With quick and easy access to popular UK cities and tourist attractions, such as London, Leeds, Cambridge, Birmingham, and Oxford, Stansted Airport is truly a passenger gateway from both Europe and international destinations. Stansted is the third busiest London airport, handling around 18 million passengers in transit each year. Just some of the popular routes into Stansted depart from Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow, various cities in Ireland, New York, Alicante, Berlin, Madrid and Paris.
Stansted Mountfitchet is the small village which lends its name to Stansted Airport, the airport is also close to the market town of Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire. It is the only airport in this area, and one of the busiest London passenger hubs. The airport offers speedy links to London via Stansted Express trains with journeys taking just 15 minutes. Travellers from all other major UK cities will also be able to source direct rail links to and from Stansted. The airport also has good public bus and coach links and road links, due to its proximity to the M11 motorway.
There are 28 airlines offering flights to Stansted, including British Airways, easyJet, flybe, Jet2, EuroWings and Ryanair. This makes it easier for passengers to arrange affordable, hassle-free flights with some of the budget airlines flying into Stansted from major UK, European, and international city destinations.
Stansted is the ideal gateway destination for passengers flying into the UK from many major global cities, which is one of the reasons it was used for President Obama's 2009 visit to the UK. It has a great local, regional, and national transport infrastructure, so travellers can reach their final UK destinations more quickly and with reduced stresses due to traffic or commuter snarl ups en route.
With its large Ryanair base on site, Stansted is an ideal location for travellers wanting to explore the UK or Europe. Local hotels range from affordable Travelodges or Premier Inns up to exclusive countryside spa or wellness resorts. The airport is just 47 minutes from central London by speedy Stansted Express rail travel, and trains depart every 15 minutes. Signing up for an Oyster Card also makes it simple to just swipe and travel around London using public transport and offers discounts for frequent trips.