Getting to Stansted Airport & More...
When travelling to or from Stansted Airport by taxi, personal car, train, coach (you get
the point), you need to ensure you take plenty of time for the transit (especially if traveling towards
Stansted Airport); traffic can be a real nightmare and you should always allow plenty of time for the
journey. Saying this, we have some examples below of how much time you should allow for the transfer
(this takes into consideration possible traffic delays, although we can't predict the worst case
scenario) when choosing to use a taxi transfer with Twelve.
Traffic delays can occur:
between 06:30 AM - 09:30 AM (duration of transfer can take up to 50% longer than what shown on Google Maps)
between 09:30 AM - 16:00 PM (duration of transfer can take up to 25% longer than what shown on Google Maps)
between 16:00 PM - 20:00 PM (duration of transfer can take up to 50% longer than what shown on Google Maps)
between 20:00 PM - 06:30 AM (duration of transfer usually matches that shown on Google Maps, but you must always take in consideration possible events on that day, road works, weekends etc.)
Although the time we display for the duration of the transfer is usually much higher than it
takes in normal traffic conditions, we like to be sure that even if some traffic delays occur,
there won't be any problems in reaching your destination in time. We know how important it
is to reach your flight in time, so as we say... "better safe than sorry".
If you are arriving at Stansted Airport and are in need of a taxi transfer to pretty much
any location in London or the UK (of course, we offer return journeys as well), you can be
sure that Twelve will be able to help you with any taxi transfer. With a wide selection of
extra services included with any pickup from Stansted Airport; such as flight tracking (we
monitor the status of your flight and reschedule the pickup, if required, according with
the actual arrival time, so delays won't result in extra charges), meet and greet (our
driver will be waiting at the pickup poing with a board displaying your name) and of
course, 30 mins of free waiting and parking time (which apply depending on actual landing
time of your flight).
Where do I meet the driver?
Stansted Airport has a single terminal and our driver will be waiting for you at the following location...
Arrivals hall - near Costa Coffee shop
How should I schedule my pickup?
As our service includes only 30 mins of free waiting and parking time, we advise
those seeking to get a taxi transfer from Stansted Airport, to use the following time
frames, to avoid as much as possible any extra charges occurred from any delays further to
our free waiting time...
Domestic Flights - at least 15mins after landing (if only hand luggage, or 30mins with checked luggage)
European Flights - at least 30mins after landing (if only hand luggage, or 45mins with checked luggage)
International Flights - at least 45mins after landing (if only hand luggage, or 1 hour with check luggage)
We do try as much as possible to avoid extra charges, but where delays of over 30 mins after the scheduled pickup time occur, you will be subject to an extra charge (please see T&C's for more details).
> Travelling to or from Stansted Airport by Car
In order to get from Stansted Airport to London city centre (Trafalgar Square) by car, you have to depart the airport and take the M11 motorway; continue on M11 motorway until junction with North Circular (S) road. Continue on North Circular (S) road until junction with A13 road. Continue on A13 road until the junction with the A1261 road; proceed on A1261 road until junction with A1203 road. Continue on A1203 road until reaching Tower Hill, from where you have multiple options to choose from. The shortest option would be to continue on A3211 road until you reach London city centre. The distance between Stansted Airport and London city centre is around 39 miles and the journey can take approximately 1 hour* (1 hour 30 minutes including any possible traffic delays). Same route will apply, but in reverse, if departing from London city centre and travelling to Stansted Airport. Please note that during rush hour, we would advise allowing extra time for your journey to or from Stansted Airport, due to traffic delays en route.
> Travelling to or from Stansted Airport by Train
To travel from Stansted Airport to London (Liverpool Street Station) by train, you need to take the Greater Anglia rail service to London Liverpool Street Train Station in a journey that takes approximately 1 hour 10 minutes. Once at your destination, you have the option to travel all around London using the underground system or you can travel to various cities around England and UK using the coach or train service at London Liverpool Street Train Station. To reach Stansted Airport, the same route will apply, but in reverse. Please check with each operator for more details on availability, prices and operating hours.
> Travelling to or from Stansted Airport by Coach
Getting to London (Victoria Coach Station) from Stansted Airport by coach can be done by taking the National Express coach service from the airport towards London Victoria Coach Station in a journey that takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. To reach Stansted Airport, the same route will apply, but in reverse. Please check with each operator for more details on availability, prices and operating hours.
> Travelling to or from Stansted Airport by Taxi
Booking an airport taxi transfer from Stansted Airport to London city centre (Trafalgar Square – WC2) with Twelve Transfers would cost around ₤49.00* (saloon price with airport services included) and would take approximately 1 hour* (1 hour 30 minutes including any possible traffic delays). The price for an airport taxi transfer from London to Stansted Airport would cost slightly less as the airport services would be deducted from the overall journey price. Prices can vary depending on drop-off location, type of vehicle required and any extras added. For an accurate quote on an airport taxi transfer between Stansted Airport and London, please check out our online booking page where an exact price can be obtained.
> Travelling to or from Stansted Airport by Black Cab
Taking a black cab between Stansted Airport and London city centre would cost you around ₤65.00* (depending on time of travel, tip and any other charges that might apply).
Looking for a transfer to or from a different airport? Check out our other pages with useful information on all London Airport Transfers.