(3 star hotel)
from the airport
You may not pull up in a limo, but you're sure of red-carpet treatment
Parking at the Premier Inn during your stay is free. CCTV is in operation and monitored 24 hours a day, and there are barriers on entry and exit, to make sure your car is as safe as possible. It's also well lit, which not only aids security, but also makes it a lot easier to find your car for those early-morning or late night flights - or even if you just drop your keys. The car park is large and right outside the front door, so you're sure of a short walk to the entrance with all your luggage.
Stansted Long Stay car park
For even better value, book a parking package at the Stansted Official Long Stay car park. We recommend that you park your car in the hotel's on-site car park for the night of your stay and drive your car to the Long Stay car park on the morning of your flight. This Official Long Stay car park is within the airport grounds and has CCTV, fencing and lighting at night. Manned 24 hours a day and regularly patrolled, your car will be kept safe and secure to give you peace of mind whilst you globe trot.
The Long Stay car park barriers will lift once they recognise your numberplate, so make sure you travel in the same car that you booked the car park with. It'll print you off a ticket for you to keep with your booking reference on, but bring your booking confirmation, just in case. Then simply park up and wait for the shuttle bus to take you to the terminal. The bus runs 24 hours a day, every 20 minutes. It takes around 15 minutes to get from the car park to the terminal so make sure you have time.
If you decide to park your car at the Official Stansted airport Long Stay car park for the night of your stay at the Premier Inn, you will need to catch the free shuttle bus from the car park to the airport, and then catch another shuttle bus to the Premier Inn hotel, which costs £3 per adult for a single ticket.
Arrival at the Premier Inn
You can check in from 14:00. The hotel has a car park where you can park overnight. It costs £8 to park at the hotel overnight.
Here are your directions to the hotel:
- Leave the M11 motorway at junction 8a if you are travelling northbound, and junction 8 if you are travelling southbound.
- At the roundabout, take the A120 Thremhall Avenue towards the airport - it's the fourth exit if you are travelling northbound, and the first exit if you are travelling southbound.
- At the next roundabout, take the third exit.
- Take the slip road for the airport, then take the third exit at the next two roundabouts.
- The hotel will be on your right.
By public transport:
The Stansted Express runs from London Liverpool Street station to the airport every 15 minutes. The hotel runs a shuttle bus to and from the terminal on the hour and on the half hour from 5am to midnight. Tickets cost £3 per adult; children 15 and under travel free. Alternatively, a taxi will cost up to £10.
You must check out by noon. You can catch the hotel's shuttle bus to the terminal. The bus leaves from outside the hotel at quarter past and quarter to the hour, with the first bus at 04:15 and the last bus at 01:00.
Getting to and from Stansted airport
The hotel runs a bus to and from the terminal. The bus leaves from outside the hotel half-hourly, with the first bus at 04:15 and the last bus at 00:45. Tickets cost £3 per adult; children travel free. Alternatively, a taxi will cost up to £10.
When you get back, just catch the bus back to the hotel. All the details are the same, but the bus runs half-hourly from 04:30 to 01:00.
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