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How to get a ride with Uber from the airport
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready to walk outside, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions about a pickup point directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Stansted Airport tips
Wifi at Stansted Airport
You can get 4 hours of free wifi at Stansted Airport per day and per registered device. You can buy additional usage in a 24-hour package or in 6- or 12-month packages for frequent travelers.
Stansted Airport parking
A number of parking options exist at London Stansted Airport, including short-stay, mid-stay, and long-stay parking. Nearby JetParks car parks provide a cheaper alternative.
Currency exchange at Stansted Airport
ATMs are available both before and after security in London Stansted Airport, offering GBP, euros, and US dollars. There are 7 Moneycorp currency exchange desks across London Stansted Airport at departures and arrivals.
Top questions from riders
- Can I request a ride with Uber at London Stansted Airport?
Uber is available at STN Airport, so you can enjoy a comfortable and convenient trip to wherever you need to go.
- What are the Uber airport rates for Stansted?
Even if a trip is not very long, Uber rates to and from Stansted Airport may still be affected by time, traffic, and other factors. Parking charges and airport fees might also be added to your final trip price.
- Where should I wait for my Uber driver-partner at Stansted Airport?
To find your pickup location, check the Uber app after you request a ride.
- How long will a pickup through Uber take?
Pickup timing can vary based on the time of day, how many drivers are on the road, and other factors. Once you request your ride, check the app for an estimated waiting time.
What to do at London Stansted's terminal
Uber is the ideal choice for people arriving to or departing from STN Airport. London Stansted Airport serves more than 27 million passengers each year and is London’s main hub for travel to and from European countries. It is the 3rd-busiest airport in London and the 4th-busiest in the United Kingdom. London Stansted is located in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, roughly 55 kilometers (34 miles) northeast of London—about 1.5 hours by car, depending on traffic conditions. The university city of Cambridge is also nearby, just over 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of Stansted.
There’s just one terminal in London Stansted Airport, with 88 departure gates in total. Stansted serves more than 30 airlines, including:
- Air Corsica
- Air Moldova
- British Airways
- Thomas Cook
Stansted Airport restaurants
Food and drink options are plentiful at London Stansted Airport. Both airside and landside you’ll find a huge variety of choices to satisfy any craving, from on-the-go fast food to local classics.
Getting around London Stansted Airport
STN is small and easily walkable, so there’s no need to worry about finding internal buses or trains to take you to your gate.
Things to do in Stansted
You can find all the world’s best brands in fashion, cosmetics, accessories, technology, liquor, and more in the many shops in Stansted Airport. All shops are located after check-in on the departures side, while the arrivals side has a duty-free shop after baggage claim and convenience shops in the main terminal. Stansted Airport also has a click-and-collect option, where you can order products before you even get to the airport and they’ll be ready for you to pick up upon arrival.
Stansted Airport prayer and worship facilities
You’ll find a prayer room situated opposite Check-In Zone A and another after you pass through security, located near the Escape Lounge in the main departures area. Prayer rooms are open 24 hours a day to anybody of any or no particular faith.
Hotels near London Stansted Airport
The many hotels surrounding London Stansted Airport place you minutes away from the terminal, so you can relax with a little peace of mind before your big flight. Perhaps you’ve got an early-morning flight and you’d prefer to be staying nearby so you can sleep in, or maybe you’ve got an overnight layover and you don’t want to veer too far from the airport. Stansted offers a variety of options to suit your needs, and if you book directly through the airport, you can save up to 40%. Many of the nearby hotels also have meeting rooms available, as does the United Business Centre located a short drive from the terminal. Of course, with Stansted being close to London itself, many types of accomodations are within a couple of hours of the airport.
Points of interest near Stansted
- Hatfield Forest
- House on the Hill Toy Museum
- Mountfitchet Castle
Find more information about STN here.