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Stansted Airport Rush Hours

2017-12-19 Posted in 1ST Airport Taxis

Stansted or internationally known as London Stansted Airport is an international and widely used airport in the UK. It is located quite near to the Hertfordshire border and 48 km northeast of Central London at Stansted Mountfitchet. Stansted Airport is the fourth busiest airport in terms of a total number of aircraft movements and passengers travelled annually. According to 2016 aviation survey, Stansted Airport served 25 million passengers last year with 180,430 number of aircraft movements.

These figures have astonishingly increased with an 10.8% increase in 2017. With that being said, we could understand how hectic it would become for passengers to travel to and from Stansted Airport during rush hours.


What's the best time to arrive at Stansted Airport?

The best and most feasible time to arrive at Stansted Airport is either early in the morning or in the night after 7 PM. The reason being, these are the two times when Stansted Airport rush hours is at peak, otherwise it's mostly packed with tourists and international travellers. Since it’s quite near to Hertfordshire, that’s why the locals of St Albans and Harpenden travel from Stansted Airport.

You would also find less traffic and decrease in rush hours Stansted Airport during noon.


Security delays at Stansted Airport?

Stansted Airport is amongst the UK airports to have longest security delays. Even if you manage to reach the airport in time, you’d need to stand in long lines for security clearance and this is where it gets worse.

Stansted Airport’s security is strict and takes time to clear passengers. So, make sure you reach the airport 1-2 hours before the flight.


What's the best way to reach Stansted Airport in time?

Here’s a list of three easy, low-cost, and effective ways of travelling to and from Stansted Airport.

Travel to Stansted Airport by Train – if you’re coming from a little far away from Stansted Airport and not a local, then you the local trains to reach the Stansted Airport because the main motorways and roads like M11 and A120 are mostly filled with traffic the entire day. So, travelling from the train would surely save a lot of time but money would bother a bit as you might have to change 2-3 trains and have to leave way early.

Travel to Stansted Airport by Car – first of all, do not use A120 or M11 as the main route to reach the Stansted Airport by car as we’ve mentioned earlier, the traffic situation becomes worse and causes expensive delays but it’s safe.

Travel to Stansted Airport by Taxi – one of the best ways to reach the Stansted Airport is by taxi. You can easily request Stansted Taxis Airport offered by Luton Airport Taxis (rated #1 in Luton). If you’re coming from Luton then you can request taxi to Stansted Airport in just £58. It’s cost-effective, safe, secure and punctual.