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London Stansted Airport (STN)

London Stansted Airport (STN)

  • Massimiliano S.
    "Awesome airport because is in London city.."(56 Tips)
    Cyndie D.
    "prepared to walk a lot especially for Ryanair and Monarch flights."(52 Tips)
    Mark N.
    "Take the Stansted Express - the free wifi is great"(15 Tips)
    Gerry M.
    "You get an hours free wifi in the area where the checkin desks are"(30 Tips)
754 Tips and reviews
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  • ryanair
  • stansted express
  • free Wifi
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  • johannakoll
    johannakollJanuary 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    If you want to refill your water bottle, the only fountain is provided by Itsu, located left of their tills. Free to use for anyone.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Sam F.
    Sam FinnemoreOctober 18, 2013
    Getting ready to head overseas to the land of expensive data? Don't forget to cache your maps! Open Google Maps, select the area you're travelling to in the frame of your screen and type 'OK maps'.
    Upvoted Nov 20, 2017
  • Dimitris T.
    Dimitris TzourisAugust 21, 2014
    If you have a choice between national ID and passport, go for passport because it will save you lots of time when entering the UK using the automatic passport/face scanners.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Pedro S.
    Pedro SilvaDecember 18, 2014
    If you lost your flight, find your way back to the outside area by following missed flights VP9 (go back through the way you came and you will eventually find it). Ryanair has a flat rate of 110£.
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DaddsDecember 13, 2013
    The zip bags that half the tips are complaining about paying for; they give them out at the bag X-ray bit free of charge. Quite polite too! (I'm here really early though if that makes a difference)
  • Ewe Jin L.
    Ewe Jin LeeDecember 13, 2014
    Get the meal deal for £3.75 at WHSmith which includes a sandwich, a drink and a snack bar/fruit for a quick bite. Try the piri piri chicken if you can't make up your mind!
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinOctober 30, 2016
    A lot less congested than Heathrow and Gatwick. The Windmill Wetherspoons pub does very good value food and real ales.
    Upvoted Dec 19, 2017
  • Lancelot P.
    Lancelot PatersonSeptember 18, 2013
    Best food and interesting views of flying angels bringing wine - wander over to the Radisson Hotel. Expensive but food definitely edible. Hotel rooms nice, if decorated like Austin Powers' wet dream.
  • Edgars B.
    Edgars BudreikoMay 14, 2014
    Passport controll officer wished my girlfriend happy birthday :) With Ryanair u can take your cabin lugadge + a small handbag and now they have allocated seats aswell. Good value for price.
  • Fatih K.
    Fatih KuranMay 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Stansted Express is running perfectly to Liverpool Street and it is the best way to commute. There is almost always a long queue for passport control upon landing
  • Krzysztof K.
    Krzysztof KołosowskiMarch 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I really like that airport. It's crowded, sometimes the organization is bad but still it has its own charm. Try to get the latest flight once. You'll be surprised how calm it is.
  • Tanya V.
    Tanya VNovember 27, 2016
    Impressively busy airport with lots of shops and cafes. Keep an eye on your flight status since it's a long walk from the entrance to gates entangled with shops
  • Melle E.
    Melle ElleJanuary 28, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    The airport is so much nicer after the renovation, lots of eateries and shops to choose between + large duty free shop.
  • Shane A.
    Shane A.May 31, 2014
    Use the bridge bar hidden around the corner from Wetherspoons but well sign posted - it's much quieter & therefore quicker service.
  • Matt A.
    Matt AndersonDecember 21, 2012
    Gourmet Hot Dog in the main concourse is the least Gourmet experience I have ever had. Served up a cold sausage and when I asked for a hot one the guy picked it up with his fingers and offered it.
  • Ing
    IngDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    My favourite regional airport, but beware if picking up / dropping off - short stay parking is extortionate. 2hrs free parking at nearby Birchanger Services - wait there for your passenger to call!
  • Piotr K.
    Piotr KrawiecDecember 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Security here can be SUPER slow, invest in Fast Track. Train is the quickest (and IMHO, best) way to and from the city, unless you're going to the outskirts of London, then Uber might be better.
  • M K.
    M KMay 20, 2012
    Be sure to leave extra time to get through security. Liquids 100mls and less must be placed in a 20cmx20cm resealable bag and kept out of your bag separately.
  • Joran K.
    Joran KikkeJune 13, 2012
    To get through security as fast as possible, join a queue that is near the middle. These queues feed both sides of the security islands, while the end queues only feed one side so move half the speed.
    Upvoted Dec 8, 2017
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MilanaSeptember 6, 2014
    For a nice meal before at Stansted airport before you leave for your holiday destination I recommend the bridge restaurant fantastic food and affordable
  • Alia Anne Surtees J.
    This may be a shitty airport with very little internet, but the people at the DISABLED ASSISTANCE are AMAZING. They have gone out of their way to help me in all ways!!! (and I'm not disabled)
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    You can catch planes from here. There is also a direct train to London Liverpool Street. A few shops and cafes in the airport, it's what you'd typically expect of an airport.
  • Phil M.
    Phil MarshallMay 4, 2013
    Dropping people off by car? Follow signs for express set down, then you pay £2 at the exit. There's a change machine but you can pay by card! Free set down is at a car park a short free bus ride away
  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't go straight to the wetherspoons for breakfast... Walk to the right of it through a corridor and you find the Bridge bar and restaurant. Much nicer and much quieter.
  • Marc C. L.
    Marc C. LangeFebruary 27, 2014
    Def. take the national express buses, and not the ones by Terravision. NE has free WIFI and nice personnel while TV just keeps messing it up, and is unapologetic. Missing appointments because of them
  • Melle E.
    Melle Elle3 weeks ago
    Been here 5+ times
    Loving the new look with some good shopping and selection of restaurants. The electronic check in machines will let you have 20.9 kg before charging you.
  • Luz Divina M.
    A nice aeroport! Plenty of Shops if you need to buy a gift. Also many places to have Lunch . And 1 h free wifi ;)
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan M.November 26, 2015
    Well organized, great waiting area with lots of places to eat, to buy.. Great airport!
  • Ali S.
    Ali SufyanNovember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try Stansteds official parking website to book parking in short term Orange. Costs about £10-15 more than long term but so convenient and no wait at all to get out of the airport.
  • Daniel
    DanielAugust 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Sometimes it's a haven of peace and quiet, other times it's a heaving mess. There's no way of telling in advance which one it will be, so just be prepared for the latter...
  • Luca G.
    Luca GibelliJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Illustrius bar is in a quiet place, near gate 44. They serve a pretty decent Guinness. Recommended if you want to escape from the noise of the central hall, after security check.
  • Stefy R.
    Stefy RfwSeptember 3, 2014
    Nice airport! Costa coffe open all night! It is good if you need to wait your plane early in the morning. If you get here early you can find a comfortable seat!
  • Zanya
    ZanyaNovember 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    In a rush? Pay £5 or €6 for fast track security at door 1. It's by no means fast but it's still quicker than waiting in a queue of hundreds!
  • Peter J.
    Peter JohnsonJune 12, 2014
    When you foolishly forget to print your boarding pass again & Ryanair is demanding your first born child; head down to isle A and print it for £1 per hour & £1 per page at the computer kiosk.
  • Philip H.
    Philip HarknettAugust 16, 2013
    Happy to use Caffé Italia. Away from the main concourse, so much quieter. Great service & for the price, good valuee food! !
  • Jacob J.
    Jacob JaySeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    There's computers with printer in several places around the checkins to print boarding passes. Takes £2 of coins—pricier but no mucking around for a copy shop/net cafe in town, especially on Sunday!
  • Mark L.
    Mark LeeAugust 10, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Escape Lounge a good refuge ... Good selection of hot and cold food (pies, sausage rolls; potato, bean, green & couscous salads)
  • Patricia W.
    Patricia WolmerFebruary 9, 2011
    If you're planning to spend the night to catch an early flight, be sure to arrive around 10pm, otherwise all the good seats to sleep on will have already been taken!
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RosenbergAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    As of August 2014, security is much improved & queues are much shorter. Plus you can be dropped off and picked up outside the terminal, rather than downstairs
  • Amir Afiq
    Amir AfiqApril 9, 2015
    There's a prayer room for all faiths can be found in Check-in Zone J, opposite Caffè Alba (before security control). Opening hours are 05:00 to 23:00 daily
  • Olga O.
    Olga OrlovaMarch 14, 2015
    Once 1 hour of free wi-fi (per device) has expired, you can still use: foursquare app, most google products (search, plus, blogspot, etc, but not gmail), the airport's official website (obviously)
  • Bardia K.
    Bardia K.2 weeks ago
    Might feel like a giant duty free shop with an airport attached to it. Worth exploring security lines to find the shortest; furthest left was out the door, furthest right had no queue at all.
  • Crazy Bob
    Crazy BobMarch 4, 2013
    (1) on the train platforms, you can easily log on to the free wi-fi of the Stansted Express trains, even when you're not travelling by train; (2) if you need them, buy liquids baggies at Boots (40p).
  • Paul M.
    Paul MorrisMarch 14, 2013
    You can only use 2 clear bags for liquids even though dispensers sell in 4's. Stansted seem to have their own ruling on liquids over and above the EU directive of 1ltr in 100ml bottles!
  • eDreams
    eDreamsApril 16, 2012
    After security check head to Pret A Manger where where you can enjoy a coffee as you watch the planes land and take off through the giant windows.
  • Leonel S.
    Leonel SilvaAugust 14, 2014
    Try Bridge - Nice semi hidden pub after you cross the main hall and turn right. Nice breakfasts and pub food
  • Janar M.
    Janar MeriloMarch 18, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The new self bag drop is super quick. Took max 10 minutes to drop the bag.
  • Lauma Z.
    Lauma ZAugust 25, 2014
    Easy to get there by train (40 min from Liverpool Station) or bus, otherwise the airport is far away from London. Free WiFi is available for an hour and there are many shops ( quite expensive though).
  • Phil H.
    Phil HApril 7, 2014
    If you get there and the Wetherspoons is so full they turn you away, don't worry! Follow on around the corner and there is a bar around the back
  • Alina F.
    Alina FeldmanOctober 15, 2013
    If you travel with kid you must have the special baby bottle in order to be able to take with you water on board.
  • Martin J.
    Martin JeszkeAugust 14, 2012
    Very spacious airport with a great deal of space to expand. Car parks are well located. Very well signposted.
  • Neo
    NeoApril 28, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    After some recent renovation, the airport operates well better. Security lanes take 3-10 minutes, even in a really busy day. If you are flying with Ryan air, stop moaning, you should know the rules.
  • Kriss L.
