Stansted Airport Taxis and Transfers

Welcome to your complete guide to the Stansted Airport taxis and transfer services, helping you get to and from the airport on time.

Browse who the local taxi companies are, use our handy fare estimator to see how much local cabs cost or find where Stansted Airport taxi rank is in the sections below.

You can also read our Q and A on Stansted Airport where we answer all of your questions about catching a cab at the airport.


myDriver by Sixt provides transfers to and from Stansted Airport. With the choice of a range of car classes you are sure to find something to meet your needs. Once you have completed your booking the price you pay is fixed, regardless of traffic. Take advantage of our flight tracking option allowing your driver to know exactly when to meet you if your flight has been delayed. Book online or use our app. Before you checkout don’t forget to use the voucher code AIRPORTGUIDE10 to get £10 off.
Offer Fixed Prices. Meet & Greet Service within Stansted Airport. No Waiting Charges. Wide Selection of Vehicles Available; Saloons, MPV's and Minibuses. Cash or Card Payments Welcome. Book Online or Call for a Competitive Quote.
Need a taxi to Essex, Norfolk or Suffolk then try Taxis Stansted Airport A division of Yelo Taxis Braintree with a fleet of over 32 vehicles and established in 1978, Our website offers full quotation and booking facilities and secure payments via credit card or Pay Pal, We cover all areas of the UK from Stansted and all vehicles and drivers are licensed by Braintree District council for your safety.
Stansted Airport Transfer - Unicorn Transfers offers the most reliable airport transfer service (Minicabs-Private Hire - Cars) and discounted Airport transfer services to passengers arriving or departing (to and from) all London Airports. We have large fleet of vehicles to suit your budget. We are 50% cheaper than London airport black taxis and cabs. We specialize in pre-booked airports pick-ups from all major London airports (Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Stansted Airport, Luton Airport).
Airport Transfer Cars provide a great Airport Transfers to & from Stansted Airport. Operating from all other major airports, railway station and seaports too. 24/7 Service and provide fixed prices with no hidden fees. Central to Stansted Airport from £55. Vehicles Available for up to 8 people. Free meet & greet. Call or Book Online for the best deals!
20% Off Luxury Transfers - Promo code RT20LUX: REAL is a London based passenger company which specialises in airport, cruise port transfers and any other ground transportation requirements you may have. REAL has a large fleet of modern and luxury vehicles, and we have personally selected every one of our drivers to ensure they fit into the ethos of our organisation; this means understanding that high quality customer service is paramount.
We offer a 24 hour London airport transfer service to all travellers flying to or from any major airport in London. We specialise in transfers from/to UK Airports including Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Stansted and Luton Airports. As well as London Airports we also cover other popular destinations including Southampton, Portsmouth, Harwich and Dover sea ports.
London Cabs provide large, safe and comfortable cars, which are very affordable. Fit all your bags into our minicabs and enjoy the smooth ride to or from Stansted. Enjoy a personal service where our drivers will meet and greet you upon arrival. 24/7 London minicab services to your assistance. Make a minicab booking online, it takes less than 30 seconds.
Blackberry Cars specialise in providing reliable, and competitively priced airport transfers. Fixed prices (no hidden extras - you pay the agreed fare regardless of traffic conditions or time of day). Meet and greet inside the terminal. Inclusive waiting time. 24/7 support. Executive service available. Stansted to London from £45. Stansted to Heathrow from £75. Book now using discount code APGS5 and receive a 10% discount on any booking.

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Taxi prices to and from Stansted

When getting a Stansted transfer quote from a local taxi firm you will be asked how much luggage you have. To give you an idea of what it would cost you to hire a taxi from Stansted to London Bridge, here are some estimated costs (checked in August 2017):

Estimated taxi fares: Stansted to London Bridge

Vehicle Single Trip Return Trip
Saloon Car (up to 3 passengers) £75 £130
Estate Car (up to 4 passengers) £81 £147
Executive Car (up to 3 passengers) £104 £205
People Carrier (up to 5 passengers) £81 £168
8 Seater Minibus (up to 8 passengers) £93 £185
Executive People Carrier (up to 5 passengers) £114 £210
16 Seater Minibus (12 or 16 passengers, depending on luggage) £180 £343

* Please note that these prices are only estimates. Fares can vary depending on routes, taxi firm rates and time of journey. Please contact a firm directly for a quotation.

Answering your questions about Stansted Airport Taxis

Stansted Airport: is it in London?

