Holidays from London Stansted Airport

Almost 25 million holidaymakers start their holidays from Stansted Airport each year. As the fourth busiest airport in the UK, flying you all over the world is just one of this airport’s many perks. Where will your next adventure take you?

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A bit about London Stansted

London Stansted Airport is a gateway to the world for millions across England, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Since becoming a commercial airport in 1966, London Stansted has come a long way with over 100 check in desks, 35,000 car park spaces, 110 aircraft parking stands and so much more. 

The most popular destination to fly to from Stansted Airport is Spain but there’s over 200 destinations to choose between in over 40 different countries. Interestingly, flights from London Stansted will take you to more European destinations than any other UK airport – and the second most of any European airport.

It’s safe to say London Stansted is the place to start your next holiday.

Destinations and airlines from London Stansted Airport

Flights from Stansted airport will take you to every coroner of the globe using more than 20 trusted airlines and tour operators – this includes your package holiday favourites, TUI

Enjoy a sunny stay in family favourites like Corfu, Gran Canaria, or Greece, or explore new cities with your adventure partner including Barcelona, Amsterdam or Dubrovnik. There’s always new routes and destinations being added to the Stansted repertoire, including the new routes into Switzerland and Norway, as well as more flights into Dubai.

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Your holiday fun starts in the terminal

Race through to departures with Security FastTrack and let the holiday start. The M.A.G (owners of Stansted) have spent millions on facilities at the terminal, and continue to do so, to enhance customer experience at London Stansted. 

With almost two dozen shops and a dozen restaurants, the hardest part will be where to start. Pick up your favourite fashion goods in JD Sport or Hugo Boss, some goods for the kids in Hamleys and LEGO, and of course that book you’ve been wanting from WH Smith.

We know that shopping builds an appetite so indulge in a towering gourmet burger from Wetherspoons accompanied with a pint – it’s never too early. If it’s a quick bite you need, you’ll find Burger King, Costa and M&S food where you can pick up something yummy and fast for the plane.

If you’re travelling as a family, London STansted has considered everything. You’ll even find dedicated family rooms at specific gates to keep you and the kids entertained.

On the contrary, if you’re travelling for business or even for a special occasion, book the Escape Lounge for a quiet space away from the crowds. Enjoy complimentary hot and cold food, free Wi-Fi, comfy seats and excellent service to make your holiday the best it can be.

With so many fantastic features to explore, you might find yourself booking another cheap holiday from Stansted Airport – it’s a known fact always having a holiday booked is good for you.

Frequently asked questions about London Stansted Airport

Getting to London Stansted airport is simple and convenient for all. Situated just off the M11 motorway, head straight for postcode CM24 1RW.

50% of holidaymakers flying from London Stansted use public transport to get there so the routes available are very convenient and hassle-free. 

The train station at Stansted Airport is located directly below the main terminal with regular connections to London, Eastern England and the Midlands. There are up to 4 trains an hour in peak-periods and every 30 minutes in off-peak periods.

The bus station is positioned just opposite the main terminal entrance for easy and convenient access in just a two minute walk.

London Stansted airport parking is as busy as you imagine, therefore highly recommended to book in advance – although you are able to pay on the day if there is availability.

For a premium service book the Meet & Greet parking where you simply drive up and handover your keys and everything will be handled for you. It’s a 2-3 minute walk through the terminal doors and your holiday begins.

Head to the Short Stay car park for business trips and short holidays, and head to the Long Stay for 7 days or more and great value parking. 

There is a selection of London Stansted airport hotels just a stone’s throw from the terminal doors – and a short journey from London CIty Centre if you fancy exploring.

The choice is yours with The Hilton, Radisson Blu Hotel, Holiday Inn and Travelodge Stansted, as well as, Days Inn Hotel, Novotel and Ramada. All offer varying amenities to suit all budgets and best of all, your holiday from London STansted will get off on the right foot.

Of course, there are plenty of options in surrounding areas including cosy B&Bs. What better way to start your holiday from Stansted Airport than with a fresh full English breakfast?