London Stansted Airport is located 1.5km from the Hertfordshire border and 64km Northeast of Central London. It is one of the fastest growing airports and the third busiest in London serving most of the Mediterranean and European destinations.
Arrival to the airport is met by a range of restaurants, shops and currency exchange centres. There are also car reservation desks to hire cabs, book a bus of your convenience or get couch tickets.
You can also get car parking for short and long stays by visiting the NCP website. Stansted Airport also a wide range of hotels that you can stay in close to the airport.
Access to Stansted
The trains to take you to Central London from the airport are in plenty. Stansted Express departs from London Liverpool Street and it is the fastest means of transportation with trains leaving the airport every 15min. The journey to Central London takes only 45min and you’ll get trains leaving as early as 5:30am. There’s also an underground network from London Liverpool Street that offers access throughout London.
Buses and coaches
The Vitoria Couch Station is the centre of couches from the National Express and there are multiple coaches that leave each hour. National Express couches offer several stops at various locations such as St John’s Wood, Golder’s Green, Baker, Marble Arch and Street Finchley Road.
EasyBus service is also available offering low-cost buses from the airport. The buses operate on a 24/7 basis taking around an hour 15min to get to Central London. This service is non-stop.
You could also get a taxi service to and from the airport and there are a number of cabs to hire. Black cabs don’t operate in this airport but you could still get one from the city to the airport. Book your travels beforehand and use reputable companies like AirportsFirt Ltd to avoid fraudsters.
Stansted airport also has a transit system that runs on a concrete track connecting two of its terminals. This system is accessible only after the passengers pass through the security check, and it uses vehicles like Bombardier Innovia and APM 100 Adtranz C-100.