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Find the fastest route to Stansted Airport

Get the quickest route to Stansted with the Waze live map or Waze app today.

Plan your route

London Stansted Airport is around 40 miles north-east of Central London, with easy travel links to the rest of Britain. Stansted is conveniently situated just off the M11 motorway. If you're approaching from the London direction, use Junction 8a, or Junction 8 if you're approaching from the Cambridge side, then follow signs for the airport.

What is the postcode for London Stansted Airport?

CM24 1RW

How early should you get to the Stansted airport?

Always follow the airline's guidance on arrival time for your flight. It's advisable that you arrive at least two hours earlier than your plane is set to take off. This allows you plenty of time to check-in and pass-through security. You can gain valuable extra time and skip the airport queues with a handy Stansted Airport fast track pass.

Is there free parking at London Stansted?

Yes, there's one hour of free parking for drop-off and pick-up parking. This free parking is within the designated zone called 'Free Set Down', which is located in the Mid Stay car park.

Download the Waze App for up-to-date traffic alerts

Find the quickest route to Stansted Airport by downloading the Waze app on Android or iPhone.

Never worry about missing your flight again! The Waze route planner will find you the most efficient route to London Stansted, and the app's main is to get you there as quickly as possible. You'll receive real-time traffic updates straight to your smartphone and your route will conveniently change to a better route, depending on traffic jams or unnecessary hazards you encounter along the way.

Why download the Waze app for travelling to London Stansted Airport?

  • You'll get the best route to Stansted straight to your Android or iOS device
  • You'll see real-time road conditions along your route
  • You can avoid unexpected fines with an integrated speedometer
  • You'll be at the airport on time with a reliable ETA that updates in real time
  • If your vehicle needs a top up, Waze will find the cheapest fuel & petrol stations nearby
  • You can set up alerts, letting you know when to leave & sync Waze with your Google or Facebook Calendar