The airport is 48km from central London.
Taxi - there is no taxi rank at Stansted. You can book a cab at the taxi desk in Arrivals or pre-order one to pick you up. The official taxi provider at the airport, 24x7 Stansted, offers flat-rate fares.
Bus - the airport bus and coach station is opposite the terminal entrance. You can buy tickets at desks in Arrivals, at the bus and coach station or on board. There are direct services to central London and other destinations in south-east England and beyond.
Train - Stansted Airport station is directly underneath the terminal building. There are frequent trains to central London, as well as some long-distance destinations. The quickest way to central London is the Stansted Express - a direct 50-minute train service linking London Liverpool Street to the airport. It runs every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes in the late evening and early morning. Train tickets can be bought online, in Arrivals or at the station.
Hotel shuttle - there are shuttles to nearby hotels including the Holiday Inn Express and the Hilton London Stansted. There's usually a charge for this service.
Car rental - most car rental firms are based at the Stansted Airport Car Rental Village. Courtesy buses go there from the terminal forecourt every 10 minutes.