Stansted Airport Guide

Welcome to the Stansted Airport Guide – the definitive resource to help you find everything you need when travelling to, from and around Stansted Airport.

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Airport code: STN
Airport postcode: CM24 1RW
+44 (0)844 335 1803
56 km from London

Our independent Stansted Airport Guide provides a handy reference for those travelling to, from or through London Stansted Airport.

London’s third busiest airport, Stansted has a wide range of facilities including those for business, children and disabled travellers. Public transportation to and from the airport is reliable and frequent with a choice of trains, coaches, taxis and car hire.

Stansted Airport has one terminal and 2016 has already seen the annual passenger numbers increase to 23.9 million.

Those wishing to drive to the airport will find it easily accessible and well sign posted from the access roads. The airport offers a range of valet, short and long stay parking.

Staying at Stansted Airport? Book a hotel!

Stressed about travelling to the airport? Worried about train strikes, traffic, or the weather? The simple solution is to book into an airport hotel. By staying near the airport you can cut out all the stress of arriving late for your flight.

You can even book parking and hotel deals, so you can arrive the night before your flight, get your car parked, and relax before the short trip to the airport the next day.

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Stansted Airport News

    New Stansted Airport terminal

    A new Stansted Airport terminal has been revealed, costing around £130m, and will be home to new arrivals once it has been built in 2021.

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    Timmy & Maxwell get a chance to take control at Stansted Airport!

    As part of a takeover day at Stansted Airport, two young cancer patients got a chance to see what it is like at the helm of Stansted Airport. Nine year old Timmy Shipton from Essex & Maxwell Banfield, 12, from Bedford,, got a chance to take part in many Stansted Airport experiences Joined by their families, the boys started with their day with a tour of the air traffic control tower where they were given a first hand insight into how staff communicate with the planes and pilots in order to ensure maximum safety. The youngsters then met the police service who patrol the airport facilities which lead to both of them getting a chance to ride in police cars, setting off the car's sirens and alarms, before heading to lunch at the Escape Lounge. Timmy & Maxwell even got a chance to check passengers in!

    Activities after lunch promised as much fun as the morning! The boys & families got a chance to sit in the cockpit of a Ryanair plane alongside a pilot as well as scrambling inside the plane’s hold to get a glimpse of where the luggage is stored.

    As the day came to a close, the boys met the fire service, where they were given the opportunity to get into the Panther fire engines and even try their hands at putting out a small controlled fire as part of a demonstration! Cool, right?

    Maxwell, who is currently on maintenance treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, loved the day according to his mother, Lydia, who said:
    "The day was just fantastic. Maxwell and his brother loved it.

    "We are so grateful for all of the people we met and who made us all feel so special."

    Karen Roberts, Community Fundraising Manager at CLIC Sargent, said: "Timmy, Maxwell and their families had a fantastic day and really enjoyed themselves. This was a really memorable experience for them and we have to say a huge thank you to everyone at Stansted Airport for their support in making the day possible."

    She added: "CLIC Sargent's partnership with Manchester Airport Group is helping to fund vital, frontline services for young lives struck by cancer and we are very grateful for their support. Special days like these help them forget about cancer and concentrate on enjoying themselves."

    A Stansted spokesman said: "The day was a great success and couldn't have been done without the support of all of our staff and departments that supported the event.

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    Timmy and Maxwell at Stansted Airport

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    Stansted Airport is close to new annual passenger record

    Stansted Airport has just hit a 24 million annual passenger total for only the second time in history as it pushes closer towards a new record. Nearly 2.2m passengers passed through the airport facilities last month which went down as the second busiest September on record and a 6.9% increase compared to the same month last year. This took the total since September 2015 to September 2016 to 24.009m. Furthermore this was a 8.4% increase on the year before and was also just 6,000 passengers short from the all time highest record from October 2007.

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    Stansted Airport's Birthday bash raises £1500 for two local charities.

    A ball that was held back in April to celebrate Stansted Airport’s 25th year since it opened has managed to raise a staggering £1500 for two amazing causes.

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    Stansted's busiest March on Record!

    Good news seems to be continuing at Stansted Airport as it has been reported that last month was the busiest March on record with over 1.89m passengers venturing through the terminal, while the overall annual travellers has also risen to 23m for the first time since July 2008. The peak in March also helped contribute to its busiest ever winter season with over 8.66m passengers walking through the airport’s doors over the 5 month period finishing in March 2016. This beat the previous season high set in winter 2006/07.

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