London Stansted: Gateway to EURO 2024

EURO 2024: View of Berlin Stadium at dusk.
Photo Credit: London Stansted Airport

The beautiful game is coming home… to Germany! With the UEFA European Championships just over a month away, excitement is brewing amongst football fans across the globe.

London Stansted Airport (STN) is at the heart of this buzz. The London airport will become a key hub for fans travelling to cheer on their teams in the ten German host cities.

Stansted Connects to Every EURO 2024 City

Forget the stress of navigating complex travel itineraries. Stansted boasts a remarkable network, offering direct Ryanair connections to all ten EURO 2024 host cities.

This includes Berlin, Frankfurt Hahn, Cologne, Dortmund, Hamburg, Bremen, Memmingen, Leipzig, and even smaller destinations close to key venues.

This unmatched accessibility eliminates layovers and ensures a smooth journey, getting you to the heart of the action quickly and conveniently.

Passengers in the London Stansted Airport terminal.
Photo Credit: London Stansted Airport

EURO 2024 Adventure: A City-by-City Guide

Whether you’re a passionate supporter or simply looking to experience the electrifying atmosphere of a major tournament, London Stansted is your perfect starting point.

Here’s a detailed breakdown of each host city, its EURO 2024 highlights, and how to get there from Stansted:


  • Witness history unfold! The iconic Olympiastadion Berlin will host the grand finale, while the Brandenburg Gate transforms into a vibrant Fan Zone.

Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere, with organizers promising “the largest football goal in the world” alongside big screens showcasing every match.

Fans can also visit the Reichstag parliament building for a unique blend of sightseeing and football fever. Fly directly to Berlin with Ryanair for a seamless journey.


  • Catch England’s crucial group stage match against Denmark and witness Germany take on their neighbours Switzerland.

Frankfurt’s Fan Zone promises a “rich programme of arts, culture, music and of course, football” along the scenic River Main.

Take a break from the action and enjoy breathtaking views from the Main Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the European Union. Fly directly to Frankfurt Hahn with Ryanair to experience this dynamic city.


  • Looking forward to a potential England quarter-final? Then Hamburg might be your destination!

Explore the lively St. Pauli district, the heart of the city’s Fan Zone and renowned for its vibrant nightlife.

Pay homage to the Beatles at their famous statue, a nod to their early days performing in Hamburg’s underground music scene. Fly directly with Ryanair to experience the unique charm of Hamburg.


  • Witness the opening ceremony and a thrilling semi-final at the magnificent Allianz Arena.

Immerse yourself in the interactive experiences, live music, and delicious food at the captivating Fan Festival.

Munich is also a haven for beer lovers, boasting world-famous beer halls with some dating back to medieval times. Fly with Ryanair to Memmingen, a short train journey away, and experience the Bavarian capital in all its glory.


  • Cheer on England in their final group stage match against Slovenia. Be awestruck by the magnificent Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the tallest twin-spired church in the world.

The Heumarkt Fan Zone, a historic square that also hosts the city’s annual Christmas Market, promises a lively atmosphere. Fly directly with Ryanair to Cologne for a convenient and hassle-free experience.

Manchester Airport Expects 100,000 Passengers for EURO 2024
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Beyond the Group Stage

The EURO 2024 knockout stages promise even more drama and excitement. Stansted ensures you don’t miss a beat:

  • Düsseldorf: Witness enticing group stage matches featuring footballing heavyweights like France and Spain.

Be entertained by the unique EURO 2024 play, “Faith. Love. Football.,” at the city’s Fan Zone.

While not directly served by Stansted, both Cologne and Dortmund are within easy reach with Ryanair flights, making Düsseldorf a convenient option.

  • Stuttgart: See Germany and Scotland battle it out, and potentially catch a quarter-final match here.

Immerse yourself in the world of luxury cars at the Mercedes-Benz and Porsche museums. Fly directly with Ryanair to Stuttgart and explore this culturally rich city.

  • Dortmund: Experience the electric atmosphere at the iconic Westfalenstadion, one of Europe’s most historic football grounds.

Witness big names like Italy, Portugal, and France play here, and enjoy the unique experience of having two Fan Zone locations – Friedensplatz and Public Viewing Westfalenpark.

Fly directly with Ryanair to Dortmund and be part of the passionate football scene.

  • Gelsenkirchen: Catch England’s opening match against Serbia and potentially their last-16 tie.

Explore the former colliery site transformed into the official Fan Park, a testament to the city’s industrial heritage.

While Gelsenkirchen itself isn’t directly served, a short train journey from Dortmund (directly connected by Ryanair from London Stansted).

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By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 6 Min Read
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