Stansted Airport, known also as London Stansted Airport, is the third busiest airport in the London area handling over 20 million passengers every year. The airport is located just under 50km from the center of London and operates flights to over 170 destinations across the globe.
Terminals at Stansted Airport
Stansted Airport is a single-terminal airport, so if you need to transfer between flights you don’t need to worry about traveling between terminals. The terminal at the airport has the capacity to handle up to 25 million passengers each year and offers a wide array of amenities and facilities. The terminal building itself is split up into three separate areas - Check-ins, Arrivals and Departures.
Facilities at Stansted Airport
At Stansted Airport travelers can look forward to an extensive selection of over 60 shops, restaurants and cafes, so you won’t be short on options when it comes to shopping, dining and drinking. As well as boasting a range of retail stores, there is extensive duty free shopping available at Stansted Airport if you want to pick up a few things before flying out.
If you like to grab a bite to eat before flying then you will be pleased with the large variety of options when it comes to dining and drinking. As well as cafes and restaurants, Stansted Airport also has a few bars if you want to have a drink before your journey.
The Escape Lounge is the place to go for those who like to relax and wait for flights in style and luxury. In the lounge you can look forward to a buffet and a range of complimentary refreshments alongside other amenities such as free Wi-Fi. It is possible to gain access to the lounge either on the door or by pre-booking online at a slightly cheaper rate.
Stansted Airport Travel Information
There are a number of ways for travelers to get from Stansted Airport into central London or to destinations across the UK including multiple public transportation options. The fastest way to get into central London is by train on the Stansted Express which only takes around 45 minutes to get to Liverpool Street station. There are also train and coach networks running across the country for those traveling further afield.
It is possible to take a taxi to your destination as taxis can be found at all hours of the day outside the airport. You can also visit a taxi reservation desk in the Arrivals section or book in advance over the web. Leading car hire companies can also be found at the airport for those wishing to use their own vehicle during their stay. If you are driving your own vehicle to the airport, there is extensive parking available both short and long term.
*This information is correct as of April 2017