Hotels near Stansted Airport

Over 20 million flights depart and arrive at Stansted Airport every year. Despite being smaller than Gatwick and Heathrow, Stansted Airport serves as a major travel hub to over 170 destinations across Europe. When you book at our Stansted Airport hotels, getting to your flight on time is easy. Our closest hotel is just a mile from Stansted Airport, and we have great links to Central London from Stansted Airport Station and regular Stansted Express services to London Liverpool Street. Find out more about our Stansted Airport hotels below. We also have a useful guide on the best places to eat, drink, unwind and shop at Stansted Airport in our Stansted Airport guide.

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Stansted Airport hotels

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Airport parking

Airport parking

Airport parking is hassle-free when you book through our partners at Holiday Extras. Add airport parking after your hotel booking and wake up ready to enjoy your flight, with your car parking completely taken care of.

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Airport lounges

Airport lounges

Start your trip in VIP style and enjoy comfy seats, internet access, complimentary food & drink and more at an airport lounge before you take off. Add an airport lounge after your hotel booking easily with our partners, Holiday Extras.

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Fast track

Fast track

Zoom through passport control and security with a fast track pass. Add a fast track pass after your hotel booking with our partner, Holiday Extras, and you’ll move to the priority lane – spend less time queuing and more time relaxing before your flight.

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Take the stress out of your next flight with our guide to Stansted Airport. We have handy tips on where to park, what to do while you wait, where to charge your phone and the best places to eat and shop.

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Taking a trip somewhere else? We have airport hotels close to Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton Airports.

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Hotels closest to Stansted Airport

Our closest hotel to Stansted Airport is our London Stansted Airport hotel, which is about a mile away from Stansted Airport and Stansted Airport Station. It’s about a 10-minute drive or taxi ride away from our hotel to Stansted Airport’s main terminal, 30 minutes on the 509 or 510 shuttle buses or a 30-minute walk.

Our London Stansted Airport combines great access to the airport terminal with good links to Central London via Stansted Airport Station, which connects directly to London Liverpool Street on the Stansted Express with a journey time of about an hour.

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Getting to Stansted Airport

Our Stansted Airport hotels make getting to your flight easy and hassle-free. Getting to Stansted Airport is simple whether you’re travelling from London or elsewhere in the UK.

By car
Stansted Airport is just off the M11 with good links from Cambridge to London. The closest car parks are the Short Stay and Meet and Greet, both a few minutes’ walk from the terminal. A full range of airport parking both on and off-site is available to add to your Premier Inn hotel booking through our partners at Holiday Extras. Another option is to book a room at the Premier Inn hotel near Stansted. There’s a shuttle bus that runs between the hotel and the airport every 30 minutes that costs £4 per adult (free for children).

By bus
National Express coaches run directly from London Paddington, Liverpool Street, Victoria and Stratford to Stansted Airport, with pick-up points
along the way. You can also get a National Express coach direct to Stansted from Cambridge, Oxford, Liverpool and many other major cities. The Stansted CityLink runs 45 services a day into Kings Cross St Pancras. The bus station is just opposite the main terminal building.

By train

Stansted Express trains leave London Liverpool Street every 15 minutes and take just under 50 minutes to reach the airport. You can also get to Stansted direct from Cambridge, Peterborough Leicester and Birmingham. The rail station is directly underneath the terminal building – it takes just two minutes to walk to arrivals, and there are plenty of ramps and lifts available to make your journey easier. Our London Stansted hotel is just a 10-minute drive or 30-minute bus ride from Stansted Airport Station.

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What to do before and after your flight at Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport is only a 50-minute train ride away from Central London. Go sightseeing at Buckingham Palace, stop by Big Ben or lose yourself in Hyde Park. There’s so much to see and do just an hour away from Stansted Airport, an adventure in London is perfect for shaking off any pre-flight nerves

Our Stansted Airport hotels have on-site restaurants that serve the Premier Inn Breakfast, an all-you-can-eat selection of delicious bacon, sausages, eggs, black pudding and much more, as well as lunches and dinners to help you prepare for your flight. There’s also restaurants, takeaways and bars both before and after security at Stansted Airport.

If you have time before your flight, have a proper day out and enjoy all the best high street shops in London on Oxford Street or take a trip to iconic shops like Hamleys and Fortnum & Mason for some classic British buys. Book a tour at London icons like St. Paul’s Cathedral or Westminster Abbey, or stroll through stately chambers at Hampton Court. There’s so much to do in London if you have time before your flight, take a look at our guide to London and make sure you don’t miss out.

Stansted Airport has free Wi-Fi for up to four hours and plug sockets throughout its main terminal. If you’re willing to pay a little extra, you can relax in an airport lounge after booking with us, thanks to our friends at Holiday Extras. Stansted Airport’s Escape Lounge has free Wi-Fi, complimentary food and drink delivered to your table and space to unwind and relax before you fly.

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Hotels near Stansted Airport with parking

Our London Stansted Airport hotel has 168 chargeable on-site parking spaces in total, managed by YourParkingSpace. Parking costs £8 per night for a maximum of four nights.

Long-term airport parking, lounge access and other great add-ons are available through our partner, Holiday Extras, after booking.

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Is Stansted Airport open 24 hours?

Stansted Airport currently closes from 5pm to 5am. Prior to recent changes, the airport was open all night along with a few shops.

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Can I stay overnight at Stansted Airport?

There are no designated sleeping areas in Stansted Airport, and recently the airport has begun closing overnight and asking people not to sleep on the premises. If you need somewhere to stay after a long flight or you need to make an early flight in time, book at our Premier Inn London Stansted Airport hotel and look forward to a comfy stay at a budget price.

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Do your Stansted Airport hotels have a free shuttle to Stansted Airport?

There are no free shuttle services, but a regular shuttle bus runs from our London Stansted Airport hotel to bay 19 at Stansted Airport for £4 per adult (free for children).

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How far are Premier Inn hotels from Stansted Airport?

We’re close to the airport. Our London Stansted hotel is about a mile away from Stansted Airport, a 10-minute drive or 30-minutes by bus.

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Are buses around Stansted Airport free?

509 and 510 shuttle bus services in the area typically cost around £4 per adult.

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How many terminals are there at Stansted Airport?

Stansted Airport has one main terminal, with three passenger ‘satellite’ terminals leading into it. Stansted Airport’s terminal is relatively small and relatively new, having been renovated in 1991.

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