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London Stansted Airport

Read on to find out more on the London Stansted Airport, in addition to its facilities and features, top locations to fly to from the airport and with which airlines you can do this.

About London Stansted Airport

stansted airport

London Stansted Airport (IATA: STN) is an international airport that serves more than 28 million passengers and flies to 200 destinations across Europe, Middle East and Africa. The airport is a focus city for easyJet,, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, TUI Airlines and Titan Airways. In 2015, the airport was the 4th busiest airport in the United Kingdom after Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester.

London Stansted Airport Location

The airport is located 42 miles (68 km) northeast of Central London:


Stansted Airport is complete with facilities and services that provide passengers ease and comfort. The airport terminal has shops, restaurants and cafes.

Facilities Include:

A variety of dining and shopping options available from popular high street cafe restaurants, upmarket bistros, and luxury and designer shops.

Free WiFi Internet Access

Postal Services

Family Services

Mobile Charging

Luggage Storage and Lockers


Changing Room

Prayer Room


Currency Exchange

Lounges Include:

Escape Lounges (Airside): available services air conditioning, beverages, WiFi, TV, disabled access, newspaper and magazines.

Book Lounge Passes for London Stansted Airport

Did you know that you can buy lounge passes for London Stansted Airport with Alternative Airlines? You can purchase them for The Escape Lounge.


stansted runway

Stansted International Airport currently has one runway.

Direction Length (m) Length (ft) Surface
04/22 3,049 10,003 Grooved asphalt


stansted terminal

Main Terminal

There are no gates in the Terminal building rather there are 3 satellite buildings in which the gates are located. Satellite 1 has gates 1 to 19 which is used by most airlines except Ryanair. Satellite 2 is home to gate 20 to 39 which is used by Ryanair and Jet2 and 81 to 88 which is used for domestic flights. Satellite 3 has gates 40 to 59 and is used exclusively by Ryanair. Finally, the APV which has gate 90 to 93 is used by Ryanair in peak times.

Airlines that fly to London Stansted Airport

The following table consists of all the airlines that fly passenger services from Stansted Airport:

Air Corsica Air Moldova Albawings Arkia
AtlasGlobal Aurigny Austrian Airlines British Airways
easyJet Emirates Eurowings Jet2
Lauda Longanair Pegasus Airlines Ryanair
Scandinavian Airlines Thomas Cook Airlines Titan Airways TUI Airways

Top Destinations

The following table contains some of the popular and most-serviced destinations flying from London Stansted Airport:

Dublin Edinburgh Belfast-International Rome-Ciampino
Malaga Barcelona Palma de Mallorca Bergamo
Madrid Berlin-Schoenfield Cologne Glasgow
Budapest Warsaw-Modlin Alicante Prague

How to get to London Stansted Airport

By Road

The airport sole taxi provider is 24×7 Stansted, offering 24-hour transportation to and from the airport.

By Public Transport

The Stansted Airport rail station is situated underneath the terminal building, which is just a two-minute walk from Check-in and Arrivals. The airport is linked well with the bus system. The airport bus and coach terminal is situated in front of the main terminal entrance.

By Rental Car

You can rent a car from a wide selection of car hire providers such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt.