A Guide For London Stansted Airport Including Airport Facilities, Live Flight Arrivals, Airlines Name And Destinations, Train, Tube, Bus, Taxi, Airport Transfer, Shuttle Services, Car and Minibus Rental Services.
We have developed this page to provide passengers travelling to and from Stansted Airport with as much information as possible to make their arrivals and departures to and from Stansted Airport as smooth as possible.
London Stansted Airport (STN) Information:
Telephone: +44(0)870 000 0303
Distance From Central London: 31 miles(56kms).
London Stansted airport is the third busiest International airports for UK and handles over 23 million passengers a year. Over 41 airlines operate from Stansted airport to 164 destinations. Stansted airport has only one terminal and one runway.
London Stansted Airport offers a wide range of services including business, children and disabled passengers - free Luggage Trolleys, Porter Services, Left Luggage, Pay Phones, Internet Services, Washroom facilities with Baby changing, Cash points (ATM), Travelex, Bureaux de Change, Shops, Bars, Restaurants, Smoking area
London Stansted Airport handles over 23.5 million passengers a year and demand is always growing.
International Arrivals - located on the arrival concourse it will take about 1 - 1.5 hours to clear customs and to collect luggage.
Domestic Arrivals - located on the left hand side of the terminal building and normally takes about 30 -45 minutes to clear customs and collect luggage.
Check Inn and Departure - Located on the same floor of the terminal building between UK and domestic and international arrivals.
International flights - check in 2.5 hours prior to the departure time.
Domestic flights - check in 1 hours prior to the departure time.
Europe flights - check in 2 hours prior to the departure time.
Airport Information Desk - Airport information desk are very helpful and will assist you with every enquiry. Stansted airport information desk situated next to the international arrivals area. It is open from 05:30 to 01:30 every day.
Stansted Airport Terminal Facilities:
Left Luggage - The left luggage facility is situated next to the Monsoon outlet. Opening hours 0400 - 00.00, cost £4.50 per item per 24 hours.
Lost property- For claiming within 24 hours visit OCS desk, located next to the Monsoon and after 24 hours visit OCS office which is located short stay car park
Toilets / Shower - There are number of toilets available throughout the airport with disabled and baby changing facilities. Also shower facilities available at arrival hall by the information desk which will provide you with the towel and access to the showers at a cost of £5.00.
Chapel- Stansted airport has a multi-faith chapel which is located in check- in zone J opposite Caffe Alba.
Cash / ATM Machines- There are number of ATM machines available throughout of the terminal.
Bureau De Change - These are located in the international arrivals, departure hall and international baggage reclaim hall.
Food and Drink - There are number of places to eat and drink at the arrivals, departure area and after security control.
Shopping - There are several shops in arrival and departure are and duty -free shops after security control.
Post Box - There are several post boxes located in arrival, departure and check - in zone E.
Telephone / Internet - These can be found in arrivals, departure area and internet facilities can be found in check - in zone A.
Stansted Airport Important Contact Numbers:
|Information Desk||+44 (0)870 0000 303|
|Customs and Excise||+44 (0)127 9680 670|
|Police||+44 (0)127 9680 298|
|Left Luggage||+44 (0)127 9663 213|
|Lost Property||+44 (0)127 9663 293|
|National Rail||+44 (0)845 7484 950|
|Stansted Express timetable||+44 (0)845 8500 150|
|National Express||+44 (0)870 5808 080|
|Avis Car Hire||+44 (0)870 6060 100|
|Europcar Hire||+44 (0)870 6075 000|
|National Car Hire||+44 (0)870 6006 666|
Security At Stansted Airport:
Due to enhanced security measures checking in can take longer than it used to and it is advised that you arrive at the airport in plenty of time and allow extra time for security screening.
Check In Time:
- International flights - check in 3 hours prior to departure
- European flights - check in 2 hours prior to departure
- Domestic flights - check in 1 hour prior to departure
Cabin /Hand Luggage Allowance:
- Only ONE item of cabin luggage is allowed through security control: Luggage size - 56 centimetres by 45 centimetres (22 inches by 17.5 inches), 25 centimetres / 10 inches deep.
All items carried will be X-ray screened:
- Laptops and all other electric goods have to be screened separately. A laptop bag and ladies hand bag can be carried within a single cabin luggage and must be able to fit into your cabin luggage otherwise it will be regarded as an extra cabin luggage.
- Smaller electrical items such as camera / mobile phone can remain in the bag for screening.
- Pushchairs, wheelchairs and walking aids are permitted.
- Musical instruments are allowed.
Liquids / Drinks Allowance:
Only limited amount of liquids are allowed to carry through security control . This includes bottled drinks, cosmetics and toiletries, suntan lotion and fragrances.
The following restrictions apply to all liquids, food, creams, cosmetics, gels, pastes (such as toothpaste) and aerosols at security control:
• Liquid may only be carried in containers holding no more than 100ml.
