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British Airways flights also depart from London Heathrow Terminals 3 and 5, London Gatwick and London City. Check which London airport and terminal your British Airways flight will depart from or arrive into.
You must meet the following times, or you will not be allowed to travel:
The quickest way to check in is online, 24 hours before your flight departs:
When you need to check in at the airport on the day of departure:
Check-in desks open at 05:00 and close 45 minutes before your flight departs. Please check the information screens in the departures area to find the location of the desks.
If you have baggage to check in, drop it at a Bag Drop desk. Desks open two hours before the flight departure time but not before the earliest opening time of 05:30.
If you are travelling with hand baggage only and have already checked in, you can go straight through security to the gate. If your hand baggage exceeds your allowance, you may need to check it in and charges may apply.
You must enter airport security at least 40 minutes before your flight departs.
Fast Track Security is available to:
You need to be at the gate no later than 30 minutes before the flight departs. If we have your contact details, we will try to contact you when it is about to close but we can't delay the aircraft's departure to wait for late passengers.
You will notice a ‘Group’ number on your boarding pass which shows your boarding priority. Please be ready to board the aircraft when your group is called.
If you want to take advantage of pre-boarding or priority boarding, please arrive at the gate early.
Pre-boarding is available to:
Priority boarding is available to:
If you arrive after your priority group has been called, you can use the priority lane to board at your leisure.
Find out everything you need to know about flight connections with British Airways, including travelling between London airports.
If you need additional help for your journey, e.g. for getting through the airport, boarding the aircraft, or reaching your onward travel connections, please let us know at least 48 hours before you travel at Manage My Booking and we can arrange this for you with London Stansted airport.
London Stansted airport is situated just off the M11 at Junction 8a (if travelling from London) or Junction 8 (if travelling from the direction of Cambridge).
24x7 Stansted are the official private transport provider to London Stansted airport.
You can reserve a taxi at the reservation desk in the International arrivals hall or contact 24x7 Stansted direct to make your booking.
National Express operates a network of services each day to and from London Stansted airport. Unlike other coach operators, National Express will take you between Stansted and London plus a number of towns and cities throughout the UK, making getting to the airport hassle-free.
Make your journey easier with our parking partners. Leave your car at a nearby car park with quick transfers, drop it off right outside the terminal with valet parking, or combine an overnight stay with parking and transfers at an airport hotel.
Once you have disembarked from the aircraft and are in the terminal building you will need to pass through passport control.
If you have an EU passport with a chip in it you can use the automatic ePassport gates.
After passport control, follow the arrivals signs to the baggage reclaim area and check the information screens to find the correct carousel.
Baggage trolleys are provided in the reclaim hall and other key areas around the terminal building.
Once you have your baggage, you may need to pass through customs. You can find more information on allowances and restrictions on the GOV.UK website.