Stansted London Transfers – Travel Tips – Save Money Today!
Stansted Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the world. With an average of over 20 million passengers now using the airport, effective and efficient transport infrastructure to and from this transport hub will be essential in the years to come. This article will hopefully provide readers with a more ‘practical’ insight into getting to and from the airport and ways in which to save you money.
Stansted Airport is well connected; dedicated rail express link, motorway link, regular coach services, regional/national/international flights, the list goes on.
Readers should note that no other airport has been as carefully designed as Stansted in terms of getting you to and from the airport. Originally a US air base in World War 2, this airport has grown rapidly since the Governments decision in the 1970’s to make this airport London’s third major airport hub.
Stansted Express is the new dedicated rail link from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street. A fantastic service, trains run directly from underneath the main terminal building every 15 minutes and so for a quick, seamless connection to the City of London this is the way to quickly get to London. Links for London 2012 will also be available from Tottenham Hale to Stratford in order to manage the millions of tourists expected for the London Games. The Stansted Express service provides travellers with a virtual non-stop service to London and there are also refreshments sold on the train too. Big tip however – buy your tickets online or from your airline when travelling to save £££’s. This is a premium service and so try to make savings where you can – do not leave it until Stansted Airport to buy your tickets.
The cheapest way to get into London is via Easy Bus, part of the Easy Group that brings you Easy Jet. Booking can be made in advance and tickets cost from just £2 to take you from Stansted Airport to Central London, a Bargain! Easy Bus offer one way fare deals to and from all of London’s airports. Big Tip – buy as early as you can, i.e. buy when you order your flights, and save £££s, again avoid buying your tickets at the airport terminal building.
For those of you that require your journey to and from Stansted Airport to be in a little more comfort and privacy then following much research we would recommend Stansted London Taxi Service. They use executive/MPV type vehicles for the price of a standard taxi, they are cheaper than the taxi company in the terminal building and they also offer female drivers for female travellers – very clever. Big tip – book your taxi online or call +44 (0) 1279 816901 to avoid disappointment – fares to Central London start from just £59!
When you are at Stansted Airport you will notice that the airport has undergone a massive multi million pound refit in recent years – most of the big name shops are on site and so make sure you take advantage of the tax free goodies on offer!
If you are looking to stay overnight at the airport our big tip would be to use Late Rooms as there is always plenty of choice and by using this web site you are guaranteed to save money.
If you get time local ‘must see’ tourist attractions include Audley End House near Saffron Walden, Historic Saffron Walden itself [a beautiful old English market town], Cambridge, Newmarket, Ely and its fabulous cathedral, Wimpole Hall, and nearby Hatfield Forest, an original Royal hunting forest located just minutes from the airport.