London Stansted Airport
London Stansted Airport is together with Dublin Airport the main base for budget airline Ryanair. Stansted Express is the fastest way to travel between the airport and London. Another nearby city is Cambridge, a world-famous university city.
Where is Londen Stansted Airport situated?
London Stansted Airport is located northeast of London, close to the M11 motorway. If approaching from the direction of London, use Junction 8a. If approaching from the direction of Cambridge, it is better to take Junction 8. After both exits, follow the signs for the airport.
How many terminals does London Stansted Airport have?
The airport consists of one terminal without gates and three satellite terminals with gates, the Stansted Airport Transit System connects Satellite 1 (Gates 1-19) and Satellite 2 (Gates 20-39) to the main terminal building. From Satellite 2 you can also go on foot, from Satellite 3 (Ryanair) walking is your only option.
A good alternative for flying to or from London Stansted Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United Kingdom.
|London Luton Airport||42km|
|London City Airport||44km|
|London Southend Airport||47km|
|London Heathrow Airport||67km|
|London Gatwick Airport||86km|
|East Midlands Airport||150km|
|Ostend Bruges Airport (Belgium)||197km|
The distance from London Stansted Airport to the centre of London is 63 kilometres. By car, it takes 70 minutes to get to the centre of London.
From STN Airport to London City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from London Stansted Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from London Stansted Airport you can travel by train. Visit the London Stansted Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
You can also choose for an airport express bus service at London Stansted Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from London Stansted Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of London is about £ 100.-. Book your taxi at London Stansted Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From STN Airport to London City centre by Taxi
At London Stansted Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Budget, National (Enterprise Holdings), Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Enterprise, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to London Stansted Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at London Stansted Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- Ryanair (FR)
- TUI Airways (BY)
- easyJet (U2)
- Jet2 (LS)
- Primera Air (PF)
Hotels near the airport
Looking for the best hotels near London Stansted Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.
Hampton By Hilton London Stansted Airport, Stansted Mountfitchet
9 km from Stansted Mountfitchet Castle, Hampton By Hilton London Stansted Airport is set in Stansted Mountfitchet and has a fitness centre and free WiFi. Featuring a bar, this 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom.
Hotels in London
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near London Stansted Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
London: Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames
Indulge in one of England's best traditions and enjoy a 1.5-hour Afternoon Tea cruise along the River Thames, seeing some of the city’s most historic buildings, while enjoying a pot of tea, served alongside a selection of delicate sandwiches and cakes.
Harry Potter: Warner Brothers Studio Tour and Transfers
Take the bus from central London for this magical full-day tour of the Warner Brothers Studio. Go behind the scenes of the Harry Potter film sets to explore the enchanting props and costumes, and walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters.
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