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Can I sleep overnight at Stansted Airport?

Yes. I've done it several times, the most recent being July 2019. It depends when you arrive to if you can go through security though. The airport is 'shut' for a few hours in the middle of the ...
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How to get from Stansted to Cambridge on public transport?

There are direct train connections between Stansted Airport and Cambridge, but at some times it is quicker to take a local train towards London and change at Bishops Stortford or Stansted Mountfitchet....
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I have 2 flights by Ryanair. Funchal-Stansted and Stansted-Bologna. Do I need to do passport control in Stansted? Or I can stay airside?

Ryan Air does not offer Funchal->Bologna as a single itinerary, so these are two separate tickets (which is typical for Ryan Air) I need to do passport control in London? Yes. If you have bags ...
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Is it possible to walk from Stansted airport to the Holiday Inn Express at Stansted airport

There appears to be an entrance to the airport carpark off the same roundabout that provides access to the Holiday Inn. Based off this streetview view it appears to be the "mid-stay" and "free set ...
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Stansted Express. Do I actually need to print my e-ticket?

No need to print it, since you can retroactively import the ticket into the Stansted Express mobile app. You only need the ticket reference number and the email address you used when purchasing the ...
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Is three hours long enough to transfer from Stansted to Heathrow?

There is a direct bus operated by National Express connecting them in 2 hours, so 3 hours is enough from an arithmetic point of view. But expected landing time is different from "landing+exit the ...
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Is a visa needed during a luggage-free transfer at Stansted (London, UK)

As to the visa part of the question: This UK govt site is a self-check for UK visas. Entering your friend's info (citizen of Ukraine, coming to the UK on her way to somewhere else, and presuming the ...
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How to get from Stansted to Cambridge on public transport?

The train would normally be the best option, being direct and taking 30 minutes. Another option which might be cheaper, or if there is engineering works going on, is the National Express 727 service, ...
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Can you pass through Stansted security any time of day/night?

I speak from memory about 1 year ago. At 1 am (the time I got to the airport) the security area was closed. There were many people sleeping on the floor inside the airport. At around 4 am the ...
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LTN- STN -LGW - SEN Which Airport has good public transport connection to London center?

Heathrow is by far the best, outside of special case London City, but if you insist on the others: Stansted has links to the centre of London but the fastest will take you about 47 minutes. Luton ...
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Is three hours long enough to transfer from Stansted to Heathrow?

Can I make this connection? It is possible but extremely risky to rely on doing so. Is three hours long enough to transfer from Stansted to Heathrow? Ample, in most circumstances, if you ...
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Can I make a 1hr full-transfer at Stansted?

Today this morning I looked at this thread so thank you for the responses. Very helpful! However I would not recommend it as it was very stressful. My flights today: Wroclaw at 7am > London Stanstead ...
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Is 2.5 hours enough time between domestic arrival and international departure at Stansted?

2.5 hours sounds reasonably safe, given the circumstances. Longer is better, of course. You've booked two separate tickets, so if there is any failure of the original flight to land in Stansted with ...
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When booking a bus transfer with Ryanair, how does one retrieve the actual bus ticket?

National Express Terms and Conditions for Ticket Sales online through Ryanair.com - https://www.ryanair.com/doc/apt/transfer/LGW.pdf Receiving your Ticket: Please note, after having made a booking in-...
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What's the domestic to international connection procedure at Stansted airport?

The following is based on my experience arriving on a domestic flight at Stansted in early April 2018: If you have baggage to claim, you will have to re-enter the departures area through security ...
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Is it possible to walk from Stansted airport to the Holiday Inn Express at Stansted airport

Yes, I believe it is possible. Google maps seems to have got confused as to where the hotel is, and about access on the large East West road. By dropping the destination pin correctly, your ten hour ...
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Does Ryanair weigh bags at Stansted for Priority/Plus passengers?

In the past ten years I have had my hand luggage weighed only once (and it was not at Stansted, they have never even looked at my hand luggage), its highly unlikely to happen if you check in online ...
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Is three hours long enough to transfer from Stansted to Heathrow?

Not a doable itinerary I'm afraid. The direct bus departs Stansted at 13:40, arriving at Heathrow at 15:45. 45 minutes is unlikely to be enough to drop off baggage and get to the gate
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Is it possible to walk from Stansted airport to the Holiday Inn Express at Stansted airport

I have walked from Stansted Airport to "Premier Inn Stansted Airport" several times. Which is very close to "Holiday Inn Express Stansted Airport" But have in mind that I only travel very light. I ...
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Flight transfer at Stansted Airport

You might but probably won't.
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I have 2 flights by Ryanair. Funchal-Stansted and Stansted-Bologna. Do I need to do passport control in Stansted? Or I can stay airside?

Yes, and it’s a disaster to queue to pass through passport control and then queue for hours to get back in. I have photos of the cattle truck lines. My advice... avoid transiting through Stansted ...
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Can I take a 330g tin of Fois Gras Poitiers in my 10 kg cabin bag with Ryanair?

As mentioned in the answers of the question "Food in hand luggage" tinned food is usually not allowed as there is liquid in the tin. Even tinned tuna in oil has been denied. If you want you could try ...
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Does Ryanair weigh bags at Stansted for Priority/Plus passengers?

Most of the time, most of the bags will not be weighted. But sometimes some bags are selected and checked. If your bags are looking small(ish) your chances are better to avoid being selected. There ...
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Stansted Airport USB Charging Outlets

There are, though all the ones I recall are after security, and they're pretty heavily subscribed, so you may have to queue, get lucky, or be good at looking desperate.
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How to get from Stansted to Cambridge on public transport?

If neither the train nor the bus are an option, e.g. because it's early in the morning (the last night bus is at 2.30am, while trains stop two hours earlier), different companies offer taxi services ...
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Stansted airport connection

Stansted is a pretty small airport, with a single terminal. 2 hours should not be a problem, assuming the flights are not significantly delayed. This assumes you don't have checked-in baggage. If ...
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Is it possible to walk from Stansted airport to the Holiday Inn Express at Stansted airport

You can walk from the terminal in around 15-20 mins however there are no safe walkways you will be walking on verges next to main roads and for safety reasons is not recommended. The shuttle bus ...
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Stansted Express. Do I actually need to print my e-ticket?

No need to print ticket. I am literally on Stansted Express right now and I just have the PDF e-ticket downloaded on my phone. No need to print or download app.
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