    Kriss LOctober 10, 2014
    Very crowdy place so after landing always think about 1-2 hours of waiting at passport control. use self service terminals on the left if you have biometric passport
  • yasin m.
    yasin muderrisogluMay 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    if you are early and looking for quite place follow the 81-88 gates sign.
  • Adam Q.
    Adam QAugust 17, 2014
    You can park, collect your pickup and depart from the red zone car park in less than 25-minutes. Don't bother with the expensive pickup zone.
  • Alastair H.
    Alastair HiltonOctober 13, 2014
    It's an airport so you'll hate every minute here. Lots of queues and lots of getting all your liquids taken off you. What more could you ask for from an airport?
  • Stuart L.
    Stuart LongleySeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The security wall has moved so ponti's is now after security. No one can find it yet though so it's a nice quiet place to sit!
  • Dimitris K.
    Dimitris KotsiosDecember 12, 2014
    This airport is not so good ! Only 1 hr. wifi! There are many people sleeping there but they can't sleep because there are no chairs or place to sit! The cheapest way to go to the center is easybus!
  • Cate T.
    Cate TJanuary 29, 2015
    Don't spend £1 on mini plastic bags... Scan your boarding pass and go through the gates, and they'll give you some for free when you get into the security queue
  • Kirsty F.
    Kirsty FossengenJuly 29, 2013
    Flying with Ryan air? Watch you don't shop too much as all shopping has to go into your hand luggage. Unlike other airports where you can take hand luggage and one bag of tax free shopping.
  • Suna E.
    Suna EralpNovember 3, 2015
    Stansted express train has %50discount if you buy 1 month before your journey. It takes 50 minutes from London Liverpool street station to airport. Some gates are accessible by a train within airport.
  • Luisa B.
    Luisa BrookAugust 10, 2012
    Best to develop the patience of a saint before you arrive otherwise there's is danger of self combustion. Especially in Boots.
  • Sam
    SamSeptember 16, 2014
    £3.50 for fasttrack security (from the parking booking website) seems like a bargain when you see the queues at 6am!
  • Emilio L.
    Emilio LaraDecember 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This is a modern quite simple functional airport. Right now is undergoing through some renovations so the main waiting area is very crowded so i advise to buy whatever yo have to buy and go directly
  • Tengku Zahasman
    Tengku ZahasmanAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    I love Stansted airport .. easy in, easy out. Everything centralized in one place so there's no confusing different terminals and whatnot ...
  • Dominic R.
    Dominic RossAugust 17, 2014
    Everything has been changed round so that it looks very different. If you haven't been for a while, look at a map on the Stansted website.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HajdukMay 24, 2016
    The airport is way too crowded, queues for controls are too long . Duty free is awesome, there's definitely all you need . Free toilets, free (slow) wifi .
  • Max W.
    Max WilsonNovember 30, 2015
    Don't eat here. Eat at the Ash Pub, 10mins drive round back of airport. Amazing food. Good prices. Own beer.
  • Mark L.
    Mark LeeJuly 1, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Escape Lounge excellent But definitely needs Power sockets at each table. Trains to gates 1-39 often Short and do Not match all the entry Doors.
  • Cian F.
    Cian FloodApril 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Dublin flights have a tendency to change from the normal Ryanair departure area - keep an eye on the boards before moving to gate. Don't assume ull make ur flight if u get it wrong - it's a long walk!
  • fdr
    fdrDecember 24, 2014
    there is a mini pop-up starbucks van on the way to the toilets if you want to avoid queuing for a long time at the big starbucks store
  • Lancelot P.
    Lancelot PatersonSeptember 18, 2013
    Train station will take you to Cambridge, Birmingham and beyond, but ticket sellers upstairs only interested in flogging Express (ha) to London. Go to station for best deals.
  • Eskil V.
    Eskil VestreNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Arrivals: don't wait in toilet lines before passport control. The queues are much shorter after. Also, if you're heading downtown by Stansted Express, just use their queue-free toilets at the platform
  • Simone
    SimoneJanuary 15, 2013
    Bring your own plastic bag and prepare them with your liquids/makeup/ stuff inside or you'll loose a lot of time at the security checks
  • Maco G.
    Maco GonzalezSeptember 14, 2014
    If you want to escape from all the stress go to gates 40/59. Places to seat there and you don't have to take the train to get to them
  • Aga K.
    Aga K.March 17, 2015
    Very long queues to the incoming EU border in the morning! Take it into consideration when booking a transfer to London because we waited 40mins for checking documents and nearly missed our bus!
  • Chris 
    Chris January 26, 2015
    Great airport! Closer to the city, lots of shops for the last-minuters and upgrading works to make it even better.
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MiltenbergerApril 6, 2011
    Hassle free experience other than wearing many of my clothes to keep baggage wt down. The convenience type store is the cheapest place 4 beverages. Open 24 hrs.
  • Kai B.
    Kai BelowAugust 7, 2011
    The hand baggage weight check at the Ryanair terminal is quite entertaining. If you are early take a seat and observe for a while :)
  • Mark C.
    Mark ClulowSeptember 28, 2015
    Arrive with LOTS of time to spare. They charge £3 just to drop people off now which results in a massive queue out front. Secondly, pay £5 for fast track security lane once inside to save an hour.
  • Angelika W.
    Angelika WestphalDecember 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like shopping, this is great. But plan in enough time to go to gates as you are guided along all shops, wasting a lot of time #stansted#inefficient#
  • Jakub D.
    Jakub DubravčíkOctober 30, 2014
    Costa café has a good coffee and they also have plugins. Airport free wi-fi is just for one hour.
  • Tim R.
    Tim RodieMarch 12, 2011
    Stansted Wetherspoon's (The Windmill - charming) sausage sandwiches are actually made of rare pork found only on Jupiter. Rare, hideously expensive and taste a little like asteroid.
  • Monika M.
    small airport, so you cant really get lost, but at the same time it also has a decent variety of restaurants and shops :)
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PondMarch 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Gate 58 is quite a walk. Give youself 10 mins for comfort and to avoid the slow moving walking road blocks. People! Be aware / considerate of those around you.
  • Rafael R.
    Rafael ReedJune 12, 2017
    Good option just plan your train service with time, it takes about an hour to arrive at London City Center.
  • Nadia V.
    Nadia VolNovember 29, 2015
    Passport control takes forever unless you have an e-passport. Plan accordingly your commute. Terravision is the cheapest connection to London,6£ online, shuttle departures out and on the right
  • James R.
    James RichardsFebruary 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    What a totally ridiculous new layout. Winding lane of shops to go through just after security. People stopping and tripping over each other. You should have left it as it was!
  • Isa S.
    Isa SierraSeptember 5, 2017
    Ever since they changed the layout, it's a complete chaos. Everything and anything is more important that the travellers comfort.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ClarkDecember 15, 2014
    Get there even earlier than you think you need to. The queues through security are always huge.
  • Dimitris T.
    Dimitris TzourisAugust 21, 2014
    Quite big airport. Gates 40-50 are towards the opposite direction. Getting to the gate usually involves going down stairs.
  • Luba P.
    Luba PolackovaJune 24, 2014
    You need at least hour and half to make connected flight. There is too many people at boarder control. Also, when you land, you have to go out of terminal and then go through security check again!
  • Attila G.
    Attila GyörffyMay 30, 2012
    If you need to get to either Liverpool Street or Stratford, there's not only the National Express coach but Terravision too that tends to be cheaper.
  • Luca G.
    Luca GibelliMarch 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Lost&found and "left luggage" have been moved near the arrivals area (next to Burger King). They are no longer between check-in area G and H as indicated in the airport map and various signs! Beware!
  • Daniel O.
    Daniel O'FlahertyOctober 2, 2017
    Very good airport but as is the same with every airport it is incredibly crowded at times!
  • Susan M.
    Susan MApril 19, 2013
    They have a Yo Sushi but that doesn't make up for how money-grabbing this airport has become since BAA sold it. Pity, used to be one of the good ones. Now it's on a par with Luton. :(
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan ThompsonNovember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Be warned! The transit is one way. If you get to the wrong one the only way back is by official rescue vehicle... If your not sure of your gate then use the lounge by gate 74!
  • Jason Q.
    Jason QuarisaOctober 12, 2017
    Security is strict so be prepared. Lots of food and bar options. Modern and clean airport.
  • Radim V.
    Radim VaculíkJuly 26, 2017
    4 hours free Wi-Fi internet. Free plastic bags before security. Good restaurants choice in food court ✈️
  • Daniel O.
    Daniel O'FlahertyOctober 2, 2017
    Massive range of shops and eating places plus lots of places to sit and rest.
  • Sigrún Ó.
    Sigrún ÓlafsdóttirDecember 2, 2011
    if travelling with easyjet and carrying a guitar. bring it in a soft case and you get to take it free of charge in hand luggage
  • Simone P.
    Simone PiunnoMarch 23, 2012
    On arrival a guy took my cabin bag instead of his. I had to run after him all the way up the queue of passengers. I'm so glad the border control is so far away from the gate....
  • Nigel O.
    Nigel O' CallaghanFebruary 15, 2011
    If you're not in too much of a rush, check out the stansted express bus service rather than the train. It's very punctual, takes 40-60 mins depending on traffic and is only 15 pounds return!
  • Neo
    NeoFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If you are picking up, check out the •free• one hour parking . The short stay are hugely expensive!
  • Enis A.
    Enis AksoyJuly 30, 2017
    Rynair staff is stupid here! They are slow and crazy! You can see Mustafa Kemal Atatürk words 'future is in the skies'
  • Robert C.
    Robert ConnDecember 5, 2012
    Calling the Stansted train an "Express" is false advertising. It tends to stop at every hole in the hedge.
  • Tatsu P.
    Tatsu PLOctober 9, 2013
    Finally you can benefit from those new biometric passports and it saves you 10+ minutes in regular line
  • Eva K. S.
    Eva K. SalviApril 21, 2010
    If you sit in the waiting area after going through security, you can now get free Internet access. Definitely a step forward considering few airports offer this facility!
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan ThompsonNovember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    There are two No 1 lounges at Stansted. One by gate 74 which is a good 15 min walk from the main terminal and one at satellite 1 for gates 11 through 19. The second is much nicer.
  • Eirini K.
    Eirini KmNovember 13, 2017
    Very organized airport. But don't be late, it's big and you need up to 15mins to go to gates.
  • Sandrastica
    SandrasticaAugust 22, 2014
    Really far from London, what you save in your flight, you spend it on the train!
  • Alistair M.
    Alistair MitchellMarch 25, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Don knock Stansted. Travel weekly from here and compared to Heathrow it is easily the best London airport. Although if anyone works in border control can you sort that out as it manned by numskulls
  • Nastja S.
