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Cheap Flights to London Stansted Airport

Located roughly 62 kilometres north of London's city centre, the London Stansted Airport (STN) offers a quieter, more low-key passenger experience. Skyscanner's booking engine can help you find the airlines that fly into this smaller airport, as well as the cheapest fares. Take care of your hotel accommodations and car rentals at the same time.

Best Time to Book a Flight to London Stansted Airport

The most popular months to fly into London Stansted are April and May. The weather is warm, the flowers are starting to bloom and the summer crowds haven't arrived yet. August is a very busy month, when many take their holidays, both in London and elsewhere. The least expensive times to visit are in June, July and from September through October. Midweek fares are typically less expensive. Skyscanner's Whole Month Search program can make your flight search easier. Compare a month's worth of fares at once. Being flexible with your departure date, sometimes even by a day or two, can help save you money.

Airlines That Fly to London Stansted Airport

Ryanair, based in Dublin, Ireland, has by far the most flights in and out of London Stansted. The carrier also tends to have the best rates. Other European carriers include British Air, EasyJet, Eurowings, Loganair and Pegasus Airlines. Some airlines operate seasonal itineraries only, such as Thomson Airways, Freebird Airlines, Austrian Airlines and BH Air. Passengers from the Americas can connect to carriers bound for London Stansted in cities such as Dublin, Amsterdam, Berlin or Barcelona.

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

London Stansted has one terminal shared by both domestic and international flights. Arrivals are on the ground floor, with the international arrivals having a separate baggage claim and customs checkpoint. Outside customs you'll find the International Arrivals Concourse and the exit doors for the parking lots and public transit area. The concourse has shops, cafes, an information desk and ATMs. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Shuttles to the offsite Car Rental Village leave from just outside the concourse doors. Taxis are available, but it will cost just over $200.00 CAD to get you to central London. It's a lot less expensive to take the Stansted Express, a train that leaves from the Stansted Airport station, a two-minute walk from the terminal, and arrives in downtown London 47 minutes later. Cost for a standard ticket starts at $16.00 CAD. First Class seats cost about $45.00 CAD. Accepted currency in England is the British Pound.

What to See and Do in London

Get your bearings in the city by going for a ride on the London Eye, a 135-metre tall Ferris wheel on the banks of the River Thames. Sometimes called the Millennium Wheel, this ride gives you a panoramic view of London. The iconic Big Ben is hard to miss. Stop by the gates of Buckingham Palace and watch the changing of the guards, or take a guided tour if the palace is open. Check out the Tower of London. The one-time notorious prison now guards the Crown Jewels. Step into lavish St. Paul's Cathedral where many Royals tie the knot. Take a walk in Hyde Park or rent a boat to paddle in Serpentine Lake. For shopping, check out Oxford Street, Camden Market or Spitalfields Market, all offering trendy finds.

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