Find out how to get to and from Stansted Airport, London's third busiest airport, located 40 miles to the north of London, by private transfer, train, taxi or car. Top international destinations served by the airport include Dublin, Alicante and Malaga in Spain.
Airport Code: STN
Distance: from central London: 40 miles (56km)
Contact: For flight and travel information call: 0844 335 1803
If you use a textphone call: 0741 571 7410
Text: STN and your Stansted flight number to 82222 for flight information
Address: Stansted Airport Limited, Enterprise House, Bassingbourn Road, Essex
Postcode: CM24 1QW
For a personal and hassle-free introduction to London, it makes sense to use of one of the many private transfer providers servicing Stansted Airport. The service is often cheaper than the equivalent taxi fare and definitely much less trouble.
Private transfers allow you to avoid queuing or searching for transport - your driver meets you with a personalised sign in the airport Arrivals Hall, assists you with your luggage, escorts you to your vehicle and transfers you straight to your hotel.
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The Stansted Express is the fastest train service running from Stansted Airport into central London.
It operates seven days a week and runs directly into Liverpool Street train and Tube station (Via Tottenham Hale during peak hours).
Trains from Stansted Airport to Liverpool Street start at 6am (5.30am Mondays and Fridays) and run every 15 minutes, with the last train leaving at 11.59pm (12.30am Fridays to Mondays).
Trains from Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport start at 4.55am (4.30am Fridays to Mondays) and run every 15 minutes, with the last train leaving at 11.55pm (11.25pm Thursdays to Sundays).
47 minutes to Liverpool Street train and Tube station.
First Class: £37.50 (Single), £54.10 (Return)
Standard Class: £23.40 (Single), £32.80 (Return)
Tickets must be purchased before boarding.
As well as the Stansted Express service, Stansted Airport is served by National Express East Anglia with regular trains to and from London Stratford via stations in the Lea Valley.
For information on all these services call the National Rail Enquiry service on: 08457 48 49 50.
@Stansted_Exp (Monday to Friday 6.30am-8.30pm)
@NRE_StanstedExp (National Rail Enquiries provide live service updates outside normal opening hours listed above)
There is no taxi rank at Stansted. Taxis must be booked at the desk in the International Arrivals concourse or by using one of the courtesy phones which can be found in the UK and Ireland baggage reclaim hall.
A Black Cab taxi holds up to 5 people. You can book these in advance through London Black Cabs. 48-hours notice is required for airport transfers. Flights arrival times are monitored by reservation staff so you do not need to worry about delays to your flight. You will be met outside the customs area by your driver who will assist you in carrying your luggage to the vehicle. London Black Cabs can also arrange your return journey at the time of booking.
Journey time by private taxi or Black Cab into central London is approximately 70 to 80 minutes.
Average cost from the airport into central London ranges from £78 - £80. Credit cards are accepted, although there is a 10% handling charge. A 'meeting fee' of approximately £7 is often required for journeys from the airport, to cover parking and waiting times.
To book London Black Cabs or for more information call: 07957 696 673
To book Checker Cars or for more information call: 44 (0)1279 661 111 or 0800 747 737 (Freephone UK only); or email stansted[at]checkercars.com
Stansted Airport is 40 miles (56km) north-east of London, close to Stevenage and Chelmsford. It is located on the M11 motorway at Junction 8.
On leaving the airport, follow signs for the M11 and continue south for about 20 minutes until you join the M25 London Orbital motorway at Junction 27. Then follow signs into central London.
Journey time to central London is approximately 55 to 80 minutes.
An £8 Congestion Charge applies to all cars entering central London from Monday to Friday 7am-6pm.
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