General information London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport is one of London’s airports. After Heathrow and Gatwick, London Stansted Airport is the largest in London. It is also the hub of Ryanair, so the number of destinations is over 130. Besides Ryanair, there are other airlines that operate here. In 2019, almost 29 million passengers used the services of London Stansted Airport. The airport flies to destinations in Europe, Central and North America, North Africa and West Asia. London Stansted Airport has the most European destinations of all airports in the United Kingdom.

Airlines and destinations

There are quite a few airlines offering their services through London Stansted Airport. The largest of these is Ryanair. This low cost airline offers flights to 130 destinations. Other low cost airlines that operate here are EasyJet and Jet2. They offer tickets at low prices: as a holidaymaker you can take advantage of this. However, it is always important to take into account any additional costs, such as baggage check-in. A luxury airline that flies via London Stansted Airport is British Airways.

With Ryanair and EasyJet you fly easily to summer destinations in Europe. Flights are offered to popular destinations such as Antalya, Izmir, Athens, Kos, Faro, Fuerteventura and Marrakech. For beautiful destinations outside Europe you can also depart from London Stansted Airport. Most international flights are operated by British Airways. In addition, there are scheduled flights to cities such as Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and many Scandinavian cities.

Also known as: Stansted Airport
Adress: Bassingbourn Road, Essex CM24 1QW, United Kingdom
Passengers: 28.12m (2019)


London Stansted Airport is just off the M11 motorway and from London you have to take exit 8a to get to the airport. London Stansted Airport is located northeast of the city of London. North of London Stansted Airport is the famous university city Cambridge. When coming from Cambridge take exit 8 from M11. It will take you more than an hour by car to get from London Stansted Airport to the center of London. Public transport is a good alternative. By train, the Stansted Express will take you to Liverpool Street in London within 35 minutes. By bus you can also get to different locations in the center of London. By train and bus to Cambridge is also a good option.

London Stansted Airport Parking

Park your car at London Stansted Airport? That’s possible; there are 3 possibilities. You can choose for Short Stay Parking, Mid Stay Parking and Long Stay Parking. Short Stay Parking is within walking distance of the terminal, here you pay £14 for 60 minutes. Mid Stay is free for the first hour. For a day’s parking you pay £27.50 at Mid Stay and £23.50 at Long Stay.


London Stansted Airport is the ideal airport when you want to visit the famous city of Cambridge. When you take this airport for a city trip to London it is less ideal. The long travel time from London Stansted Airport to the city center is a disadvantage. Nevertheless, London Stansted Airport is one of the most popular airports in the United Kingdom for a reason. The many possibilities and destinations are definitely a reason to choose London Stansted Airport.

Car rental

You arrive at London Stansted Airport, you need a car rental: 


Book a hotel near the airport or one for your stay:

Book a taxi

Book a taxi at London Stansted Airport. It is about 63 km (1 hour and 10 min.) to the city centre of London. A normal price for a taxi is around £ 95.