Stansted Airport Information


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Trains are more expensive than buses but are not subject to variations in traffic conditions. Trains 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. Note that bicycles are not permitted on the Stansted Express but can be taken on the local train service from London. Stansted trains run to the Midlands where onward connections serve Wales, The North and Scotland.


Buses are the cheapest way of getting to Stansted Airport. Buses arrive at the coach station in front of the terminal building. coach tickets can be bought in the arrivals hall and at the coach station. Bus companies serving London to Stansted include National Express, Easybus and Terravision. With some flights leaving early in the morning, night buses are a useful option. National Express services connect the airport with a wide range of UK towns and cities, and also connect Stansted with Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton.


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, the postcode is CM24 1RW. Cars can drop off passengers near the terminal building but are not allowed to park on the terminal forecourt.


Parking is of a high standard. Secure short-stay car parks are close to the terminal. Mid-stay and long-stay car parks provide convenient transfer services to the terminal if you do not want to walk. Car parking is tailored to the needs of individual travellers. Mid-stay parking is ideal for the growing market in short breaks and weekend city breaks. Mid-stay parking is closer to the terminal than the long-stay parking. If your flights involve a longer time away, you should consider long-stay parking. Short stay parking is designed and priced for people taking friends and family to the airport or picking them up from incoming flights.

The main long stay car park, known as Pink Elephant Stansted, is on the outskirts of the airport. Transfers from long stay car park run every 20 minutes and take 10–15 minutes. Mid-stay car park is closer to the airport. Transfers from mid-stay car park run every 10 minutes and take about five minutes. Short-stay car parks are located next to the terminal.

Some customers choose the valet parking service. With valet parking you simply drive to the terminal forecourt when you arrive and your car will be parked for you. If you are driving friends or family to the airport you can use the set down lane. Whichever Stansted car park you choose, you can rest assured the area will be of a high standard and properly supervised.


Facilities include wheelchair access, baby changing areas, children’s play areas and an extensive choice of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops with reasonable high street prices. Terminal extension projects will see further improvements.


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