    Nastja StaceyMay 17, 2015
    Very big airport, a lot of people, too crowded. Ti much stress because of the security control. Better to buy fast track at £3.5
  • Bonifacy
    BonifacySeptember 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't take Terravision Coach. Pay couple of pounds more for National Express and save yourself some stress (and in my case £110 for missed flight)
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PurcikJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Not so comfortable place. But if you lije comfort,why don't you pay 500£ and fly from Heatrow? ) because Ryanair is cheap. So just "enjoy" this 4hrs :)
  • James A.
    James AJuly 29, 2011
    Best internet is with spectrum: 10 £ for the day and they have wall chargers free. Staff is also super nice
  • Anastassia S.
    Anastassia SuhJanuary 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    1 hour of free WiFi avaliable. And if you need to charge your phone/laptop/netbook/etc there are sockets and charging points throughout all the airside.
  • Aengus
    AengusMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    When going through security don't for the love of God get stuck behind a group of Spanish school kids :)
  • Panos M.
    Panos MeyerDecember 19, 2012
    5£ for fast lane, no matter which status you got. There is always something, when you travelling :)
  • David F.
    David FilipDecember 9, 2016
    This is one of the most annoying airports ever.. A place where low cost airlines degrade you to a piece of luggage but at the same time will bully you into spending as much as possible on the site..
  • Chris P.
    Chris PhillipsAugust 22, 2016
    When trying to find your way in by car, avoid the drop-off lane! You'll be charged £3 to exit, even if you don't stop.
  • Peter B.
    Peter BaileyAugust 13, 2017
    If you walk towards gates there is way more seating - saves standing in the cramped area with shops
  • Samuel C.
    Samuel CaddickAugust 10, 2014
    Starbucks is reliable, as is the noodle place. Much more after security than before it.
  • Gillian H.
    Gillian HastingsJuly 24, 2011
    Arrive at least 30 mins ahead of what you think you need. Security unbelievably slow. BAA duty free shops must suffer as a result. You would think management would deal with this passenger experience!
  • idleberg
    idlebergAugust 28, 2011
    Contrary to what Ryan Air claims, bus tickets are cheaper at the airport. When headed for Liverpool Street, you can also travel on the Terravision coach.
  • Merve A.
    Merve A.March 31, 2015
    Security checks take ages. There are M&S, a small shop and Costa before security check, and few restaurants near the gates.
  • Richard
    RichardNovember 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're going from gates 1-19, get on at the end of the transit train, not the front. It will save you time when you get off at the station.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJanuary 4, 2015
    You can check into your flight using the automated kiosks - even if the departures board says for you to "wait".
  • Elsie M.
    Elsie MareeJune 21, 2016
    You need to leave a minimum of 45 mins from landing for getting from arrivals to the stanstead express. Even with just hand luggage it took nearly 40 mins at passport control!
  • John H.
    John HydeFebruary 1, 2016
    The new M&S is handy on the way home from any trip!
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RosenbergAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're going to park, book in advance - it's much cheaper!
  • Sam G.
    Sam GreenlandMay 16, 2012
    1 thing to print/printer won't accept coins? It's cheaper to pay a quid for the computers next to the printer, then just £1 for the print. Assuming its only one page you're printing...
  • petter w.
    petter warnsbergJune 19, 2011
    Pre-book your Taxi out of here. One Taxi company got the monopoly and the arrogant booking agent seemed very please with how much more expense they are "of course we are, so?"
  • Richard
    RichardNovember 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Although a certain airline doesn't make it very clear, check "which" Düsseldorf you're flying to. Air Berlin does the main one. The other airline doesn't and also flys at -+ the same time! Careful!!
  • Edward N.
    Edward NunnJune 6, 2012
    Buy bottled water from Pret- it's much cheaper than WHSmith as they don't hike their prices.
  • Nathalie D.
    Nathalie De ClercqSeptember 21, 2013
    Easyjet and some other low cost airlines are allowed to 'push off early'... Up to fifteen minutes BEFORE the official take off time. Ridiculous. Get there early.
  • Marielle C.
    Marielle CoronaSeptember 17, 2013
    If you need to charge your phone there's a charging booth right outside of the American Apparel store.
  • John N.
    John NewburyJuly 11, 2011
    Always drive right to the end of the Red Car Park- there are normally spaces next to the main terminal building.
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy ParsonsOctober 23, 2011
    If you're heading on to the M11, the services off the roundabout include a small Waitrose: perfect if you're heading back to an empty fridge!
  • Anika
    AnikaNovember 26, 2014
    Least favourite London airport. Nonsensical layout, seems to be forever under construction, journeying to London EC/N1 is more pleasant from City Airport & Gatwick
  • Andru K.
    Andru KeelOctober 28, 2012
    Big love for the automatic passport control for chipped passports! Straight thru nice n easy!
  • Luke M.
    Luke MarshSeptember 25, 2014
    Very modern and quick check in process of you have printed your own boarding pass 👌
  • Erin T.
    Erin Travel With BenderNovember 16, 2013
    Easyjet is far worse then RyanAir. Be ware of security all laptops and cables are thoroughly checked. Security stole my vegemite... They know its better then marmite.
  • Marco T.
    Marco TeubnerMay 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Now again, the 20x20 plastic bags for toiletries in your hand luggage is available for free.
  • Carolina R.
    Carolina RinaldiMay 20, 2014
    Welcome to Stansted Airport. Been flying for 1 and a half hours? Prepare to double that at passport controls. Happy journey home.
  • Eskil V.
    Eskil VestreNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Just do like you're told and don't mess up, and you'll have a fantastic journey with Ryanair!
  • Milena G.
    Milena GodlewskaNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Nice, cosy airport. Everything always goes smooth.
  • Linzeye B.
    Linzeye BrandAugust 23, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    I swear to got England is the only country in Europe that enforces that stupid rule for one little plastic bag of liquids. The staff are all rude in everything but duty free.
  • Martin G.
    Martin GreavesSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If the queues at security are are scarily long, there's a queue-jumping fasttrack option which costs £5.
  • Wesley M.
    Wesley McCloy2 weeks ago
    Security can be very busy, sparse seating but loads of shops and restaurants
  • Frank v.
    Frank van LoonJune 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Although ‘Glorious Britain’ provides sufficient, it is more a souvenirs shop.
  • Alb
    AlbOctober 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The security people are really into the liquids-inda-plastic-bag thing so if you forgot your toothpaste in your suitcase prepare to waste 20'.
  • LiveShareTravel
    LiveShareTravelSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get 20% off meet and greet airport parking with Meteor: and code LIVE2014.
  • Doni B.
    Doni BlagojevicNovember 18, 2015
    Actually WiFi is free and unlimited. A bit crowded but no big complaints
  • Mark H.
    Mark HenwoodFebruary 5, 2016
    On crummy Vodafone and without signal in departures? There are dribbles of 4G available by the shuttle trains behind the Windmill (Wetherspoons)
  • Rob K.
    Rob KniazMarch 28, 2010
    If non-EU passport and flying Ryanair you must visit the visa check desk or you WILL be denied boarding. No exceptions.
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  • Mark L.
    Mark LeeNovember 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Good No. 1 Traveller Lounge but be careful as enormous challenge if your plane's gate isn't in that part of the airport
  • Margherita B.
    Margherita B.March 9, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Pre-book only the Stansted Express tickets, they also come with a special offer if purchased in advance
  • Katarína D.
    Katarína DedinskáSeptember 16, 2016
    You are lucky if you manage to find working socket to charge your devices. Loads of them bot not even one worked. Low-cost airport but quite busy
  • Richard G.
    Richard GregorySeptember 23, 2010
    What weighs more... 10kg of cotton wool or 10kg of iron? It doesn't matter, Ryanair will still attempt to stiff you - even if your carry-on luggage is within their personal baggage allowance. Read more
  • Catherine G.
    Catherine GouletMay 20, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    If only there was another way to get there £19 for the express is really expensive. Bus from Stratford does not garantie you to have a place when it's busy. Even if you have a ticket.
  • Pedro S.
    Pedro SilvaDecember 18, 2014
    Flying in from EU and connecting to another flight? Don't forget you will have to go through the border again (plan ahead with time to go through security)
  • Henna P.
    Henna PatelJune 28, 2017
    Head to Pret for vegan food - there is normally at least one sandwich/wrap and one salad
  • Wout L.
    Wout LabanOctober 8, 2013
    The medium coffee at Costca would be considered a bowl of soup in many countries!
  • David R.
    David RodriguezMay 2, 2013
    Quite nice airport. A bit far from London. Expect dense traffic if you go by road.
  • UglyCook
    UglyCookJanuary 1, 2015
    It's unbelievable how a airport that looks modern have staff incredibly lost and so unorganized.. Never seen so much security scrutiny...
  • Martin K.
    Martin KNovember 10, 2014
    Prepare for long queues. Be here early, especially since ground transportation is not the most reliable.
  • John O.
    John ONolanApril 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you need power to charge a phone/laptop, there are 4 sockets at the bottom of the pillar opposite check-in desk K158.
  • Hassan E.
    Hassan ElmiMarch 8, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Its OK....not a nice looking airport but does the job and close to Cambridge
  • Nikos T.
    Nikos TaskosApril 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This place looks like a post-apocalyptic refugee centre with absolutely no place to sit or sleep, poor restaurant choices and no sockets or wi-fi for public!Beware the gates of RyanAir hell lay here!
  • Jack J.
    Jack JenkinsOctober 6, 2015
    Cramped and busy airport, everyone on top of each other. Too many shops. Don't expect to have a fun time. The reprieve is one hour of free wifi. I long for a real airport such as LHR
  • Kanna N.
    Kanna NJune 19, 2011
    Come early, especially during the school holidays otherwise you'll have to fight a massive school group to the check in desk.
  • Gerry M.
    Gerry McCaffertyMay 24, 2013
    You get an hours free wifi in the area where the checkin desks are
  • David C.
    David CuestaOctober 11, 2014
    Enter in the country is horrible, I've spend almost 2 hours to get out of the airport and be seated in the bus direction to London, landed at 13,30 I reached Baker Street at 16,45, please do something
  • Dan G.
    Dan GlyballsJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The Spar in the main terminal ... Cheap cheap beer and nibbles for either pre or post flight relaxation
  • Marcelo Almeida
    Marcelo AlmeidaApril 15, 2015
    liked. friendly security staff. 1 hour free wifi
  • Nicola S.
    Nicola StewartDecember 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Early morning (7am) security queues were a breeze. The transit vehicle slows down your connection to the gate
  • Kate M.
    Kate MelehovaOctober 19, 2014
    Prepare for reaaallly looooong lines! Better arrive in advance so that you won't miss your flight
  • Jan T.
