Airport location, terminals and transportation
London Stansted Airport is rather a large London airport, located in Essex, 50 km northeast of London. It is one of the three largest London airports. London Stansted Airport has one runway, one main terminal and its three satellites (B, C, D). The passenger traffic constitutes 25 million people a year. It was used as a military aircraft repair station during World War II. Since 1966 it has been operating as a civilian airport.
The airport is connected with London and other cities by railway and bus links. There is a railway station near the terminal building. Travelling to London by bus will cost you much cheaper, though will take more time. The bus stop is also located next to the terminal. You can quickly reach London and Cambridge by taxi or personal car via the M11 motorway.
Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car
Such leading international companies as Alamo, Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Sixt provide vehicle rental services at London Stansted Airport. The car rental facilities of several companies can be found in the registration zone and the arrival area of domestic flights. These are Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Europcar. You should get from the baggage claim area (the baggage carousel) to the opposite side of the hall. They are located next to the elevator, opposite Registration zone A.
The offices of the majority of companies are situated in the territory of car rental centre in the airport (London Stansted Airport Car Rental Village, Coopers End Road, CM24 1SJ). Free transfer goes to vehicle rental facilities from the terminal every 10 minutes. If you make an online order, you may get free delivery of a car to the terminal. What is more, large companies (for example, Europcar) arrange a meeting with the representative of the firm and escort to the place where you will receive your leased car. The place of return of the car is specified in the process of order. It may be a parking lot or any other place in the city.
Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby
There are several short-term parking lots just next to the terminal. The long-term car park is located 2 km from the terminal. Shuttles will take you to the main terminal. Mid Stay car park is situated not far from the terminal. You can get to it by free bus. One is allowed to leave his car at this parking lot free of charge for up to 1 hour. You can book a parking space in good time online. Valet parking and FastTrack services are provided directly near the terminal.
Within the airport's immediate surroundings you can find such hotels as Hilton Hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel, Premier Inn, Days Inn and others.