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Stansted Airport Guide

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Directions

Getting there by Car

Stansted airport is situated around 40 miles north-east of the city of London, close to Stevenage and Chelmsford. From the City take the A11 and then the M11 to Junction 8 from where the airport is clearly signposted.

If you do not yet have a driving licence visit Essex driving schools to find an instructor near you.

Getting there by Taxi

Taxis can be booked by phoning or visiting the Airport Carz desk which is situated in the international arrivals concourse. Taxis can also be booked using one of the courtesy phones which can be found in the baggage reclaim halls. Read this Stansted Taxi Guide.

Getting there by Bus / Coach

National Express operates long distance coach services connecting a number of major cities with Stansted Airport. The coaches can be caught from the Stansted coach station, which is located on the forecourt of the terminal building. Long distance coach journeys into Stansted Airport should be booked in advance. Contact National Express.

There are several bus services operating from Stansted airport coach station. A Terravision shuttle (hourly during the day) runs between Stansted and London Victoria. More local journeys can be made using the Arriva services. More details of the Arriva bus journeys can be found on their website.

Getting there by Train

Stansted has its own station which is located underneath the terminal building. This station is served by the Stansted Express. The Stansted Express runs every fifteen minutes to half an hour, depending on the time of day.

As well as the Stansted Express service, Stansted airport is served by a regular stopping service which runs into Liverpool St station, and services to the midlands (which are, in turn, gateways to the North of England and various other airports). Details on these services can be obtained from National Rail.