London Stansted Airport Guide

London-Stansted-Airport-GuideLondon Stansted Airport is about 50 kilometers northeast of the British capital. It is the fourth busiest airport in Great Britain after Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester Airport. It is used by many budget airline companies such as Ryanair and easyJet. The airport processes 22 million passengers per year. There are plans to expand the airport, but there is a lot of resistance from the people living in the neighborhood.

Local Transport


There is a train station under the terminal, the Stansted Express leaves every 15 minutes to Liverpool Street Station in London, travel time is 45 minutes, a train also goes to Cambridge and the Midlands.

Car and bus

The airport is along the highway M11, from London you take exit 8a and from Cambridge you take exit 8, you come to a roundabout where the route to the airport is clearly given. Colchester and Harwich are accessible from highway A120, Stansted Airport is also accessible from the M25, exit 27.

The bus station is between Zones C and D of the area for short-term parking. An express bus goes to various destinations in London (i.e. Stratford, Victoria Coach Station, Liverpool Street Station and Golders Green). Because of the heavy traffic in and around London the travel time can take up to an hour and a half (two hours at peak time). A bus also goes to various other destinations including Oxford and Cambridge.

Car rental – London Stansted Airport

You can rent a car from the counters in the Arrivals Hall from car rental companies: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and National/Alamo.


Checkercars is the only company that may operate at Stansted Airport. Taxis to London are not cheap. There is a counter in the Arrivals Hall where you can reserve a taxi.

Airport Parking

There is an area for short-term parking, close to the terminal (Fast Track). It is especially recommended for business travelers that fly back the same day. A little further away (200 m) there is another area for short-term parking (NCP).


Shops and restaurants

There is a large range of restaurants, bars, cafés and shops at Stansted Airport for both visitors and travelers.


In the Arrivals Hall there is an office to store baggage. The office for lost and found items can be found in Zone G next to the Monsoon store.


There is an information counter in the Arrivals Hall, there you can inquire about arrival and departure times and public transportation. You can also make copies and send and receive faxes. Special telephones throughout the whole terminal are directly connected with the information counter.


The United Business Center is close to the terminal, there are offices and meeting rooms for 2-30 people, equipped with broadband internet, telephone and fax, secretarial support is also available.

Other business facilities can be found in the hotels at the airport. The Hilton Hotel offers larger meeting rooms for up to 300 people and the Radisson SAS Hotel has 26 rooms which can be connected together for a maximum of 400 people.

The Servisair Executive Lounge is accessible for all passengers (Economy Class passengers must pay for entrance).

Disabled facilities

The airport is completely accessible for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted restrooms, elevators and telephones, furthermore, the airport has induction loops and text telephones. There are reserved parking places close to the terminal for the disabled.

Be advised, all trains are adapted for wheelchair users but most buses to and from Stansted Airport are not!

Other services

You can call for First Aid through special telephones (see Information). There are various ATM’s, money exchange offices and banks. Wireless internet is present throughout the terminal, there are also a few computers with internet connection. In addition there is a silence center.



London Stansted Airport
Enterprise House
Bassingbourne Road
CM24 1QW
Great Britain

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +44(0)870 000 0303
Fax: +44(0)1279 662 066

Airport codes

IATA airport code: STN
ICAO airport code: EGSS


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