Stansted airport

Stansted airport information

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 details: Tel 0844 335 1803, or visit

Getting to Stansted airport

Stansted Express: The Stansted Express is a high-speed train that takes you into Liverpool Street station. The train operates every 15 to 30 minutes between 5.30AM–midnight (6AM–midnight on Saturdays and Sundays). The first one in the opposite direction is at 4.30AM and runs until 11.30PM. The journey takes around 45 minutes. Telephone 0845 850 0150, or visit for details.

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

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

Car: If you’re planning on driving to Stansted airport down the M11 and parking in the car-park, then you should get off at junction 8.

Airport location map

Left luggage

For more information on Stansted airport’s left luggage facilities, try ringing 0870 000 0303.

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