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Everything you need to know about Stansted airport

Stansted is Britain's third busiest airport and the fastest-growing airport in Europe - it deals with nearly 19 million passengers a year. It runs flights to more than 140 destinations in more than 30 countries.

Facilities at Stansted airport - shopping, food and drink

Facilities at the terminal include shops, restaurants, bars, bureaux de change, internet terminals, meeting rooms, an exclusive lounge, a chapel, showers, baby changing rooms, a video games arcade and car parking.

Getting to Stansted airport

Stansted airport address

Stansted airport is just off the M11. Leave the motorway at junction 8a if you are coming from London, or junction 8 if you are coming from Cambridge, and take the A120. If you are coming from the south or the west, you can get to the M11 via the M25.
For full directions, visit our directions page.
If you are using a sat nav, use the postcode CM24 1RW.

Parking at Stansted airport

Sort your Stansted airport parking in advance - it's worth it. Book with us and we can save you up to 60 per cent.
We offer two on-airport car parks at Stansted: the Long Stay car park and the Mid Stay car park. We also offer a Meet and Greet service. Visit our Stansted airport parking page.

Stansted airport by rail and coach

Stansted rail

There is a train station at the airport. The Stansted Express runs between the airport and London Liverpool Street station every 15 minutes and takes 45 minutes.
We can save you money on rail travel to and from Stansted airport, and kids can go free. You can also save on National Express coach travel to and from the airport if you book an airport hotel with us. Visit our Stansted airport by rail and Stansted airport by coach pages.

Hand luggage restrictions at Stansted airport

Hand luggage at Stansted airport
  • One piece of hand luggage per person with most airlines
  • Maximum size for most airlines: 56cm x 45cm x 25cm
  • Liquids are permitted in containers of up to 100ml
  • Liquids must fit into a transparent resealable bag no bigger than 20cm x 20cm
  • Only one bag of liquids per person
  • Anything bought after security is allowed on the plane

For more information about security at the airport and the rules concerning luggage, visit our Stansted airport baggage and security page.

Stansted airport news

Climate protesters disrupt Stansted flights | Passengers advised to contact airlines
The runway at Stansted airport was shut for two hours after protestors broke in.

E-Parking at Stansted | Low cost, convenient and secured parking
E-Parking at Stansted airport is available at low prices when you book with Holiday Extras

Flights to Shetland | Summer service with direct flights from Stansted
A direct flight from Stansted to Shetland has commenced from the London hub bringing the island within easy reach for travellers