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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

Ryanair launches seven new routes from Germany | Flights to Stansted, Dublin, Spain and Italy
Budget airline Ryanair is launching seven new routes between Germany and the rest of Europe. The services from Memmingen airport, which is in Bavaria, 75 kilometres west of Munich, will start in May and will run to Stansted, Dublin, Spain and Italy.

Stansted airport to New York | Book ahead for your Stansted airport parking
Take the option to book Stansted airport parking online as soon as your flight has been confirmed

Same day parking at Stansted | Flying today? You can still book your Stansted airport parking
You can now book parking at Stansted airport with Holiday Extras on the same day you want to park. So no matter how late you've left your Stansted airport parking, it's never too late to take advantage of our great prices.