Stansted airport

Airport terminal

London Stansted airport (STN) lies 35 miles (56 km) north-east of central London, and is favourite for low-cost airlines like easyJet and Ryanair.

The main terminal building is a glass and steel affair designed by Norman Foster in 1991.

Contact: 0844 335 1803, or visit stanstedairport.com
Left luggage: 0870 000 0303 (5 AM–9 PM)

Getting there

Stansted Express: The Stansted Express is a high-speed train that takes you into Liverpool Street station. The train operates every 15-30 mins between 5.30 AM–midnight (6 AM–midnight on Sat-Sun). The first one in the opposite direction is at 4.30 AM and runs until 11.30 PM. The journey takes around 45 mins. Tel 0845 850 0150 or visit stanstedexpress.com.

National Express: National Express runs a service from Victoria coach station. It operates every 15–30 minutes 120 times a day, and the journey lasts around 1½ hours. Tel 0870 580 8080 or visit nationalexpress.com.

Taxi-cab: A taxi to London takes about 60-80 mins depending on the time of day and amount of traffic. It costs between £110–£150.

Car: If you’re planning on driving down the M11 then you should get off at junction 8.

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