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London Stansted Airport

General information

London Stansted Airport is together with Dublin Airport the main base for low-cost carrier Ryanair. Stansted Express is the fastest way to travel between the airport and London. Another nearby city is Cambridge, a world-famous university town.


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. Travelling between Satellite 1 (boarding gates 1-19) and Satellite 2 (boarding gates 20-39), and the main terminal is possible by APM. From Satellite 2 you can also go on foot, from Satellite 3 (Ryanair) walking is your only option. The main terminal at London Stansted Airport, where you can find the check-in desks, is connected to the airport’s railway station.

Does London Stansted Airport have an Automated People Mover (APM)?

Yes, it is called the Stansted Airport Transit Track System and it connects the terminals Satellite 1 (Gates 1-19) and Satellite 2 (Gates 20-39) to the main terminal building.

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Nearby airports

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.

Airport Distance
London Luton Airport 42km
London City Airport 44km
London Southend Airport 47km
London Heathrow Airport 67km
London Gatwick Airport 86km
Birmingham Airport 149km
East Midlands Airport 150km
Southampton Airport 152km
Humberside Airport 193km
Doncaster Sheffield Airport 196km
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
63 km

Travel by car

Public transport

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.

Public transport

Bus services

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.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

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
63 km
£ 100.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

London Stansted Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at London Stansted Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at London Stansted Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at London Stansted Airport.

Flight tickets

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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
  • TUI Airways
  • easyJet
  • Jet2
  • British Airways


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.


Novotel London Stansted Airport, Stansted Mountfitchet

Featuring a stylish bar, the 4-star Novotel Hotel offers modern bedrooms. The hotel is just a 6-minute bus ride from Stansted Airport terminal building. A 24-hour fitness room is available to guests and there is also a tranquil garden terrace on...

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Hilton London Canary Wharf, London

This stylish 4-star hotel is 5 minutes' walk from Canary Wharf London Underground Station and one Tube stop from the O2 Arena. It has modern, air-conditioned rooms, a gym, free Wi-Fi in public areas, and a restaurant and bar.


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The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Mayfair London, London

The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel opened in 1927 and this luxurious 5-star hotel is situated in the heart of Mayfair, surrounded by the parks, theatres and attractions of London’s West End.

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!


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Tour & transport

Stansted Airport: Central London Bus Transfer

Start or finish off your holiday the easy way with a great value bus transfer between Stansted Airport and the center of London. Avoid London's busy public transport and instead, sit back and relax as you reach the capital comfortably and quickly.


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Have you visited London Stansted Airport lately? So far, 3 airport passengers have written an airport review about London Stansted Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

3 years ago

Poor, worst airport I have had the displeasure of using. The security is OTT, racist, classiest and do not give reasonable explanations. Hardly any staff around once you've passed through security and no information given when flights delayed

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