London Stansted (STN)

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Get to know London Stansted (STN)

Standsted airport is about 70km away from the city center, but with a train the trip will take just 47 minutes! Trains run every 30 minutes and you can save almost 50% of the price when you book your ticket in advance. If you want to go to the airport by car pre-book your spot, to guarantee your space and better price. At the airport there is one terminal separated into three areas: Check-in and main concourse, departures and arrivals. If you have time you can try many restaurants, cafés and shops. If not and you are in a hurry you can pre-order FastTrack which helps you go through security faster than others and there is also possibility to pre-order you food. Use grab app and pre-order your food and drink from selected restaurants! Now you just need to catch your fligt.

Airport locationStandsted Airport is located 68km northeast of Central London.
IATA codeSTN
ICAO codeEGSS
Latitude & longitude51.885, 0.235
Time zoneEurope/London
Websitestanstedairport.com
Telephone+44(0)8081697031 - General Information
Airport ownerManchester Airport Group plc.

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London 
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London Stansted destination map 2022

You can plan a family trip to Florence, a romantic getaway to Rhodes, or a party weekend in Ibiza. All this and much more from Stansted Airport.

CountryCityAirportIATA code
ThailandBangkokDon Mueang InternationalDMK
TurkeyIstanbulSabiha Gökçen InternationalSAW
SpainBarcelonaBarcelona–El PratBCN
United Arab EmiratesDubaiSharjah InternationalSHJ
SpainMadridAdolfo Suárez Madrid–BarajasMAD
NetherlandsAmsterdamAmsterdam Airport SchipholAMS
PortugalLisbonLisbon PortelaLIS
United StatesNew YorkJohn F. Kennedy InternationalJFK
FranceParisBeauvais–TilléBVA
JapanTokyoHanedaHND

Terminals at London Stansted airport

There is one terminal with three areas: Departures, Arrivals, and check-in with the main concourse.

TerminalDescription
Terminal 1

Terminal 1 is divided into 3 sections. One is the main concourse and check-in, the second is arrivals, and the third departures.

Getting from London Stansted airport to the city center

From London Stansted Airport there are many ways of getting to the city center. You can hire a car, take a taxi or bus, or take a train (the best and fastest way).

OptionPriceAvg. journey timeAvailability
Car

A small car for 24 hours starts at $103 when booked online.

1 hour 15 minutes with light traffic.

06:00am – 11:00pm

Train

Starts at $31

1 hour

24 hours

Bus

From $22

1 hour 24 minutes

National Express 24 hours a day. Airport Bus Express from 06:00 am to 02:00 am.

Taxi

$127$158

1 hour 15 minutes with light traffic.

24 hours

How to get from London Stansted airport to the city center by car

The easiest way to get from Stansted Airport to the city center is to use the M11 motorway.

How to get from London Stansted airport to the city center by train

Use the Stansted Express. You can book everything online, it is the fastest way, and the train station is directly at the airport.

How to get from London Stansted airport to the city center by bus

You can reach the city center by bus or coach. And the station is 2 minutes walk from the terminal.

How to get from London Stansted airport to the city center by taxi

You can book a taxi online or in front of the terminal.

Frequently asked questions

Never been to Stansted airport? Don't worry. Here you'll find answers to the most common questions and get to know useful tips.

How do I get to Stansted Airport?

The easiest way to get to Stansted Airport is to use the Stansted Express. The train will take you from Liverpool Street directly to the airport for a reasonable price.

Where is Stansted Airport?

Stansted Airport is in Stansted Mountfitchet, England. It is around 68 km northeast of Central London.

How do you pay for Stansted Airport drop-off?

You can either get dropped off at the Short Stay car park for a minimum cost of $6, and $2/minute if you exceed ten minutes. Or you can use the medium stay car park where you have one hour free. They have a card payment machine for your convenience.

Where can I park for free near Stansted Airport?

Use the Free Set Down in the Mid Stay Car Park for up to one hour of free parking.

Is Stansted Airport open all night?

No, the airport is closed from 12:00 am – 2:00 am.

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