Stansted Airport

Article reviewed: 2013/01/03 | Next review due: 2014/07/22

Stansted Airport is the third largest airport in England in terms of air traffic. It offers flights to 160 destinations in nearly 30 countries. The airport handled nearly 21.9 million passengers in 2009.

London Stansted Airport is the farthest from London, located about sixty miles North of central London.

It was built in 1991, designed by the famous British architect, Norman Foster. It is mainly served by low cost airlines including Easyjet and Ryanair who have made it their base of operations.

Stansted Airport serves the following French cities:


  • Angouleme
  • Bergerac
  • Biarritz
  • Carcassonne
  • Dinard
  • Grenoble
  • Rochelle
  • Limoges
  • Marseille
  • Montpellier
  • Nantes
  • Pau
  • Perpignan
  • Poitiers
  • Rodez
  • Toulon
  • Tours


  • Bordaux
  • Lyon
  • Mulhouse / Basel
  • Nice

Titan Airways:

  • Chambery

Stansted Airport by train

The Stanstead Express operates a direct, express rail service from London Liverpool Street station to Stanstead Airport. Tickets are £18 one-way, or  £26.80 for a return journey.

There are a number of trains departing per hour, with services running from early morning to late night.

Stansted Airport by bus

Buses travel to Stanstead from Victoria and Liverpool Street stations. The journey takes about 1hr, depending on traffic, with a return ticket costing about  £14, or  £9 one-way.

The bus firm operating the route is called Terravision, with buses departing roughly every 30 minutes.

Stansted Airport by taxi

There are usually a number of taxis waiting at the taxi rank outside Stanstead airport, with fares typically costing around £100.

By pre-booking ahead of time, you can often save money with a reduced fare, but don’t expect to pay less then £90!

To book a taxi in advance, call 0800 747 737 (UK) or +44 (0) 1279 661 111 (international).

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