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Stansted Airport

Your Useful Stansted Airport Guide

London Stansted airport is the UK’s fourth largest airport and is home to 41 airlines serving 160 destinations and catering for just under 23 million passengers per year.Whilst it’s a single terminal airport, Stansted still manages to serve some 34 countries worldwide and is the UK’s third busiest airport. Its single runway is one of the longest in the UK.

Situated 30 miles northeast of central London, Stansted airport is centrally located with immediate access to the M11 motorway which provides access to the Midlands and the North of England. It’s just 10 minutes from the M25 motorway which circles London and provides access to Kent and Surrey. Its situation really is ideal for any destination around Greater London and the South East.View Stansted Airport on Google Maps

At-a-Glance Guide to Stansted Airport

Stansted airport is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There is plenty in the way of food and drink establishments both before and after security, and you’ll find a variety of shops, many of which sell tax-free items for travelling passengers. There is also a chapel, internet access points and conference rooms.

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Contact details Telephone information service 0844 335 1803; textphone 0741 571 7410.
Address Enterprise House, Bassingbourn Road, Essex, United Kingdom CM24 1QW.
Information Desc Located in the international arrivals area and open 24 hours a day except Christmas Day.
Check-in advice Long haul and charter three hours before departure, all other destinations two hours. Check-in zones are located on the ground floor.
Arrivals For live flight arrival information, click here
Departures For live flight departure information, click here.
Special assistance Help is available for passengers with special needs. Click here for more information.
Airport taxis Click here for an instant quote from Stansted Airport Taxis
Shopping Click here for a full list of shops before and after security
Dining Click here for a full list of restaurants and bars before and after security
Toilets Male, female and disabled toilets and baby changing facilities are located throughout the airport. Showers are available in the arrivals area. Contact the information desk for towels and access (subject to a small charge)
Family facilities Click here for a full list of family rooms throughout the airport
Business facilities Lounges, meeting rooms and conference facilities are available. Click here for more information.
Chapel The multi-faith chapel at Stansted airport is open from 05:00 to 23:00 every day and is located in check-in zone J.
Internet access There are internet facilities and WIFI hotspots throughout the airport. The airport offers a free WIFI service for 60 minutes per device per day.
Postal facilities Post boxes are located in check-in zone E and in international arrivals, both next to WH Smith where stamps can be purchased.
Cash machines Several cash dispensers are located around the airport before and after security.
Currency Stansted Airport’s preferred currency exchange provider is Moneycorp. Currency can be purchased at the airport or pre-ordered for collection.
Lost property A lost property service is operated at the airport and current details can be found by clicking here. For items left on aircraft, the airport advises to contact your airline directly.
Smoking Stansted is a smoke-free airport so smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminal building. Smoking is not permitted anywhere after security control.

Travelling to and from Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport is one of the UK’s busiest airports, a gateway to more than 170 destinations on three continents. The airport is connected by Stansted Express to London via Liverpool Street and Tottenham Vale stations.

Quiet hotel rooms near Stansted

The Old Vicarage guest house is one of the nearest hotels to Stansted Airport, with the advantage of being away from aircraft noise and even the busier roads in the area. So, you’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep, undisturbed by the 24-hour activity of the airport. Hotel bookings all include a free shuttle service to the airport – to suit your ideal arrival time – with an average journey duration of just four minutes.

If you’re flying out of or into Stansted Airport and would like to leave your car in a non-commercial car park, you’ll find our off-airport parking  secure and competitively priced – and subject to availability, of course. View all our rooms and make your booking