the many cafés and restaurants on offer including Est Bar, family friendly Crepe Affaire and Burger King or super stylish Caviar House Seafood Restaurant. Families will find baby changing facilities in Stansted airport as well as arcades for the kids and special viewing areas where they can watch the plans taking off and landing. There is even a Hamley's toyshop if all else fails!

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If you have already booked your flights to Stanstead or are planning to pick up a loved one, check Live Stansted arrivals & departures information.

Airports near London Stansted:
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  • London Luton airport (41km)
  • London City airport (44km)
  • London Southend airport (47km)
  • Gannan Xiahe airport (55km)
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 Getting to & from the Airport

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London Stansted is conveniently situated just off the M11 motorway – use Junction 8a if approaching from the London direction or Junction 8 from the Cambridge side, then follow signs for the airport.

If you plan on using satnav for directions, the postcode is:

Stansted airport:CM24 1RW

The Short Stay Car Park is next to the terminal and is suitable for stays of less than 24 hours. The Long Stay Car Park is a few minutes from the terminal by courtesy bus.

For security reasons, private cars may not stop on the terminal forecourt, except to set down passengers.

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Stansted Airport train station is directly below the terminal building. Tickets can be bought in advance or at the station. Regular services link the airport with central and east London, and with eastern England and the Midlands.

Stansted Express

Fast, frequent and convenient trains run between the airport and London Liverpool Street from early until late every 15 minutes and take 46 minutes to Liverpool St and 35 to Tottenham Hale.

National Express East Anglia trains run to and from London Stratford via stations in the Lea Valley. The only run Mon to Sat and take 1 hour. Long-distance services link the airport with Cambridgeshire and the Midlands. Connections are available to the North and Scotland.

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Stansted Airport's bus and coach station is opposite the main terminal entrance. Coach tickets can be bought at the ticket desk in arrivals or on board.

EasyBus leaves every 20 minutes for Baker Street, London, taking 75 mins. National Express to London Victoria departs every 10 minutesand takes approximately takes 1 hour. National Express to Liverpool Street departs every 30 minutes, taking 45 minutes. Terravision buses travel to Liverpool street and London Victoria, every 30 minutes and takes 55 and 75 minutes respectively.

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Checker Cars operates taxis to and from London Stansted Airport, and runs a reservation desk in the international arrivals concourse. Payment can be made at the time of booking (by credit or debit card) or in cash to the driver. Fares are quoted before the journey. Wheelchair-accessible cars are available on request.

 Who flies to London Stansted

 Airport Contact Details

London Stansted Airport

Bassingbourn Road,
CM24 1QW,

Tel:+44 (0)870 0000303
Fax:+44 (0)1279 662066


British Airports Authority ( BAA Limited )

 Location Details

Longitude:0° 13' 59'' E
Latitude:51° 52' 59'' N
Distance to city centre:56 km
Driving duration:49 minutes

 Airport Location

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