London Stansted is not, as its name may suggest, located in London but lies in fact 30 miles north east of the capital’s centre, in Essex, only 3 miles from Bishop’s Stortford and 6 miles from Harlow.

Like the other London airports, it can take you to 172* destinations on airlines such as Easyjet, Ryanair and Air Berlin.

*correct from August 2017, please see the Stansted Airport website for a full list of desintations.

What about taxis for getting to and from the airport?

A taxi between central London and Stansted may cost between £80 and £100 (significantly more for a VIP service) and will take about 1 hour 10 minutes, although much depends on the time of day and driving conditions on the M11. The shorter trip between Stansted and Cambridge is cheaper at around £60. Although a lot of companies will charge extra for anti-social hours this is not always the case, so do your homework before committing. You may also like to check that there is no charge for a delayed flight.

Is there a taxi rank at Stansted airport forecourt?

There is no taxi rank at Stansted so it is not possible just to take pot luck and queue for one.

If, however, you have not pre-booked it is possible to make arrangements in the International Arrivals Hall at the appropriate desk.

Taxi vs. driving yourself and parking

When deciding whether or not to book a taxi or take your own car to the airport, it is worth bearing in mind that apart from the costs of parking, the long stay facilities involve a 15 minute transfer on the shuttle bus.

With many people choosing to fly with nothing but hand luggage, especially on many of the budget airlines, it is worth pointing this out to your taxi driver, as they may well build in half an hour or so to allow you to collect luggage from the carousel.

Parking your car at Stansted Airport

Meeting your taxi driver

Popular meeting points for taxi drivers include the Airport Information Desk (clearly marked near the Arrivals gate) although some companies will ask you to phone the driver on arrival to make arrangements and this can keep parking charges to a minimum.

Know the vehicles

Every possible type of vehicle is available for trips to and from Stansted. Depending on your requirements and budget, a range of vehicles could be offered.

Saloon cars (i.e. VW Passat, Ford Mondeo or similar) will be able to comfortably take up to three passengers with three large suitcases (up to 20kg each).

A people carrier on the other hand will take up to 5 passengers (plus 5 suitcases of 20kg each) or 6 passengers with their hand luggage only. It’s a perfect solution for a large group of friends heading off for a city break or a stag/hen party abroad with very little luggage.

If you fancy travelling in style or are a business traveller wanting to work on the journey you might like to consider a VIP taxi, commonly a Mercedes or BMW, driven by a uniformed chauffeur who will even carry your luggage into your house. Leather upholstery, Sat Nav, air conditioning and Wi Fi are the norm when paying for this sort of service. Drivers are also CRB cleared and discreet so that you should have no worries if making confidential business calls from the vehicle.

Taxis, minicabs – what’s the difference?

Most of us prefer to pre-book our travel to and from the airport but if not, then in theory at least, we would be able to flag down a taxi, whereas minicabs must in law be booked in advance. Both, however, have to meet certain regulations in order to be licensed and drivers of both classes of vehicle should be equally competent and reliable.

stansted airport taxis

Taxi Meet and Greet Service

With some taxi firms you can arrange a Meet and Greet Service. A driver will wait for you in the arrivals area with your name (or your company’s name), whichever is more suitable. This service is preferred by business travellers, and also by first time visitors to the UK.

What happens to your taxi booking if your flight is delayed?

With technology allowing real-time checks of flight arrivals, many taxi firms will know your flight is delayed and will collect you at the new expected time of arrival. This usually means you will not incur any extra charges if your plane is delayed. Make sure you enquire with the taxi firm when making your booking if this is the case.

Frequent fliers, frequent taxi rides

Companies that book a higher level of taxi transfer services to and from Stansted are able to set up a corporate account, you would need to enquire with the taxi firm you prefer to use.

Child car seats / booster seats

Most taxi firms will be able to provide an age appropriate baby/child seat upon request, most likely this service will be free. Enquire with your taxi firm.

Does the taxi firm have to be located near Stansted?

No, you don’t need to find one based near Stansted. It’s a common mistake to think that passengers need to book with a taxi company close to the arrival point, but usually it’s not the case. If you are after a better deal, get a quote from several taxi firms and compare.

Woman waiting for a taxi at Stansted

Overseas Transfer Services

Overseas Airport Taxis are usually expensive. Pre-booking your Airport Transfer is becoming a more common method as this enables travellers to ensure a realiable service as well as saving themselves some money. International Transfer company can offer a wide range of services in thousands of foreign destinations. Check them out here: Holiday Taxis and International Transport