London Stansted Airport is located in Uttlesford in Essex, 48km northeast from central London and 1.5 km from the Herefordshire border.
It’s London’s third busiest airport, and the UK’s fourth, with flights to over 150 destinations in 30 countries.
Driving to Stansted Airport:
Stansted Airport’s postcode for Sat Navs: CM24 1RW
Driving from London: Take the M11, then exit at junction 8a and merge onto the A120. Follow the signs for Stansted Airport.
Driving from Cambridge: Leave the M11 at junction 8, then take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A120. Follow the airport signposting.
Parking at Stansted Airport:
The cheapest option for week long ski holidays is the Long Stay car park which has a transfer time of 8-10 minutes on a free shuttle.
The Mid station is slightly more convenient with a transfer time of 4-5 minutes.
Short Stay is ideal for picking people up, just a short 2 minute walk away from the terminal.
Meet and Greet parking will allow you to get out right in front of the terminal, making checking in really easy while car park attendees park your car for you – follow the M&G signposts upon arrival at the airport.
Valet parking has the closest vehicle drop off point, your car will be left in the premium collection zone and the price includes fast track through security.
Public Transport to/from Stansted Airport:
Stansted Airport Buses:
Stansted Aircoach X30 to Southend: Calling at Eastwood, Rayleigh, Barnston and Chelmsford
The First 42A service to Great Dunmow, Takeley: Calling at Chelmsford and Galleywood
Bus 133 to Colchester & Braintree: Calling at Marks Tey, Felsted, Dunmow & Takeley
Service 5 to Saffron Walden: Calling at Debden and Broxted
Service 7 & 7a to Stansted, Mountfitchet: Calling at Elsenham and Henham
Unobus 700 to Baldock: Calling at Bishop's Stortford, Letchworth, Hitchin
TGM 510 to Harlow: Calling at Bishop's Stortford and Sawbridgeworth
TGM 308 to Bishop's Stortford: Calling at Oriel Way, Bishop's Stortford town centre and Thorley Park
Trains to/from Stansted Airport:
London Stansted Airport train station is directly below the main terminal building, and has regular trains to London (Liverpool Street, 47 minutes; Tottenham Hale 36 minutes), Eastern England and Midlands. Trains depart every quarter of an hour.
Taxis to/from Stansted Airport:
Stansted has a 24 hour taxi service where taxis can be booked in advance over the telephone or online.
Coaches to/from Stansted Airport:
National express has direct coaches from various UK destinations, including London, Eastern England and the Midlands.
Terravision operate between the airport and London Victoria, Stratford and Liverpool street.
Easybus do transfers from £2 to Baker Street and Old Street in London.
Stansted Airport facilities:
Travellers who book the Escape Lounge can enjoy complimentary refreshments and free Wi-Fi (dress code is smart casual).
Food and Drink:
Stansted airport has a choice of 20 restaurants including Burger King, LEON, Giraffe, itsu, Weatherspoon, and James Martin Kitchen. Cafes include Costa, EstPresso and Pret.
You will find a number of shops including Boots, Hamleys, Next, Fat Face and World Duty Free. For travel money, pre book and then it’ll be ready for collection from Moneycorp.
Internet kiosks are available both before and after check in and there’s free Wi-Fi available for 60 minutes.
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