Uttlesford is in North-West Essex and is home to London Stansted International Airport. The district is less than an hour from London by rail or road. It is easily reached from London and Cambridge via junctions 8 and 9 of the M11. The A120 links to Chelmsford and the wider Essex area.
Saffron Walden to Cambridge – 16 miles
Great Dunmow to Chelmsford – 13 miles
The mainline railway link is to London Liverpool Street and Cambridge. Stations serving the district are at Stansted Mountfitchet, Stansted Airport, Elsenham, Newport, Audley End (for Saffron Walden) and Great Chesterford.
Please bear in mind that Uttlesford is a rural district and if you are relying on public transport please check bus timetables before setting off. https://www.traveline.info/
The TravelEssex sustainable travel app helps plan journeys and travel by foot, bike, bus and train anywhere in the county.
DigiGo operates in the south of the district. DigiGo is a fully electric shared public transport service which offers on-demand or pre-bookable travel in parts of Essex. There is no fixed route or timetable, which puts you in control of your journey. DigiGo is booked through the TravelEssex journey planning app.
If you are planning an evening out please ensure you book a cab in advance.
Saffron Walden – Hill Street
Stansted Mountfitchet – Community Toilets are available at The Kings Arms, Yeoman’s Cafe and the Esso Garage in Cambridge Road
Great Dunmow – Town Square, Recreation Ground
Thaxted – Margaret Street car park
Short and Long stay car parks are available in Saffron Walden, Great Dunmow and Stansted Mountfitchet. https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/article/5054/Where-to-park
Car parking fees can be paid via the Mi Permit app https://www.mipermit.com/locations.aspx or by using the pay and display machines in the car parks. Please note that most car parks do not take cash.