Opened in 1991 with a £50 million extension to the terminal building completed in 2008, Stansted Airport is one of the newer of London's international airports. It deals with around 17.4 million passengers per year (as of December 2012), making it the third-busiest airport in London and the fourth-busiest in the UK. Top international destinations (in order of popularity) are Dublin, Alicante (Spain), Malaga (Spain) and Rome (Italy). The top three UK destinations (in order) are Edinburgh, Belfast and Glasgow. The Stansted Express runs every 15 minutes between Stansted airport and London Liverpool Street and takes 47 minutes. Off peak, the Express runs twice an hour, and is replaced by a bus service during the night. Access by car is via junction 8 of the M11. Take junction 27 off the M25 if you're arriving by car from London.
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Hotels near Stansted Airport
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel from £41 22% off
Thremhall Ave, CM24 | 7 minutes from Stansted Airport
As suits the soothing hi-tech experience of flying from London's newest airport, the Holiday Inn Express Stansted is packed with little extras that make it a ... More
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from £72 42% off
Waltham Close, CM24 | 8 minutes from Stansted Airport
The Radisson BLU Hotel in Stansted is really quite spectacular. Not at all what you'd expect from an "airport hotel". Aerial figures perform and spiral down ... More
London > Travel > Railway Stations
Bassingbourn Road, Stansted, CM24 | Same location as Stansted Airport
Stansted Airport railway station connects London Stansted Airport in Essex to central London. The principal service to Stansted Airport is the Stansted Express, a dedicated airport ... More
London > Shopping > Menswear
Stansted Landside , Landside Departures Area , Bassingbourn Road ,Stansted Airport, CM241QW | 1 minute from Stansted Airport
Upmarket male accessory chain that specialises in ties. Other items stocked include scarves, socks, underwear, cufflinks, handkerchiefs and tie pins. The airport and station branches are ... More