London-Stansted airport (STN)

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London Stansted Airport, opened on August 7, 1943, is one of the busiest in the United Kingdom and is mostly used for low-cost flights. It operates with domestic and international destinations within Europe, Northern Africa, the Middle East and North America.

Official Website: stanstedairport.com
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day. A free train service connects the different areas of the terminal.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 25.9 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +44 844 335 1803. The information booth, available around the clock, is located in the International Arrivals area.

Location

The airport is located in Essex, 48 km (30 miles) to the northeast of London.

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Car rental counters are located in a separate building, connected to the terminal through complimentary shuttles every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day.

Alamo/Enterprise/National (Tel +44 127 968 2955 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Avis/Budget (Tel +44 844 544 6027 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 am to 0:00 am, weekends from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm)
Europcar (Tel +44 371 384 3419 - 6:00 am to 1:00 am)
Firefly/Hertz (Tel +44 843 309 3071 - 6:30 am to 1:00 am)
Interrent (Tel +44 127 966 1347 - 8:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Sixt (Tel +44 127 966 1919 - 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)

 

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The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus (4:00 am to 11:30 pm), mailboxes, internet kiosks and 4 hours of free Wi-Fi access. The United Business Centre is located in Endeavour House, a short distance away from the terminal, and has meeting rooms and secretarial services. The Escape Lounge is located in the International Departures area and opens from 4:00 am to 8:30 pm (until 7:00 pm on Saturdays); the maximum stay is 3 hours and it provides complimentary cold and hot buffet food, drinks, newspapers and magazines, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, TV (access with Priority Pass, DragonPass or Diners Club membership, through online booking or by paying at the door - £30.00).

Food and Drinks- Throughout the terminal you can find fast food outlets, restaurants, bars and cafés. Harris + Hoole, Pret and Starbucks, in the Departures Hall, open 24 hours a day.
Shopping- Duty-free shops in the Departures area, in addition to stores selling cosmetics, electronics, apparel, accessories, souvenirs, toys, jewellery, books, newspapers, magazines.
Baggage- Free trolleys in the terminal, car parks and the train and bus stations. Secure wrapping, luggage storage, porters and lost property office 24 hours a day in the International Arrivals area (Tel +44 330 223 0893).
Other Services- Chapels, baby care facilities, pharmacies.

 

Inside the grounds there are several short- and long-term areas, in addition to valet parking service next to the terminal. More information: Tel +44 808 169 7031. Rates and reservations

Short Stay - Spaces located next to the main building.
Mid Stay - Courtesy shuttle buses every 10 minutes. The first hour has no cost.
Long Stay - Car park connected to the terminal through free shuttles every 15 min.
JetParks - Economy lot with complimentary buses every 15 min., ideal for stays of 1 or 2 weeks.

 

Facilities include designated parking spaces, contrasting signage, reserved seating areas, adapted restrooms and telephones, accessible transportation systems, induction loops, access ramps, escalators and lifts. Inform your airline or travel agency about your particular needs at least 48 hours before your arrival. More information: Tel +44 844 335 1803.