    Jan TjeJanuary 27, 2013
    Don't be tempted by a warm meal, drear clear of Burger King at five in the am happy flying!
  • Victoria R.
    Victoria RedshawOctober 30, 2013
    The queues for security are incredibly long and are staffed by unfriendly, unsmiling individuals. I will be travelling to Heathrow in order to fly next time, thank goodness.
  • Erik B.
    Erik BrockwellOctober 23, 2014
    Save 20-30 min by using the e-passport line. Watch out for competing bus and train companies scattered through the airport.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BarberFebruary 20, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Cracking wetherspoons after the zoo of duty free stores
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KertonOctober 28, 2014
    Make sure you visit the visa desk if you are flying Ryanair or they kick off at the gate.
  • Darius K.
    Darius KalinauskasJanuary 6, 2015
    Internet works great near burger king and leon plus there are less people here :)
  • Simon H.
    Simon HallAugust 28, 2010
    Water is an absolute rip off everywhere +£1.69 a bottle) but there's free drinking water taps by the toilets by gate 46 and in arrivals luggage collection hall. There should be more of them!
  • 👉Alex P.
    👉Alex Peña👈July 23, 2014
    The English are ridiculously serious about small liquids. I wish they still had their famous punctuality which they don't anymore.
  • Louise H.
    Louise HJuly 23, 2011
    A lot of waiting for an empty shuttle to the immigration hall where there were more waiting in looong lines to enter UK. Also a bit frightening to be welcomed by policemen with machine guns
  • Debbie P.
    Debbie PintoJune 1, 2013
    I have never seen such a mess. It took me 40 min to go to the security because the queues are so badly organised. If you have a chance to choose another place to your outbound flight, do it!
  • Rob W.
    Rob WApril 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid parking in the 15 min car park unless you are happy to drive round every 10 mins or so... 45 mins parking just cost over £30
  • Mark V.
    Mark Von Der MedenSeptember 6, 2013
    Get a fast track access for £5 ... It's worth it.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew ScottFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    DON'T fly into Stansted on a late Sunday flight. The customs queue is guaranteed to be longer than your European flight (esp if you're non-Eu/UK)
  • Haspok
    HaspokSeptember 8, 2014
    Nearly all shops and restaurants in the passenger hall are closed due to refurbishment. (2014 Sept)
  • Dean
    DeanAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The departure check in is horrendous. Forget the sign pay give pounds for express check in and breeze right through the line of staff
  • moko a.
    moko anggoroDecember 20, 2014
    My only complaint is that its located so far from London city. Other than that, its okay.
  • Markus T.
    Markus TMay 20, 2013
    If your gate is in the 50s it's at least a 10 min long walk, so start early.
  • Duygu
    DuyguSeptember 6, 2011
    I tried the biometric visa booths for the first time. Their queue was moving much slower than the regular passport checking..
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliJanuary 22, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Now with expanded area for security checks
  • clive k.
    clive kornitzerJune 12, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Busy airport always q at passport skip the e password and go for the normal q
  • Wojciech Z.
    Wojciech ZalotJanuary 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    After leaving the train go the e-passport checking row it might be faster than the regular ID control.
  • Florian R.
    Florian RichterOctober 11, 2013
    Can't say I've had a single pleasant experience at this airport. Ryanair however makes things even worse as soon as you approach their gates.
  • Simon
    SimonJune 11, 2012
    Pick up point is 15 quid after 25 mins. There's a Macy D's just after you come off the M11
  • Dave S.
    Dave SparksDecember 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Keep an eye on your gate, for some of them you have to catch a little shuttle train. If you leave it too late you'll miss the flight.
  • Nash N.
    Nash NaniJune 4, 2016
    Stansted express is fast, convenient and has free wifi.
  • Julia G.
    Julia Garcia PrietoSeptember 15, 2013
    Security is more strict than in any other airport I have ever been (liquids, shoes, computers and what not) and it takes forever to go through so make sure you arrive in time!
  • Phil V.
    Phil VincentSeptember 30, 2010
    Great food at Yam Yam. Also boots has a cheap meal deal if you don't fancy spending much.
  • Alia Anne Surtees J.
    There is a socket to charge next to check in E. Right behind where they keep the wheelchairs
  • Laura C.
    Laura ComanJune 13, 2014
    Avoid this airport if you can. So busy with no room to move or to find a seat. Speedy through security but the departures area needs way more room for the amount of people flooding through.
  • Freddie D.
    Freddie DaniellsJanuary 19, 2013
    Efficient service at STN airport and yet another on time flight with Ryanair (despite the snow)! What's not to love.
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LeckieMay 4, 2013
    Imagine if you rounded up all the stupidest people in Britain, herded them into one giant hall, then told them to be as rude and inconsiderate to each other as possible .Welcome to Stansted.
  • Ali Y.
    Ali YorukAugust 19, 2012
    burada turkce anonslar da yapiliyor/ there are turkish announcements, as well ;)
  • Marcus O.
    Marcus O'BOctober 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't understand why more people don't use fast track security. Best 5er you'll ever spend.
  • José F.
    José FernandesDecember 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One day Stansted will be an airport of the 1st world and we will have a way to keep in transit inside Schengen space!!
  • Tamas O.
    Tamas OlajosMarch 7, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Since the refurbrishment started, the whole airport is dark, overcrowded and has lack of seats. Hope it ends soon.
  • Alexander V.
    Alexander VanTerheydenJune 22, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    UK Border control needs a reality check - hire more staff to deal with the shocking queues - truly abysmal welcoming into the country - embarrassed to be British when the queues are this long
  • Fundació M.
    Fundació MiesJuly 25, 2014
    Winner of European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 1990.
  • Harald G.
    Harald GaerttnerJanuary 24, 2011
    Good service by Stansted Airport Security. You can now weigh your luggage there for free. So avoid the rip-off machines that charge you 50 pence a few meters before!
  • Stefan H.
    Stefan HübnerAugust 7, 2015
    Cheapest option to get here is with National Express. 10£ from Liverpool Street Station.
  • Lorella M.
    Lorella MartiniFebruary 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to the right side @passport checkpoint , new self check fast and easy :)
  • Yoonie S.
    Yoonie SJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't buy clear bags - they give them to you for free in the security line!
  • Joseph P.
    Joseph PurseNovember 25, 2013
    Jesus Christ stanstead has gone from 15 minutes free parking to 2 quid just to be set down within two months - a bloody disgrace
  • marta b.
    marta bartosiewiczJanuary 2, 2015
    Arrive early, queues are unbelievable. Busy airport, we couldn't find place to sit.
  • Miguel E.
    Miguel EscotoMay 5, 2013
    Choose national express over any other transport. The difference is incredible.
  • Alexander V.
    Alexander VanTerheydenMay 2, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Refuse the X-Ray Body Scanner machines - they are an invasion of your space and will likely give you cancer
  • Ben R.
    Ben RooneyFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    If you don't have a clear, re-sealable bag they often give you one at security.
  • Amir Afiq
    Amir AfiqApril 9, 2015
    first impression upon arrival was the airport doesn't feel/look that 'welcoming' after a long 14 hours flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but it's alright.
  • IngenieroDavid
    IngenieroDavidJune 10, 2013
    No. 1 Lounge (by Gates 1-19), where Air Berlin flights depart. They accept Priority List memberships.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarksApril 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Loo is between the Pret and Giraffe. You're welcome.
  • heidi h.
    heidi harmanJune 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring your own plastic bags for makeup an liquids, as this IKEA airport will charge you for them.
  • Eric F.
    Eric FeldmanOctober 7, 2017
    Come at least 3 hours before your flight. Took me 40 minutes to have a boarding pass, 15 minutes wating for my bag after passing him at the clearence machine and about 20 minutes running to my gate
  • Mike R.
    Mike RussellDecember 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    You need to catch transit if you're departing from gates 1-39 so leave time for that once you get airside.
  • Juan T.
    Juan TarragonaAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You'll suffer long queues after bank holdays. Just be patient and smile :-)
  • Steph W.
    Steph WNovember 5, 2014
    There were free plastic bags for liquids and gels when I was passing through security. 20cm x 20cm sized.
  • Bora D.
    Bora DemiralanOctober 30, 2017
    Everything is nice at this airport but the location...
  • Citynomadi
    CitynomadiMay 16, 2014
    What to do in London? Well, download Nomadi and search London. You'll get nice walks all over the city.
  • Cyndie D.
    Cyndie Da RochaJune 16, 2017
    Be prepared to walk a lot especially for Ryanair and Monarch flights.
  • Artur R.
    Artur RodriguesDecember 2, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Going through security can take anywhere between 10 and 60 minutes.
  • Federica
    FedericaApril 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You're only allowed liquids in a sealable bag of a certain size now. But then you buy as many as you like in the departure lounge and no one gives a toss.
  • Haspok
    HaspokSeptember 8, 2014
    Fastest and cheapest way from/to Liverpool Street station is Terravision buses.
  • Adam P.
    Adam PrettyjohnsJune 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Definitely check out the Krispy Kreme stand. Gorgeous ;-)
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TylerJune 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Arrivals: UK border checks take forever and it is always packed. Add at least 30 mins to your journey to take this into account.
  • Euni
    EuniJune 17, 2017
    This airport is literally a luxury mall with terminals and a security gate check! Free wifi though
  • Bilge U.
    Bilge UFebruary 3, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Eat&Drink area has got really good choices
  • Francesco d.
    Francesco de VirgilioJanuary 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Check drinking fountains at the gates before shopping for water :-)
  • Neo
    NeoDecember 16, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Layout has changed! Departures located at the very end of the terminal,
  • Thymios D.
    Thymios DragotisMarch 25, 2013
    If u are lucky , you can find somewhere to sleep, at the end of the hall ...
  • Benjamin L.
    Benjamin LeeDecember 24, 2011
    Try the londonier crepes by the crepes place by checkin gate A.
  • silvia
    silviaJanuary 4, 2014
    very small, but works just fine :) there was a bit of a jumble at the departures when I was there last but nothing too much
  • Ashapinkiex
    AshapinkiexJune 4, 2012
    Hates the long waiting line at the immigration counter esp for non-EU passport holders. Have the courtesy to open up more than 2 counters, will you?
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PiersantiDecember 17, 2012
    There are free WiFi in underground stations and here there isn't instead. Unbeliaveble. In internet areas 1£/10 minutes
  • Magdalena M.
    You have to walk miles and miles before you can get out of this airport...
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HemesAugust 11, 2014
    Take a plastic bag for liquids! They seem to be the only airport that charges £1 for 4 bags!
  • Ben J.
    Ben JanousekApril 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    This place, really is not pleasant when it is busy. Number 1 airport lounges have now opened at 2 locations I believe which makes it more bareable....
