London Stansted airport information London Stansted is a large passenger airport with a single runway and hub for a number of major European low-cost airlines. Stansted Airport is 56km north-east of London, close to Stevenage and Chelmsford just off the M11 motorway at Junction 8. It is the third largest airport serving the London area after London Heathrow and London Gatwick
If you are travelling into London, on leaving the airport follow signs for the M11 and continue south for about 20 minutes until you join the M25 London Orbital motorway at Junction 27 and follow signs into central London.
There is currently a major expansion programme underway in the existing terminal providing nearly 6,000 square metres of additional space for arriving passengers, including a sixth baggage reclaim belt and extra desk space for immigration control managed by the UK Border Agency.
Later phases to be completed this year will include new shops, more comfortable waiting areas for friends and relatives and new transport facilities for those requiring onward travel by bus, coach, train or taxi.
London Stansted Airport Car Hire
Stansted Airport car hire There are six of the major car hire companies at the airport. They are located in the terminal building: Alamo at London Stansted Airport – Avis at London Stansted Airport – Budget at London Stansted Airport – Europcar at London Stansted Airport – Hertz at London Stansted Airport – National at London Stansted Airport
The companies are all open every day, 24 hours, but it would be worth checking at Bank Holidays as they may have restricted hours. You can arrive at the airport and book a car or pre-book, which is sometimes often cheaper and saves time.
The best thing about this car service is that they are available at any time to people who arrive from the airport. You don’t have to wait 10 hours just for them to open up and you can rent a car. From the minute you are there, you can get a car and go to your first destination. Of course, some people prefer using buses or a taxi, but if you want a freedom to travel wherever and whenever you want, then this is the best option.
Check the London Stansted Airport Car Hire of this website which also gives details of executive, chauffeur and limousine hire
London Stansted Airport Transfers
London Stansted Airport transfers You can get to and from Stansted Airport by a variety of methods including Private London Stansted Airport Transfers. With a Private Transfer you would be met in the arrivals hall by your own driver who will then take you on to your chosen destination.
London Stansted Airport Arrivals
Stansted Airport arrivals On arrival at the airport all areas are clearly signposted to take you through to baggage reclaim, through security and once in arrivals all signs for taxis, local transport and the car parks and car hire are clearly marked. The main airport information desk is located in the international arrivals and is open from 05.30 to 01.30.
The information desk, which is operated by BAA, will give you information on local transport etc. and can also help with photocopying and faxing for a small fee. Check London Stansted Airport Arrivals of the website for further information.
London Stansted Airport Departures
Stansted Airport departures The check in area at the airport is on the ground floor of the terminal building. When you walk into the terminal you need to check which check in zone you need to be at. These are clearly visible by a yellow box with a letter in i.e. A, B, C and so on.
A general guide for check in at the airport is:
All charters (package holidays) check in 3 hours prior to departure
Long haul flights check in 3 hours prior to departure (El Al passengers 3.5 hours)
UK and Ireland flights check in 2 hours prior to departure
Boarding is normally 45 minutes prior to departure. Be sure to keep a check on the monitors as there are no calls for flights.
Check the London Stansted Airport Departures page for further information and live flight departures.
London Stansted Airport Flights
London Stansted Airport flightsYou can fly to most European cities from Stansted Airport on both scheduled and charter. Check out our London Stansted Airport flights for details on airlines and holiday companies, where they fly to and their contact number.
We also provide information on flights from: Stansted to Austria – Stansted to Croatia – Stansted to Cyprus – Stansted to Czech Republic – Stansted to Denmark – Stansted to Egypt – Stansted to Finland – Stansted to France – Stansted to Germany – Stansted to Greece – Stansted to Hungary – Stansted to Ireland – Stansted to Italy – Stansted to Kenya – Stansted to Mexico – Stansted to Morocco – Stansted to Netherlands – Stansted to Norway – Stansted to Poland – Stansted to Portugal – Stansted to Spain – Stansted to Switzerland – Stansted to Thailand – Stansted to Tunisia – Stansted to USA
London Stansted Airport Taxis
Stansted Airport taxis The taxi rank at the airport is just outside arrivals and the reservation desk for the taxi company is in the International arrivals area. The taxis are operated by Checker cars
If you require a taxi that is wheelchair accessible, it is recommended to book in advance to ensure availability. For more details visit our guide to London Stansted airport taxis. These taxi services are very good and have a great reputation, you will have a great time traveling to your destination with them.
London Stansted Airport Buses & Coaches
Stansted Airport buses There is a very good bus service from the airport into various destinations in the City Centre of London and also National Express Coaches to other parts of the UK.
You will find the bus and coach station at the front of the terminal near to the short stay car park, 15-minute pick up area. You can buy tickets at the coach station as it is open 24 hours/7days. Alternatively, buy a ticket on the bus. Check the London Stansted Airport buses section of our website for full details of what is available and contact details.
London Stansted Airport Trains
Stansted Airport trains There is a railway station situated just below the terminal building at the airport with good connections into London and surrounding areas. All trains are designed to cope with passengers who have special needs. Check the London Stansted Airport Trains page of our website for full details of what is available and contact details.
London Stansted Airport Parking
Stansted Airport parking There are plenty of options for parking at the airport, depending on your length of stay will determine which car park you use: short stay, including fast track parking and a 15-minute pick up zone and disabled bays: medium stay, including disabled bays: long stay, including disabled bays and valet parking. Check our guide to parking at London Stansted Airport for full details and prices.
Stansted Airport Shops
London Stansted Airport shops London Stansted Airport has plenty of shops to choose from. Click here to find out more about London Stansted Airport shops.
London Stansted Airport Bars and Restaurants
London Stansted Airport bars and restaurants There are a wide range of places to eat and drink in the airport, from snacks and burgers to something more substantial and upmarket. Our guide to bars and restaurants at London Stansted Airport gives you full details on what’s available.
London Stansted Airport Passenger Services Information
London Stansted Airport further information Read our London Stansted Airport passenger services information for details on internet and Wi-Fi access, resources for children, disabled facilities, Medical/First Aid centres, VIP and executive lounges, pet travel, the chapel and ATMs and currency exchange at London Stansted Airport.
London Stansted Airport Lost Luggage & Left Luggage Storage
London Stansted Airport luggage For more details on storing luggage and lost property facilities at London Stansted Airport visit our luggage information guide.
London Stansted Weather
Stansted weather For full details on the weather at London Stansted Airport and the surrounding area, as well as a 5 and 10 day forecast click on the link.