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Managing Transportation to and from Stansted

By Christina Kevin Subscribe to RSS | June 26th 2012 | Views:

London Stansted airport is the fourth largest airport of United Kingdom. It is one of the most advanced and hi-tech airports of the world. Stansted airport is owned and operated by BAA which also owns five other major airports of United Kingdom. The airports aside from Stansted, owned by BAA include London Heathrow Airport, London Stansted Airport, Aberdeen Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Southampton Airport. The airport has a state of the art building which is oblong shaped and made out of glass. It was designed by Foster Associates under the guidance of structural engineer Peter Rice. The airport’s building features a beautiful floating roof which is supported by the space frame. Due to its unique architecture and design, it has won many prestigious awards. The air traffic control tower of Stansted airport is among the UK’s tallest towers.

Transport from airport

The London Stansted airport is known as the largest base for low-cost carriers in UK. It is a home to more than 100 international airlines. As far as the ground transportation facilities are concerned, the airport offers just about all kinds of transport for getting to all counties, cities, towns, villages and suburban areas of the country. There are airport cabs/taxis, car hire desks, MPVs, buses, coaches and most of all, airport’s own train service ‘Stansted Express’. The Stansted airport railway station is the place from where trains depart every 15 minutes for Liverpool Street Station in London. It takes an approximate time of 45 to 60 minutes from airport to Liverpool London. The railway station is located below the main terminal building. Aside from trains, scheduled buses and coaches travel to and from Stansted airport and take 45 minutes to Stratford, 75 minutes to Victoria Coach Station, 55 minutes to Liverpool Station and 70 minutes to Golders Green. National Express is the biggest operator of coaches and buses at the London Stansted airport.

Car from airport

If you are a tourist or a visitor of London planning to land at the London Stansted airport, getting a private car hired is trouble free and does not require any botheration. There are booking desks of some of the UK’s renowned car hire and rental companies located at the airport. Some of the popular ones include Sixt, Season Car Hire, Europcar, Alamo, National Car, Avis, Hertz, Budget and Enterprise. These companies offer car hire facilities at highly economical and budget friendly prices suitable for all kinds of pocket. They offer all kinds of cars ranging from economical sedans to highly luxurious limousines.

Taxi hire

Majority of the passengers such as business travelers or tourists usually hire airport taxis for getting to their destinations such as private residence or a hotel. It’s a common thought that airport taxis are more costly than usual and require you to pay extra charges unlike regular local taxis. However, there are many taxi firms providing affordable airport transfer services at the London Stansted Airport. The airport being a home to low-cost carriers, also offers cost effective airport taxi services for the ease and convenience of passengers. CrossCab is one of the leading online UK taxi companies that offer superior class airport cab services at Stansted at highly economical prices.

Car reservation

Getting a car or taxi hired after arriving at the London Stansted is not a trouble however some people prefer to hire their transportation prior to arrival at the airport. For such passengers, there are some companies that also offer advanced car/taxi bookings via call, website and mobile application/site. CrossCab is one of the biggest names in providing online booking services in United Kingdom. They have also recently announced special discounted transfers on all advanced bookings for services during London Olympics 2012.

Christina Kevin - About Author:
If you are a tourist or a visitor of London planning to land at the London Stansted airport, getting a private car from airport is trouble free. CrossCab is one of the biggest names in providing online car reservation services in United Kingdom.

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