  • Elisabetta D.
    Elisabetta Di RedaSeptember 7, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Over crowded airport. The ladies toilet is misplaced right next to arrival, it is dirty and not modern. Not suitable for elderly people or people with temper. Uncomfortable benches.
  • Lucy G.
    Lucy GonzalezDecember 31, 2014
    Free wifi with The Cloud, but you have to register first. Shopping options are limited while the refurbishment is going on.
  • Maco G.
    Maco GonzalezSeptember 14, 2014
    Stressful airport. Won't know your gate until 30 min prior departure, and u have to catch a train to get to the gates. Security is ridiculously crowded and you'll have to go through if flight transfer
  • Robert S.
    Robert SFebruary 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    small size restaurant have more seats than stansted airport.
  • Vlad R.
    Vlad RusuApril 5, 2015
    It was nice, but it lasted an eternity to get to pick my baggage, so you shouldn't go there on Sundays
  • Epic A.
    Epic AwesomeWinOctober 15, 2011
    If you're arriving at night, give yourself at least 3 hours to get through border control
  • Peter F.
    Peter FordFebruary 9, 2015
    Wifi sucks badly, queues are unreal, toilets dirty and checkin staff are ruder than US immigration (which I thought was impossible)
  • @WineAlchemy1
    @WineAlchemy1December 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Pay a fiver for security fast line on a busy Monday morning and reduce your stress level
  • Andrea F.
    Andrea FabianiAugust 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you wanna sleep go behind Pret a Manger! 6 seats in a row without arms!!!!
  • Tomáš Š.
    Tomáš ŠevčíkOctober 25, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Airport is extremly overloaded. All the time. Queues are everywhere included toilets. You should be very patience
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MitchellJuly 29, 2013
    The Bridge & Cafe Italia are much quieter than the Windmill
  • Karolina K.
    Karolina KellyAugust 30, 2016
    Very nice airport and free wifi for an hour.
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly CairnsJuly 5, 2013
    Buggies are collected from a different reclaim point to the cases. Mine was A!
  • Izalette
    Izalette2 weeks ago
    Worst airport design. Make you walk in circles after security, trying to sell you things. And after, you still don’t see your gate. Also you need to put your liquids into plastic bags. #plasticwaste
  • Ian B.
    Ian BinnsMay 10, 2012
    Hungry? Try YamYam near the departure gate entrance. Good value and excellent food.
  • Ricardo M.
    Ricardo MachadoDecember 17, 2012
    In the orange short stay park it says 2.50£ for 30 minutes... But they actually charged me 5.30£ for 15 minutes parking. Be aware...
  • Leo S.
    Leo SpanswickMarch 1, 2012
    For easyjet, check in early morning weekdays to avoid queues
  • Mikołaj K.
    Mikołaj KolińskiApril 26, 2013
    Neee to charge your phone/laptop? Look behind the computers:) should be at last one available.
  • Георгий Ю.
    Soulless in the evening but very easy to use
  • Jewel R.
    Jewel RoadcarMay 26, 2013
    All going smoothly so far. Can't believe concourse luggage weighers cost a pound.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CarolanMarch 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get FREE water in WH Smith at the moment by buying the Daily Telegraph for £1. (March 2011)
  • Patrick M.
    Security v. slow, so if you're running late go directly to security door 1 (far left) and for a £5 fee, you can skip queue.
  • Nico D.
    Nico DíazJuly 6, 2012
    Expect to queue at least 45 minutes at UK Border Control if you're from a non-EU country.
  • Ed G.
    Ed GroenhartApril 27, 2017
    Phone charging in departures, near Ted Baker, sockets a bit loose for usb though.
  • Henry T.
    Henry TAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Costa for that drive home. Have a skinny flat white they're pretty good.
  • Kosta D.
    Kosta DinosDecember 18, 2014
    I have never seen a worse airport, with such an expensive train ticket to get there. my recommendation: pay something extra and travel from Heathrow
  • Frank J.
    Frank JepsenNovember 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Consistently the most rude airport security staff. Well done, Stansted!
  • Lex B.
    Lex BarberApril 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Ryanair check-in/bag drop desk didn't open until 4am when we were there - had to sit around for an hour!
  • Hilary W.
    Hilary WelterOctober 2, 2017
    Security is strict AF! get those liquids in a baggie and you better not have anymore than that.
  • Mark W.
    Mark WFebruary 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Security at Departues takes an age. Get through early! (Least 30mins before boarding)
  • Erol U.
    Erol UraySeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't loose your boarding pass. With Ryanair you will not be able to fly. Reprint it at the computers next to WH Smith(only 40min before possible).don't ask staff they will not help you anyway
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  • Hidayah M.
    Hidayah MuhamadMay 6, 2014
    Ryanair only has 20kg for large bag check-in!
  • Shuvani B.
    Shuvani BurtMay 16, 2016
    Quick journey through security and nice food selection in terminal.
  • martin c.
    martin charlierAugust 7, 2014
    There are free sealable plastic bags at the security check tray conveyor belt. Don't bother buying any before.
  • Pixo U.
    Pixo UhričíkSeptember 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ryanair... cheap for a reason ...
  • Giorgos A.
    Giorgos ApostolidisMay 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Big , clean and so good
  • Beatriz
    BeatrizMay 5, 2011
    Easyjet: Yeah, take your buggy/pram down to the plane but neither airport nor airline staff will help carrying it downstairs at the gate.
  • Jay L.
    Jay LadJune 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This airport used to a nice place to fly out from but it is just aweful
  • Nur Shafini A.
    Nur Shafini AhmadJanuary 26, 2015
    What i impressed the most about this airport is they provide us with a multi-religion prayer room. There was Holy Quran and Bible inside. The qiblat direction and ablution room also provided.
  • Hillary Y.
    Hillary YuanAugust 14, 2017
    security lines are like the hunger games, cut or get cut
  • Federica
    FedericaApril 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You're only allowed liquids in a sealable bag of a certain size now. But then you buy as many as you like in the departure lounge and no
  • Aniko S.
    Aniko SzaboneAugust 14, 2014
    Itt a Zsuzsi Hauer:) the Best girlfriend:)
  • Trevor P.
    Trevor ParkerJuly 27, 2014
    The internal building changes equal horrendous overcrowding
  • Maciek G.
    Maciek GrajekMarch 18, 2013
    Use Gatwick of you can. Lot more easier to check in.
  • Rob C.
    Rob CoenenJuly 11, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Nothing good here. Arriving here from perfectly organised Oslo airport makes Stansted look the rundown hellhole it really actually is
  • Sebastian N.
    Sebastian NJune 26, 2016
    There's only boiling HOT water coming out of every water tap. No free cold tap water anywhere.
  • Asraf Hanafi S.
    Asraf Hanafi SpearsFebruary 14, 2017
    They have PC and printer for printing but its expensive af. Haha
  • Ezryn Z.
    Ezryn ZarofJune 28, 2017
    The UK border took longer than I anticipated but everything else was fine.
  • Tom K.
    Tom KrainaNovember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Ryanair landing™ for no extra fee.
  • hulya 💛💙
    hulya 💛💙December 9, 2017
    dont cry london for me ! ı'll came back 🤗🤗
  • Michael H.
    Michael HoldsworthJuly 4, 2015
    Security was an absolute scrum. No one seemed to have a clue what was going on. And that was transferring to a domestic flight.
  • Hazwani O.
    Hazwani OsmanDecember 19, 2010
    Have yourself for some hot chocolate with cream at Ponti's.. U won't regret!
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MorganOctober 20, 2013
    Use one of the 4 other London airports. Since the takeover, this airport has become the pits. 200% increase in car park charges, reduced bus services and over an hours wait for luggage.
  • Artem P.
    Artem PetrovMay 3, 2014
    Better to fly with changes from heathrow, than directs from Stansted
  • Clay V.
    Clay VickersSeptember 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid a late arrival if at all possible. The passport gates always have a massive queue. Airport needs some serious upgrades. Not fit for purpose.
  • Catherine Z.
    Catherine ZApril 26, 2014
    Travelled April 2014 - free plastic bags are available at security.
  • Dog D.
    Dog DareApril 24, 2014
    Buy the telegraph newspaper which doubles up as sh#t paper on a ryanair flight when they decide to charge us. Makes the overpriced water just 1,40
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MaddenOctober 17, 2017
    So many food options and shops, efficient service
  • Pinar S.
    Pinar SungucuApril 29, 2013
    The most expensive railway fee I have ever seen and heard!Incredibly ridiculous! Reconsider use of this airport!
  • Hailey H.
    Hailey HoodMarch 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Its not the check in agents fault if ur baggage is overweight, you've lost your passport, bought the wrong one, missed your flight or didn't read the terms and conditions!
  • Paul W.
    Paul WilsonDecember 19, 2011
    Table 82 in the Big Pub has loads of power sockets.
  • Donal K.
    Donal KaneSeptember 18, 2013
    What a neglected run down place at least at Luton they look like they're trying .. and why does it take so much longer for the UK Border Authority to check passports here compared to other airports?
  • Markus W.
    Markus WelinDecember 26, 2011
    Choose National Express to get to central London. Free WiFi on the bus!
  • Federico L.
    Federico LovatFebruary 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The cheapest water after security is at boots
  • Lee W.
    Lee WalkerMay 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Really strict on ONE bag of liquids per person now!
  • Nathalie D.
    Nathalie De ClercqSeptember 21, 2013
    Rush yourself through everything because you never know where they'll stop you and slow you down.
  • Kristen L.
    Kristen LJuly 26, 2013
    There is now free wifi for one hour.
  • Marta S.
    Marta SiekJune 26, 2013
    Every time I am travelling from here either they change the gate or the flight is delayed. Such a mess in logistics.
  • Iain N.
    Iain NivenSeptember 4, 2011
    Use the automated border control if you can, takes no time at all
  • Android
    AndroidJune 2, 2017
    Have your boarding pass ready BEFORE you approach the gates
  • Katarzynga
    KatarzyngaJanuary 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Smoke before departure area, no smoking places here 😖
  • Nisa O.
    Nisa OsmanMarch 29, 2015
    Be there early, always crowded
  • Sedat E.
    Sedat EKŞİSeptember 4, 2017
    Silent at 12
  • Mark N.
    Mark NagurskiJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Take the Stansted Express - the free wifi is great
  • Dimas
    DimasMay 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One-hour free Wi-Fi connection is now available at the airport.
  • M Z.
    M ZFebruary 21, 2014
    Make sure you never flight with Ryanair... Not just because the service is poor, but also because of they way they treat their staff.
  • Bruno B.