• This container must be carried separately in a single transparent and re-sealable plastic bag and this bag must not greater than 20cm by 20cm (8 inch by 8 inch) and all liquid items must be fit inside the bag and the bag must be able to re-seal properly. You may be asked to taste baby food or milk at the security control.
• All plastic bags must be placed separately on the conveyor belt for screening at security control.
All liquid items larger than 100ml must be packed in hold luggage, otherwise these items will be confiscated. Passengers are allowed to travel with any amount of liquid items but must be packed into the hold luggage and checked in.
Exceptions can be made for baby food, milk and essential liquid medicine which are greater than 100ml. However you may will be asked to taste any liquid medicine or you will need to provide doctor letters as evidence that you need these medicine for your travel.
Items which are not allowed through security control:
You are not allowed to carry any sharp or pointed items in your cabin / hand luggage, which will be confiscated at security control and will not be return to you. This includes knives, scissors, corkscrews, razor blades, fork, cutlery, tools, hiking poles, cues, darts, catapults, hypodermic needles (unless require for medical reasons), replica guns, toy guns, sporting bats, non- safety matches and lighters.
However you are allowed only one cigarette lighter to carry for your personal use.
Duty free / Shopping after security control:
Anything you buy after security control or in the duty free shop can be taken on board, including wines, spirits, cosmetics, bottle water which are can be in sizes over 100ml.
The rules for connecting flights are different and some countries have introduce their own rules. If you are catching a connecting flight within EU all your purchases from duty free should be placed in a special sealed clear bags by the shop assistant.
However you are not allowed to bring any liquids over 100ml in Australia. Passengers travelling to USA and Canada are not allowed to carry in their cabin luggage any liquids over 100ml.
For all duty free purchases made on return journeys apply restrictions, for details you should visit Department of Transport's website .
Passengers are advised to check with their airlines for exact cabin luggage allowances and take only one piece of hand luggage per person.
Stansted Airport By Train:
Stansted airport station is located underneath the terminal building and Stansted Express run from this station to and from London Liverpool Station. Stansted Express runs between fifteen minutes to thirty minutes depends on the time of the day and it takes about 41 minutes to commute between Stansted airport and Liverpool street station.
From Stansted train start runs at 06:00 am and last train leaves at 23.59pm. From Liverpool Street Station train start runs at 05:00 am and last train leaves at 23:00.
There is also a local train which runs every hour and stopping at: Stansted airport, Stansted Mountfitchet, Bishop's Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Harlow Mill, Harlow Town, Roydon, Broxbourne, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Brimsdown, Ponders End, Tottenham Hale and Hackney Downs and Liverpool Street Station.
As well as this local service and Stansted Express there is a Midland trains that connect north of England: Audley End, Cambridge, Ely, Peterborough, Leicester and Birmingham and other various cities: Derby, Leeds, York, Newcastle, Scotland, Sheffield.
Further information Stansted Express 0845 8500150 National rail enquiries 0845 7484 950.
Stansted Airport By Coach:
National Express provides coach services between Stansted Airport and a number of major cities in the UK. These coaches depart from the Stansted coach station.
These long distance coach services into Stansted Airport should be booked in advance. For further information call National Express on +44 (0)870 5808 080 or visit http://www.nationalexpress.com .
There are also several other bus services operating from Stansted airport coach station. Local journeys can be made using the First Bus and Arriva Bus services.
Taxis At Stansted Airport:
Taxi rank is located outside the terminal building and there is a taxi desk inside the terminal. But during busy periods there is often a very long queue and will cost twice as much as a airport taxi transfer company. Should you wish to book your transfer with us please call us on 0044 (0)208 208 2809 or Email us.
Car Hire At Stansted Airport:
Self drive car hire desks at Stansted airport are located between the international arrivals and the departures lounge.
Alamo +44 (0)870 400 4562 Alamo
Avis +44 (0)844 581 0147 Avis UK
Budget +44 (0)870 156 5656 Budget
Europcar +44 (0)870 607 5000 Europcar
Hertz +44 (0)870 850 2677 Hertz Rent-A-Car
National +44 (0)870 400 4581 National Car Rental
Chauffeur Driver Services At Stansted Airport:
London Airport Transfer provides a chauffeur driver services using Mercedes and BMW Limousine from any location to London Stansted Airport at a very competitive rates . You can also use our chauffeur driver services for airport transfers throughout London UK and port transfers to and from Dover, Harwich and Southampton. Please call us on +44(0)208 208 2809 or contact them Email.
Minibus At Stansted Airport:
A quality airport minibus services using a wide range of vehicles from 6 seater minivans to 14 seater passenger vans from Stansted Airport to any location in the UK including Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, London, Dover, Harwich and Southampton. Contact them on +44(0)208 208 2809 or Email.
Airport Transfers At Stansted :
London Airport Transfer offers A quality airport transfer services from Stansted Airport including airport pickup to London, Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and any Destinations in the UK. Contact them on +44(0)208 208 2809 or Email.
Please note every effort has been made to ensure that the information collected are correct. The information may change without further notification. This is a guide line and we advise you to contact the airlines direct before travelling. We do not take any responsibility for any incorrect information.