Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from Belfast City to London Stansted
Useful information about the flight from Belfast City to London Stansted
A city rich in history, traditions and culture
London boasts venerable old buildings, grand mansions and collections of art treasures. The city has grand parks and exclusive shopping streets. There are colourful ceremonies to suit every taste and mood.
Some events in London
London's climate can be wet and windy but mild temperatures prevail throughout the year. Notting Hill Carnival takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, at the end of August. The Chinese New Year is celebrated in February and the Boat Race and London Marathon are both held in April.
Pre-travel information and tips
Those planning to get around using a hire car, should be aware that London has an Inner City Congestion Charge during the week. The cost is about £11 per day. London is expensive compared to other cities in the UK. Expect to pay high prices for accommodation, food and public transport.
Local London transport information
The fastest journey to London's centre from Stansted International Airport is via train from the railway station located under the airport terminal. Trains operate from there to London Liverpool Street Station every 15 minutes. The journey takes around 45 minutes and the price for a one-way journey, is approximately £8. Book online to save money.
CrossCountry Trains link Stansted and Cambridge. The journey takes 35 minutes. There are also train links for the Midlands and Cambridgeshire.
A local bus network serves towns in the area such as Harlow, Colchester and Bishop's Stortford. National Express coaches serve many other destinations. The Easybus operates to Baker Street or Old Street Station in London. Taxis can be booked at the reservations desk at International Airport Arrivals. Stansted airport is near the M11 with good access to London, Cambridge, Bury St. Edmunds and Milton Keynes. Due to the vicinity of the M25, other South East areas are also easy to reach.
There are inexpensive hostels in London that cost from about £20 per night. Mid-priced hotel prices start from about £40.
London public transport journeys cost about £5.70 for a single ticket. Travelcards are available for a daily cost of between £12 and £15. An Oyster Travelcard will save visitors money and provides the cheapest way to travel around the city. Each Oyster Travelcard has pre-loaded credit for journeys across central London. A refundable deposit of around £5 is payable for the Oyster card.