    Bruno BarbiratoJanuary 26, 2016
    Central London in 45 min with Stansted Express!
  • Francis
    FrancisOctober 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Stansted express, terravision or National express for airport transport? Hhhmmmm.
  • Tuba I.
    Tuba IslamOctober 13, 2011
    Be careful about the transit. It is not enough to pass the final security. You might need to take the train after that to go to the gate. Not good tonotice it last minute after a coffee at starbucks:)
  • RobGroove ☺.
    RobGroove ☺March 15, 2012
    When receiving head don't say easy on the cheese greater pens breath ;)
  • Raul Z.
    Raul ZamoranoDecember 17, 2010
    Really take your time because queues are huge!
  • Sabrina
    SabrinaMay 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Take advantage of the one hour free wifi at the airport!
  • Sven R.
    Sven RSeptember 4, 2013
    National express takes you to london for 10 pounds and they have onboard wifi
  • Paul R.
    Paul RobertsJanuary 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Fruit at Pret a manger is fresh!!
  • Erik I.
    Erik ItlandJuly 5, 2014
    Free wifi wants to know everything about me and have a picture of the kitchen sink
  • Felipe P.
    Felipe PaivaJune 22, 2012
    Free wifi in the national express shuttle buses to the city!
  • Sandra
    SandraDecember 20, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    So packed and tight and out of control 😒
  • Ivana M.
    Ivana MaksimovićOctober 15, 2016
    Too long queues for non EU citizens at passport control. Otherwise nice airport. There is good exchange office with many many currencies right after passport control.
  • Shane A.
    Shane A.May 31, 2014
    Don't buy the plastic bags for liquids. Security hand them out for free!
  • Bonifacy
    BonifacyDecember 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    On passport check go to self checkout if you have biometric passport and save 30 minutes instead of standing in the queue!
  • Victor O.
    Victor OrtizDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Welcome to London slaughterhouse airport, please follow the corridors with the rest of the herd
  • Amy C.
    Amy CunliffeJune 12, 2011
    Stay away from wetherspoons. Eat the food and you'll leave with AIDs!
  • Ted Striker
    Ted StrikerApril 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You'll have a lot of fun here...
  • Mark L.
    Mark LeeNovember 6, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Every 2 hours (generally) fast 250 National Express coach to Colchester and Ipswich
  • Ronan J.
    Ronan JamesJanuary 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    There are now charging points throughout the departure lounge!
  • Alessandro D.
    Alessandro D'OstilioOctober 11, 2010
    Stansted express train tickets can be done at the platforms area, machines are less crowded there
  • Stephen D.
    Stephen DSeptember 19, 2017
    Incredibly frustrating if you're running late for a flight- mandatory, zigzag route through duty free and other shops before you can get near the gates
    Downvoted Nov 20, 2017
  • Catherine Z.
    Catherine ZApril 26, 2014
    The only airport that has ever made me bag my deoderant and mascara. Not complaining, just sayin' - They don't mess around here.
  • Pando D.
    Pando DinkovskiNovember 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Nightmare to get here if you want to use public transport from Surrey.
  • Maxx R.
    Maxx RobertsonSeptember 4, 2012
    15 mn parking lot is about £15 if you stay for 45 min.
  • Mohana S.
    Mohana ShazliAugust 19, 2014
    On my way to Cannes vis Nice :)
  • João Pedro O.
    Nice airport to stay overnight!
  • Denelle W.
    Denelle WaltonJune 30, 2016
    Ways prefer this over LGW and Heathrow. It's cheap to get her by national rail.
  • jacques h.
    jacques hoogestegerJanuary 3, 2013
    At home my luggage weighed 7,8 kg. at RyanAir desk 9,5 kg. Just be aware;)
  • Hasel M.
    Hasel McGrathNovember 10, 2010
    Book for cheap transport to Central London (Baker Street)
  • Kıvılcım B.
    Kıvılcım BurcuAugust 26, 2013
    The worst airport I've ever been to. Transportation is difficult, staff is unfriendly. Dutyfree has limited options and is relatively expensive. Use other airports if possible.
  • Andy F.
    Andy FaircloughApril 27, 2013
    Stansted at 5am + Ryanair = nightmare! Queuing chaos and general poor organisation makes it an experience to forget
  • Valeria G.
    Valeria GiliJanuary 26, 2011
    Few wall sockets in the boingo hotspot area.... But the seats are dreadful!
  • Guilherme L.
    Guilherme LinaresSeptember 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Never ever take the Terravision coach to get to Central London. They stole my luggage and nobody seems to care about it. National Express coaches and Stansted Express trains are more secure.
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WhitworthAugust 28, 2017
    Rubbish. They make you feel like some kind of farm animal
  • Minh N.
    Minh NApril 21, 2014
    Whatever you do... Do not join the electronic ePassport queue.
  • Gabriel R.
    Gabriel RinaldiAugust 8, 2014
    Queues - queues everywhere! But there are many restaurants and this stuff, it's okay...
  • Lisa X.
    Lisa XYZMay 7, 2014
    Nice airport. Little and without chaos.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MatthewMay 4, 2012
    Remember to bring a small plastic bag! Or pay a pound!
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WottonSeptember 16, 2012
    Tweenies Ride at Stansted Airport
  • G C.
    G CSeptember 8, 2013
    Poor airport. Too many passengers. Gates for internal flights don't go up until 25 mins before departure. If you arrive early prepare to be bored. Security staff are the rudest outside the US.
  • tamara s.
    tamara swordMay 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    About to pay Ryanair £60 to print a boarding card? Don't! There are computer terminals & printers in zone G where you can do it for £1
  • Alexandra P.
    Alexandra PetreJanuary 6, 2015
    Long lines everywhere - make sure you get there in time!
  • Corrado P.
    Corrado PisanuSeptember 8, 2014
    On a comfortable couch with a drink...
  • Ilhan K.
    Ilhan KaraDecember 15, 2013
    Wish Turkish airlines use is well here
  • Alexander V.
    Alexander VanTerheydenMay 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If flying by Ryanair - buy your food at Pret - its far nicer and cheaper than the junk they try to sell u on board
  • Adrian A.
    Adrian AlonsoMarch 19, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Most practical airport out of all London airports.
  • Carlos O.
    Carlos OleagaApril 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Find customer Service in Ryanair flights is like find water in the dessert
  • Maria Nelly H.
    One hour of free WiFi. Use it wisely.
  • Ross S.
    Ross SturleyMarch 25, 2013
    Take the train. Free wifi on the stansted express
  • David E.
    David EverySeptember 21, 2014
    Off to Sardinia with Christopher & Andi Deeks to buy a works Honda Montesa for Christopher.
  • Per L.
    Per LNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Prepare for lots of waiting time. Border control capacity planning is random at best
  • Geraldina S.
    Geraldina S.May 18, 2012
    on National Express coaches there is free wifi connection!
  • Dog D.
    Dog DareApril 29, 2012
    If you need to carry diabetic stuff in a freezer bag, get a letter from your doctor
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.June 8, 2016
    Got a biometric EU passport? Use the passport machines at the border control.
  • Alfredo F.
    Alfredo FiccadentiJuly 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    19£ train ticket to London Liverpool street station in less than 1 hour.
  • Dave R.
    Dave RedfearnAugust 30, 2010
    2 x 750ml bottles of Buxton mineral water for £2 from WH Smith at the mo ... May burst before boarding!
  • Lorella M.
    Lorella MartiniJune 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fast passport check line coming from ireland
  • Roberto M.
    Roberto MoreiraSeptember 14, 2011
    I had to pay 1£ for a plastic bag in order to be alloyed to travel with a 25ml perfume. Everyone paying for that should charge the scumbags who tried to bring explosives in the cabin luggage...
  • Luana F.
    Luana FariasMay 19, 2017
    Much better than Luton and Gatwick.
  • daffeen w.
    daffeen websterMarch 8, 2014
    have are very good service in this airport
  • martin p.
    martin paulApril 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Never more than 4 or 5 security gates open, takes ages. Charge for plastic toiletry bags (WTF?). Use Boots to buy water, NOT WH Smith.
  • Daniele B.
    Daniele BaronJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You can catch a flight from here
  • Seb M.
    Seb MJuly 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    It takes more time to go through passport control than fly anywhere in Europe. Ridiculous
  • Sascha P.
    Sascha PallenbergMay 13, 2014
    If this is still London then Milan belongs to Germany!
  • Harry F.
    Harry FairbrotherFebruary 12, 2011
    Off the plane and in the car under 10 minutes beat that!
  • Kubuś S.
    Kubuś Samo ZłoApril 12, 2015
    Very crowdy!
  • Elaine C.
    Elaine CharityOctober 8, 2014
    Parking costs are criminally expensive. Park at McDonald's & wait there. Check in queues notoriously bad. Departures area cramped.
  • Adam W.
    Adam WhiteMay 22, 2010
    Bacon,cheese and beans croissant from Pret a Mange,tasty.
  • Ference
    FerenceOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Use this place as a last resort. If you have young children, they will hate you for coming here.
  • Vrti E.
    Vrti EliasNovember 8, 2015
    Do not spend a night here unless you have to. Its very very very cold and almost all the stores/restaurants are closed.
  • Tules Y.
    Tules YeginDecember 4, 2017
    Probably the worst airport I’ve ever experienced only one lane was open for 500 people trying to catch their plane didn’t even matter if you are flying business class.
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysJuly 21, 2014
    Do visit the Hampstead Heath Ponds which is set in the midst of the gorgeous heath, the three ponds offer a slightly chilly dip surrounded by wild shrubbery!
    Downvoted Nov 20, 2017
  • Melanie S.
    Melanie StevenApril 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Confusion at gates 51-59. The queue under the tunnel is indeed the queue for your looks like queuing for 51-but it's for 54...
  • Sebastian O.
    Sebastian OstmanSeptember 9, 2014
    Probably the worst airport in London. Long queues, and terribly organised. Avoid if at all possible.
  • Jemimah W.
    Jemimah WeiFebruary 25, 2014
  • Flávia Regina B.
    Flávia Regina BuenoJanuary 10, 2014
    Is busy and not so small as you think, arrive with time
  • Mateusz P.
    Mateusz PApril 13, 2015
    Just a big, regular airtport. Be prepared for a long waiting in the security check queues.
  • George H.
    George HughesFebruary 16, 2012
    Try Estpresso for good quality food but be warned it is very expensive.
  • Cian F.
    Cian FloodOctober 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If u have forgotten ur Mac charger they sell them in Dixson's. Thank God!
  • Carlos F.
    Carlos FandangoAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Genuine legal thievery. £2 to drop someone off or pick up. That is for 10 mins. Total thieves with no shame, pride or interest in serving the people who are supposed to be customers. Just gougers.
