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Stansted Airport Guide (STN)

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London Stansted Airport (STN) is located 30 miles northeast of Central London, England, United Kingdom. The airfield originally opened in 1943 for use during World War II. Approximately 17.5 million passengers passed through STN in 2012, making it the 4th busiest airport in the United Kingdom.

Transfer between Terminals

Stansted Airport has one main passenger terminal with three passenger satellites that hold the departure gates. One passenger satellite is connected to the main terminal by an air-bridge and the other two are connected to the terminal by the Stansted Airport Transit System people mover.

Nearby Airport Hotels

Premier Inn Stansted Airport, Thremhall Avenue, Stansted Airport, Stansted, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 1PY, England, This hotel is located just one mile from the airport and offers its guests on-site dining. Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport, Waltham Close, London Stansted Airport, Stansted, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 1PP, England, The Radisson boasts on-site dining, free internet connection, and access to a fitness center and swimming pool.

Transport into Town

Rail: Stansted Airport railway station is located in the Terminal building below the main concourse. Rail services to Birmingham New Street with stops in between runs every 60 minutes. The Stansted Express train runs to and from London Liverpool Street in Central London every 15 minutes. Bus: Scheduled express bus services run to and from Stratford, Victoria Coach Station, Liverpool Street Station, and Golders Green. National Express runs scheduled but infrequent direct coach services to the airport from Oxford. EasyBus and Terravision travel between the airport and Central London. Excel operates a coach service to Capel St Mary and Ipswich every 2 hours, 24 hours a day. Taxi: A taxi journey into London costs about 99.

Airport Lounges

There are two special lounges inside the London Stansted Airport. No. 1 Stansted at Gate 16 is located in Satellite 1 near Gate 16, and is open from 4am-2pm. No. 1 Stansted at Gate 49 is located in Satellite 3 near Gate 49, and is open from 4:30am - 9pm.

Major Airlines

Stansted is a base for various major European low-cost carriers. London Stansted Airport is the largest base for low-cost airline Ryanair. Some of the other low-cost carriers include easyjet, Flybe, and Germanwings.

Airport Facilities

The first 60 minutes of wireless internet connection is free at the airport. London Stansted Airport is home to an arcade room, a prayer room, and a pharmacy. The airport hosts a variety of dining and shopping establishments.

Car Parking

Long stay parking is located 10 minutes from the main terminal via a courtesy bus service. Long stay parking costs 18.00 a day. Mid-stay parking is located 5 minutes from the terminal via a courtesy bus service. Mid-stay parking costs 20.00 a day. Short stay parking is located a short walk from the terminal. Short stay parking rates range from 2.80 for 25 minutes and 38.00 for one day. Valet parking is also available, and if drivers book parking reservations in advanced parking rates are cheaper.

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Amsterdam Easyjet $98
Hong Kong Lufthansa $19692
Stockholm Ryanair $116

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