Trains to Stansted Airport
Stansted trains are more expensive than Stansted buses but are not subject to variations in traffic conditions. Trains to Stansted Airport arrive at the station below the terminal. The Stansted Express departs every 15 minutes from London Liverpool Street, calling at Tottenham Hale underground station.
Average journey time is 45 minutes (36 to Tottenham Hale). If you are taking a bicycle to Stansted Airport note that bicycles are not permitted on the Stansted Express but can be taken on the local train service from London.
Flights from Stansted also attract many travellers from the north of the UK. Stansted trains run to the Midlands where onward connections serve Wales, The North and Scotland.
Buses to Stansted Airport
Buses are the cheapest way of getting to Stansted Airport. Buses to Stansted arrive at the coach station in front of the terminal building. Stansted coach tickets can be bought in the arrivals hall and at the coach station.
Bus companies serving London from Stansted include National Express, Easybus and Terravision. With some cheap Stansted flights leaving early in the morning, Stansted night buses are a useful option. National Express services connect Stansted airport with a wide range of UK towns and cities, and also connect Stansted Airport with Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton.
Driving to Stansted Airport
London Stansted Airport is located close to the M11 motorway: Junction 8a coming from London, and Junction 8 from Cambridge. If you are relying on your satellite navigation system for directions to Stansted Airport, the postcode is CM24 1RW.
If you are taking a car to Stansted see our information on Stansted car parking. Cars can drop off passengers near the terminal building but are not allowed to park on the terminal forecourt. See the Directline Stansted airport parking page for details of short-stay parking and pick-up areas.
Airlines like Ryanair may sometimes involve a very early flight. Passengers flying on Stansted routes involving early and late departures may find Stansted hotels convenient for an overnight stay.
Directline can not only search Stansted flights and book Stansted flights, but also book Stansted parking, Stansted hotels and even Stansted car hire.
Detailed Stansted airport information is available from the BAA Stansted Airport website.