London Stansted Airport Covid test

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London Stansted Airport directions

By car

London Stansted is conveniently located just off the M11 motorway. You can use Junction 8a if you're approaching from the direction of London. If you're coming from the direction of Cambridge, you can use Junction 8. Follow the signs for the airport. If you have a satnav, the postcode for London Stansted Airport is CM24 1RW.

Parking is available to book at London Stansted. To guarantee a space, book online on the London Stansted website.

By train

Travelling to London Stansted by train? The Stansted Express offers the fastest travel between Stansted Airport and London. Trains depart every 15 minutes and take just 47 minutes to and from Liverpool Street.

Have an early flight? Train services start at 3:40am from Liverpool Street to London Stansted Airport on Monday, Friday and Saturday mornings.

You can pre-book your Stansted Express tickets for the best price on the Stansted Express website.

By bus

The bus and coach station is just a 2-minute walk from London Stansted airport. Amenities including waiting facilities, an onsite coffee shop, onsite newsagents, onsite payphones and toilets are available.

Airport Bus Express services:

  • Service A21: Stansted to Liverpool Street, calling at Stratford.
  • Service A20: Stansted to Victoria Bus/Coach Station, calling at Baker Street (Gloucester Place).

First Essex services:

  • Service X10:Stansted to Basildon, calling at Barnston, Chelmsford, Runwell, Wickford Broadway, Eastmayne and Basildon.
  • Service X30:Stansted to Southend, calling at Barnston Church School, Chelmsford, Rayleigh Rail Station, Eastwood Rise, Eastwood Kent Elms Corner, Prittlewell Bell, Southend Airport, Southend Victoria Centre and Southend Travel Centre.

National Express services:

  • Service A6: Stansted to Portman Square, calling at; Golders Green, Finchley Road, St John’s Wood, Baker Street, Paddington, Marble Arch and Portman Square.
  • Service A7: Stansted to Victoria Coach Station, calling at; Bow, Mile End, Whitechapel, Southwark, Waterloo, Victoria Train Station and Victoria Bus/Coach Station.
  • Service A8: Stansted to Kings Cross, calling at; South Hackney, Bethnal Green, Shoreditch, Liverpool Street, Farringdon and Kings Cross London (bus stop is adjacent to St Pancras International Train Station).
  • Service A9: Stansted to London Stratford, direct service to London Stratford.

London Stansted Airport Covid-19 testing on departure

If you need a PCR test, select your nearest London Stansted Airport Covid test centre. Follow the steps below for an antigen test.

Book a time to get tested

Book a time to get tested

Ensure you have sufficient time to receive your results and complete your flight check-in.

Perform your swab

Perform your swab

Take the swab by following the instructions included in your kit.

Results in 30 minutes

Results in 30 minutes

You'll receive your test results and doctor-signed fit to fly certificate the same-day by email.

Important: If you test negative, you will be provided with a digital fit to fly certificate and can proceed to check-in. Passengers who test positive will not be permitted to travel.

London Stansted Airport Covid-19 test on arrival

Return Antigen Test

Not fully vaccinated and returning to London Stansted Airport? You will need a fast-action antigen test kit that you take with you and perform before you travel to England.

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Day 2 Test

All fully vaccinated travellers arriving in England are required to take a lateral flow (antigen) test on day 2. Choose Medicspot for stress-free reliable Covid testing with guaranteed same-day results.

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Day 2 and 8 Tests

Are you partially or not vaccinated under the approved UK, Europe or USA program? You will need to book and take PCR tests on day 2 and 8 of your arrival in the UK.

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Test to Release

The government introduced the Test to Release programme to reduce the self-isolation period for travellers returning to England. Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers can shorten their mandatory 10-day quarantine period through the Test to Release scheme with a negative Covid-19 PCR test on day 5.

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London Stansted Airport Covid test FAQs

How quickly will I receive my Covid-19 test result at London Stansted?

Medicspot offers same-day PCR testing at our same-day London test hubs, near London Stansted Airport. If your flight permits an antigen test for travel, you can get your results in as little as 30 minutes. For all our Covid testing options, see our travel test website.

What is the Stansted Airport Covid testing price?

Testing starts from just £29 with Medicspot. For more details on how much a Covid test for travel costs for your flight departing from London Stansted airport, see our Covid tests page.

How can I book a Covid test for London Stansted Airport?

With Medicspot, you can book a Covid test at one of our same-day London test hubs, near London Stansted Airport. Alternatively, you can have a test kit delivered to your home before you travel. Medicspot is a government-listed provider and its Covid testing is approved for use at Manchester Airport.

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