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London Stansted Airport – flight delay



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32 flights delayed by >3 hours

14 flights cancelled

London Stansted Airport is an international airport in the largest city in and the capital of the United Kingdom. It is situated 68 km from the centre of the city. More than 28 million air passengers travelled through the London Airport in 2018. London Stansted Airport is the hub for Ryanair. It is also the base for EasyJet,, TUI Airways, and Titan Airways.


Bassingbourn Rd, Stansted CM24 1QW, United Kingdom

Arrivals (flight irregularity)

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Departures (flight irregularity)

Flight # Airline To Expected Arrival Actual Arrival

Minimum Connection Time in London Stansted Airport

It is essential to be aware of the Minimum Connection Time (MCT) in an airport when the route has a connecting flight. It is recommended to always check this before booking flight tickets. The MCT is also important if the passenger is claiming for compensation for a missed connection. Below you can see the MCT in London Stansted Airport for connecting flights.

  • Between domestic flights: 45 min.
  • Between domestic and international flights: 45 min.
  • Between international flights: 45 min.

London Stansted Airport terminal

Airport terminals are the areas – sometimes separate buildings – that enable passengers to travel between the areas for boarding and disembarking from the plane and transport on the ground. It's essential to check from which terminal you are leaving from or transferring through due to the fact that travellers may require some additional time to get to the necessary one, especially in larger airports. In London Stansted Airport there is 1 Terminal.

Terminal 1 – EasyJet, Emirates,, Ryanair, TUI Airways and others

Transport from London Stansted Airport to city centre

When it is the very first time visiting a destination, it can be hard to know the most convenient way to reach the city centre. Public transport is not always available straight from the terminals and taxis at the airport may be costly. It is a good idea to review all the transport possibilities before travelling so you can schedule your trip accordingly. For the most up-to-date information and connections of public transport go here.


  • Stansted Express
    Liverpool Street Station
    Travel time (approx.)
    : 47 min.
    Operating hours
    : more information here


  • National Express
    : London


  • Pick up point: outside the Terminal
    Travel time (approx.): 1 hr. 10 min. to the city centre
    Approximate price: 108 EUR

Where to have a rest in London Stansted Airport

Sometimes you may experience a long layover between flights, for instance, an overnight layover or a flight delay until the following day. In such situations, it is important to be familiar with the possible places where you can spend time and have a decent rest between flights.

London Stansted Airport lounge

Airport lounges are facilities that provide passengers with a choice of benefits and services, for example relaxation spaces, food and drinks, WIFI, showers, etc., so passengers can wait in an enjoyable and comfortable atmosphere.

  • Escape Lounge
    : Departures
    : 35 EUR

Hotels at London Stansted Airport

Sometimes when the lounges are not relaxing enough for sleep, or your flight leaves the next day, you may need to stay overnight in a hotel nearby. In some cases, hotels are located in the airport building, however at others you may need to leave the airport vicinity to get to the closest hotel. In case you decide to stay overnight in a hotel between flights, we have selected some comfortable options for you.

London Stansted Airport restaurants

Feeling hungry or thirsty while travelling is the last thing you want. Whether you are looking for a simple breakfast before an early flight, a unhurried lunch during a long layover, or to simply grab something to eat while on board, we have various possibilities for you to make sure you don’t go hungry during your trip. Click here for a complete overview of places to dine in London Airport.

  • Costa Coffee
    Description: coffee, warm and cold drinks, desserts, sandwiches, and salads
  • Itsu
    Description: Japanese cuisine
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 07:00 PM, daily
  • Harris + Hoole
    Description: coffee and snacks
  • Giraffe
    Description: mezze plates, burgers, salads
  • Wetherspoon - The Windmill
    Description: classic pub food

London Stansted Airport shops

If you are that sort of traveller who tends to leave your holiday souvenir shopping to the last possible minute, or just need to kill some time before flying, then it’s worth visiting the airport shops. The guide below displays a selection of shops at the airport. Click here for a comprehensive description of shops.

  • Duty Free
    Description: gifts, perfumes, alcohol, tobacco
  • Accessorize
    Description: bags, jewelry, beachwear
  • Dixons Travel
    Description: electrical store
  • JD Sports
    Description: sportswear
  • Hamleys
    Description: toy store

London Stansted Airport car hire

Some destinations are worth seeing by car, or it might be necessary for your trip to travel by car. This list of car rental companies will make it easier for you to pick the right choice for your journey.

  • Hertz
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 843 309 3071
  • Europcar
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 371 384 3419
  • Avis
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM, Sat-Sun: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Contact: +44 344 544 6027
  • Budget
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 06:30 AM - 12:00 AM, Sat: 06:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Contact: +44 344 544 9059
  • Enterprise
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 127 968 2955

Other services in London Stansted Airport

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MYFLYRIGHT is a legal tech company, specialized in the support of airline passengers affected by flight delays, flight cancellations, denied boarding, delayed or lost luggage and the refund of unused airline tickets. MYFLYRIGHT was founded 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. The company operates out of 3 offices, its headquarter in Hamburg and its branches in Prague, Czech Republic and Zaporizhia, Ukraine. Currently, MYFLYRIGHT employs a team of around 25 people working in Marketing, Operations, Legal, Customer Support and IT. The organization operates across 5 markets – Germany, United Kingdom, Romania, Austria, and Switzerland.

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