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
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

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

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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