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Map and Directions to Stansted Airport

Map and Directions

Stansted is a very popular airport in London, and it is recognised as the third largest airport in the capital, and the fourth largest airport in the United Kingdom. The airport welcomes close to 28 million passengers each year, and it helps guests and travellers make their way to more than 200 destinations around the world.

Stansted Airport is relatively close to London, sitting around 37 miles to the north east of the English capital, and there are simple travel links to many parts of the country.

Map and Directions to Stansted Airport

Map and Directions - FAQs

What is the postcode for Stansted Airport?

  • The postcode for Terminal 2 at Stansted Airport is CM24 1QW

If you plan on driving to Stansted Airport, or you want to arrange a taxi, the postcode is the simplest way to key in your information. Anyone relying on Sat-Nav to arrive at Stansted Airport should familiarise themselves with the postcode.

What is close to Stansted Airport?

With Stansted Airport located close to Stevenage and Chelmsford, it lies close to the M11. Travellers should follow the signs placed along the A120 which pinpoint the way to the airport.

How far is it to Stansted from major towns and cities?

If you are travelling to Stansted Airport from one of the leading major towns or cities in relative distance, you need to plan your journey. The following information displays the miles to Stansted Airport from leading towns or cities:

  • From Basildon, the distance to Stansted Airport is 39 miles
  • From Brighton, the distance to Stansted Airport is 97 miles
  • From Cambridge, the distance to Stansted Airport is 32 miles
  • From Chelmsford, the distance to Stansted Airport is 20 miles
  • From Ipswich, the distance to Stansted Airport is 49 miles
  • From London, the distance to Stansted Airport is 37 miles
  • From Luton, the distance to Stansted Airport is 54 miles
  • From Milton Keynes, the distance to Stansted Airport is 69 miles
  • From Northampton, the distance to Stansted Airport is 87 miles
  • From Oxford, the distance to Stansted Airport is 92 miles
  • From Portsmouth, the distance to Stansted Airport is 68 miles
  • From Reading, the distance to Stansted Airport is 87 miles
  • From Slough, the distance to Stansted Airport is 68 miles
  • From Stevenage, the distance to Stansted Airport is 27 miles
  • From Watford, the distance to Stansted Airport is 45 miles

Are there security restrictions at Stansted Airport?

If you are looking to drop someone off, and you only need 30 minutes or less, you can do so for free at the Short Stay Car Park. This is situated slightly further away from the terminal building, but there is a shuttle service to transport passengers. Also, as there is no cost, it is a service many travellers are happy to use. If you are not in a rush, and you would rather save money, the Short Stay Car Park at Stansted Airport is an excellent option.

If you need a slightly longer period of time, or you are looking to drop people off closer to the terminal building, you will have to pay for this privilege. The initial cost is £5 for ten minutes, which then rises the longer the car is in the area, with stays over 15 minutes being charged at £25.

How can I book parking at Stansted Airport?

Whether you need parking for a few hours or a couple of weeks, you will find plenty of options at Stansted. As with most airports, there are short-stay, medium-stay and long-stay parking options. If you are able to book your stay in advance, you should be able to enjoy a discount on the cost of parking if you arrived with no warning!

As you would expect, there is an official car parking service at Stansted, and there are other companies offering discount parking, which is further away from the airport. All of these operators provide a shuttle service to the airport, but if you are pushed for time, these might not be the best option for your needs.

You should be able to plan ahead and find the balance between cost and convenience which is best for your needs.