As London’s third-busiest airport, after Heathrow and Gatwick, London Stansted sees up to 24 million passengers pass through its terminals each year. As well as being a major base for low-cost carrier Ryanair, Stansted serves over 170 destinations all around Europe, as well as select destinations in North Africa, Central America, and the United States.
Stansted has bus and rail connections to Central London, but a range of shared and private arrival and departure transfers are also available, offering door-to-door service and luggage assistance. Private transfers also connect Stansted Airport to the Heathrow, Gatwick, and Luton airports.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Passenger amenities at London Stansted include airport hotels, short-stay and long-term car parks, car hire services, currency exchanges, a prayer room, and a luxury departures lounge, plus various shops, bars, and restaurants.
- Free Wi-Fi is available for airport users.
- Stansted is fully wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
London Stansted Airport is located 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of London along the M11 motorway. Regular Stansted Express trains connect the airport to Liverpool Street Station in East London, a journey of about 45 minutes. National Express coach services run to the airport from London Victoria Coach Station and other Central London stations.
When to Get There
Flights run from London Stansted airport year-round. The first morning flights typically take off around 9am and final flights take off around 11pm.