  • Massimiliano S.
    Massimiliano SquiriJune 13, 2013
    1 hour's WIFI available after login
  • Zach S.
    Zach StockwellDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    So far from London and capacity not able to service the demand
  • Burhan K.
    Burhan KırcalOctober 1, 2012
    Bit far but i like this airport.. not very over crowded
  • Gerardo S.
    Gerardo SplannessaMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid carrying bombs in your luggage they tend not to like it at security check.
  • Nerijus M.
    Nerijus MalinauskasMarch 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Experience is much improved recently
  • Anahi A.
    Anahi Ayala IacucciJuly 21, 2014
    Horrible airport, very little restaurants and absolutely nonsense signs get lost no matter what!
  • Krzysztof
    KrzysztofMay 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid mornin RyanAir flight on no matter what! 1) waited 20mins due to "no parking slot" (8.30am!) 2)waited next 20 due to "no ground staff" 3) terravision coach to ldn - waited 1hrs despite reservati
  • Rei A.
    Rei AtirAugust 18, 2014
    Bad bad bad! Slow passport control, transportation is poor and the airport itself looks like an airbase from the fifties. Try avoiding it if you can.
  • David M.
    David MarshallSeptember 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get here early. The delays at security are a total joke.
  • Nathen M.
    Nathen McVittieNovember 24, 2010
    At least the toilets are nice. Hand dryers built into the sinks!
  • Clark G.
    Clark GilliesOctober 15, 2016
    Great transit airport
  • Lukáš B.
    Lukáš BřezinaMay 22, 2014
    Flying with Ryanair and no problem :)
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SaffreyNovember 19, 2013
    1 hr free wifi. Annoying compulsory spam sign up though.
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PurcikJune 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Really unpleasant place to be. No free wi-fi. Only few sockets and you need to look very good to find them. And if you are so "lucky" to stay here for the night better take a bottle of scotch with you
  • Justin
    JustinApril 20, 2015
    Needs more than the 3-ish seats available
  • JJ
    JJJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Terminal's duty free renovation is underway
  • Gareth M.
    Gareth MorrisMarch 15, 2012
    Try and avoid this airport if at all possible. Pretty much hell on earth. Ryanair is the mouldy icing on the cake.
  • Georg Lukas G.
    Georg Lukas GrobMay 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Europe's worst airport. Queuing up for passport control might take you up to 45 minutes here. Fly from and to Gatwick if that works for you.
  • Martin J.
    Martin JordanOctober 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid Sunday evenings at this airport. Reserve extra time.
  • Adhith S.
    Adhith ShanmugamAugust 13, 2014
    The worst queue I have ever seen in my life for the security check.Bring your liquids in a sealed pack to avoid delay at security check.
  • Mat D.
    Mat DokiJune 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Really nice shops
  • Juliana B.
    Juliana BurihanJune 1, 2014
    Again -> It takes more time to go through passport control than fly anywhere in Europe. Ridiculous!!
  • Panka K.
    Panka KarácsonyiApril 10, 2014
    :) Juhhuuuu
  • Adrian C.
    Adrian CotterillAugust 15, 2011
    Free copies of The Daily Mail available just before the Transit Train and at Departure Gates
  • Mehmet O.
    Mehmet Okan3 weeks ago
    Tax free ofisi pazar kapli !
  • Emily M.
    Emily MohrAugust 7, 2014
    Much cheaper airfares than Gatwick
  • Jordi L.
    Jordi LlobetDecember 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Worst airport in London.Very slow on the luggage control and during the passport control too. Even in e-passport.
  • Agnieszka
    AgnieszkaAugust 7, 2014
    So crowded and the customs queue just ridiculous :/ at least the sign system is ok, hard to get lost
  • Luana F.
    Luana FariasMay 19, 2017
    Better than Luton and Gatwick.
  • Martita P.
    Martita PinillaNovember 30, 2014
    Actually is getting improved... Quite nice
  • Anastasia G.
    Anastasia GorevaDecember 18, 2014
    1h free wifi with stanstedwifi
  • Joan V.
    Joan Vidal BoschJanuary 1, 2017
    Expensive to get there with the train. Apart from that... it is fine
  • Nathen M.
    Nathen McVittieNovember 24, 2010
    No seats close to security to put shoes back on. Leaves you walking 20meters in your socks.
  • Milos I.
    Milos IcevicMay 6, 2014
    One hour of free wi-fi.
  • Al R.
    Al RaveOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Good luck for the olympics!this airport n London are a mess during normal days I can not imagine how it will be in 2012!!!
  • Bruno G.
    Bruno Gaspar RomualdoNovember 14, 2016
    The queue to immigration using EU national IDs is ridiculous. Bring your passport instead.
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver ShreeveApril 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Off you go, on holiday
  • Stefania M.
    Stefania ManiAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Free wifi (1h)
  • Timo S.
    Timo SpießSeptember 8, 2014
    They force you to subscribe to their crappy newsletter if you want to use the free wifi.
  • Hulya O.
    Hulya Okaner FaksNovember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Use Pegasus airlines...always in time.
  • Stephan P.
    Stephan PertschyDecember 4, 2013
    Almost no electricity / power outlets on the airport
  • Lauma F.
    Lauma FreijaFebruary 13, 2015
    I'm coming home... :)
  • Louis L.
    Louis LaleyeOctober 26, 2011
    1 check in desk for 10 destinations!! Interesting!!!!!
  • Federica B.
    Federica BucciMay 23, 2013
    Wifi is great!!!
  • Michele B.
    Michele BartolucciMay 18, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    The queue at the border is ridicolous
  • Garry K.
    Garry KousoulouMay 30, 2012
    Remember gates 1. - 18 take extra time to get too
  • Wayne B.
    Wayne BrownNovember 9, 2011
    Don't buy a Daily Mail in Smiths. They are giving them away air-side!
  • Danilo S.
    Far away from the London city centre
  • Chris P.
    Chris PrakosoAugust 1, 2013
    Get National Express bus to get to London cheaply
  • Chris D.
    Chris DeanNovember 23, 2011
    Stay clear of Hamleys toy store with the drumming toy on demo!!
  • Oliver W.
    Oliver WoodsJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ryan Air sucks like a cheap whore. They overcharge, staff miserable, staff uinforms are cheap and nasty. If they bothered treating the staff nicely they would have an alright airline
  • Ben R.
    Ben RooneyApril 25, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    24x7 (official airport taxi) taxis very unreliable. Don't trust them
  • Philippe B.
    Philippe BruyninckxJanuary 8, 2015
    Avoid the 24x7 taxi . We had a dirty, uncomfortable taxi that cost is 30% more than the taxi we've booked for our return(a brand new E-class
  • Lee (DiveMedia)
    Lee (DiveMedia)March 26, 2013
    Not happy that they don't have a smoking area. Particularly when you arrive 3 hours before a 5 hour flight....not cool Stansted!!
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WoodsOctober 29, 2010
    Best London airport by far.
  • Roberta M.
    Roberta MentesanaOctober 2, 2011
    Have a crepes at crepesaffaire...delicious!
  • Jing L.
    Jing LeungAugust 25, 2014
    Avoid. Stansted express is expensive and slow. Security line is so wide there's basically no real line. Unclear signage.
  • Justin R.
    Justin RobinettNovember 18, 2016
    Fast and friendly
  • James C.
    James CareySeptember 20, 2017
    Standsted Airport? More like Standstill Airport, am I right? Nah, but everything was fine, traffic wise.
  • Ana Pao C.
    Ana Pao CntrsJuly 1, 2017
    So full and slow the security 😥
  • Yarin L.
    Yarin LDecember 22, 2014
    1 hour of free wifi 😪
  • ilana d.
    ilana du preezJune 20, 2012
    Dont use the taxi services booking staff unbelievably rude taxi drivers doesnt issue receipts and takes a good half hour for the car to turn up!!
  • Elisa G.
    Elisa GiorginiMarch 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The security guy checked my bag and clothes using a pair of disgusting dirty gloves plus Ryanair is really crap >>> crap service (the check-in desk closed in front of the queue and there's delay :/
  • Ahmet D.
    Ahmet DouasSeptember 30, 2014
    Really not nice when you compare it to heathrow terminal 5
  • Jiri P.
    Jiri PavlikApril 24, 2015
    Very well post signed.
  • Luka V.
    Luka V.August 18, 2014
    Free wifi for an hour.
  • Aistis
    AistisJune 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Please people don't forget your passports!
  • Joao Carlos V.
    Joao Carlos VergueiroAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Rubbish Huge queues, no confort
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DOctober 9, 2012
    Far from Central London. Especially when to miss the last tubes due to SLOW immigration control :/
  • Subhi H.
    Subhi HashwaMarch 19, 2010
    Best and cheapest food to buy is in Boots the Chemist!
  • Filipe G.
    Filipe GoncalvesNovember 14, 2011
    Stay away. Everything is expensive, could not find an electric socket anywhere, 3gbp to print one page, 1gbp for a plastic bag.
  • Kristyna L.
    Kristyna LDecember 1, 2017
    The security check was totally overloaded and very slow.
  • Sy G.
    Sy G.July 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    My favourite airport;)
  • Rollo G.
    Rollo GJanuary 13, 2015
    This airport is a joke. Unorganized ground crews, insanely slow passport cheque then an over priced train into London as a kicker. Terrible airport run by idiots.
  • Mia K.
    Mia KaramSeptember 10, 2017
    Really not a fun airport. Under staffed. Maybe due to brexit, immigration is slow.
  • Jean Jacques W.
    Jean Jacques WormserSeptember 24, 2013
    Take the Stansted express
  • George H.
    George HughesFebruary 16, 2012
    Try Estpresso for good food but be warned it is very expensive.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SmithDecember 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Baa no longer give away the plastic bags the charge you £1 for these however boots sell them for 35p
  • Marta S.
    Marta SvetekJanuary 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Getting baggage from easyjet/ryanair takes ages
  • Paul in L.
    Paul in LondonMarch 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're non EU avoid arriving after 10pm... You could wait two hours to clear passport control!
  • Rajiv V.
    Rajiv VermaAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Be ready to stand long at immigration clearance :(
  • Jason B.
    Jason BertieNovember 6, 2016
    Nice and fast
  • Mark V.
    Mark VearyApril 19, 2011
    Book Terravision coach for cheap travel to London
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SigwarthMay 20, 2014
    Fast fly Ith Ryanair but dirty plane as ever... See the used plaster with my photo
  • Lee M.
    Lee MacSeptember 8, 2014
    They have redesigned it so they can funnel you through some crappy shops. Worst airport in the U.K.
  • Peter T.
    Peter TatischevJuly 13, 2011
    3 working security gates out of 10 - now that's smart!
