Plan ahead when travelling to and from Stansted Airport
As with most airport’s in the UK, it always pays to be organised and plan your journey, accommodation, transfers and experiences well in advance for the best rates. This way you can be assured of savings and in this article we focus on how you can use a range of simple hacks to do this and save more.
Get the best deals on Hotels for Stansted Airport
Many travellers make the mistake of booking hotel or stay over accommodation close to the airport thinking that this is the bets thing to do. More often or not, the best deals on hotel or B&B stayovers exist further way but within just a few minutes transfer from the airport. Local pubs to Stansted Airport, up to 5 or 10 miles away, offer stay and park deals with free or low-cost transfers to the airport. This way you’ll be able to secure a great overnight stay rate, be able to park your car at the premise for the length or your stay and get a quick transfer to the airport. A good example of this can be found at the Kings Arms in the nearby village of Stansted Mountfitchet who offer good value rooms, great food, and drink all with adequate parking provision too. Also, remember that when you opt for a pre-flight stayover in these circumstances, you are free to enjoy the local facilities that the town or village can provide too!
Airport Transfers to Stansted Airport
With rising fuel prices, driver shortages and demand as high as ever, it has never been more important to pre-book any taxi or private hire transfer to and from the airport well in advance. Often the airport in-house provider will be very expensive and so it always pays to shop around. That said, it is important to ensure that you select a reliable provider and so that is why we are increasingly seeing the rise in prominence of online taxi/private hire comparison sites that enable you to select your trusted provider on their website. Pone of the UK’s largest and best is Airport Transfers UK which work many 000s of local and regional service providers up and down the country to secure the best rates for travellers. Book your Stansted Airport taxis here for anything between 4 and 16 passengers. They also offer public transit fares too!
“Kiss and Fly” and Airport Drop Off Charge Hack at Stansted Airport
Like other London airports, there is now a £7.00 charge to drop anyone off at the main terminal to the airport. A useful hack for customers who would prefer to spend that £7.00 on a couple of coffees in the terminal is to get dropped off at the Mid Stay car park where drops off are free. You can then get a free airport bus from the mid stay car park to the terminal in just under 10 mins. Also, if you are using a taxi service to drop yourself at the airport, why not see if you can get the £7.00 off the fare by getting the driver to drop you at the Mid Stay car park? You’ll save on your fare and the driver will love you because it is easier and less stressful to use the Mid Stay car park area. Really wake up and smell the coffee and benefit from this simple hack on your next journey to Stansted!
Get Smart when it comes to Airport Fast Track Security Passes
No one likes queues and so any opportunity to avoid them at Stansted Airport is to be welcomed. The fast-track express pass for airport security is a premium feature that costs £7.00 / person. This is fine and only adds value when there are queues to avoid at Stansted. This depends on when you are travelling – it is very busy in the morning and so is probably a premium service worth its value then but travel later in the day and this premium service can look like an expensive option when queues are lighter. Those travellers with the benefit of late afternoon flights are unlikely to need the fast-track service and so save ££ and spend it in duty free instead!