Stansted Airport Information

There is lots going on at Stansted Airport

As the 46th-busiest travel hub in the world - and third-busiest in Britain - Stansted Airport sees some 22.8 million people pass through its doors each year heading out to more than 160 destinations.

Travelling to Stansted Airport

If you decide to drive to the travel hub, it can easily be reached from the M11 motorway. There are a range of airport hotel options to choose from too if you decide to extend your trip by an extra day or if you are catching an early-morning flight.

The Best Western Stansted Manor Hotel is only a short drive from the terminal building and the en-suite rooms are kitted out with internet access and satellite TV. The Express by Holiday Inn Stansted and Thaxted Hall are also close by and the Stansted Hilton and the Radisson BLU Hotel London Stansted Airport both have leisure facilities for those who really want to unwind.

If driving straight to Stansted Airport, there are a number of airport car parks available to book through FHR.

Those who prefer to drop your car off right at the terminal building, passengers can choose from the Aardvark Stansted , Just Meet and Greet Stansted and the Meteor Meet and Greet Parking Services Stansted .

Alternatively, for cheap and secure parking there is the Park and Ride Stansted car park, just a five-minute transfer time from the airport.

Those who wish to reach the travel hub via public transport will find that trains link Stansted Airport with the capital city, the Midlands and eastern England and the train station is located beneath the terminal building.

Buses also service central London as well as destinations such as Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham and Ipswich. These routes are covered by the likes of Terravision, National Express and EasyBus, among others.

Inside the terminal building

Once you arrive at the airport, you can benefit from peaceful and calm surroundings if you reserve a place in one of Stansted's airport lounges. The Number 1 Stansted lounge and the Servisair Executive Lounge are both available to pre-book through FHR and can give you the space to escape from the busy airport departure lounge.

Business and leisure travellers alike will not find a shortage of shops on offer at Stansted Airport.

AllSaints, Hackett London, Clarks, Reiss, Monsoon and Kurt Geiger will all ensure you have everything you need to look your best on your trip while Boots, Dixons Travel and WorldDutyFree will make sure you are not without your travel essentials.

Dining at Stansted Airport

From fast food to sit-down dining, there is something to suit all culinary tastes at Stansted Airport. Eateries include Frankie & Benny's, Giraffe, Caviar House & Prunier, Burger King, Pret, Costa and Wetherspoon.