  • Antonio M.
    Antonio MendesAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Free Internet
  • Mia K.
    Mia KitsinisOctober 11, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    They need to do something about the border control.... ENDLESS
  • Petnilla A.
    Petnilla AppelquistSeptember 28, 2014
    How to print terravision tickets at Stansted
  • Minh D.
    Minh Dang-NguyenSeptember 5, 2014
    Security check is long and unorganized
  • Carlos O.
    Carlos OleagaMay 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Uno de los aeropuertos en los que se sale más rápido del avión. El stansted express tiene descuentos para grupos. A partir de 4 personas, puedes tener 16 libras ida y vuelta, 1000 veces mejor q el bus
  • Diana J.
    Diana JefimovaJune 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    По всему залу ожидания можно найти немало розеток для зарядки, что очень удобно. Также дают бесплатный WiFi на один час, на весь день уже £9!
  • Liv K.
    Liv KristineApril 22, 2014
    Lo más barato para ir hasta el centro de Londres es el Easybus, está en la planta -1. Si el billete se compra allí son siempre 10£, por internet puede bajar hasta 2£. Llevad bolsas para vomitar.
  • Philipp T.
    Philipp TitzeNovember 22, 2016
    Abflugbereich ähnelt einer Mall, das Gate wird extra spät angeschlagen damit man auch noch schön lange im Einkaufsbereich bleibt. Wers mag...
  • Juan Luis
    Juan LuisNovember 17, 2013
    Control como el de otros aeropuertos. En mi caso hasta amables.... 1 hora de WiFi gratis. Barajas 15 minutos. No aprendemos!!!!!
  • Vicente M.
    Vicente MartinezFebruary 13, 2017
    La conexión con Londres es buena, pues hay diversas opciones para desplazarte. El paso por los controles, en mi caso al menos, fue rápido.
  • Lina Z.
    Lina ZibirovaMay 25, 2016
    Звиздец! На вай фай расщедрились только на час. На день 9£! В Хитроу например можно хоть весь день сидеть бесплатно.
  • José Otávio T.
    José Otávio TeixeiraNovember 16, 2014
    O aeroporto é bom, mas fica bem afastado da cidade, são uns 40 minutos até Stratford, e depois ainda tem que pegar metrô ou ônibus pra chegar ao centro de Londres.
  • Zulkifli S.
    Zulkifli S.March 11, 2015
    Ruang solat disediakan. Tempat berwuduk pun ada. Pastikan lantai kering dan bersih untuk kegunaan orang ramai.
  • Omar M.
    Omar Muñoz LoyaApril 8, 2017
    los controles mucho más rápidos que en Heathrow. La mejor manera de salir y llegar es por Stansted Express, barato y rápido.
  • Lari N.
    Lari NjegovanJuly 9, 2016
    Sehr schöner und moderner Flughafen. Aber rauchen überall verboten, innen wie aussen.
  • Marina H.
    Marina HillApril 7, 2014
    Удобный аэропорт! Никаких трудностей! Приятный бар и милый персонал, всегда готовый помочь !!!
  • Marta P.
    Marta PozzanAugust 24, 2013
    La sala d'aspetto dopo aver fatto il check-in è molto grande e ci sono vari negozi dove far shopping.
  • Fer M.
    Fer ManzoOctober 29, 2014
    Muy lejos de la ciudad, se deben tomar precauciones con el tiempo, el transporte es muy caro lo mas economico es un bus q cuesta 8pp para el centro de londres, (victoria)
  • Daniele G.
    Non è bellissimo ma fornito e a qualunque ora arrivi comunque trovi una soluzione, il treno finisce a mezzanotte e ricomincia alle 6
  • Kamil S.
    Kamil SözenOctober 6, 2014
    Tax Free masası olmayan bir havaalanı mı olur? Olur işte.... Dönerken tax free fişlerinizi allaha emanet bir delikten içeri atıp gidiyorsunuz. Umarım geri alırsınız.
  • Ceren M.
    Ceren MetekoğluDecember 4, 2017
    Daha sakin bir havalimanı. Londra’ya Stansted Express treniyle rahatlıkla ulaşabiliyorsunuz. Londra’ya Ulaştığınız yerde Liverpool Street Metro istasyonu var.
  • Luis R.
    Luis RochaMarch 24, 2015 Compren boleto a Londres desde ahí, sale mas barato. No necesitan imprimir boleto, el bus sale en anden 10
  • francy p.
    francy p.August 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Italiani, se viaggiate con Ryanair e avete un passaporto usate quello sennò vi fanno storie su tutto!
  • Juan S.
    Juan SeguíFebruary 16, 2014
    Un aeropuerto sencillo pero que alberga líneas lowcost, genial para viajar barato a Londres y alrededores. Sin embargo, no me gusta nada son los exhaustivos controles que hacen
  • Natalia C.
    Natalia CruzSeptember 16, 2014
    Sólo hay dos maneras de ir del aeropuerto a la ciudad, una es en tren y otra es bus. Cualquiera intenten agrandarla desde antes para evitar hacer filas y esperar.
  • Paulinsky B.
    Paulinsky BlackDecember 12, 2017
    El control es lento porque te hacen sacar la bolsa con los líquidos y te lo investigan todo al mínimo detalle, son muy pesados. Id con tiempo por si les da por haceros perder el tiempo.
  • Nez N.
    Nez NezAugust 21, 2017
    Pegasus ile gidiyorsanız,check in işleminiz normalden uzun sürer ve 1 kiloyu bile sorun edip sıradakileri bekletirler. bavullarınızı tartınyok evde 7burda nasıl 10 oldu deyip bizi sırada bekletmeyin:)
  • Aleandro
    AleandroMay 3, 2013
    Wifi libero per un'ora se vi registrate gratuitamente alla linea dell'aeroporto! Per i bus di Terravision scendete al piano terra
  • Eliseo S.
    Eliseo SeroneOctober 13, 2015
    Molto utile il treno che arriva a Liverpool Street in 40 minuti circa, wi-fi libero per 1 ora.
  • Anastasiia A.
    Anastasiia AndreevnaOctober 6, 2013
    Довольно приличный аэропорт,хороший магазин duty free,с большим выбором косметики
  • Laura R.
    horroooor llenísimo de gentw muy poco espacio para sentarse y para moverse en las gates hay que caminar muchísimo. si pueden escojan otro aeropuerto
  • Bidtravel Viajes
    Bidtravel ViajesMarch 25, 2015
    Lleva el pasaporte en vez del dni para pasar por los controles rápidos de inmigración.
  • Roberto A.
    Roberto AmatuzziNovember 12, 2014
    Tentei ir a esse aeroporto de ônibus da National Express, mas demorou 3h20min. Vá de trem a partir de Liverpool Express.
  • Beiia M.
    Beiia Malissima3 weeks ago
    El primer viaje de Carol en avión ✈️ 18/12/17 LONDON 🤩
  • Vasilisa Z.
    Vasilisa ZaytsevaMay 13, 2013
    Если вы летите Ryanair будте на checkin desk за три часа до вылета, тут безумная толпа народу. Англичане жесткие и не пропускают, даже если опаздываешь на рейс. Передо мной двое missed their flights.
  • Kirsten B.
    Kirsten BuldFebruary 27, 2015
    Het waren twee fantastische dagen! Goodbye Londen
  • Sara G.
    Sara GarcíaOctober 14, 2014
    Ir con tiempo, el control de seguridad es muy exhaustivo!
  • K_terasan け.
    K_terasan けいてらDecember 27, 2015
  • Delikt100
    Delikt100September 2, 2014
    Aeropuerto pequeño y Cómodo. Tren directo hasta Liverpool Street.
  • Orly G.
    Orly G. GrajedaNovember 16, 2012
    Flojitos y cooperando con la Migra Inglesa ;D
  • Carlos B.
    Carlos Blanco ManzanoAugust 20, 2013
    Ven con tiempo porque en el control te van a mirar hasta los calzoncillos...
  • Gabriel
    GabrielOctober 30, 2013
    Sulle poltrone verdi dello starbucks coffe si sta da dio in attesa del volo ed il cappuccino (small) non è male
  • Victoria R.
    Victoria RodriguezJuly 18, 2013
    30 minutos de wifi gratis... lenta, pero gratis ...
  • Nisan Su T.
    Nisan Su TablaciSeptember 28, 2014
    Şehir merkezine çok uzak. Pegasus uçuyor genellikle. Akşam saatlerinde ıssız ve sessiz oluyor.
  • Pryn L.
    Tienes que guardar tus líquidos en una bolsita y te quitan tooooodo lo q pese más de 100ml pffff
  • hulya 💛💙
    hulya 💛💙December 7, 2017
    costa cafesiz olmazsa olmaz 👏👍
  • David G.
    David GalisteoAugust 22, 2015
    Todo dispuesto para el low-cost.
  • Joel B.
    Joel BMay 4, 2011
    Del aeropuerto al centro, autobuses Terravision es la opciœn más económica, 14 libras i/v
  • W R.
    W RJanuary 6, 2015
    {سُبْحانَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِينَ * وَإِنَّا إِلَى رَبِّنَا لَمُنقَلِبُونَ}
  • vtv
    vtvSeptember 4, 2017
    Торговый центр, а не аэропорт. Гейты обьявляют не заранее, а когда к ним уже идти надо. Иногда по 10 минут идти.
  • Renata R.
    Renata RobazziFebruary 3, 2014
    CUIDADO. Controle de bagagens de mão tão rigoroso que chega a ser ridículo. Não deixaram passar um globo de neve daquele com pontos turísticos nem uma garruchinha de brinquedo de plástico. Chateada!
  • Dr. Yajaziel A.
    Dr. Yajaziel AzpeitiaApril 20, 2016
    Muy bueno Grand Cabin Breakfast...
  • Jefferson L.
    Jefferson LisboaJanuary 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Sabe as horas que eles pedem pra chegar com antecedência pro embarque? Pois, você vai usá-las nas filas do security check ¬¬
  • Burak N.
    Burak NurmanApril 17, 2014
    Avrupa'nın en kötü havaalanı bu nasıl bi rezillik. For English readers ; u can keep this fuckin airport in ur little British ass. This airport such a Shit.
  • aHMET
    aHMETDecember 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    itin öldüğü yer
  • Jonathan T.
    Jonathan TerazziSeptember 15, 2014
    Gigantesque Duty Free, encore en train de s'agrandir.
  • Pedro G.
    Pedro GuerraMarch 12, 2015
    Muito longe do centro de Londres, evitem chegar por este aeroporto!
  • Vsevolod U.
    Vsevolod UrvancevApril 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Лучше не брать с собой взрывчатых веществ :))
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