London Stansted Airport
London Stansted Airport, owned and operated by BAA, offers international service by a variety of airlines including several low cost carriers. Charter airlines use this base as a favourite airport for transporting holiday travellers. The contemporary feeling of this location includes a terminal with a floating roof design and modern lobbies and passenger facilities. The recent trend toward economy air travel has resulted in significant expansion of London Stansted in the last ten years.
Known through airport code STN, the airport lies 48 km northeast of central London in Essex. Approximately 22.8 million passengers arrive and depart through STN every year, making it the third largest airport in Britain after Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
Travellers may reach the location from the M11 motorway or by using one of the many public transportation options.
Passengers may enjoy the restaurant choices including the Caviar House Prunier for fine caviar and a seafood and wine bar. YamYam to Go offers Asian food and a selection of fast food cafes, pubs and bars provide food and beverage choices for all budgets and tastes.
Stansted Airport Parking
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A Short Stay car park area is accessible on a short walk to the terminal. Both a Mid Stay and Long Stay Car Park offer different options with distance to the terminal, shuttle service and cost. Reservations and price quotations for all parking lots may be booked ahead through the Stansted Airport Parking website, www.secure.baa.com/baa/baabook.asp. Valet service that provides full drop off assistance is also provided.
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Several major car hire companies operate directly from the terminal. Travellers may arrange for a car from the arrival hall at the desks of Budget, Alamo, Hertz, Avis, National, Europcar and Enterprise. Advanced bookings may also be arranged through the individual car hire websites. Shuttle services are provided to and from the car hire lots.
Stansted Airport Hotels
With direct access to the terminal, the Radisson BLU Hotel supplies air-conditioned rooms, meeting facilities, complimentary Internet access and a fitness centre. A stay at the Holiday Inn Express includes a complimentary breakfast and handicap accessibility. Fees are charged for parking, Internet and airport transportation; the facility features an on-site restaurant.
For travellers with their own transportation and a leisurely schedule, a favourite B&B choice is the White House. The Inn offers a twin suite or king size room with full breakfast included.
Stansted Airport rates as the third busiest facility in Britain and passengers enjoy the choice of over 160 international destinations. Direct flights to the U.S. with landings in Minneapolis are available with Sun Country Airlines. Other North American and Caribbean destinations may be reached through transfers or charter flights. In Europe, EasyJet services major cities including Barcelona, Copenhagen, Prague, Dubrovnik, Amsterdam and Nice. This popular low fare airline also travels to a variety of locations throughout Europe and the UK.
Ryanair remains one of the STN main carriers with service to major locales including Venice, Seville, Madrid, Oslo and Rome as well as dozens of smaller cities and towns.
Public transportation options at London Stansted Airport include rail service, coaches, local buses and taxis. The Stansted Express takes riders to Liverpool St. in London on a 45 minute trip. Rail service to districts in Britain may be reached from the convenient rail station adjacent to STN terminal.
EasyBus.co.uk drives passengers from Central London to Stansted and follows daily routes to other airports using comfortable coach service. National Express provides extensive coach service throughout the UK with access from Stansted Airport.
There are several taxi companies in the London area that can take you to and from Stansted Airport. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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