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London Stansted Airport Enterprise House Bassingbourne Road
Essex, CM24 1QW, England, UK
Location: Stansted airport is located 31.3 miles (50.4 km) North East of central London
Latitude: 51.8850° N
Longitude: 0.2350° E
The International airport codes for Stansted Airport are:
IATA code is: STN
ICAO code is: EGSS
please note: perhaps the most miss-spelt destination in the UK is Stansted Airport. Most people tend to spell it with an added 'A', as Stanstead Airport. This is incorrect. When spelt that way its an entirely different place.

Stansted airport is named after the nearby village called Stansted Mountfitchet which is just under 2 miles from the airport.

Although the airport has just one terminal the departure gates can be some way from the main departure lounge.  For the ones furthest away a monorail train shuttles passengers between the gates and lounge.
stansted airport monorail

The M25 is the orbital motorway that encompasses the whole of greater London. In fact in practical terms the M25 now determines the areas considered to be within London by being a man border around it.

Stansted Airport is located just over 20 miles from the M25, an almost straight run along the M11.
Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport and Luton Airport are also located very close to the M25 motorway which means travel by road to each of these airports is most practically travelled via the M25 even though the distances are far greater than travelling in a straight line.

Bus and Coaches
The coach station is located below between Zone C and D of the Short Stay Car Park. This is actually below the level of the terminal although its still an open air car park and coach station. Access to the terminal is via ramp and walkway. In the main terminal is a coach ticket desk open 6 am till 9.30 pm and you can also buy tickets in the coach station itself 24/7. Tickets can also bought on the coaches themselves.
Companies serving Stansted include National Express, Great Western Railway, Arriva, Excel and First National.

Read more about Stansted bus and coaches

London Bus
London buses do not operate from Stansted.

Taxi Cab
London Taxis do not pickup from Stansted Airport although they do drop off there. London black cabs are licensed to operate within the London area only. Stansted is in Essex and outside this specified zone.
Stansted is served by a local taxi company, Checkercars. These differ from London Taxis in that they are normal vehicles, normally MUV's. They distinguish themselves in their livery with taxi signs on the roof and the company name on the side. Like all taxis (public carriage vehicles) they have a plate on the rear with their taxi licence number. The company has an office on the international arrivals concourse and a a courtesy phone is situated in the UK baggage reclaim hall. While there's a rank for the taxies at the far end of the terminal building you cannot walk up and hire, you must pre-book from their office inside the terminal first. Wheelchair accessible taxis are available by request.

A minicab is a private vehicle that can only be hired by being pre-booked. You can contact our partner minicab company here. Minicabs are nearly always cheaper than London taxis for medium to long journeys.

Stansted Airport Station is located just beneath the terminal building where facilities are available for purchasing tickets. All services cater for special needs although you are not able to travel with a bicycle on the Stansted Express.
Services available from here include the Stansted Express andNXEA Railway services into London
For London services see the transfer to London section

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