How to Get to Stansted Airport

The London Stansted Airport is located in Uttlesford, Essex and is about 30 miles away from Central London. The airport is owned by the Manchester Airports Group and is the fourth busiest airport in London. The airport acts the major base for all the low cost carrier airlines in Europe. The airport is the newest international airport in London and has a single passenger terminal.

Passengers can connect to the airport through trains and buses. The Stansted Railway station is located below the terminal building. Transfer coaches from the airport can be availed at a few minutes walking distance from the terminal building. Taxis can be availed directly outside the terminal building. While public transport is a cheaper option it may not fetch you the comfort for hiring a licensed taxi or booking a minicab.

The Stansted Express

The fastest way to travel from the Stansted to the capital is by hailing the Stansted Express. The journey to Central London takes about 45-50 minutes and the frequency of the service is 15 minutes. The Stansted Express train runs between the airport and the Liverpool station.

Buses and Coaches

Private buses and coaches run from Stansted airport to various parts of Central London such as Victoria station, Baker Street, Liverpool Street, and Stratford. The service charges for these coaches start at just a few pounds. Terravision shuttle buses and Easy Bus are two such popular services from the Stansted airport.


There is no direct link from the Stansted Airport to Central London by Tube. Passengers who wish to use the tube will have to change lines at Tottenham Hale. The journey to Central London takes approximately 90 minutes.

Taxis and minicabs

Located right outside the international arrivals lounge is the taxi ranking that lets passengers hire a taxi anytime during the day. Taxis are spacious, comfortable and a reliable source of Stansted airport transfers. Alternatively you can book a London taxi in advance. Stansted Minicab offers free flight monitoring service, 24/7 availability, 30 minutes of free waiting time, transparent and nominal prices with no hidden costs.