London Stansted Airport Guide

The airport is owned and maintained by Manchester Airport Groups and is the major base for all low cost carrier airlines in Europe. The airport serves more than 100 destinations and is the primary base for the low cost airlines Ryanair. The airport has a single passenger terminal that has all basic facilities, great shopping places and a good range of restaurants and cafes. The terminal building has three parts to it, arrivals, departures and check in area. The airport building in the newest of its kind in the country and its unique features include the air traffic control which is one of the tallest in Britain and the three satellite buildings that replace the doors of the main building.

Hotels in STN Airport

Radisson Blu Hotel is located only two minutes on foot to the main terminal building through a covered walkway. The hotel is the most preferred location as it very convenient for travellers arriving and departing from the airport.

Hotels near STN Airport

There are more than 16 hotels near Stansted and your choice depends on your need and budget. Some star hotels near the airport are Holiday Inn Express, Premier Inn Stansted, Desalis Hotel and Remarc Guest House. Cheaper hotels found closer to the airport are Stansted Airport Lodge, Willows guest house and White Hall and Cock Inn

STN Airport Hotels with Car Parking

The Premier Inn is the closest to Stansted with a long stay parking. Free shuttle services can also be availed from the airport to the hotel.Holiday Inn Express offers mid stay parking and charges 3 pounds for transferring from the airport to the hotel.

Restaurants in STN Airport

If you are looking to unwind before the long impending travel, Stansted offers a great variety of choices to eat, drink and relax. From small cafes to fine dining restaurants you do not have to look further. Some of the popular restaurants and cafes at the airport are Burger King, Costa, Escape Lounge, The Illustrious and Cafe Balzar.

Shops in STN

The single terminal building of Stansted is truly a paradise for shopaholics. From top fashion brands to book stalls the airport has everything you can ask for. The MoneyCorp counter in the airport offers currency exchange services at reasonable rates. For souvenirs and travel essentials there is WHSmith and Dixons Travel. If you are a techie then you have Spectrum Interactive to explore further. The Duty Free shop at Stansted offers great deals on fashion accessories, clothing, fragrances, wine, liquor and tobacco.

STN Airport Car Parking

The airport offers various parking options such as Short Stay, Long Stay, Mid Stay and Meet & Greet services. All parking options can be pre booked for 2 hours before arriving at the airport.

Short stay parking: This option is best suited for shorter stays at the airport. It is apt for people who come to drop off or pick up friends and family from the airport. This parking area is only 3 minutes walk away from the terminal.

Long stay parking: Long stay parking is suitable for those travelling for more than a week. The parking area is located 10 minutes away from the terminal building and is connected by a regular bus service.

Mid stay parking: It is the most commonly used option by business travelers to get away from the country for a day or two at regular frequency. This parking area is located 5 minutes away from the main terminal building and is also connected by a bus service every 10 minutes.

Meet and Greet: Travelling with too much baggage? Why worry when Stansted airport lets you drop off your keys while chauffeurs park your car safely.

Stansted Airport to Victoria Station

The Victoria station is about 3 miles away from Stansted airport. Regular coaches run from the airport to Victoria station every day. Passengers looking for a fast transfer can use the Stansted Express to reach the Liverpool station from where they hire a taxi to reach Victoria station. Also taxis from outside the terminal building can directly connect you to the station.

Stansted Airport to Heathrow

Wondering how to get from Heathrow to Stansted? Passengers can choose to travel between the two airports via one of the following means, The National Express Coach, taxis or prebooked minicabs. While these services connect the airports directly, passengers can also choose the train or tube to connect via Central London.

Trains to Stansted Airport

The Stansted Express runs once in 15 minutes and connects to the Liverpool station in Central London. The journey time is around 45 minutes. Trains depart from Stansted Airport station, which is situated directly below the terminal building. London Underground connections are also available at Liverpool Street and Tottenham Hale (on the Stansted Express line).