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London Stansted Airport

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London Stansted Airport (IATA: STN, ICAO: EGSS) is a passenger airport located in Essex, 48 km (30 mi) north-east of central London.

Stansted is a hub for a number of major European low-cost carriers. It is the third-busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the third-largest airport serving the London area after Heathrow and Gatwick; it is one of London's five international airports, along with Luton and London City.


If you're looking for a stopover between two flights, you'll find a number of hotels right next to the airport (including the Hilton, Radisson SAS and Express by Holiday Inn) and plenty more nearby. Many offer courtesy transport to or from Stansted Airport.

Travel to & from Stanstead:


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.

Postcode: 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.

Motorcycle parking is free in the designated bays in Zone Q of the Long Stay Car Park. Motorbikes must not be parked elsewhere. For security reasons, private cars may not stop on the terminal forecourt, except to set down passengers. Cars left unattended are liable to be towed away and a retrieval charge will be levied.


Stanstead Express:


Fast, frequent and convenient trains run between the airport and London Liverpool Street from early until late.

Trains depart every 15 minutes. Average journey time 46 minutes to Liverpool Street and 35 minutes to Tottenham Hale.


Bus & Coach:

Stansted Airport's bus and coach station is opposite the main terminal entrance. Coach tickets can be bought at the ticket desk in arrivals (open 06:00 to 01:00), in the coach station (24 hours, seven days a week) or on board. Please note that many coaches and buses are not wheelchair-accessible please contact the relevant operator for further information.


Checker Cars operates taxis to and from London Stansted Airport, and runs a reservation desk on the international arrivals concourse. There is also a courtesy telephone in the UK and Ireland baggage reclaim hall.

To book in advance, contact Checker Cars by:

Telephone: 0800 747 737 (Freephone UK only) or +44 (0)1279 661111


Contact Details:

Stansted Airport Limited,
Enterprise House,
Bassingbourn Road,
CM24 1RW
Telephone: +44 (0)844 335 1803.