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Meeting Points

Where to meet

Stansted Airport does not have an official meeting point. However, Costa Coffee (international arrivals) and Cafè Modena (UK and Ireland arrivals) make ideal spots to meet in. Alternatively, many passengers find the BHRC information desk, in the international arrivals area, a convenient meeting place with public seating close by.

Meeting someone from a flight

Before you leave

If you're meeting someone at the airport, check the flight is on time before you leave using our live flight arrivals page.

To stay updated on the way to the airport, use our Flying Messenger service to have flight status messages sent to your mobile.

For directions to the airport by car, train or bus, visit our transport and directions section.

Picking up by car

For security reasons, waiting is not allowed on the terminal forecourt. If you're picking someone up by car, please use the Short Stay Car Park. Alternatively, you can use the Express Set Down (minimum charge £2 for 10 minutes or a Free pick up facility located in the Mid Stay Car Park.  For further information visit Driving to Stansted.  

In the terminal

Information screens in the arrivals area display live flight status information. The status message may be:

  • Expected: The flight hasn't landed yet – you've time for coffee or a spot of shopping.
  • Landed: The flight has arrived but passengers have yet to clear passport control (where necessary) and pick up baggage.
  • Baggage in hall: Passengers should be in the arrivals area shortly.