Stansted Airport, located at Stansted Mountfitchet, is just to the east of Bishops Stortford in Essex. With commercial operations beginning in 1966, a major development of the airport commenced in 1988 and was completed in 1991, allowing the airport to handle 15,000,000 passengers per year. 2012 saw it handle nearly 17,500,000 passengers with over 143,500 aircraft movements that year. Stansted is also a major freight-handling airport, with 2012 also seeing it move over 214,000 tonnes of freight.
Currently operating from a single terminal and a single runway, Stansted has always been looked at as being able to handle a second runway and even a second terminal. Plans for this are currently on hold pending a review of the UK’s future requirements for air traffic, but is always a hot-topic in the local area of Essex in which Stansted resides.
The airport’s location could not be better however in terms of access by both road and rail. East Anglia is bisected by the M11, stretching from London, through Essex and into Cambridgeshire. This provides the residents and businesses of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex a vital artery into London and beyond. Stansted is located at Junction 8 and is less than a 10-minute drive from here to the terminal building and parking facilities.
Being the most local airport to Bury St. Edmunds, Cambridge, Newmarket, Stowmarket and Ipswich also provides us with the added benefit of local knowledge – if ever the M11 is experiencing problems, we are able to use local roads to access the airport, avoiding any unnecessary delays for our clients.
Usual journey time to Stansted is around 45 minutes from Cambridge, 55 minutes from Newmarket, or just over 1 hour from Bury St. Edmunds, Stowmarket or Ipswich. We always utilise the Express Drop-Off facility at Stansted to allow you to step straight into the terminal with your luggage. With return trips, we are happy to meet you in the arrivals hall, where our uniformed drivers will have a clearly marked greeting board. Alternatively, we can also arrange to meet you in the Express Drop-Off area – simply call us once you have your luggage and have cleared customs and our driver will meet you there within 3-4 minutes of your call, ready to whisk you back home or to the office.
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Our pricing table below shows our prices to and from most towns and villages in the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire areas. If yours is not listed, then simply select the nearest one to you to give yourself an idea of the journey price. Alternatively, please get in touch to confirm a price by any of the methods listed above.
If there are 5 or 6 persons travelling in your party, we are also able to utilise our brand new luggage trailers. These have capacity for up to 12 large suitcases and are fully weatherproof and ensure that we can get you to your destination no matter how much luggage you’re bringing with you.
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