2017-05-01 Which airport is better Luton or Stansted
About Luton and Stansted Airport
Both the airports are UK’s busiest airports and serve millions of passengers every year. Both airports are currently serving Domestic and International flights, private airlines and low-cost carrier airlines.
London Luton Airport is located in at the centre of Borough of London in Bedforshire, England. Luton Airport is UK’s fifth busiest airport which made a record total for serving approximately 14.6 million passengers. Luton is the largest airport in London after Stansted and also London’s sixth international airport.
Many well-known jet low-cost airlines like EasyJet, Monarch, Ryanair and Wizz airlines use Luton’s airway for domestic and International journeys. Currently Stansted serves an approximately 170 destinations with many renowned low-cost airlines. Among the major airlines of Europe Ryanair is being one of the most frequent low-cost airlines of London Stansted Airport. In terms of ranking, Stansted is the fourth busiest in UK.
Luton’s Aspire Executive & Stansted’s Escape lounges are at their best. Very luxurious and comfortable, the lounges are the best places for spending time. High class facilities and amenities are provided to passengers. You can find quality foods and drinks in the Lounges’ restaurants and bars.
Luton’s Aspire lounge open at 4:30 a.m. and is accessible of 3 hours. In order to avail extension in your stay you can purchase it at the decision of lounge administration. Lounge entry ticket for an adult costs £25.99; children aged between 2 to 11 cost £16.99 and for infants i.e. for the kids of age 0 to 2 are free. If you are waiting for a connecting flight from stansted you should better enjoy services at the lounge by getting entry for just £22.50 per person (pre-book), per person walk-up price is £27.50 and entry for infants (0-23 months) is free of charge.
You can avail many facilities at the Luton’s aspire lounge. For passengers of connecting flights there are snooze-pods to relieve them from tiresome lengthy flights. Comfortable armchairs, fast and free WiFi, quite working areas and facilities are available for you to recharge your devices before getting ready for your flights.
Lounges offer such a relaxing environment that you would forget stresses. At the aspire lounge you can also enjoy relaxing spa. Escape lounge makes no big difference than Aspire lounge except for some facilities. You can avail good food listed on the menu of escape lounge.
With comfortable features you can relax your mind and body for some time before you fly. Escape lounge provide many complimentary facilities that is wider range of hot meal, wines, bears, champagne and prosecco, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Flight information screen, free unlimited WiFi, TV and charging points for your devices are provided.
Luton airport offers a number of car parking options. You can park your car near the airport terminal for short term or you can leave your car at the safest car parking areas i.e. at the Long term, short term, mid-term or at the weather shielded multistory parking. Detailed list of fares can be obtained on the official website.
You can leave your car at time Luton’s airport car parking area for as long as you want. But Stansted also entertain travelers with many affordable parking options. You can avail a 3 minutes parking near to the terminal building or you can avail long term parking if you wish to park your car and travel to a long journey. Parking option in both airports is almost same but there is a slight change in parking rates. Stansted charge slightly higher charges than Luton airport.
Flights from Luton and Stansted Airports
Europeans many major airlines use Luton and Stansted Airport. Both airports have been serving millions of passengers and hundreds of destinations around the world. Major European airlines that use Luton airport are Ryanair, Monarch, Wizz, Vueling, Tarom, Blue Air and EasyJet while a few major airlines are being served at Stansted airport and they are Ryanair, Pegasus, Thomson, EasyJet, Aurigny and Thomas Cook.
Ryanair and EasyJet are the most frequent airlines of both airports. Special assistance and information about facilities airlines offer can be obtain by airline service providers. Booking can be made online or tickets can be obtained at the airport. Many such facilities are same at both airports.
Airport Train Stations
Luton airport does not have its own railway station. The nearest railway station is the Luton Parkway Station which is 3.7 miles from the airport.
Frequent shuttle buses are provided to passengers from Airport to the parkway station and vice versa. Shuttle bus can be availed every 10-15 minutes from the terminal. Services are also provided to disabled passengers. Stansted railway station is located under the terminal building.
Stansted railway provides a fast track access to major parts of the city and central London. It takes only 2 minutes to reach to the railway station by escalators, lifts and ramps. Railway service at the Stansted is the idealist. No such services can be found at any other airport of UK.
Better among the Two
It is not easy to find out which of the two is convenient as both airports provide facilities which are unique in their nature. However a general supposition can help you out to find where to travel. You can get online quotes of different transportation.
There are many factors which can affect your cost of traveling. It may cost you a few pounds air ticket to Stansted but then it will a bit expensive if you catch a train to central London and from there you may have to take a tube, bus or a cab to your destination.
It is not always possible that your place is at a walking distance from the train station. Similar is the case for Luton Parkway Station. So whenever you travel you need to budget your journey and decide accordingly. Whereas you can avail many same facilities at Luton and Stansted Airport.